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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

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Geotechnical Engineer II - Tailings - Civil - Henderson Mill - Kremmling, CO


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Job ID:

96674

Location:

Kremmling, CO, United States 
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55

Posted:

07.06.2019
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Category Classification:

Engineering Services

Job Description:

Climax Molybdenum Co., a subsidiary of Freeport-McMoRan, is the world's leading molybdenum producer and supplier. Our global operations include both primary and byproduct molybdenum mines, integrated global operations, and local customer care. We provide our worldwide partners with the most reliable supply and highest quality molybdenum and rhenium products. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially responsible manner.

We offer outstanding opportunities for individuals who seek challenging, exciting and rewarding work for a company that supplies molybdenum for a variety of high-value applications in industries ranging from steel and oil to aerospace and construction. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Climax Molybdenum.
 
This position is located at the Henderson Mill site off of CO-9 between Kremmling, CO and Silverthorne, CO. This is a rural, alpine area approximately 2 hours from the Denver metropolitan area. The mill is at an altitude of approximately 10,000 feet.  In the winter the average high temperature is 28 degrees and the average low is 0 degrees. In the summer the average high temperature is 75 degrees and the average low is 40 degrees. The average snowfall in Summit/Grand counties is in excess of 250 inches per year.
 
Under moderate supervision, provide mining operation Geotechnical Engineering support related to design, construction, and operation of ore leach pads, tailings impoundments, storm water ponds, mining infrastructure foundations, etc.  Serve as resource for Geotechnical information and analysis.
  • Lead Geotechnical instrumentation monitoring and data collection
  • Lead the operation Geotechnical data inventory effort
  • Lead regular Geotechnical inspections of active and inactive structures
  • Lead construction Quality Control (QC) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities for construction of tailings embankments, ore leach stockpiles, and/or Engineer-of-Record (EOR)’s QA activities as appropriate
  • Lead or supervise drilling and Geotechnical instrumentation installation by contractors and EOR
  • Lead the contract management and coordination with the EOR for ore leach pads, tailings storage facilities, storm water ponds, etc. to ensure regular review, tracking of all actions items, and to ensure compliance with recommendations of the EOR
  • Communicate accurate, timely and relevant Geotechnical information to operational management team and staff
  • Liaise with the FCX Corporate Tailings and Crushed Leach Stewardship Team by tracking all recommendations, ensuring compliance with those recommendations, and regular reporting
  • Liaise with the FMMC Corporate Tailings and Water Group to develop scopes of work, as required
  • 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 the operation’s slope stability program
  • Assist with the preparation of annual sustaining capital, operational budget and capital funding
  • May represent the site on company sponsored steering teams related to Geotechnical efforts
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited curriculum, with courses in Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering and three (3) years of experience in an applicable field of expertise, OR
  • Master’s degree in Geotechnical Engineering or applicable Engineering discipline and two (2) years of experience in an applicable field of expertise
  • 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 for yourself and others
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • 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 analysis