Vice President - US Operations (NJ, USA)
Company: Tokamak Energy Limited
Posted on: September 11, 2023
What if there was a limitless, safe, clean, low-cost energy source,
providing much needed global energy security? What if that energy
source could also help reduce climate change? We believe that's
fusion energy. Tokamak Energy is a leading global commercial fusion
energy company, headquartered near Oxford, UK. We have an
unrivalled track record designing and operating spherical tokamaks;
the optimal route to commercial fusion energy.
In addition to fusion energy, Tokamak Energy is recognised as the
leader in High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) magnet, design,
numerical modelling, and prototyping. Our dedicated HTS magnet
team, in collaboration with key manufacturing partners, is focussed
on becoming the leading supplier of HTS magnets to multiple
Tokamak Energy was founded in 2009 and Tokamak Energy Inc, our US
subsidiary, was established in 2019. The company works
collaboratively on fusion and HTS magnet projects with a number of
US National Laboratories and is the recipient of eight INFUSE
grants from the US Government. We also work closely with commercial
strategic partners such as General Atomics. Tokamak Energy Inc was
selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for an award as part of
its bold decadal vision for delivering commercial fusion.
Come and be a part of a dynamic and innovative team who are
striving to provide a solution to one of humanity's greatest
challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.
Overview of the role
The Vice President of US Operations will play a pivotal role in
launching and leading our presence in the American market.
Crucially the role will:
Realise and pro-actively manage strategic partnerships (eg
industrial, national laboratories, research institutions) and
relationships (eg government, local communities) across diverse
Oversee effective delivery of flagship US government-backed
Prepare for and secure growth at pace and scale for TE Inc, while
collaborating closely with our UK headquarters to ensure seamless
integration and successful expansion.
Strategic Leadership: Enhance and execute the US expansion
strategy, aligning with the global vision and goals of the
Nurture key partnerships and collaborations to foster effective
thin-client delivery organisation, relevant business development
opportunities and target market penetration.
Oversee public facing activities of high political impact to future
fusion energy ambitions such as pilot plant site selection
including the demonstration of energy justice and community
benefit. Pro-actively engage with regulatory authorities and
government entities to advocate for fusion energy advancement and
address potential challenges.
Operations Management & Delivery: Ensure effective coordination
between US and UK teams, promoting a culture of innovation,
collaboration, and knowledge sharing.
Oversee budgeting, financial planning, and resource management to
maintain fiscal responsibility.
Ensure adherence to emergent regulatory standards, safety
protocols, and industry best practices.
Talent Acquisition and Development: Champion diversity, equity, and
inclusion initiatives within the US organization, fostering an
environment that values diverse perspectives and backgrounds.
Oversee the establishment of the US team, ensuring efficient
resource allocation, securing top in-house talent and an effective
talent pipeline to support rapid growth.
Orchestrate a high-performance team, providing clear direction,
mentorship, and growth opportunities for employees.
A relevant bachelor's degree (advanced degree preferred).
Substantial experience of progressive leadership experience within
the energy industry, with a strong focus on advanced energy
Proven track record in successfully establishing and leading US
operations for a global organization.
Expertise in talent acquisition and development, with a
demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion.
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, able to engage
with stakeholders at all levels, from government officials to
Thorough understanding of US energy policies, regulatory landscape,
political landscape and business environment.
Entrepreneurial mindset with a passion for advancing clean energy
25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
Company pension scheme
Eligible for company share option scheme
No terminology in the advert or job description is intended to
discriminate Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance
with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the
duties of the job.
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