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Senior Civil Engineer : Morenci, AZ, US, 85540

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
CAD Jobs, Civil Engineer Jobs, Geotechnical Jobs, Project Management Jobs, Structural Engineering Jobs, Tailings/Dam Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Supervise, provide technical guidance, interpret, manage projects/tasks and/or participate in activities to maintain operational performance and support Civil Engineering projects with focus on Tailings and Crushed Leach facilities. Activities include inspection, measurement, interpretation, analysis, coordination, problem solving, forecasting, reporting, and may include project design support.  Review and improve the performance of existing tailings, crushed leach, and water management systems.
  • Apply working knowledge of engineering principles to assigned Engineering projects, using data measurement and collection, analysis, interpretation and problem solving
  • Provide guidance and instruction to multidisciplinary teams; assign tasks as necessary
  • Review, improve and apply tailings, crushed leach, and water management systems to achieve good practice
  • Review reports for design and operations projects and provide recommendations to site team and to project consultants
  • Manage projects and serve as subject matter expert (SME) on large/complex site planning/construction, expansion or modifications
  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for Civil Engineering areas
  • Develop and/or review scopes of work, evaluate proposals, draft formalized internal requests for funding, and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment as approved and required
  • Identify opportunities for improvements and determine associated value for risk reduction measures
  • Performs other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum with five (5) years of experience in applicable field of expertise, OR 
  • Master's degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum with three (3) years of experience in Engineering or related scientific field
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of Civil, Geotechnical, Water Resources, Water Quality/Treatment, and/or Geological Engineering
  • Demonstrate technical competence through design and/or operations experience in at least one of the following work areas: tailings storage, leach stockpiles, water dams, process water balance, slurry transport
  • Proficient in MS Office and other Engineering tools (CAD, analytical, mapping)
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to a diversely educated audience
  • Present a positive, professional image
  • Self-motivated, energetic, able to execute, and client-service oriented
  • Be able to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety of yourself and others
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards




  • Master's degree in Civil Engineering or Engineering Management
  • Professional Engineer's license (PE)
  • At least five (5) years of work experience in engineering, project management, or supervision of exempt employees (related to Structural, Geotechnical, Water Shed, Solution Handling, etc.)
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience with metal mining operations, especially with tailings storage facility (dam), water dams and/or crushed leach stockpile design and operations
  • Experience with cost estimating for civil projects, project scheduling and project controls
  • Able to research and analyze information of relatively small scope and minimal difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Able to evaluate and implement new methods and techniques in design projects and operational support
  • Superior interpersonal as well as written and oral communication skills with diverse teams of technical and non-technical staff
  • Skilled in related Engineering software (AutoCAD/Civil 3D, ArcGIS, GoldSim), programming languages

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.

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