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Job Field:
Business Support Services Jobs, Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Business Analyst Jobs, Construction Jobs, Project Management Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Under moderate supervision, provides project controls support to Engineering and Construction in cost and schedule analysis, reporting, and general project controls support as directed by the Project Controls Manager.  This may include but is not limited to the preparation, analysis and presentation of reports, charts, tables and information along with analysis of trends, project risks and forecasts.
  • Validates the reported progress percentage based on the rules of credit established within the project with the contractors through spot checks of the design documents and/or construction progress
  • Develops progress measurement process for required scopes of work and update on a regular basis
  • Reviews contractor schedules for accuracy and alignment with the overall master schedule
  • Reviews project documents, including design sets, to determine project milestones and sequencing and validate that the construction schedules comply with the project documents
  • Assists in processing of project change notices, maintain change logs as required and report on changes through Freeport’s Change Management System
  • Assists in compilation of all weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports for the project
  • Based on design reviews, identifies any out of scope changes and documents quantity variances based on material take offs (MTOs) from design documents
  • Utilizes Engineering knowledge and experience to review and process Engineering submittals, and track the progress of the same and coordinate submittal and reviews with the Project Manager, project team members and any other stakeholders as directed by his/her Supervisor
  • Assesses the cost and schedule impacts of design or construction changes and associated cost growth and/or schedule slippages
  • Evaluates proposed process improvements, requests for information (RFIs), and differing site conditions for impacts to the project in terms of cost and/or schedule
  • Identifies and resolves Project Control issues through various methods and provided proposed solutions to address problems
  • Works closely with other Project Controls team members on resolving issues identified building on technical knowledge, designing innovative short cuts, and reviewing Engineering alternatives
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and forecasts status against an established baseline schedule on complex scopes of work
  • Understands detailed construction methodology, assisting in identification of potential issues and impacts and proposes corrective actions
  • Estimates quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to validate project estimates, change orders and scope changes through the review of design drawings, sketches, calculations or other information supplied by the engineering or construction company
  • Prepares estimates on minor scopes of work for review by Project Controls Manager
  • Understands and interfaces with Engineering, Procurement and Construction on concepts and relationships to the scope of work and ensures adherence to safety and quality standards
  • Analyzes survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to assist in project planning
  • Reviews and audits contractor equipment logs, time sheets, supplier invoices and contracts to check that equipment and personnel are being utilized as specified

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED and seven (7) years of experience in Engineering, Construction, Project Controls or Business related field; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related fields and five (5) years of experience in Construction Management, with at least two (2) years of experience in Project Controls
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to multi-task in a high paced project environment
  • Understanding of Accounting functions and systems
  • Experience with cost control including project estimating, forecasting and cost management including reporting
  • Construction experience with an ability to maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions in a construction environment


This position is located in Morenci, AZ



  • Experience with ERP systems, SAP, P6 and EcoSys
  • Experience on projects in the mining industry
  • Experience in the full lifecycle of projects from scoping through to commissioning and hand-over
  •  Experience on both the Owner's and Contractor's side of large construction projects
  • 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 mostly performed in an office setting
  • Occasionally work will be performed in a mine, outdoor 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
  • 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


Project Controls Specialist III - Morenci, AZ

Primary Location

United StatesArizonaPhoenix Corporate Office

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