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Title:  Senior Environmental Engineer

Requisition ID:  120880

Tyrone, NM, US, 88065

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.

  • Knowledge of environmental compliance, permitting, incident investigating and reporting protocols.
  • 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 soil, water and air samples to recognize potential environmental hazards.
  • 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 working with industrial waste management and/or RCRA
  • Working knowledge of Clean Air Act, Title V, and NSR permits
  • Reclamation and closure permitting experience. NM-specific experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of Clean Water Act including NM groundwater and surface water protection regulations 20.6.2 and Supplemental Permitting Requirements for Copper Mine Facilities 20.6.7
  • Supervisory Project Management experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficient in the use of ArcGIS and/or AutoCAD


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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability

Nearest Major Market: Las Cruces

Job Segment: Environmental Engineering, Project Manager, Engineer, CAD, Drafting, Engineering, Technology

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