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Strategic Mine Planning Engineer

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs
Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs, Project Management Jobs
Africa, Ghana
Ghana All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

Location: Bibiani, Western Region, Ghana

Chirano is located in southwestern Ghana, approximately 100 kilometres southwest of Kumasi, Ghana's second largest city. The mine is within the Bibiani gold belt and consists of 11 deposits. Open pit and underground ore are processed at the Chirano plant. The capacity of the mill is approximately 3.5 million tonnes per annum. Processing involves crushing, ball mill grinding, leaching, and CIL.

Job Description

To coordinate activities related to a full range of engineering functions and to ensure service and / or operating standards are met (internally and / or externally).  To contribute to the design and development of processes, practices, and methodologies in engineering.  

Job Responsibilities

• Responsibilities may be focused in one of the following areas of engineering: short- and long-term mine planning, project controls, cost controls, construction, geotechnical, electrical, environmental, civil, production, exploration or continuous improvement
• Independently handles relevant technical duties, including application submittal, monitoring, and reporting
• Researches information to support decision making and improve processes, technologies or methodologies
• Contributes to the development of policies and practices
• Monitors costs related to services provided and implements approved recommendations for maximizing operational efficiencies
• Maintains excellent rapport with external regulatory agencies to foster working relationships that minimize adversarial actions and maximizes information exchange
• Conducts regular and frequent inspections of operations / equipment / processes / procedures to ensure planned production goals can be met, and regulatory / permit compliance
• Integrates short-term plans into long-term, LOM plans
• Analyzes and interprets mine plans to ensure alignment with operational objectives
• Responds to a variety of internal and / or external requests
• Prepares communication materials, manuals and other written materials related to technical issues, programs, or systems including technical reports and documentation to ensure compliance with regulatory / industry and operational requirements
• Manages outside contracts, ensuring favourable terms for both Kinross and the vendor

Education and Experience

• University degree in engineering or equivalent work experience
• Additional specialized education of up to 2 years

• 3 – 5 years of related work experience or equivalent
• Previous experience in mining industry is preferred


• Ability to use AutoCad and Microsoft Office programs
• Skilled in economic evaluation and sensitivity analysis of projects and plans, including cashflow analysis and rate of return calculations
• Knowledge of engineering techniques as they apply to pit design, mine planning, equipment analysis, and project management

Reporting Relationships

• Provides training and guidance to entry level professionals
• Typically reports into the Chief Engineer

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (P2)

Knowledge (P2)

Leadership (P2)

Complexity (P2)

Impact (P2)

Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile, Russia, Ghana and Mauritania, employing approximately 9,300 people worldwide. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.

Job Segment: Construction, Engineer, Electrical, Geology, Engineering, Mining

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