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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Chief Geotechnical Engineer - Tailings, Crushed Leach and Water - Phoenix, AZ


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Job ID:

96276

Location:

Phoenix, AZ, United States 
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Job Views:

25

Posted:

16.03.2019
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Category Classification:

Engineering Services

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 limited supervision, provide geotechnical engineering support and project management related to design, construction, and operation of crushed ore heap leach pads, tailings storage facilities, storm water ponds, mining infrastructure foundations, etc. and serve as company resource for geotechnical information and analysis
  • Perform critical review of technical reports, analyses, design plans, specifications, cost estimates and develop appropriate recommendations. Stay abreast of the state of the practice in geotechnical engineering to fulfill this role
  • Manage projects and serve as subject matter expert (SME) on large/complex site planning/construction, expansion or modifications. Provide guidance to site managers and engineers on applicable programs, practices, and regulations
  • Supervise 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 crushed ore leach pads, tailings embankments, foundations, and/or other mining infrastructure
  • Contribute to strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering areas
  • Proactively seek improvements to the safe and geotechnically stable construction and operation of crushed ore leach pads, tailings storage facilities, storm water ponds, etc. and communicate relevant geotechnical information to operational management team and staff
  • Evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Represent the site on company sponsored steering committees, task forces, or teams
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Geotechnical Engineering or related engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum, with courses in soil mechanics and foundation engineering and seven(7) years of experience in applicable field of expertise, including lead or supervisory experience, OR
  • Master’s Degree in Civil/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 applicable field of expertise, including lead or supervisory experience
  • Knowledge in the principles and practices of civil, geological, and/or geotechnical engineering or a related field of science or engineering
  • Expertise in modeling and numerical approaches to solving engineering challenges.
  • Knowledge of appropriate software (MS Office, AutoCAD, and geotechnical analysis)
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • 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