Drilling Engineering Manager

The Drilling Engineering Manager will be responsible for all aspects of well engineering from planning to operations, including rig contracting and budgeting.

Decarbonizing the energy sector is an urgent challenge, and with the right technology, geothermal energy can 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.


Fervo Energy seeks to hire a Drilling Engineering Manager for its upcoming geothermal development drilling campaignThe Drilling Engineering Manager will be responsible for all aspects of well engineering from planning to operations, including rig contracting and budgeting. The Drilling Engineering Manager will also lead Fervo’s technology planning and work with partners and suppliers on improving drilling performance.


  • Planning and designing of all Fervo Energy geothermal wells
  • Managing Fervo’s team of drilling engineers, including hiring and career development
  • Budgeting, building AFEs, and managing cost throughout operations
  • Owning and leading continuous improvement initiatives
  • Leading evaluation and prioritization of new technologies
  • Working with partners and suppliers to deliver wells with reduced time/cost while improving HSE performance
  • Representing Fervo at industry conferences and events

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • 10+ years of experience in drilling engineering and operations (minimum 3 years of horizontal shale development experience)
  • Experience leading engineering teams
  • Experience planning complex drilling operations (offshore and onshore preferred)
  • Experience supply chain and cost management

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.

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