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Title:  Senior Climate Engineer

Requisition ID:  18865

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85004-2121

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.


Under general supervision, provides climate change and related technical expertise, guidance and leadership for climate change projects and programs at the corporate level and assists sites as needed.

  • Develops carbon abatement curves to help guide corporate strategy.
  • Leads cross functional team to develop and maintain tools regarding Climate Change and related targets.
  • Develops and maintains mapping of FCX products through their life cycle to understand downstream scope 3 emissions and document benefits of FCX products to energy transition/meeting Paris goals.
  • Monitors global climate regulations and analyze to understand implications for the business and work with Industry Associations or consortiums on related technical or advocacy efforts.
  • Participates in external climate change focused activities to monitor stakeholder requirements as they develop and interprets how they will impact the business positively and negatively (e.g. TCFD, WRI/WBCSD, etc.) Assists externally to influence key audiences on Climate Change efforts.
  • Conducts targeted advocacy with external stakeholders to help raise FCXs profile amongst climate and responsible production groups and assists with customer questions/engagements related to Responsible Production.
  • Performs other duties as required.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Environmental, Civil, Chemical, Agriculture, Mining, Metallurgical, Geological or similar Science discipline) and five (5) years of Engineering experience in Climate Change management and analysis, including project management experience, OR
  • Master’s degree in Engineering or related field and three (3) years of Engineering experience in Climate Change management and analysis, including project management experience
  • Additional certification of licensure appropriate to the ob may be required or preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of greenhouse gas emission reporting protocols, development of carbon abatement curves, carbon footprint methodologies and global regulatory frameworks and mechanisms.
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions.
  • Skilled in managing large/complex environmental projects.
  • Ability to evaluate and implement new methods and techniques for operational improvement.
  • Able to analyze a wide range of greenhouse gas emissions sources to recognize potential improvement opportunities or risks across scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skilled at working cross functionally in teams.
  • Ability to communicate to external audiences in a clear and concise manner.  
  • Works under moderate supervision and has latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines that may impact department or individual work group
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of Scope 3 emissions and how they apply in extractives sectors, understanding of metals a plus
  • Experience in Life Cycle Assessment a plus, with a focus on its relation to Scope 3 emissions
  • Experience in carbon value chain analysis, working across a supply chain with various actors
  • Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety precautions.


Criteria & Conditions
  • Positon is in a busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ.
  • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by elevator.
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to work for hours at a time in front of a computer and keyboard utilizing Microsoft desktop tools.
  • 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.

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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