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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

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Senior Geotechnical Engineer - Morenci, AZ


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Job ID:

93816

Location:

Morenci, AZ, United States 
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34

Posted:

07.12.2017
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Category Classification:

Energy and Power Jobs: Engineering

Job Description:

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.
Under general supervision, provide Geotechnical Engineering support and project management related to design, construction, and operation of ore leach pads, tailings impoundments, storm water ponds, mining infrastructure foundations, etc.  Serve as company resource for Geotechnical information and analysis.
  • Lead in-the-field effort on site reconnaissance, geologic mapping, geotechnical drilling, geotechnical profiling, geotechnical instrumentation, construction Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities for design and construction of tailings embankments, ore leach stockpiles, foundations, and/or other mining infrastructure
  • Lead design and construction projects related to Geotechnical data collection, analysis, and design
  • Lead lower level Engineers and Contractors for Geotechnical project delivery
  • Proactively seek improvements to the safe and geotechnically stable construction and operation of ore leach pads, tailings storage facilities, storm water ponds, etc.
  • Assist with the development, maintenance and implementations of strategic plans to enhance mining operations' slope stability program
  • Communicate accurate, timely and relevant Geotechnical information to operational management team and staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or related Engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum, with courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and five (5) years of experience in an applicable field of expertise; OR
  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or related Engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum, with courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and three (3) years of experience in an applicable field of expertise
  • Knowledge in the principles and practices of Civil, Geologic, Geotechnical, or Hydrologic Engineering or a related field of Science or Engineering
  • Knowledge of appropriate software (MS Office, AutoCAD) and Geotechnical data analysis
  • Professional Engineer license
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to a diversely educated audience
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety of yourself and others
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards