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SENIOR CIVIL ENGINEER - WATER MANAGEMENT - MORENCI, AZ

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Discipline:
Civil Engineer Jobs, Geotechnical Jobs, Tailings/Dam Jobs
Minerals:
Unspecified
Country:
United States of America
Region:
Arizona
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Currency:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
on application
Posted:
16-May-17
Recruiter:
Freeport-McMoRan
Job Ref:
1701512

Supervise, provide technical guidance, interpret, manage projects/tasks and/or participate in activities to maintain operational performance and quantify site-wide water management with focus on Tailings/Crushed Leach facilities and overall process water and storm water facilities. Water balance 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 related to site-wide water systems to quantify water accounting, using water data measurement & collection, flow mapping, analysis, interpretation and problem solving
  • Provide guidance and instruction to multidisciplinary teams in the management of operational water data, reporting, synthesizing and forecasting; 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
  • Execute or interpret and oversee maintenance of site-wide water operations and planning simulation model. Incorporate water use scenarios that consider specific production plans and climate scenarios to quantify water balance performance
    • Use predictive simulations to support design projects for capital infrastructure
    • Use results to formulate value-added solutions to identified challenges or as requested
  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for water engineering management 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 site-wide water management improvements and determine associated value for water conservation measures or 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 (environmental), 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
  • Proficient in MS Office and other engineering tools (CAD, analytical, mapping)
  • Fluency in English
  • Certified Engineer-in-Training or equivalent
  • 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

Qualifications

Preferred

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with Hydrologic, Hydraulic, Geotechnical or Water/Wastewater Engineering specialization
  • Professional Engineer’s license
  • At least five (5) years of work experience
  • Fluency in Spanish or Bahasa Indonesian languages
  • Experience with metal mining operations, especially with tailings storage facility (dam), water dams and/or crushed leach stockpile design and operations
  • 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
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 is in a mine or manufacturing plant setting, which may include exposure to extremes in temperature and humidity, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, toxic chemicals, explosives, fumes or airborne particles
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity and work on elevated platforms
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • 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 as per applicable State laws
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

Senior Civil Engineer - Water Management - Morenci, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaMorenci

Requisition ID

1701512

Closing Date:
20/06/2017

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