Provides facility performance analysis, modeling, and engineering support to assist in the
optimization of plant operations. Maximizes revenue through power generation in a safe and
efficient manner. Accountable for documentation of departmental activities including, but
not limited to summary activity reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly), system and equipment
performance reports, equipment inspection reports (periodically scheduled, preventative,
and predictive types), and engineering design review reports. Coordinates with other
departments to address project needs and issues.
- Adheres to, supports and complies with all company safety and environmental policies and
practices. Ensures all employees work safely and within company policies and regulatory
- Conducts conceptual engineering and design of plant and well field processes and
- Implements production assurance programs including event response, reliability profile,
condition assessment, and plant indicators.
- Performs quarterly monitoring of nine 30MW geothermal power plants. Recommends system
enhancements to improve efficiency and plant operating economics.
- Directs production engineering and production system optimization via numeric modeling
and functional verification of gathering systems operations.
- Provides engineering support services to all internal departments and external projects
as required to achieve overall project excellence.
- Serves on various management and project committees performing plant improvement
studies, project review, safety audits, etc., optimizing the return on investment, cost
effectiveness, and the safety of all personnel and the environment.
- Other duties may be assigned as needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential
duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education, Experience, Knowledge:
Bachelor's Degree (BA or BS) from four-year college or university in either Mechanical,
Civil, or Chemical Engineering; Certification as a Professional Engineer. A minimum of 7
years of experience in the design, analysis, and modeling of fluid processing systems is
required. A thorough knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid flow must be
demonstrated. Intermediate to advanced computer skills in word processing, database,
presentation and spreadsheet software is also needed.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals,
financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or
complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style
and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups,
and/or boards of directors.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic
equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as
frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of
variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of
intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas,
scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a
variety of abstract and concrete variables.
Certificates, Licenses, registrations
Current registration as a professional engineer.
Valid California Driver's License.
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