Dandelion is looking for an HVAC System Designer who will be responsible for the design and engineering of residential geothermal systems to include heating and cooling load calculations (using Manual J approved software), ground loop design, the evaluation of existing electrical and duct systems to assess the ability of those systems to support installation requirements. You will interact with different stakeholders in the company to help communicate and verify your designs as needed. 

You will be a part of a dynamic team, so we are looking for someone who is comfortable in a start-up environment who’s ready to roll up their sleeves, jump in the trenches, and do whatever it takes to succeed. You will thrive in a constantly changing environment and looking to grow in your role as we expand.


What You’ll Be Doing 

  • System design: perform peak load calculations, equipment selection, ground heat exchanger, piping system design and asses installation feasibility during the design process. 
  • Distribution system integration: review the capabilities of existing ductwork and/or hydronic distribution systems, electric service panels, etc and prepare specifications for modifications when necessary 
  • Design documents: coordinate the creation of necessary drawings, equipment schedules, bill of materials, and product specifications. Prepare submittals for permitting and construction.
  • Installation support: be available for the installation crews to answer questions, troubleshoot issues and review changes. Document correspondence as necessary. 
  • Communication: keep internal and external stakeholders informed of job progress and any issues that arise


Who you are:

  • You have experience in drafting or, HVAC design or residential HVAC installation or residential construction
  • Desire and ability to work form a home office 
  • You demonstrate an ability to understand and apply residential HVAC, electrical and plumbing design principles at a high level  
  • You have experience collaborating with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment to move projects forward
  • You communicate technical details clearly and effectively
  • You demonstrate ability and motivation to learn new things
  • You have 1-2 years experience in performing ACCA Manual J heating and cooling load calculations- a plus
  • If you have experience with geothermal ground heat exchanger design and/or installation, that’s a plus!
  • Experience with Wrightsoft Right-Suite Universal a plus.


Why You’ll Like Working Here

We are innovating.   We are trying to actively mitigate climate change by making renewable technologies more accessible. It’s a hefty goal and something that no one has done before. You’ll get a chance to pioneer this space with us and make a big impact at an early stage consumer energy company 

We have Good people. You will work with some of the smartest and most interesting people you’ve ever met (seriously, some of the stories will be mind-boggling!). We work hard but we always have fun doing it. We care deeply about each other and take our “no jerks” rule very seriously.

We value transparency and accountability. We are not about the spin and the messaging, and it’s important for us to be transparent. That’s why we hold monthly all-hands and share our progression, wins, and area for improvement.  

Our Benefits:

  • Medical, vision and dental health plans
  • Company stock options
  • Flexible Paid Time Off
  • Paid Family Leave
  • 401k plan and commuter benefits


Home geothermal technology was developed over half a century ago but has failed to reach widespread adoption despite being, on average, 48% more efficient than furnaces using gas, and 75% more efficient than furnaces using oil. While many HVAC companies sell geothermal heat pumps, they may only install a handful of custom systems each year, leaving them with little opportunity to develop or refine the specialized skill set required to enable peak system performance, let alone identify and manage inefficiencies at scale.

That’s where Dandelion Geothermal comes in. Dandelion, formerly incubated at Google’s X Lab, is on a mission to make geothermal heating and cooling affordable for homeowners by creating a totally streamlined process from start to finish. Dandelion now operates out of New York City and Upstate New York. We raised $23MM from leading investors including GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Comcast Ventures, with participation from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LENB), as well as prior investors NEA, Collaborative Fund, and Ground Up.

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