Projects Engineer

Date: Nov 9, 2022

Location: Elko, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource in the largest private mining land package in the U.S. The mine is located in White Pine County, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world, along the southern extension of the prolific Carlin trend. Bald Mountain and the nearby Round Mountain mine make up Kinross’ Nevada operations. 

Bald Mountain is an important contributor to the economy of northeastern Nevada and maintains a comprehensive environmental strategy including wildlife protection, habitat recovery and education.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Capital Projects Superintendent, this position functions as an integral part of a high-level multi-disciplinary team focusing on the development and execution of strategic projects at the Bald Mountain mine site while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values. 

Essential Functions

•    Assist in the evaluation and development of site capital projects.  This will include development of cost and project estimates for facility construction from project conception through feasibility study and execution of the project. 
•    Assist in project permitting in a multi-stage process to ensure continued and uninterrupted mining, including baseline studies through NEPA assessment.  
•    Management of entities outside of Kinross (legal counsel, consultants, engineering firms, lobbyists, and contractors) as well as staff.
•    Coordinate the design, permitting and construction, with appropriate cost and technical oversight of capital projects at the site, the area roads and ranches, and reclamation obligations and estimations.
•    Ensure projects are completed on-time, on-budget, and to required standards including the Kinross Construction Management Manual. 
•    Initiate, implement, evaluate, and modify projects and plans in response to needs. 
•    Partner with senior management and key stakeholders to deliver systems and programs that ensure Kinross’s four values; Putting People First, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship, High Performance Culture and Rigorous Financial Discipline.  
•    Ensures practices and resources are in place to realize achievement of the organization’s strategic objectives.
•    Works closely with the Projects Specialist and Mine Service Supervisors to ensure timelines and quality expectations are met.
•    Works closely with the Projects Specialist to ensure timely processing and oversight of capital related invoices and payments.
•    Develops the Projects Specialist to perform duties listed above.
•    Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct. 
•    Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management.
•    Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance.
•    Works without risk or harm to self and others. 
•    Punctuality and regular attendance required.
•    Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

•    BA or BSc degree in mining, civil or geotechnical engineering, or related field experience.
•    3-5 years of project management experience in mining construction, project development, or related field.
•    In-depth experience managing consultants/contractors in the design, cost estimation or construction of strategic projects with budgets in excess of $20 million.
•    Broad experience in capital estimation and financial evaluation.
•    Excellent administrative and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•    Proficient computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and project management programs.
•    In-depth knowledge with AutoCAD, Deswik, or Vulcan.
•    Understanding of Heap Leach Processing will be an asset.
•    In-depth understanding of Kinross and Bald Mountain processes will be an asset.
•    In-depth knowledge of mining development and operations.
•    Ability to learn and adapt quickly.
•    Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills. 
•    General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of maintenance operations.
•    Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
•    Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management and projects team. 
•    Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills
•    Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis. 
•    Requires 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 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 global senior gold mining company with operations and projects in the United States, Brazil, Mauritania, Chile, and Canada. Our focus on delivering value is based on our core principles of responsible mining, operational excellence, disciplined growth and balance sheet strength. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC).