Our client are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow’s fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Role description

We are looking to recruit an innovative and experienced Senior Magnet Design Engineer to support in the development of a magnet design capability.

Within an ambitious national programme that is exploring the options, challenges and solutions for accelerating the delivery of fusion power which is expected to operate in a hitherto uncharted high beta burning plasma domain.

You will lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver complex and highly technical projects and you must have a good understanding of material characteristics at cryogenic temperature and cryogenic cooling. This is a perfect opportunity for a strategic magnet designer to contribute in paving the way to future commercial energy plants, working with a range of internal and external stakeholders.


  • Leading in the development of superconducting magnet concept design
  • Lead the definition of magnet related technology projects that support the concept design development
  • Develop engineering plans to meet the programme and deliver to performance, time, cost and quality criteria
  • Collaborate across product areas to develop an integrated fusion reactor design
  • Lead on communication of magnet design progress through reviews and regular communication to the Product Delivery team leaders.

Essential skills

  • Strong background in the design, development, testing and manufacture of superconducting magnet systems including development of conceptual designs
  • BEng or BSc in a scientific or engineering discipline
  • Full Member of a recognised professional Institution
  • Good understanding of material characteristics at cryogenic temperature and cryogenic cooling
  • Experience of leading multidisciplinary teams to successfully deliver complex high technology projects, as well as the development of engineers with no experience of magnet design
  • Ability to use a range of engineering analysis tools for magnet system design and guide others in their use
  • Experience in the preparation of bids, proposals and technical management of subcontracted work
  • Demonstrable experience collaborating with a range of key stakeholders
  • Good understanding of modern standards for Quality Assurance, Safety and Health and the Environment

Olivia is a Key Account Consultant based in the South West, UK. She has 8 years experience in recruitment and account management focusing on accounts across major UK nuclear new build and development programmes.

Olivia Dean