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Senior Geotechnical Engineer- Bibiani

Job Field:
Engineering and Mineral Processing Jobs, Geosciences Jobs
Geotechnical Jobs, Mine Operation Jobs, Rock Mechanics Jobs, Underground Jobs, Engineering Geologist Jobs, Geotechnical Engineer Jobs, Mine Geologist Jobs
Africa, Ghana, West Africa
Ghana All
Contract Type:
Full Time / Permanent
Salary Description:
on application
Kinross Gold
Job Ref:

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

Will provide Technical Support to the Underground Operations Team and oversee to all Underground Mining activities. To follow, and ensure compliance to established policies, practices and procedures when completing work assignments.

Job Responsibilities
  • Overall management of Geotechnical functions on site comprising both open pit and underground operations and their associated teams.
  • Co-coordinating the collection of data, its analysis and evaluation in order to ensure sound designs.
  • Working closely with the mine planning engineers and geologists within the Technical Services department as well as with Operations to ensure robust and safe designs.
  • Ensuring underground/pit wall stability and quality control of support measures through the supervision of ground control, quality and testing programs.
  • Refining stope designs and extraction sequences to optimise mine longevity and ore recovery.
  • Leading and mentoring a team of geotechnical engineers.
  • Establishing, improving and maintaining productive and constructive interpersonal relationships both internally and externally with business partners and consultants.
  • Contributing to the business' capability to mine safely by actively identifying risks and threats to achieving targets and developing, establishing and managing programs to ensure those risks are minimised or eliminated.
  • Ensure relevant Safety, Mining and other statutory Codes and Regulations remain in full compliance.
  • Participate actively in Continuous Improvement program.
  • Perform any other job assigned by the Supervisor.
Education and Experience
  • BSc degree in Geological or Mining Engineering, preferably with specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering or Rock Mechanics.
  • Post-graduate Certification in rock mechanics equivalent
  • Minimum of 8 years' mining experience, of which the majority should be in underground hard-rock mining, preferably in precious metals.
  • Good operating knowledge and interpretation skill of numerical modelling tools such as DIPS, UNWEDGE, MAP3D and PHASE2
  • Experience of using Surpac
  • Holder of Mine Rescue and valid 1st  Aid Certificates will be an added advantage
  • Valid Ghanaian Driving License and ability to drive underground. 


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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