Title:  Senior Engineer - Townsite

Requisition ID:  128108

Bagdad, AZ, US, 86321

Category:  Engineering Services
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Why You Should Apply For This Job: 

Freeport-McMoRan is a leading international mining company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold, and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is one of the world’s largest publicly traded copper producers, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.

We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers of our employees. We encourage you to take the time to explore the opportunity to advance your career at Freeport-McMoRan.


Supervise, provide technical guidance, interpret, manage projects/tasks and/or participate in activities to maintain operational performance and support civil engineering projects with focus on utilities and townsite maintenance. Activities include, inspection, measurement, interpretation, analysis, coordination, problem solving, forecasting, reporting, and may include project design support. Review and improve the performance of existing water management systems. 

  • Apply working knowledge of engineering principles to assigned engineering projects using data measurement and collection, analysis, interpretation, and problem solving.
  • Provide guidance and instruction to multidisciplinary teams assigning tasks as necessary. Review, improve, and apply townsite facility and utility management systems to achieve good practice. Review reports for design and operations projects and provide recommendations to site team and project consultants. 
  • Manage projects and serve as subject matter expert (SME) on large/complex site planning/construction, expansion, or modifications.
  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated civil 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.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements and determine associated value for risk reduction matters.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and five (5) years related experience in engineering or related field, OR
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and three (3) years related experience in engineering or related field.
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of civil, architectural, water resources, and or water/quality/treatment.
  • Demonstrate technical competence through design and/or operations experience in at least one of the following work areas: water systems infrastructure, facilities/buildings construction/reconstruction. 
  • Proficient in MS Office and other engineering tools (CAD, analytical, mapping)
  • Certified Engineer-in-Training or equivalent
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, to a diversely educated audience
  • Self-motivated, energetic, able to execute, and client-service oriented
  • 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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or Professional Engineering (PE) Certification preferred
  • Experience with large material handling systems (mixing, conveying, slurry pumping, stacking) in a mining environment, specifically alternative tailings technologies of pumping highly thickened tailings, crushed rock and mixed material conveyance, and/or filtered tailings conveyance and stacking
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with facility/building maintenance and management
  • Experience with cost estimating for civil projects, project scheduling, and project controls
  • Operational and maintenance experience with utility systems
  • Experience with metal mining operations, especially as a material handling design, construction, and/or operational subject matter expert, focused on conveyance and stacking of tailings and waste materials
  • 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



  • 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 workday
  • 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

At Freeport, we are committed to providing an employment package that recognizes excellence, rewards value and impact, and encourages safe production. Benefits and compensation are foundational elements of this package, along with career development opportunities, job progression and a culture supported by our core values, among others. Learn more at: FCX Jobs - Working Here



We provide an industry-leading benefits package with some of the lowest cost to employees – offering health, wellness, life insurance, paid time off, retirement savings and more. These benefits are available to you and your dependents starting day one. Our comprehensive benefits program is important to how we support the health and wellness of employees and their families. For further benefits information please click here: Benefits Details



The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $94,000 - $132,000. This range reflects base salary only and does not include bonus payments, benefits or retirement contributions. Actual base pay is determined by experience, qualifications, skills and other job-related factors. This role is eligible for additional discretionary and incentive payment considerations based on company and individual performance. More details will be shared during the hiring process.  To view an example of a Total Rewards Estimate for this role click here:  Total Rewards Estimate


Safety / Work Conditions:

Candidates will be required to participate in a post-offer, pre-employment medical examination for the following positions which may have essential job duties that can impact both their own safety and the safety of others:

  • 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).


Equal Opportunity Employer


Please be advised that Freeport-McMoRan will never request payment for job-related expenses from applicants. If you receive any suspicious emails, please disregard them, and report the incident to HRSC@fmi.com.

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