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Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Electrical Engineer Jobs, Instrument and Control Jobs, Project Management Jobs
United States of America
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
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Under limited supervision plan, organize, manage and evaluate electrical and instrumentation aspects of engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at an appropriate cost.

  • Supervise or review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding electrical/instrumentation aspects of engineering projects
  • Supervise or may serve as Project Engineer/Manager or technical expert in the design of small/simple to large/complex construction, expansion or modification electrical/instrumentation engineering projects using sound engineering, data measurement & collection, calculations, analysis, interpretation and problem solving; includes the responsibility of working with and reviewing work from other engineering disciplines
  • Identify opportunities for improvements and determine associated value for risk reduction measures
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering 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
  • Perform other duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and seven (7) years of experience in Engineering or related Scientific field, including lead or supervisory experience; OR
  • Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering discipline and five (5) years of experience in Engineering or related Scientific field,including lead or supervisory experience
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of Electrical Engineering
  • Demonstrate technical competence through engineering and/or operations experience in at least the following work areas: Distribution Engineering LV-MV
  • Proficient in MS Office and other engineering tools (CAD, analytical, mapping)
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to travel to international job sites 15-25% of the time
  • Skilled in managing the design of large/complex electrical engineering projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Skilled in supervising, evaluating, training and motivating employees and consultants
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 



  • Advanced degree and/or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification
  • Experience with cost estimating for electrical and instrumentation (control systems) projects, project scheduling and project controls
  • Software: ETAP
  • Experience in Arc Flash analysis and mitigation
  • 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 mainly in an Engineering office but some 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
  • Personal protective equipment is required when performing work in a mine, outdoor, manufacturing or plant environment, including hart 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


Chief Electrical Engineer - New Orleans, LA

Primary Location

United StatesLouisianaNew Orleans

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