Job Description

We are looking to expand the Pulsed Power team, who are responsible for the design, construction and operation of our pulsed power fusion experiments. We are interested in talented individuals with a range of experience to complement the existing world class team of engineers and scientists, and have positions available for a range of different experience levels up to and including lead scientist or engineer roles.

You will work on projects which will range from the design and construction of M4, our future experimental driver, developing our electro-magnetic launch capability through simulation and experiments on both our existing and external facilities, and development of machine and experimental diagnostics.

Responsibilities will include

  • Providing expert engineering/scientific input into multidisciplinary teams
  • Producing analysis and calculations for design work
  • Using schematic capture, circuit simulation and other modelling package


  • Degree in Physics, Engineering or similar
  • Experience of CAD design tools and simulation software, for example COMSOL and SolidWorks; training in the specific tools used at First Light will be provided
  • Ability to perform calculations and analysis associated with electrical engineering
  • Knowledge of health and safety matters relating to pulsed power systems
  • Passion for fusion and for taking a bold approach to a high-risk transformational
  • technology
  • Fast and effective problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills


  • Experience solving complex engineering problems in a scientific environment
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver to agreed objectives and manage resources using project management techniques