Strategic Lead, Direct Air Capture

The Strategic Lead, Direct Air Capture will design and build a company strategy to co-locate geothermal energy projects with DAC facilities, building on Fervo’s preliminary analysis.

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 is seeking a highly self-motivated individual to lead its Direct Air Capture (DAC) efforts. The Strategic Lead, Direct Air Capture will design and build a company strategy to co-locate geothermal energy projects with DAC facilities, building on Fervo’s preliminary analysis. A successful candidate will spearhead Fervo’s work on evaluating and planning the implementation of DAC + geothermal solutions that could dramatically impact Fervo’s future growth profile and expand the company’s ability to address climate change. The Strategic Lead will report to the Vice President of Strategy.


  • Evaluate and identify opportunities to strengthen Fervo’s proposed technical and commercial approach to integrating DAC with its geothermal facilities to deliver cost-effective, net-negative-emission, next-gen geothermal + DAC facilities
  • Advance Fervo’s intellectual property strategy for combined geothermal + DAC systems
  • Manage process engineering and system design work for facility integration plans
  • Work collaboratively with innovative DAC companies to understand their technology and evaluate potential technology partnerships
  • Incorporate economic analysis into technical decision making to demonstrate cost-per-tonne of carbon captured
  • Work with the subsurface team to explore carbon storage opportunities in Fervo’s geothermal acreage portfolio that focuses on permanence and verifiability
  • Build a path to scaling Fervo’s carbon removal approach as it builds an increasing number of geothermal facilities
  • Apply for and manage external grants that target DAC feasibility and design
  • Work with the policy team to identify new funding opportunities, construct potentially beneficially advocacy positions, and characterize the community benefits of combined geothermal + DAC facilities


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in combination of engineering, strategy, and finance
  • Proficient understanding of technical and commercial aspects of DAC
  • Some proficiency in financial modeling 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A high degree of organization, creativity, and self-motivation
  • Ability to thrive in a highly autonomous role with limited supervision or direction

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.