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CHIEF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST - MORENCI, AZ

Under limited supervision plans, organizes, manages and evaluates designated engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.
  • Supervises, enhances and monitors designated engineering practices for the site
  • Reports environmental compliance issues and makes recommendations to appropriate site management for correction
  • Supervises or reviews, investigates and develops appropriate recommendations regarding planned engineering projects.  Supervises or may serve as Project Manager or technical expert, on large/complex site construction, expansion or modification engineering projects
  • Provides guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Evaluates and administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Contributes to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering areas
  • Represents the site on company sponsored steering teams, such as Freeport-McMoran Environmental Steering Team
  • Performs other duties as required

  • Minimum Qulifications

    • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Earth Science or related natural science (such as Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Hydrology, Forestry, Agriculture, Meteorology, Environmental/Natural Resource Management) or Mathematics/Computer Science including Accounting and Finance, or, Business Management or other Bachelor's degree, and seven (7) years of related experience, OR
    • Master's degree in a related field and five (5) years of related experience

Qualifications

Preferred
  • Able to navigate state and federal air quality regulatory requirements
  • Experience in air quality compliance and permitting at a mining or industrial facility
  • Strong leadership skills, ability to lead, motivate and develop employees
  • Excellent communications skills, including interpersonal, written, and verbal
  • Flexibility to adapt to work pace environment and ability to prioritize multiple work assignments
Criteria/Conditions
  • 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 standards
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
  • Work will be performed in an office, mine, outdoor or manufacturing plant setting
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) during the course of the workday
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, and climb stairs
  • 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

Nearest Major City

Safford

Job

Chief Environmental Scientist - Morenci, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaMorenci

Requisition ID

1701343

Closing Date:
21/08/2017

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