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Chief Water Resources Engineer
Miami, AZ 85539
30 days ago
About this job
We offer Competitive Pay, Great Benefits, and Opportunities for Growth. Pinto Valley Mining Corporation (PVMC), a subsidiary of Capstone Copper, is a global leader in metal mining and processing, focused on Copper and Molybdenum production. As a member of the PVMC team, you will have the opportunity to work for a company that places its highest priorities on supporting its people and the communities where they live, protecting the environment, and providing safe and secure working conditions. Located just outside the Phoenix metro area, at PVMC you will enjoy working in a collaborative and diverse team environment with training, development, and career growth opportunities. We live by our values; Safety, accountability, excellence, and caring. ____ About the Role Reporting to the Operations Support Manager, the Chief Water Resources Engineer is of fundamental importance in realizing PVM's potential as a long-life copper producer. The position is responsible for ensuring that PVM has consistent access to the water needed for its operation, while managing surface water and groundwater resources responsibly and in conformance with Capstone's Environmental Policies, industry best practices and the expectations of regulators and other stakeholders. ____ Who We are Looking For Are you a highly motivated individual with a commitment to the safety and well-being of your fellow employees? Do you consistently look for ways to improve yourself and others? Are you committed to living the Capstone Values? If so, then you are the kind of person that we are looking for. ____ Responsibilities & Qualifications * Manage and ensure all employees and contractors are working in compliance with PVM and MSHA safety guidelines and procedures * Implement, monitor and take ownership of PVM's Water Supply Strategy and Water Management Plan to ensure consistent access to water as needed for the Life of Mine Plan. * Collaborate with most PV departments to support water management at all site facilities, including the open pit, tailings facilities, dump leach and waste rock dumps. Provide water-related input to geotechnical analyses as needed. * Engage and manage consultants for a range of water-related scopes, and review technical models, reports etc. * Design, implement and manage hydrological monitoring systems. * Provide input into long-term planning (Resource Development Plan, 5-year plan, etc.) and Short-term planning (Year Budget, Forecast and 3-month plan). * Provide input into strategic mine development studies for mine expansions, development scenarios, closure approaches etc. * Build and foster strong relationships with PVM, Capstone and external personnel, including operators, engineers, environmental teams and management. * Provide mentoring and technical support to an established team of professionals. * Additional tasks and duties as required. Knowledge * 10 or more years of experience in water resources engineering, hydrology or a related field, preferably in a mining setting * Bachelor's or higher degree in a related field. Master's degree preferred. * Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) certification preferred, or eligibility to become certified within 12 months Key Competencies / Skills * Strong project management and report writing skills, combined with the ability to work in teams across all levels of the organization * Practical experience in many aspects of water resources engineering, including water supply planning, surface water and groundwater management, water balance and numerical modeling, and others. * Knowledge of GoldSim and other common water management and/or GIS software is highly valued. * Experience in presenting complex technical assessments to a range of stakeholders * Valid Driver's License * Able to communicate clearly in English ____ Physical Demands of the Role * This role is generally 70% office environment and 30% field environment. ____ Comprehensive Benefits Package * Excellent Health, Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life Insurance (effective on date of hire) * 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Matching Program and Employee Share Purchase Plans * Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, and Tuition Reimbursement. ____ Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Pinto Valley Mining Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.