Freeport McMoRan Senior Project Engineer - Closure-Reclamation Planning - Tucson, AZ in Tucson, Arizona

Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold 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 AFE’s (Authorization for Expenditure) for capital funding requests

  • 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

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate Engineering disciplineandfive (5) years of related experience in Engineering or related field,OR

  • Master's degree in an appropriate Engineering disciplineandthree (3) years of related experience in Engineering or related field

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of Engineering

  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions

  • Skilled in managing large/complex Engineering projects

  • Able to evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement

  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions

  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


  • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification

  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Mine Engineering

  • AutoCAD and Civil3D

  • Design and Specification experience

  • Familiarity with GPS Surveying and Software

  • Strong technical writing skills

  • College class(es)/experience in Hydrology (surface and ground water), open channel flow, soil mechanics, concrete, surveying, engineering economics, specifications

  • Skilled MS Excel, MS Word, MS Project and MS Office

  • Confident in performing Engineering Calculations, Material Takeoffs and Earthwork Cost Estimating

  • Experience in construction QA/QC

  • Personal skills to communicate and solve issues with contractors and construction personnel

  • Experience in Mining and Mine Reclamation or equivalent

  • Familiarity with systems such as AccuGrade and CAES – Computer Aided Earthmoving System

  • Project budget forecasting, budget tracking and management


  • 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 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

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see

  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday

  • 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 Project Engineer - Closure-Reclamation Planning - Tucson, AZ

Location: AZ-Tucson

Requisition ID: 1805838