Construction Manager

The Construction Manager will play a lead role in the pre-construction planning, construction management, and commissioning activities for the surface facilities and transmission interconnections across Fervo’s portfolio of geothermal energy developments.

Decarbonizing the energy sector is an urgent challenge, and geothermal energy is poised to play a central role. We are expanding our team to help make this vision a reality. Fervo Energy has developed technology to make geothermal power scalable and cost-effective. Join us and work alongside world-class engineers, researchers, investors, and developers in making geothermal a key pillar of our climate-friendly energy future.

Description

The Construction Manager will play a lead role in the pre-construction planning, construction management, and commissioning activities for the surface facilities and transmission interconnections across Fervo’s portfolio of geothermal energy developments. The Construction Manager will participate in multidiscipline teams to support project development from initial development through project execution. The Construction Manager will report to the Director of Surface Facilities.

Responsibilities

  • Lead pre-construction planning, construction management, and commissioning activities for Fervo’s greenfield asset in SW Utah
  • Lead constructability assessments, construction readiness reviews, and risk reviews
  • Identify and mitigate project specific construction risks
  • Effectively communicate with external partners relevant to the construction of the project including partners, local communities, suppliers, contractors, politicians, authorities, and regulators
  • Provide technical support, review, and assurance of contractor plans, procedures, and processes to ensure compliance
  • Act as the day-to-day collaborator with construction related contractors and work with procurement to ensure effective contract management
  • Manage and report on project cost, schedule, safety, quality and risk during construction along with any other significant metrics of project success
  • Provide local construction input into CAPEX and OPEX estimating activities
  • Support early-stage project origination and feasibility assessments as Fervo expands beyond Project Cape
  • Support operations as required
  • Identify, share, and apply lessons learned and best practices

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of 8 years of construction planning and execution experience with 5 years direct experience managing the construction of energy projects 
  • Bachelor’s degree in technical field OR significant relevant construction experience (15+ years)
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required, including to site  
  • Strong leadership skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally 
  • Strong project management expertise and knowledge of industry standards and best practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Geothermal facilities and transmission interconnection experience
  • Expertise with a wide range of renewable energy types
  • Familiarity with subsurface science and drilling
  • Supervisory experience
  • Master’s degree in technical field

About Fervo Energy

Fervo Energy commercializes technology to own, develop, and operate geothermal assets as the dispatchable foundation to a 100% clean energy future. As a 24/7, reliable clean energy resource, geothermal energy has a major role to play in the future electric grid and Fervo Energy’s key innovations bring a full suite of modern technology to make geothermal cost competitive. Fervo’s innovations include technologies such as advanced computational models, horizontal drilling, and distributed fiber optic sensing that we have developed with partners including Schlumberger, ARPA-E, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Fervo is supported through Cyclotron Road, the Department of Energy, Stanford University, and Breakthrough Energy Ventures.

Fervo Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.