Strategic Lead, People Operations

The Strategic Lead, People Operations will support People Operations’ delivery of new and evolving strategic initiatives.

Fervo’s Mission is to use innovation in geoscience to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. To accomplish that goal, Fervo has developed groundbreaking technology solutions that have advanced the state-of-the-art of geothermal energy decades ahead of schedule, including the world’s most successful commercial enhanced geothermal system completed in 2023. Fervo has raised over $400 million from leading investors and has secured a multi-billion dollar project pipeline to meet the world’s growing need for 24/7 carbon free energy. Join us and work alongside world-class engineers, researchers, investors, and developers in making geothermal a key pillar of our climate-friendly energy future.


The Strategic Lead, People Operations will support People Operations’ delivery of new and evolving strategic initiatives. This role will play a key part on the People Operations team, which offers practical advice, innovative tools, and solutions to advance our company’s mission and support our employees’ experience, development, and well-being. The Strategic Lead, People Operations reports to the Director of People Operations.


  • Design, develop, and implement strategic initiatives that focus on creating a collaborative, positive, and inclusive place for Fervo employees to come to work including:
    • Cultural initiatives
    • Career growth pathways for employees across technical, support, and managerial functions
    • Creative approaches to learning and development across employee levels
    • Talent management and retention mechanisms
  • Lead projects from concept to execution, including change management, content creation, training facilitation, and project implementation management
  • Utilize data analytics and insights to inform strategies, providing actionable recommendations for initiative delivery and process improvement
  • Develop and implement comprehensive metrics and reporting mechanisms to measure the effectiveness of initiatives or programs
  • Other People Operations tasks to align human resource processes with organizational strategic objectives

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, graduate; Master’s degree desirable
  • 3+ years of consulting, project management, human resources, or related roles with proven experience in program management and design and delivering strategic initiatives
  • A deep passion for people and culture and building organizations around their greatest asset – their people
  • A self-starter attitude and the ability to accomplish expected tasks under minimal supervision
  • Comfort with ambiguity, the ability to adapt to change, and a desire to grow professionally by taking on new challenges
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to communicate with executive leadership, management, and staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in similar strategic role focusing on people and culture
  • Experience working within high-growth organizations

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.