Job: (Geothermal) Geologist III, Calpine, The Geysers, California

Geothermal plant at the Geysers, California/ U.S. (source: ThinkGeoEnergy, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 8 Feb 2019

Geothermal operator Calpine is seeking to fill the position of Geologist III for its geothermal operations at the Geysers in California.

Calpine in California has published a job opportunity.

  • Requisition Number 19-0051
  • Title Geologist III
  • City Middletown
  • State CA
  • Job Family Power Operations
  • Shift: Days
  • Employee Type Regular
  • Subject to DOT Regulations No
  • Percent of Travel Required 25
  • Relocation Provided Yes
  • Location Geysers


Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

Acquires, analyzes, interprets, documents and presents field wide geochemical monitoring data for a geothermal field with over 400 active production and injection wells. Manages an annual field wide survey, injection tracer studies, and other applications. Establishes and maintains comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of geo-scientific data relevant to Geysers field management. Applies geo-scientific knowledge to address operational problems such as corrosion, non-condensable gas handling, injection breakthrough, wellbore deformation, and geotechnical concerns. Identifies drilling targets and well remedial programs needed to support reservoir management priorities established by the group, and apply geo-scientific knowledge to help achieve drilling goals in a cost-effective manner. GIS knowledge preferred.

  • Comprehensive knowledge.
  • Seasoned professional with advanced applied geothermal geology experience.
  • Applies advanced skills contributing to knowledge areas within function, but not yet an expert in all.
  • Makes recommendations on moderately complex issues regarding project components and tasks.
  • May make recommendations on new processes, tools and services; supports and contributes to development of new products, services or techniques.
  • Works on problems of diverse scope ranging from moderate to complex.
  • Uses independent judgment requiring in-depth analysis of variable factors. Collaborates with senior professionals in selection of methods, techniques, and analytical approach.
  • Little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.
  • Serves as project/technical lead on small to medium sized projects; may coordinate work of professionals, technicians and others outside of own department.
  • This is the most senior skill level without moving to the management or specialist track.
  • Resource integrator –builds professional networks and identifies and connects resources to achieve goals. Regularly contributes actionable ideas in brainstorming and planning sessions.


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Geology or Earth Science
  • Knowledge of geothermal geology required.
  • Seasoned professional; typically requires 5+ years experience.

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Source: Calpine