VP of Drilling Operations

Number of employees

120

Peekskill, NY, United States

Posted on: 2024-04-29

Category: housing

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Director

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Dandelion is a home geothermal company offering affordable geothermal installations that provide heating, cooling and hot water to homes by exchanging heat with the ground beneath them. Dandelion became an independent company in Spring 2017, after getting started at X , "the innovation engine of Alphabet."​

Company Overview:

Dandelion Energy is a leading geothermal energy company dedicated to harnessing renewable energy sources for sustainable power generation. Our commitment to innovation, technology, and environmental stewardship drives our efforts to deliver clean, reliable, and cost-effective energy solutions to communities worldwide.

Job Summary:

The Director of Drilling Operations will play a pivotal role in leading and optimizing drilling activities for geothermal energy projects. This position will involve strategic planning, technical expertise, and operational leadership to ensure successful drilling operations that maximize productivity and minimize costs in a safe environment for our teams. The Director will oversee a multi-state team of drilling crews, collaborate closely with other departments and drive continuous improvement in drilling performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage drilling teams, drillers, and support personnel, to ensure efficient and safe execution of drilling operations.
  • Provide technical guidance and expertise in drilling techniques, equipment selection, and logistics to maximize productivity
  • Monitor drilling operations to ensure compliance with safety standards, environmental regulations, and project specifications.
  • Implement best practices, lessons learned, and continuous improvement initiatives to enhance drilling productivity, reduce downtime, and increase overall project profitability.
  • Develop and manage budgets, schedules, and performance metrics for drilling operations, and provide regular reports to senior management.
  • Mentor and coach team members, promote a culture of safety, innovation, and excellence, and foster professional development opportunities.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, technological advancements, and regulatory developments in geothermal drilling and energy production, and incorporate relevant innovations into project planning and execution.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Geology, Petroleum Engineering, Geothermal Engineering, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in drilling operations, preferably with significant exposure to geothermal or oil and gas projects.
  • Strong technical knowledge of drilling techniques, geothermal reservoir characteristics, and wellbore engineering.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and problem-solving abilities, with a track record of driving results in a dynamic and challenging environment.
  • Sound understanding of safety regulations, environmental compliance requirements, and risk management practices in the energy industry.
  • Proficiency in software, data analysis tools, and project management systems.
  • Ability to travel to project sites (we currently operate in NY, CT and MA).

Dandelion Energy is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply for this position.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications to [contact email/website]. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Since spinning out of Google X in 2017, Dandelion Energy has been electrifying home heating by building and installing innovative geothermal heat pump products. We both work directly with homeowners and count some of the nation’s largest home builders as our customers. Our team has raised the profile of geothermal heat pumps nationally, designed and built the nation’s most efficient residential heat pump, successfully advocated for electrification-friendly policy change on the local and national levels, and completed high quality installations of thousands of geothermal heat pumps throughout the Northeast US.Our talented team consists of experts in hardware engineering, HVAC installation, drilling, solar financing, behavioral economics, and high-growth operations amongst many other backgrounds. Motivated by the potential to catalyze and scale a widespread transition to sustainable and affordable heating and cooling, our work is both complex yet rewarding. We are working to create a wholesale shift in how people heat and cool their homes — join us!



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