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Title:  Senior Engineer - Project Development

Requisition ID:  55824

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 limited supervision plan, organize, manage and evaluate designated engineering projects and programs, ensuring the successful conclusion of all phases within an appropriate time and at appropriate cost.

  • Review, investigate and develop appropriate recommendations regarding assigned engineering projects.
  • Manage projects and serve as subject matter expert (SME) on large/complex site planning/construction, expansion or modifications.
  • Provide guidance and counsel to the site management team on applicable processes, practices, and existing/proposed local, state and federal regulations.
  • Contribute to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering areas.
  • Develop and evaluate AFE’s (Authorization for Expenditure) for capital funding requests.
  • May evaluate and administer contracts with vendors for the provision of services and equipment.
  • May represent the site on Company sponsored steering committees, task forces, or teams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Works on complex issues and implements solutions mostly through the determination of strategy and delegation to others in a group or functionalarea.
  • Often collaborates with managers and/or functional or site leaders and hassome interaction with external colleagues.
  • Works under moderate supervision and has some latitude to set objectives, priorities and timelines that may impact department or individual work group
  • Contributes to budget preparation by supplying costs and recommendations. Manages appropriate project budgets for consulting services.
  • Manages a specific program or project, but typically does not supervise people


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and five (5) years related experience in engineering or related field, OR
  • Master’s degree in an appropriate Engineering discipline and three (3) years related experience in engineering or related field.
  • Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering
  • Able to research and analyze information of considerable difficulty and draw valid conclusions
  • Skilled in managing large/complex engineering projects
  • Skilled in following safety practices and recognizing hazards
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a project stage gate process
  • Experience and general understanding of multidiscipline mining projects
  • Experience in industrial and infrastructure project management
  • Experience in mine planning and financial evaluation process
  • Experience in collaborating with multidiscipline groups to develop comprehensive scope of work
  • Experience in project budgeting and scheduling

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • 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.
  • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk.
  • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment.
  • 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 allowed by applicable state laws

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