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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Project Controls Specialist III - Morenci, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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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 moderate supervision, provides project controls support to Engineering and Construction in cost and schedule analysis, reporting, and general project controls support as directed by the Project Controls Manager.  This may include but is not limited to the preparation, analysis and presentation of reports, charts, tables and information along with analysis of trends, project risks and forecasts.
  • Validates the reported progress percentage based on the rules of credit established within the project with the contractors through spot checks of the design documents and/or construction progress
  • Develops progress measurement process for required scopes of work and update on a regular basis
  • Reviews contractor schedules for accuracy and alignment with the overall master schedule
  • Reviews project documents, including design sets, to determine project milestones and sequencing and validate that the construction schedules comply with the project documents
  • Assists in processing of project change notices, maintain change logs as required and report on changes through Freeport’s Change Management System
  • Assists in compilation of all weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for the project
  • Based on design reviews, identifies any out of scope changes and documents quantity variances based on material take offs (MTOs) from design documents
  • Utilizes Engineering knowledge and experience to review and process Engineering submittals, and track the progress of the same and coordinate submittal and reviews with the Project Manager, project team members and any other stakeholders as directed by his/her Supervisor
  • Assesses the cost and schedule impacts of design or construction changes and associated cost growth and/or schedule slippages
  • Evaluates proposed process improvements, requests for information (RFIs), and differing site conditions for impacts to the project in terms of cost and/or schedule
  • Identifies and resolves Project Control issues through various methods and provided proposed solutions to address problems
  • Works closely with other Project Controls team members on resolving issues identified building on technical knowledge, designing innovative short cuts, and reviewing Engineering alternatives
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and forecasts status against an established baseline schedule on complex scopes of work
  • Understands detailed construction methodology, assisting in identification of potential issues and impacts and proposes corrective actions
  • Estimates quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to validate project estimates, change orders and scope changes through the review of design drawings, sketches, calculations or other information supplied by the engineering or construction company
  • Prepares estimates on minor scopes of work for review by Project Controls Manager
  • Understands and interfaces with Engineering, Procurement and Construction on concepts and relationships to the scope of work and ensures adherence to safety and quality standards
  • Analyzes survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to assist in project planning
  • Reviews and audits contractor equipment logs, time sheets, supplier invoices and contracts to check that equipment and personnel are being utilized as specified

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and seven (7) years of experience in Engineering, Construction, Project Controls or Business related field; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related fields and five (5) years of experience in Construction Management, with at least two (2) years of experience in Project Controls
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task in a high paced project environment
  • Understanding of Accounting functions and systems
  • Experience with cost control including project estimating, forecasting and cost management including reporting
  • Construction experience with an ability to maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions in a construction environment