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Mine Planner

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Senior Management & Non-executive Jobs
Mine Operation Jobs, Mine Planning/Scheduling Jobs, Mining Engineer Jobs, Technical Jobs, Engineering Management Jobs
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.

Job Description

To provide technical mine planning expertise and guidance for site operations, projects and Kinross’s corporate Technical Services team.  

The role involves working independently and with limited supervision in one or more of the following areas: 

·        Mine engineering studies

·        Strategic and life of mine planning

·        Resource and Reserve calculations

·        Mine engineering support

·        Regulatory compliance

Management of consultants and contractors as required

Job Responsibilities

·        Strategic mine planning and budgeting.

·        Preparation of engineering studies

·        Preparation of resource and reserve estimates for life of mine planning purposes.

·        Support corporate feasibility study efforts and technical due diligence including preparation of mine designs, mining costs and mine schedules.

·        Promote collaboration across functional teams and consider the business impact of decisions on diverse groups;

·        Influence others to achieve project goals.

·        Appraise mining methods, processing methods, operating cost, capital spending, production schedules, dilution and ore loss.

·        Identify key engineering and mining success factors and issues that could impact the economic viability of mine plans and mine design.

·        Design and develop processes, practices and methodologies in engineering and ensure alignment with the organization’s long-term strategy.

·        Initiate and undertake projects to optimize performance within engineering and to ensure adherence to industry regulations and organizational standards.  Contribute to the development of mine planning processes.

·        Develop and maintain excellent rapport with external stakeholders

·        Implement industry best health and safety practices

·        Support continuous improvement efforts.

·        Perform technical audits to support business decisions and ensure compliance with statutory regulation as per legislation requirements.

·        Carry out all typical mine engineering functions required for mine operation and project studies.  These functions are not limited to but include mine and waste dump design, haulage and equipment hour calculations, tactical and strategic scheduling.

·        Analyze information and prepare technical documents to support decision making; present recommendations and provide status updates to key stakeholders

·        Actively communicate information related to engineering best practices and professional development

Mentor junior team members

Education and Experience

·        Bachelor of Science in geology, mining engineering or a related field.

·        Eligible for registration as a professional engineer or professional designation in appropriate area of expertise

·        Member of a recognized professional body

·        More than 8 years of related work experience or equivalent

·        Demonstrable experience in a range of mining environments.

·        Proven track record of success through collaboration

·        Strong experience with regards to strategic planning and budgeting.

·        Knowledgeable of metals and the mining industry including current best practice and innovation.

·        Led or participated in Mine engineering studies (Pre-Feasibility and Feasibility and Due Diligence)

·        Delivered quality outputs for all typical mine engineering tasks including optimization, design, scheduling and reporting.


·        High level of proficiency with mine planning scheduling and optimization software systems.  Proficiency with Minesight, NPVscheduler, MSO and MineMax considered an advantage.

·        Proficiency in spreadsheet based cash flow analysis.

·        Well-developed technical report writing and presentation skills.

·        Very strong communications skills.

·        Team player with a strong inclination to working collaboratively.

·        Ability to travel to without restriction (approximately 30% time commitment)

·        Proficiency in more than 1 language considered an advantage.


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: Engineer, Geology, Procurement, Engineering, Mining, Operations

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