While much of our work here at Fervo is focused on subsurface activities, Project Engineer Victoria Maus and her team support the design, development, and execution of surface facilities for our projects. Victoria works with Fervo’s engineering firms & EPCs to deliver enhanced geothermal systems producing power to the grid from inception, to commissioning, to startup, and onto long term operations.
How did you first learn about Fervo Energy and what made you want to join the team?
I joined Fervo Energy after learning about the company and it’s impressive mission from podcasts involving Tim Latimer, CEO of Fervo, and watching a video on Fervo’s inaugural Tech Day that highlighted the successful well test results at Fervo’s commercial pilot project, Project Red. Hearing senior leadership discuss the company’s progress and vision with such optimism had me sold and I knew I wanted to be a part of the adventure.
How does your position at Fervo differ from other roles you’ve held previously?
Coming from an oil & gas major and a larger corporation work style, I’ve found it extremely refreshing to work with a smaller team in a fast paced environment at Fervo. In my current role, I’m able to function with autonomy and progress scopes of work from cradle to grave on quick timelines. We have to move quickly to advance the next-generation geothermal industry forward and each team member at Fervo fully embodies the work ethic in a positive and motivational way.
Walk us through a typical day at work:
Every day is different and that is one of the best parts of the job. A day at Fervo can take so many twists and turns, from being onsite in the field monitoring pump operations, to meeting with vendors for the latest project scope, to visiting our EPC for discussions on detailed engineering design. This job requires me to stay nimble, ready to adapt to ever-changing conditions and because of this I’m excited to come to work each day and take on a new challenge.
How would you describe your time at Fervo in three words?
Exhilarating. Rewarding. Empowering.
What advice would you provide to someone interested in working in geothermal/clean energy?
Lean in! You won’t regret it!