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Title:  IT Project Manager II

Requisition ID:  35324

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Information Systems

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.


Manages multiple project initiatives of various sizes. This includes managing all phases of projects from initiation through scoping, design, development, implementation, and post-implementation support.  The Project Manager II is responsible for the delivery of value-added solutions to the business units.  This role includes coordinating employees and/or contractors, managing service providers, and planning and executing change efforts.
  • Manage large MIS projects/programs or IS components of projects including development of proposal/charter, creating and maintaining the work plan, managing the project team to complete their tasks, tracking and escalating issues, and creating and presenting weekly status reports
  • Work closely with Business, MIS and Site Representatives, Business Solution Architects, Operations Architects, Security Architects, and Infrastructure Architects to gather requirements, scope projects, and design solutions
  • Secure project resources, communicate and receive commitments from project sponsors, and coordinate purchasing and procurement activities
  • Work with the infrastructure, security, applications, and operations teams on building and executing project plans and transitioning support
  • Understand the tactical and strategic plans of the business units and sites in order to support and promote an MIS strategy that aligns with the business process and operations
  • Stay current on new business processes, new technologies, and project management methodologies
  • Perform other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree and seven (7) years of experience in the Information Services or Process Technology fields, which includes four (4) years of Project Management experience on IT system implementations; OR
  • High School diploma or GED and eleven (11) years of experience in the Information Services or Process Technology fields, which includes six (6) years of Project Management experience on IT system implementations


Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Business
  • Experience managing both applications and infrastructure programs/projects
  • Experience managing multiple projects at once including multi-year efforts with budgets of $1M or more
  • Use of MS Project 2013, preferably MS Project Server
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • Two (2) to four (4) years in an infrastructure technical role working with one (1) or more of the following technologies: Microsoft Windows, Cisco Network Switching, EMC or NetApp
  • Storage, Dell or HP or IBM Servers
  • Certifications in any of the above technology areas




  • 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
  • Position is in busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator
  • 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
  • Must be accessible 24/7 for emergency customer service issues
  • Must be able to frequently, sit, stand, and walk
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
  • 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 per 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.

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