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Senior Exploration Geologist

Job Field:
Geosciences Jobs
Earth Science Jobs, Exploration Geologist Jobs, Geologist Jobs, GIS (Geographical Information Systems) 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

Contribute to the implementation of the exploration strategy for Kinross’ Canadian Greenfields Exploration team. To conduct field work on exploration properties throughout Canada with an emphasis of Eastern Canada.

To conduct technical reviews of projects, both desktop and field based and participate in deal term negotiations. Plan exploration programs and then participate and oversee the execution of the work in the field (geophysics, geochemistry, mapping, prospecting, drill core logging, interpretation and modelling). Office based work would consist of regional compilation of high potential areas followed by more detailed reviews of the highest priority target areas.

Overseeing the work of consultants and joint venture exploration teams along with mentoring junior geologists will be important aspects of the work. Assure that the Kinross Environment, Health & Safety Standards at each project site is fully implemented and adhered too.

    Anticipate 50% of the time to be field based.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversees all aspects of the mineral exploration process on a project or joint venture property, including compilation, data interpretation, target selection, field mapping and prospecting, core logging, modelling and reporting.
  • Oversees the operating exploration team when project is under joint venture.
  • Ability to plan, and track an exploration budget.
  • Ability to create and maintain drill hole / geological databases and plan and direct exploration and resource drilling
  • Ability to develop and update geological models as well as being familiar with reserve and resources estimate modelling (considered an asset)
  • Analyzes information and prepares technical documents to support decision making; presents recommendations and status updates to key stakeholders
  • Provides information on and reinforces the company operating standards, compliance requirements and policies
  • Monitors the exploration activities of competitors to identify and make recommendations on potential project acquisitions / participation  

Education and Experience


  • Graduate or post-graduate University degree in Geology or related Earth Science
  • Formal professional or technical registration or being eligible to apply for such a designation


  • Minimum 6 or more years of related work experience in the mining and mineral exploration industry
  • Knowledge and experience in preparing technical reports and documentation to report to joint venture partners, government agencies as well as internal reporting.


  • Strong communication skills
  • Solid knowledge of Archean Orogenic Gold systems
  • Solid working knowledge of industry 3D software such as GEMS, Datamine, Leapfrog, Micromine or Vulcan, GIS software packages such as MapInfo or ArcGIS, as well as the Microsoft Office suite of programs
  • Must be familiar with the social and political expectations of mining companies and be able to work effectively with government officials, community leaders, and landowners
  • Working knowledge of French considered an asset

Closing Date 

Applications for this role will close on February 19 at 11:59pm EST 

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.

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