HVAC Engineer | Schlumberger

Job Details

HVAC Engineer

Cambridge - United States

Come Join us at SLB New Energy (SNE) and be part of an innovative team to build the future.

We launched SLB New Energy in 2020 to apply our domain expertise in areas adjacent to our existing activities and leverage our global footprint and execution platform to realize new energy and transition opportunities at scale. Using partnership models and our experience in technology industrialization, we are expanding into energy verticals beyond oil and gas. The diverse New Energy portfolio includes ventures in carbon capture and sequestration, energy storage, geothermal power, geoenergy for heating and cooling, sustainable battery-grade lithium, and hydrogen as an energy carrier.

Celsius Energy is a one of these ventures, it is story of three engineers, brought together by their commitment to the environment, who chose to use their expertise to the meet the challenge of our times; fighting climate change. The observation? Heating and cooling of buildings comprises 25% of CO2 emissions worldwide, however, 70% of the energy necessary to meet these needs is right under our feet, in a continuous and endless manner. Our mission is climate: connect buildings to the earth to (re)connect the company to climate challenges, making low-carbon buildings on a large scale. Our solution is a highly optimized ground-source heat pump system for both new buildings and renovations with applicability even in dense urban areas with:

1.  A scientifically dimensioned geothermal borehole arrangement as driven by thermal capacity of drilled test well(s) and building energy consumption to ensure geothermal resource right-sizing.

2.   A pyramid-shaped geothermal energy exchanger equipped with closed double-U loops to minimize surface footprint and maximize thermal exploitation of the underground.

3.   A digital control to minimize electricity consumption and maximize geothermal resource performance and longevity in real time.

Today, Celsius Energy is an expert, committed multidisciplinary team connected to its ecosystem: companies, private and public participants, engineers, researchers, and partners. We are working for the general public by developing our solution and continually improving its performance. We want to accelerate the movement of a massive and indispensable energy transition for our society. We bring teams together around our expertise and connect all trades necessary to deploy a turnkey solution in line with our values and ambitions. Celsius Energy has been recognized by the U.N. as one of the 50 most promising solutions for the futureof climate worldwide and is a recipient of the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label; selected from among low-carbon solutions by the Sekoya and IFPEB/Carbon 4 platforms.

The Geothermal HVAC Engineer will be responsible for designing Geothermal HVAC solutions for buildings in light of measured thermal needs, existing HVAC solutions in place and thermal properties of the subsurface. The Geothermal HVAC Engineer will also support installation and commissioning of the HVAC solution through technical specification and execution documents, oversight, and collaboration with extended teams and act as the subject matter expert on the designed solution.

Roles and Responsibilities:

In the preliminary design phase, the Geothermal HVAC Engineer will support thermal audits of the building to determine a thermal load profile and develop an understanding of the current operational characteristics of the HVAC solution in place. The Geothermal HVAC Engineer will collaborate with internal teams, external subcontractors, and the client to make these determinations. The Geothermal HVAC Engineer will also collaborate with internal subsurface thermal resource experts on the thermal properties of the ground. With these inputs, multiple high level geothermal HVAC solutions will be evaluated and weighed against client objectives with the selection of a single solution to move into the detailed design phase. Key deliverables of the preliminary design phase are:

  • Building thermal load profile (hourly annual) as obtained through energy meters, utility invoices, and/or a dynamic thermal simulation including the building envelope and its use.
  • Diagram/synoptic of the current HVAC solution and proposed geothermal HVAC solution(s)
  • 2D plans of the technical room with HVAC network paths and location and sizing of equipment
  • Cost/benefit analysis of the proposed geothermal HVAC solution(s) with recommendations

In the detailed design phase, the Geothermal HVAC Engineer will further develop the selected geothermal solution to enable installation. Collaboration with internal teams, external subcontractors, and the client will continue throughout this phase to ensure proposed cost/benefits are realized and any changes are properly reviewed. The key deliverables of the detailed design phase are:

  • Written technical descriptions of the geothermal solution, equipment, and network paths in compliance with identified industry standards and applicable regulations.
  • Exhaustive list of all system equipment by network to facilitate procurement.
  • Technical data sheets for all equipment including installation and operating instructions.
  • Functional analysis of the system as performed by a review with internal solution experts.
  • Overall system installation instructions which can be carried out by external subcontractors within the required trade and be used to determine a pricing quotation for their services.

In the installation phase, the Geothermal HVAC Engineer will collaborate with the internal project management team and external subcontractors to oversee the installation, manage site challenges/constraints and necessary adaptations and update all technical documents accordingly. The Geothermal HVAC Engineer will ensure integrity in the installation per design and verify conformity with industry standards and applicable regulations. The Geothermal HVAC Engineer will participate in coordination meetings with internal teams, external subcontractors, and the client to review installation progress, issues/risks, and next steps and may be required to write and disseminate reports.

In the commissioning phase, the Geothermal HVAC Engineer will support system commissioning and its proper functioning. The Geothermal HVAC Engineer will provide a commissioning checklist for control of all equipment and system commissioning protocols with clear steps to follow and checks to be performed.

At project end, the Geothermal HVAC Engineer will participate in an inspection of the installation and collect and draft a list of reserves and non-conformities in the execution of the work. The Geothermal HVAC Engineer will assemble all technical documentation for the installation, commissioning, and operations of the geothermal system and provide to the client for future reference.

Beyond project-centered design and installation, the Geothermal HVAC Engineer liaises with key technical resources in France for knowledge-sharing and continuous improvement in technology selection and solution design practices and operational planning and execution. As Celsius Energy is a startup, the Geothermal HVAC Engineer will work in a small team, with a focus on agility and continuous improvement for the long-term, strategic success of the company.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Earth Sciences, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of system design experience in the HVAC industry with specific practical experience in ground-source heat pump systems (geothermal).
  • Proven experience of project support and delivery from design to installation to commissioning with worksite presence/exposure.
  • History of successful management of multiple internal and external stakeholders (clients, internal teams, contractors, suppliers).
  • Skilled in HVAC solution design software such as Autodesk Revit, DesignBuilder, and CanecoONE.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 suite including MS Teams.
  • The Ideal candidate would also show the behaviors below:
  • Initiative: self-starter, visible energy, drive and a need to finish.
  • Service-Focused: knowledge and understanding of customer needs, business challenges and objectives.
  • Communication: listens and incorporates feedback constructively, demonstrates communication flexibility when dealing with different stakeholders.
  • Decision-Making: quick and autonomous problem-solving by examining alternative choices and choosing best route to take within available timeframe.
  • Responsible and accessible: the individual will be the ‘go-to’ person for multiple projects and must be comfortable with being accountable and highly visible to employees and the senior management team.
  • Trustworthy: establishes trust with team, customers, and management through listening, responding, teamwork, openness and delivering on commitments.
  • Quality Assurance: observant, quality-driven mindset with attention to detail and willingness to speak up.
  • Continuous Improvement: has a natural investment to improve solutions, internal processes, and team capabilities to deliver increased value to customers.
  • Team player: can work beyond respective role when called upon, sharing experiences and best practices.
  • Versatile Learner: relentless learner that quickly adapts to new problems and situations.
  • Adaptable: Ability to work in a time-sensitive environment with non-flexible deadlines and calls outside of traditional US business hours. Willing to travel and support field-based operations at worksite for consecutive days.
  • Candidates must be able to legally work and reside in the US, without sponsorship.

SLB is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran or military status, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, or other characteristics protected by law. We are an “Equal Opportunity Employer".  For more information regarding your rights, refer to the latest version of the "EEO is the Law" poster, the "EEO is the Law-Supplement" poster, and the "Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision" located here: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation / modification to the known physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a disability to assist in the hiring process, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local law. If you believe you require such assistance to complete this form or to participate in the interview process, please contact accommodationhotline@slb.com to request assistance. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to.

We are committed to a culture where everyone feels like they belong. To learn more about our diversity, equity, inclusion commitments, please visit our Diversity & Inclusion | SLB (slb.com) for more information.

SLB is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor- priority referral Protected Veterans requested.