Geotechnical Engineer

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Date: Aug 13, 2019

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base located in Nevada. It is the newest mine in Kinross’ portfolio and was acquired in January 2016.

Job Description

The Geotechnical Engineer is responsible for providing geotechnical support to the mining department and Tech Services department to ensure that the mine functions effectively and safely.  To be familiar with and understand the principles of the environmental policy, and to maintain and support procedures and work practices aimed at preventing accidents or injuries. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Develop geotechnical design criteria to support safe & optimal mine operations.
  • Manage the installation of the mine-wide geotechnical monitoring systems.
  • Facilitate the collection, analysis and interpretation of geotechnical data.
  • Assist with continuous improvements in drilling and blast designs while ensuring they comply with mining regulations and site standards as they relate to Geotechnical Wall Control blasting.
  • Advise planning & operations personnel on geotechnical issues in the pit.
  • Coordinate with the geotechnical consultants to ensure maximum production from the deposit as it relates to Geotechnical Wall Control.
  • Ensure that all reporting requirements and licensing conditions by regulatory bodies are met.
  • Participate in the update the Ground Control Management plan.
  • Develop, maintain & update Hazard Maps.
  • Effectively communicate geotechnical outcomes.
  • Provide comprehensive and timely contributions to the daily and weekly production meetings.
  • Must be able to handle physical demands of installing instrumentation.  This may include packing 50 pounds across uneven surfaces.
  • Perform other related functions as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications and Skill Requirements
  • Candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Geological or Geotechnical Engineering.
  • A post graduate Degree in Geological or Geotechnical Engineering is preferred.
  • A high level of computer literacy with Microsoft Office and general computer knowledge.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements
  • Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations.
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices.
  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment.
  • Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions.
  • Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements.
Kinross Leadership Practices
  • Creates an environment where nothing is more important than every employee returning home safe and healthy every day. 
  • Fosters the talent and potential of all employees by enabling them to grow, develop, and make a difference in the organization.
  • Demonstrates that leadership in the areas of environmental performance and community and stakeholder relations is fundamental to the way we plan and manage our business. 
  • Holds self and others accountable for the decisions, commitments, and behaviors required to deliver outstanding results.
  • Uses judgment to manage business complexities, prioritize and balance conflicting demands to make timely decisions that best advance Kinross strategy. 
  • Understands the economic implications of decisions and consistently uses all resources effectively and efficiently to maximize shareholder value.
  • Relentlessly champions, develops and embeds best practices. 
Kinross Competencies
  • Strategic Effectiveness

Developing and communicating rigorous and creative business strategies that drive sustainable value.

  • External engagement

Understanding and building relationships with external parties that strengthen and sustain competitive advantage.

  • Business Focus

Applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships.

  • Living the Kinross Values
    Aligning behavior, decisions, and actions with Kinross values and principles


This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis.  It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

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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