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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Chief Geomechanical Engineer/Specialist - Phoenix, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Engineering Services

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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 limited supervision plan, organize, manage and evaluate designated Geotechnical Engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.
  • Supervise, enhance and monitor designated Engineering practices for the site
  • Report environmental compliance issues and make recommendations to appropriate site management for correction
  • Supervise or review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding planned Geoengineering projects
  • Supervise or may serve as Project Manager or technical expert, on large/complex site construction, expansion or modification Geoengineering projects
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated Engineering areas
  • Represent the site on Company sponsored steering teams, such as Freeport-McMoRan Environmental Steering Team
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and eleven (11) years of Engineering experience, including lead or supervisory experience, OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Geological discipline and seven (7) years of experience in Engineering or related scientific field, including lead or supervisory experience, OR
  • Master’s degree in an Engineering discipline and five (5) years of experience in Geoengineering or related scientific field, including lead or supervisory experience
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of Geoengineering
  • Skilled in managing large/complex Geoengineering projects
  • Skilled in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards