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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Engineer II - Power - Phoenix, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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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 general supervision, this position provides technical analysis and field investigations for engineering projects and operations related to electrical power facilities.

  • Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding power systems including flow, short-circuit, protection/coordination, and arc-flash
  • Perform reviews of engineering designs and procedures on large industrial power systems
  • Perform scoping and trade-off studies for electrical systems supporting capital projects 
  • Provide support and perspective to senior engineers throughout the Company on applicable processes, practices, standards, and regulations
  • Contribute to the improvement of company operations including asset optimization, safety, troubleshooting and documentation of power systems 
  • Assist in developing standards and criteria regarding power system studies and system design
  • May contribute to site planning and budgeting efforts for electrical equipment and requirements
  • May represent the Company in committees, trade associations, and industry organizations related to area of expertise
  • May evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of engineering services
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline from an accredited Engineering program and three (3) years of related experience in Engineering, OR
  • Master’s degree in appropriate Engineering discipline and two (2) years of related experience in Engineering
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in the analysis of transmission and distribution systems
  • Knowledge of software: AutoCAD, SKM-PTW, ETAP, AcSELerator Quickset, Envervista
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Able to scope and design studies, and then assist with equipment audits to verify or update all Engineering documentation
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally (20-30%)
  • Ability to follow safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing