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Manager Environmental : Safford, AZ, US, 85548

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Geosciences Jobs, Health & Safety, Environmental, Security Jobs
Civil Engineer Jobs, Environmental Engineer Jobs, Project Management Jobs, Compliance Jobs, Environmental Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Under general direction plans, organizes, manages and controls the environmental programs and systems for the assigned site.


  • Develops, implements, and assesses the environmental and land and water programs
  • Leads a diverse team of environmental professionals to meet both the environmental compliance and strategic needs of the site
  • Uses leadership tools to develop environmental professionals into future leaders
  • Participates as integral member of the Senior Leadership Team to provide guidance and counsel the team on applicable environmental programs, practices, and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Ensures the business unit has the support, resources, and information necessary for success
  • Utilizes analytical skills to make effective decisions while considering the impact of the decisions elsewhere in the organization
  • Reports environmental compliance issues and makes recommendations to appropriate site management for correction
  • Lead the sustainability development programs for the site to ensure they are in alignment with the ICMM SD Principles
  • Serves as the Management Representative for the sites ISO 14001 environmental management system
  • Directs, develops, and monitors environmental practices for the site
  • Investigates and maintains records of environmental incidents and responses as required by law
  • Contributes to site strategic planning (including growth project permitting) and budgeting efforts for environmental systems and issues
  • Represents site, Freeport-McMoRan or the mining industry on steering teams, task force's, committees etc. on an as needed basis
  • Acts as a safety and environmental champion, leads by example, participates in health, safety and environment activities and corrects/coaches unsafe conditions and behaviors among subordinates and others
  • Drive change in the environmental program with a focus on continual improvement
  • Perform other duties as required 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline (such as Environmental, Civil, or Chemical) or a related natural science (such as biology, chemistry or environmental science) or mathematics
  • Ten (10) years experience in environmental management
  • Knowledge of environmental compliance, permitting, incident investigation and reporting protocols
  • Working knowledge and understanding of federal, state, and local regulations; ability to access rules and statutes quickly and provide practical interpretations
  • Be able to function both independently and in a team scenario; be able to both lead and follow, as appropriate. Skill in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees
  • Be skilled in project management, including the management of customer expectations
  • Demonstrate an ability to work under pressure and deal with multiple concurrent projects with a clear understanding of priorities
  • Perform work in a timely manner so as to satisfy customer expectations
  • Be self-motivated and client service oriented
  • Have excellent written skills
  • Excellent oral skills in one-on-one and group situations
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers, employees, regulatory officials, and the general public
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate analytical skills, attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to work with general office equipment such as a personal computer and keyboard, facsimile machines and photocopier ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Focused on goal achievement


  • Experience managing environmental matters at a mining facility
  • Experience in supporting varied strategic growth projects for a long-lived mining asset


  • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
  • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standard
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand, and walk

  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds

  • Work at times may require long work days, compressed time-tables, and exposure to harsh outdoor elements

  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hard hat, hearing protection, safety glasses, safety footwear, and as needed, respirator, rubber steel-toe boots, protective clothing, gloves and any other protective equipment as required

  • Freeport-McMoRan promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing

Freeport-McMoRan has reviewed the jobs at its various office and operating sites and determined that many of these jobs require employees to perform essential job functions that pose a direct threat to the safety or health of the employees performing these tasks or others.  Accordingly, the Company has designated the following positions as safety-sensitive:

  • Site-based positions, or positions which require unescorted access to site-based operational areas, which are held by employees who are required to receive MSHA, OSHA, DOT, HAZWOPER and/or Hazard Recognition Training; or 
  • Positions which are held by employees who operate equipment, machinery or motor vehicles in furtherance of performing the essential functions of their job duties, including operating motor vehicles while on Company business or travel (for this purpose “motor vehicles” includes Company owned or leased motor vehicles and personal motor vehicles used by employees in furtherance of Company business or while on Company travel); or
  • Positions which Freeport-McMoRan has designated as safety sensitive positions in the applicable job or position description and which upon further review continue to be designated as safety-sensitive based on an individualized assessment of the actual duties performed by a specifically identified employee.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

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