Electrical Power Engineer

The Electrical Power Engineer will play a crucial role in the design and implementation of electrical power systems.

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 Electrical Power Engineer will play a crucial role in the design and implementation of electrical power systems. This role will be a key contributor to our Power Delivery Team, working on diverse projects related to power delivery and systems, including transmission, distribution, substations, and renewable energy integration. The Electrical Power Engineer will report to the Lead Electrical Power Engineer.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with engineering, financial, and technical analysis for a variety of power-related engineering projects
  • Conduct power system planning and operations analysis, including reliability, and economic dispatch
  • Perform load flow, short circuit, arc flash, protection coordination, transient stability, switching transient studies using power system modeling software
  • Apply fundamental electrical engineering principles to project planning and analysis
  • Analyze life-cycle project impacts by developing cost assumptions and engineering performance estimates
  • Ensure assigned projects comply with all applicable company and electrical industry standards and recommendations throughout all phases of the project, e.g. NEC, IEEE, ANSI, NFPA, API, NEMA, etc.
  • Interface with engineering contractors,  plant personnel, E&I vendors, construction contractors, and engineers through all project phases
  • Provide electrical and power technical support on multi-discipline projects
  • Provide input to scope and design of assigned projects; Identify front-end engineering & design (FEED) and Implementation deliverables necessary for the electrical scope of the project
  • Provide timely feedback on deliverables / estimates to achieve schedule milestones on assigned projects
  • Communicate site preferences and approved manufacturers to engineering contractors on the front-end of each project
  • Take ownership of electrical work packages and work directly with the engineering contractor to oversee progress at regular intervals
  • Review and approve equipment spec sheets prior to procurement and support the purchasing of equipment and materials
  • Support development of company electrical equipment specification, engineering and installation standards

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited program
  • Prior internship and/or related consulting experience preferred
  • Basic knowledge of standard electrical engineering techniques, principles, and procedures
  • Working knowledge of NESC and NEC in typical capital projects
  • Familiarity with electrical analysis programs (ETAP, SKM)
  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment, with demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team-building, collaboration, organization, and problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of electrical power systems design
  • 4+ years of experience in electrical power systems design
  • Experience with renewable energy integration and coal-fired power plant retirement studies
  • Project management experience
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations

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.