Turbomachinery Engineer

The Turbomachinery Engineer will own the design, development, and construction of surface facility rotating equipment 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 Turbomachinery Engineerwill own the design, development, and construction of surface facility rotating equipment across Fervo’s portfolio of geothermal energy developments. The Turbomachinery Engineer will lead multidiscipline teams to support rotating equipment selection and design. This individual will also support existing project sites by developing operations/maintenance procedures and troubleshooting issues regarding plant rotating equipment. The Turbomachinery Engineer will report to the Engineering Team Lead.

Responsibilities

  • Developing preliminary, and supporting final, designs for new/existing projects
  • Leading specification, installation, and operation of plant turbomachinery/rotating equipment.
  • Oversee design, manufacturing and Factory Assurance Tests (FATs) of selected equipment.
  • Support plant operations teams with troubleshooting of issues regarding rotating/turbomachinery equipment.
  • Engaging and maintaining relationships with major equipment suppliers
  • Acting as the technical authority in supporting negotiations of major surface facility contracts
  • Collaborating across technical and commercial teams to successfully deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Identifying continuous improvement opportunities and executing ongoing continuous improvement measures
  • Provide solutions and optimization support to operations to resolve day-to-day operational issues
  • Develop/modify Operating/Maintenance procedures and assist with understanding/comprehension of material to provide safety and optimized performance
  • Support projects and engineering design that improve the safety and operability of the facility.
  • Participate in Risk Assessments, PHA, and Incident Investigations/Learning Teams
  • Provide direct and impartial feedback to ensure corporate and industry code compliance
  • Support MOC process for all activities that are directly supported including coordination with all support functions, submission of MOC, updating appropriate documents and completion of Pre-Start Up Safety Reviews (PSSR)
  • Provide creative project options to meet critical timelines or capital requirements
  • Support Project Teams and Operations in the commissioning and start-up of new/modified facilities

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of rotating/turbomachinery engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering (or equivalent)
  • Ability to support engineering efforts and work effectively in cross-functional teams.
  • Effective written and verbal presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to stay organized while managing multiple projects at different stages of development.
  • Ability to influence the outcomes across functional areas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership of technical projects or personnel.
  • Geothermal facilities experience; Expertise with a wide range of renewable energy types; Familiarity with subsurface science and drilling
  • Familiarity with Axial and Radial Turbines
  • Knowledge of Technical Standards (API, ASME, ISA84, IEEE etc.)
  • Trained in/ experienced in process improvement methodologies (e.g. Lean Six Sigma, Agile)
  • Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical.
  • PE or equivalent

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.