The VP of Construction/Drilling 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. Reporting to the COO, the VP will oversee a multi-state team of drilling crews, collaborate closely with other departments and drive continuous improvement in drilling performance. We are open to hiring a qualified VP of Construction/Drilling located in the northeast. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage drilling teams, drillers, and support personnel, to ensure efficient and safe execution of drilling operations.
  • Establish a technical department with expertise in drilling techniques, equipment selection and logistics aimed at maximizing productivity.
  • Implement 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.
  • Monitor drilling operations to ensure compliance with safety standards, environmental regulations, and project specifications.
  • 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, Civil Engineering or any construction related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in heavy construction industries such as building construction, road and highway construction, utility scale renewable energy construction, etc.
  • Drilling operation experience with significant exposure to geothermal or oil and gas projects is a plus.
  • 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 construction 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).

You’ll love working at Dandelion because:

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!

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.

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