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Title:  Senior Hydrogeologist

Requisition ID:  74103

Bayard, NM, US, 88023

Category:  Environmental

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.


Provide professional, knowledgeable and timely service to assist worldwide business units in resolving water supply and water rights issues. Procure/oversee consultants, manage hydrogeologic projects and data collection and management systems, apply hydrogeologic principals, perform hydrogeologic analyses and provide technical support to the Land and Water Department.

  • Conducts groundwater and surface water related investigations at sites. Conducts pertinent hydrogeologic assessments. Research, compile, and interpret hydrogeologic data.
  • Apply knowledge of hydrology, hydrogeology, and water rights administration to water supply problems at operations. Assist in conducting water supply risk assessments and water audits of operations.
  • Facilitates data collection, management, integration, analysis, output and presentation with the use, development and management of ArcGIS database and visualization systems.
  • Collaborates with Land and Water staff, and other business units, at Freeport-McMoRan sites in assessing hydrogeological problems and resolving them.
  • Provides assistance and coordination with engineering, production, and exploration staff at the operations to determine how hydrogeological problems can best be resolved. Supports the design, procurement, and construction of infrastructure designed to resolve hydrogeologic and water supply problems.
  • Leverages existing and future site hydrogeologic data collection efforts, supporting and enhancing operations and decision making across the organization.
  • Performs other duties as requested.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Geology, Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Water Resources or related scientific discipline and five (5) years experience in Hydrogeology or related scientific field
  • Professional experience in:
    • Well siting and design, including interpretation and analysis of regional hydrogeologic data, drillers’ logs and borehole and regional geophysical data
    • Aquifer test design, data collection and analysis
    • Water management instrumentation installation, data capture, and analysis
    • Quantitative methods, including:
    • 2-dimensional analytic groundwater model construction, simulation and review using commercially available software
    • 3-dimensional numerical groundwater model construction, calibration, simulation and review
  • Communicates results in English in a professional, concise, manner to management in both written and verbal form

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Geology, Engineering, Mathematics, Environmental Sciences, Water Resources or related scientific discipline
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish
  • Training in database management, ArcGIS, and visualization software, such as Power BI
  • Ability and willing to travel up to 25% of the time domestic and/or international

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

Nearest Major Market: Las Cruces

Job Segment: Geology, Hydro, Hydrogeology, Hydrology, Testing, Engineering, Science, Technology

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