Company: Fervo Energy
Skills: Drilling Engineering
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America


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.


Position Description

Fervo Energy seeks to hire a Senior Drilling Engineer to oversee drilling engineering and operations for geothermal wells in the western United States. The senior drilling engineer will be responsible for design and operations of all Fervo Energy drilling activities, including vendor and contractor selection and management. The Senior Drilling Engineer will report to the Drilling and Completions Manager. The position is based in Houston, TX and requires frequent travel.


Essential Functions

  • Responsible for planning and design of all Fervo Energy geothermal wells

  • Select and manage service companies and rig contractors to successfully deliver wells on time and budget

  • Select and manage Fervo drilling field supervisors

  • Evaluate and prioritize new drilling technologies to improve performance and reduce well costs in geothermal wells

  • Develop Fervo standard drilling operating procedures with a focus on capturing best practices, implementing continuous improvement processes, and creating a culture with a focus on health, safety, and the environment

  • Support cross-functional field development optimization efforts through well planning and design optimization


Required and Preferred Qualifications

  • Required: Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • Required: 10+ years of experience in design and management of drilling operations

  • Required: Experienced user of standard well planning and design software

  • Required: Worked previously in geothermal and/or hard rock drilling

  • Required: Experience with well designs and operations in US unconventional fields

  • Preferred: Experience supervising onshore drilling operations



Primary location will be Houston, TX, with frequent travel to visit field locations


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.