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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Geosciences Jobs
Civil Engineer Jobs, Design Jobs, Geotechnical Jobs, Tailings/Dam Jobs, Geotechnical Engineer Jobs, Hydrogeologist Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Under general supervision, maintain performance of Tailings/Crushed Leach, process water circuits and storm water facilities through measurement, analysis, interpretation, coordination and reporting.  Collaborate with operations and maintenance personnel to resolve challenges and work on specific tasks or small projects. Provide technical advice and guidance for other site-wide water management tasks as assigned.
  • Develop knowledge of and execute tasks using engineering principles related to site-wide water systems including hydrology, hydraulics, hydrogeology, water treatment plant (process) design, and general water quality for the purposes of quantifying water balance across process, mine, and storm water areas
  • Provide guidance and support to operational areas with water data measurement/collection, Quality Assurance, instrument calibration verification, flowsheet mapping, updating operational rules, and performing standard computations/analysis for water accounting - site-wide process water circuits are included (with focus on tailings storage facilities and leach stockpiles), as well as storm water and mine facilities
  • Develop understanding of Tailings, Crushed Leach, and Water Management System
    • Contribute to the coordination of multidisciplinary teams
    • Contribute to information interpretation and task execution
    • Coordinate with multidisciplinary teams in the management of operational water data, reporting and forecasting
  • Maintain site-wide operational water simulation model and incorporate water use scenarios that consider specific production plans and climate scenarios to quantify water balance performance
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum with three (3) years of experience in applicable field of expertise, OR
  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or related Engineering discipline from an accredited curriculum with two (2) years of experience in Engineering or related Scientific field
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of Civil, Geotechnical, Hydrologic or Water/Wastewater Engineering or a related field of Science or Engineering
  • 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 three (3) years of work experience
  • Experience with metal mining design and/or operations, especially with tailings storage facilities (dams), water dams and/or crushed leach stockpiles
  • Able to research and analyze information and draw valid conclusions; able to identify new techniques to improve modeling processes
  • Able to evaluate and implement new methods and techniques in design projects and operational support
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills with diverse teams of technical and non-technical staff
  • Be able to prioritize tasks and work well under pressure
  • Skilled in related engineering software (AutoCAD/Civil 3D, ArcGIS, GoldSim), hydrologic and hydraulic modeling packages, programming languages


  • 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 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
  • 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 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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Civil Engineer II - Water Management - Morenci, AZ

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United StatesArizonaMorenci

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