Freeport McMoRan Senior Engineering Specialist - Tailings, Crushed Leach and Water Management - Phoenix, AZ in Phoenix Corporate Office, Arizona

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resource company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, molybdenum, cobalt, oil and gas. The Company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry and is the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold, oil and gas producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.

Provide technical advice and guidance for all phases of assigned large/complex engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.

  • Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned engineering projects

  • Manage projects and serve as subject matter expert (SME) on large/complex site planning/construction, expansion or modifications

  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable processes, practices, and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations

  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering areas

  • Develop and evaluate Appropriation Request (AR) for capital funding

  • May evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment

  • May represent the site on Company sponsored steering committees, task forces, or teams

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GEDandnine (9) years of Engineering experience,OR

  • Bachelor's degree in a Scientific disciplineandfive (5) years of Engineering experience


  • Master’s Degree in relevant Scientific discipline

  • At least 3 years of work experience in geology, hydrogeology, or related scientific discipline.

  • Professional Geoscientist or Professional Engineer certification

  • Demonstrate technical competence through design and/or operations experience in at least one of the following work areas: tailings storage, leach stockpiles, water dams, process water balance

  • Field experience in earth embankment construction monitoring and quality assurance

  • Field experience in geotechnical/hydrogeological site investigations, soil characterization, interpretation of geotechnical lab tests, and engineering analysis of tailings material

  • Experience with geotechnical slope stability instrumentation and monitoring programs, data management, and analysis

  • Experience using geotechnical software and/or numerical modelling tools, as well as general use software such as Civil 3D, ArcGIS, GoldSim and programming languages

  • Experience reviewing and editing geotechnical engineering reports and documents for a variety of applications

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally

  • Ability and willingness to travel at least five (5) weeks for every quarter

  • Bi-Lingual (Spanish/English)


  • //Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English

  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards

  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment

  • Work is performed in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles

  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required

  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others. Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or

  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or

  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

/Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability/

Job: *Engineering Services

Title: Senior Engineering Specialist - Tailings, Crushed Leach and Water Management - Phoenix, AZ

Location: AZ-Phoenix Corporate Office

Requisition ID: 1802583