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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Mine Operations Jobs
Civil Engineer Jobs, Geotechnical Jobs, Tailings/Dam Jobs, Water Treatment Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Under limited supervision, provide water management support related to the design, construction, and operation of tailings and crushed leach facilities as well as all other mine water systems including process and storm water facilities, and serve as company resource for water management information and analysis.

  • Apply working knowledge of Engineering principles to guide and/or execute site-specific operational water balance activities that include inspection, measurement, mapping, interpretation, accounting, analysis, coordination, problem solving, forecasting, and reporting
  • Provide site-specific support to Engineers and Consultants in the design, development and maintenance of site-wide water simulation models
    • 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
  • Guide multidisciplinary site teams in field investigations/surveys to recommend improved practices, and provide training to Engineers, Operators and Managers in the use of specialized measurement instrumentation and software
  • Provide leadership to site water teams in the implementation of best practices related to water stewardship principles
  • Provide site-specific technical support as needed to site Engineers, Operators and Managers on applicable methods and practices
  • Review reports for design and operations projects and provide recommendations to site team and to project consultants
  • Perform 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 and/or related science or 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



  • 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
  • Experience with metal mining operations, especially with tailings storage facility (dam), water dams and/or crushed leach stockpile design and operations, mine water balance
  • Experience managing small to medium field investigations and/or engineering/construction projects and/or managing tasks in larger projects
  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally
  • Ability and willingness to travel at least 5 weeks for every quarter


  • 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 may be performed 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
  • Ability and willingness to travel internationally
  • Ability and willingness to travel at least five (5) weeks for every quarter
  • 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 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 allowed by 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

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Senior Engineer - Water Management - Phoenix, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaPhoenix Corporate Office

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