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Title:  Project Manager Engineering I

Requisition ID:  52585

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

Category:  Engineering Services

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.

Please note:  This position has the possibility to work remotely up to 100% of the time.  The position will require occasional travel to the Phoenix corporate offices and/or site locations.  This position may be performed anywhere in the U.S. except California, New Hampshire, Michigan, Illinois and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the position shift to in-office work in the future, the company will offer relocation benefits at that time should the position meet the established eligibility for these benefits.


Under general supervision, provides technical expertise, guidance and leadership in Engineering Project Management.
  • Reviews and analyzes project requirements to establish tasks and subtasks and project timelines
  • Assembles and supervises project staff
  • Creates and maintains a database of project tasks and assignments
  • Compiles and reports to Management regarding project status
  • Serves as technical expert on project management issues
  • Evaluates and administers contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment
  • Maintains current working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations
  • Provides guidance and counsel to Site Management team on applicable programs, practices and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations
  • Contributes to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for project management
  • May represent the site on company-sponsored steering teams
  • Performs other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or closely related area and seven (7) years of Engineering experience in an area or areas relevant to assignment, including supervisory or lead experience as well as prior Project Management experience, OR
  • High School diploma and twelve (12) years of Engineering experience in an area or areas relevant to assignment, including supervisory or lead experience as well as prior Project Management experience
  • Knowledge of Project Management techniques and practices
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience and ability to lead project stage gate process
  • Experience with multidiscipline mining and processing projects
  • Experience in leading industrial and infrastructure project management process
  • Experience in mine planning and financial evaluation process
  • Experience in leading multidiscipline groups to develop comprehensive scope of work
  • Experience in developing project scope, budget and schedule




  • 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 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
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, demonstrate manual dexterity, climb stairs and ladders, work on elevated platforms, talk, hear and see
  • Occasionally may be required to lift moderately heavy objects up to thirty (30) pounds during the course of the workday
  • 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

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