Title:  Regional Manager Project Controls

Requisition ID:  129006
Location: 

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

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.

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, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and New York.  Additional states may be excluded from remote work based on business factors.  Should the positions 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.

Description

Provides leadership, mentorship, and oversight of Capital Project Controls teams for all our large capital and expansion projects within a designated region. Responsible for implementation and training of best practices for project planning and scheduling, cost estimating and monitoring, progress measurement, risk management and reporting. Hires and manages project controls personnel. Responsible for ensuring open communication and information from Project Teams to Corporate Management.

  • Mentor and manage a large staff of project controls team members, ensure project is staffed appropriately, and conduct regular staff performance reviews 
  • Guide resolution and provide a sounding board for complex project control issue.  Strong analytical skills required to review and analyze all project controls information and ensure accuracy as well as identify issues, concerns and potential mitigations
  • Interact with the project team and corporate management team and participate in regular project meetings.  Gather information and prepare reports and presentations of information as needed for management.
  • Communicate material changes: scope changes and schedule slippages and potential impacts and participate in the identification of mitigation strategies.  Ensure trends of cost and schedule are identified, validate efficient change management process is followed; communicate and suggest corrective actions.
  • Coordinate with cross functional team in project setting, ensure project controls team members are interfacing with engineering, procurement, contracts and construction on concepts and relationships to the scope of work and ensure adherence to safety and quality standards
  • Implement risk management protocol which includes identification, documentation, mitigation and tracking of potential risks on the project.  Additionally determine potential cost and schedule/progress impacts of potential risks as they are identified
  • Oversight and validation of project baseline process for cost, schedule and progress and ensure all project systems are implemented according to process and company standards and procedures
  • Ensure full implementation of company processes and procedures as well as industry best practices with regards to project controls on the project following the company project stage gate process  
  • Ensure the accuracy of reported progress percentage based on the rules of credit established within the project.  Develop progress measurement process for required scopes of work 
  • Ensure project schedule development, review and update processes are in place and to ensure accuracy and alignment with the overall master schedule.  
  • Ensure all project required reporting is effective, accurate and submitted as required.  Manage reporting to corporate management
  • Perform other duties as required

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires international air travel. In accordance with Freeport-McMoRan’s requirement for all employees whose job requires international travel, if you are hired you will be required to submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to travel by air internationally, unless the company has granted a medical or religious accommodation.

  • High School diploma or GED and at least fifteen (15) years of experience in construction management, and at least eight (8) years of experience in a leadership role in project controls, OR
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related degree, and at least ten (10) years of experience in construction management, and at least eight (8) years of experience in a leadership role in project controls OR
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related degree, and at least eight (8) years of experience in construction management, and at least eight (8) years of experience in a leadership role in project controls 
  • Leadership ability and strong management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a high paced project environment
  • Understanding of accounting functions and systems
  • Experience with cost control including project estimating, forecasting and cost management including reporting
  • Strong understanding of Primavera and with overall planning process and best practice on capital mining projects
  • Construction experience with an ability to maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions in a construction environment

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

 

Benefits:

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

 

Compensation:

The estimated annual pay range for this role is currently $118,000-$165,000. 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 incentive compensation considerations based on company and individual performance.  Additionally, this position is currently eligible for annual long-term incentive consideration.  Long-term incentives are contingent upon authorized approval under the terms and conditions of the Company's plan and award agreements.  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).

 

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.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer


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