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Project Engineer (Entry Level)

Fervo Energy

Fervo Energy

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

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 Project Engineer will support the design, development, and construction of surface facilities and transmission interconnections across Fervo’s portfolio of geothermal energy developments. This person will be responsible for supporting the Senior Project Engineer and Project Manager. The Project Engineer will participate in multidiscipline teams to support project development from initial development through project execution. The Project Engineer will report to the Director of Facilities and Power Generation.

Responsibilities

  • Supporting design, specification, and construction of Organic Rankine Cycle geothermal power plant facilities, existing production facility upgrades, pipelines, gathering systems, and transmission interconnection buildouts
  • Developing preliminary, and supporting final, designs for new/existing projects
  • Maintaining and Generating project management documentation
  • Engaging and maintaining relationships with major equipment suppliers to optimize facility design
  • Supporting the primary technical leads during 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

Qualifications

  • 0 to 2 years of mechanical or chemical engineering experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering
  • 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
  • Preferred: Geothermal facilities and transmission interconnection experience; Expertise with a wide range of renewable energy types; Familiarity with subsurface science and drilling
  • Preferred: Knowledge of Technical Standards (API, ASME, ISA84, IEEE etc.)
  • Preferred: Trained in/ experienced in process improvement methodologies (e.g. Lean Six Sigma, Agile)
  • Preferred: Experience in technical areas related to engineering
  • Preferred: Builds effective solutions based on available information and makes timely decisions that are safe and ethical
  • Preferred: EIT or equivalent