Area Construction Manager/Project Engineer

Last Updated: 17th September 2019 (over 3 years ago)

United States



Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level



Educational background in civil engineering with a masters in business administration with a concentration in project management. I have 8 years of experience working heavy civil projects within the mining industry.


Master’s in Business Administration

   Nov 2016
— May 2018

Arizona State Univeristy
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

   Aug 2008
— May 2013


Tenke Fungurume Mining
Area Construction Manager

   Jul 2018
— Jul 2019

Key strategist for all phases of engineering projects and programs pertaining to roadways, dams, railways, ponds, and other civil projects. Achieved all project targets on schedule and within budgetary guidelines, developing and delivering upon all recommendations both during engineering phase and construction phase of projects.
• Strategic Development: Produced, issued, and evaluated scope of work details and contractor proposals, contributing to site strategic planning and budgeting efforts for designated engineering and expansion areas. Developed and evaluated AFE’s for capital funding requests.
• Project Management: Held bottom line accountability and directed operations for site construction, expansion, or modification projects tied to mining, process plant, quarry, and crushing activities. Delivered guidance to site management team on applicable processes, practices, and existing /proposed local, state, and federal regulations.
• Leadership Development: Guided a talented team of engineers and project coordinators through the design, engineering, and construction phases of projects throughout the site, using sound mentor-ship strategies that foster leadership and accountability within all levels of the organization.

Freeport McMoRan
Project Engineer II

   Apr 2016
— Jun 2018

Promoted following successful tenure as junior level Engineer to deliver oversight of 3rd party contractors and FMI construction services at various sites in the Freeport McMorRan portfolio valued at $10MM per year. Contributed expertise in management as well as project engineering for a variety of projects including heavy civil, surface water channel construction, concrete foundation construction, acid resistant collection systems construction, tailings and waste stockpile reclamation projects, and pipeline and pump station projects.
• Quality Control: Generated daily, weekly, and monthly reports to detail project cost, construction, and safety activities pertaining to earthwork, concrete, piping, and water system operations throughout various sites and departments in the Freeport portfolio.
• Design and Project Analysis: Modeled watershed, culvert and piping, and surface water designs and analyses to support current and future reclamation project designs along with renovating current facilities to meet new demands.
• Third Party Vendor Management: Held bottom line accountability for current and future reclamation projects outsourced to 3rd party engineering firms, providing oversight to ensure scope fulfillment, budgetary compliance, and timeline adherence, as well as forecasting (monthly, annual, and five-year) for all reclamation, care, and maintenance activities.
• Project Management: Oversaw all project development ensuring successful completion through a variety of initiatives and directives including management and support of company survey, forecasting, QA/QC, scheduling, RFIs, and design changes in daily/weekly activities across mine site. Procured construction materials for project needs. Designed scope of work documents to outline and detail construction projects to internal and external entities.

Freeport McMoRan
Project Engineer

   Jul 2013
— Apr 2016

Developed, evaluated and submitted scopes of work and contract documents for channel and canal revetment projects, potable waterline installation projects, revegetation projects, and various concrete projects. performing earthwork and revetment quality control within mine reclamation projects. Served as quality assurance manger for mine reclamation projects.
• Leadership Development: Directed contractors on a variety of projects, including drilling, blasting, rock quarry mining, mulch and seed operations, waterline installations, utility line install and relocation projects, power pole relocate and erect projects, and concrete and grout projects. Collaborated with Operating and Maintenance Departments to develop increased efficiencies, control costs, and protect the environment.
• Design Production: Designed and oversaw installation of potable waterline in accordance with Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and Engineering Bulletin No.10 Standards, completing installation in record time and under budget.

Freeport McMoRan
Field Engineer Intern

   May 2012
— Aug 2012

Provided technical and managerial expertise to assist engineers on technical and reclamation projects. Performed regular field tests for quality control and quality assurance of construction work. Project work included project development, budgeting, engineering, purchasing, cost control, and implementation. Supervised and managed the construction and paving of a public street and project access ramp.