Job: Geothermal Resource Engineer, Ormat, Reno/ NV

Job: Geothermal Resource Engineer, Ormat, Reno/ NV Don A. Campbell Geothermal Power Plant of Ormat, Nevada (source: Ormat Technologies)
Alexander Richter 3 Jan 2018

Ormat Technologies is seeking to fill a position of Geothermal Resource Engineer at its operations in Reno/ NV.

Ormat Technologies has posted a job vacancy for a Geothermal Resource Engineer with the company in Reno, Nevada.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for conducting engineering studies on Ormat’s geothermal fields for purposes of forecasting and optimizing resource usage.

Essential Functions

  • Analyze performance of production and injection wells, diagnose problems, plan remedial action, and assist with permitting and execution of the work.
  • Evaluate performance of production and injection wells and identify problems and opportunities for improvements.
  • Evaluate effects of corrective actions or changes in field operations, power generation revenue and long-term resource performance.
  • Collect reservoir data, analyze well logs and well tests, and develop reservoir conceptual models.
  • Design or direct the design of reservoir models and use them to optimize production and injection.
  • Work with operations personnel and Project Managers to formulate and justify recommendations for changes.
  • Responsible for planning and specifying well tests, logs and diagnostic procedures.
  • Responsible for the engineering field supervision and analysis of well tests results.
  • Responsible for the design and specifying pumps for pumped production wells.
  • Work with Ormat specialists and pump manufacturers to evaluate and improve pump performance and operating life.
  • Responsible for the planning, engineering, supervision, analysis and reporting of routine well logs and pressure tests.
  • Document analyses, interpretations of logs, well tests, diagnostic procedures and results of work overs, drilling and other changes in operations.
  • Work with plant, field operations and IT personnel to maintain the quality and completeness of data base and operating records.
  • Prepare reports with supporting data and recommendations for action.
  • Provide pertinent data and analyses to consultants and incorporate their results.
  • Must be able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner, enter and exit vehicle without assistance, remain alert while driving for continuous period of time and read and understand maps.
  • Must be able to travel approximately 50% of the time.


Other responsibilities

  • Provide engineering assistance to drilling and field operations as needed.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by management.

Eduction, experience, and skills required

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Earth Sciences a Master of Science degree is a plus.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English at a level which will permit the employee to accurately understand and communicate information to safely and efficiently perform the job duties.
  • Must possess at any time a valid driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to ORMAT auto insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to use and acquire knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation. Must be proficient in MS word, Excel, Power Point and use of the Internet.

Physical requirements

  • Ability to travel and work in remote field locations and extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift and move 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • The ability to work at a computer and computer monitor and use repetitive motion for long periods of time.

For further information and to apply use link below.

Source: Ormat via