In this role as Technical Responsible Officer (TRO) for the Electron Cyclotron (EC) Upper Launcher (UL) and Ex-Vessel Waveguides (EW) Procurement Arrangement (PA) with the European Domestic Agency (EUDA), you will be responsible for PA oversight, providing the technical and managerial inputs which focus on the design finalization and manufacturing, and lead to the successful delivery, installation, and operation of the UL and EW.
As TRO, you will also be responsible for Quality Assurance (QA) support, definition of design & safety requirements, manufacturing follow-up including development of installation, operation and maintenance plans, and resource management. A key element of this position is to manage the integration and interfaces of this scope into the overall ECRH system and the ITER machine. Additionally, you will provide mechanical engineering support to the overall Electron Cyclotron (EC) system and the Equatorial Launcher (EL) developments when required.
The EC team are a section within the Heating and Current Drive (HCD) Division, in the Engineering Design Department. This team are responsible, with the responsible Domestic Agencies, for the development of the EC system for ITER. The EC system will be used in ITER for Heating and Current Drive (H&CD) in a number of plasma operating scenarios. The EC system aims at delivering up to 20MW for plasma heating and current drive (H&CD) applications, with a potential upgrade for an additional 20MW (40MW in total) of delivered power as a future up grade. In order to achieve 20MW of delivered power, the EC system has an installed power of 24MW (sources located outside of the ITER tokamak building). Transmission lines and EW are integrated in the tokamak building guiding the power to the four upper launchers (UL) and Equatorial Launcher (EL), mounted in the vacuum vessel.
The ECH system is also a First Plasma (FP) system, where approx. 8MW of power needs to be installed to accommodate plasma breakdown. In preparation for FP operation, the First of four EUDA Upper launchers will be operational, with the remaining systems operational for the Pre-Fusion-Plasma Operation phase (PFPO-1).