Sr. Engineer Water Management

Location: Phoenix AZ Posted Date: May 15, 2019
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Employer Job Id: 665507607 Careermine Job Id: 1774079
Under moderate supervision, assist with management of the corporate hydrology and hydrogeology programs. Provide site support on engineering design and project management for surface water management, storm water controls, mine dewatering, water balance modeling, groundwater modeling, well and piezometer monitoring and geospatial data management. Contribute as a corporate specialist on water resource management in support of permitting efforts, expansion/development strategies, tailings management/design, data review and risk analysis.

Essential Functions
•Reporting to the Director of Geotechnical & Water Management, organize, problem solve and work within a team-based organization.
•Contribute to strategic plans for further development of mine operations and associated water resource management.
•Interpret maps, geographical data, historical evidence, and models to develop an understanding of the surface water and groundwater regime, as well as potential contamination effects, often based on limited and incomplete data.
•Undertake field work and site visits for investigative, monitoring, and site support purposes.
•Oversee and/or assist with design and installation of surface water and groundwater monitoring systems, as well as review and interpretation of monitoring data.
•Oversee and/or assist with design and installation of storm water management controls, including assessment of performance and recommendations for improvement.
•Review and/or analyze data to develop climatic design criteria for the sites, including initiating updates, as needed.
•Manage, calibrate and further develop water balance models used for tracking and prediction of flows, including filling of tailings storage facilities.
•Review impact assessments for mine dewatering, discharge, and downstream water management activities.
•Assist in managing geospatial data related to monitoring instrumentation (wells, piezometers, weirs, survey monuments, etc.), storm water management controls, existing and proposed disturbances, dewatering wells, discharge points, and other data, as relevant to the work of the Geotechnical & Water Management team.
•Liaise with other hydrologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, and other professionals in related fields.
•With review and support from the Director of Geotechnical and Water Management, develop and edit both technical and non-technical reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders on water resource management.
•Answer technical queries and provide guidance to site-level and corporate-level management teams.
•Other duties, as required.

  • Ethical Conduct
  • Financial Management
  • Technical Capacity
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking

  • Supervisory Responsibility
    This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Work Environment
    This job operates primarily in a clerical office setting, routinely using standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.Travel to mine sites is also required for limited durations.

    Physical Demands
    • Ability to understand and apply verbal and written work and safety-related instructions and procedures given in English
    • Ability to communicate in English with respect to job assignments, job procedures, and applicable safety standards
    • Must be able to work in a potentially stressful environment
    • Position is in a busy, non-smoking office located in downtown Phoenix, AZ
    • Location requires mobility in an office environment; each floor is accessible by an elevator
    • Must be able to frequently sit, stand and walk
    • Must be able to frequently lift and carry up to ten (10) pounds
    • CMOC International promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing and on-going random drug testing as per applicable State Laws

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


    International travel of up to 20% is expected for this position.

    Job Requirements

    Required Education and Experience

    •Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Geological Engineering, Hydrogeology or closely related discipline from an accredited curriculum, with courses in hydrology and/or hydrogeology and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience, ideally in a mining environment.
    •Knowledge in the principles and practices of civil, geologic, or hydrologic engineering or a related field of science or engineering.
    •Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to a diversely-educated audience.
    •Ability to develop and maintain awareness of occupational hazards and safety for yourself and others.
    •Knowledge of drilling and well construction techniques.
    •Familiarity with surface and groundwater modeling and monitoring.
    •Knowledge of common techniques for interpretation of surface and groundwater data, including geochemical data.

    Preferred Education and Experience

    •Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Hydrogeology or closely related discipline from an accredited curriculum, with courses in hydrology and/or hydrogeology and a minimum of five (5) years of experience, ideally in a mining environment.
    •Possession or ability to acquire certification as a Professional Engineer (PE), Professional Geologist (PG), or Registered Geologist (RG).
    •Fluent in French, Portuguese or Mandarin.
    •Experience using GIS (e.g., ArcGIS) and/or CAD (i.e., AutoCAD) software.
    •Knowledge and/or experience using other relevant software, such as HEC/RAS, HEC/HMS, GoldSim, FEFLOW and/or MIKESHE.
    •Experience with hands-on use of field equipment and field sampling techniques.

    EEO Statement
    CMOC International is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other protected basis under federal, state, or local laws, regulations, or ordinances.