Hydro Geologist

Date: Jun 27, 2022

Location: Round Mountain, Nevada, USA

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Round Mountain is an open-pit mine located in Nevada, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world. The mine uses conventional open-pit mining methods and processes ore by mill and heap leach. The Round Mountain Phase W Project is now in production, with first gold poured in May 2019.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Hydro Geologist Principal Advisor, the candidate is responsible for achieving hydrologic goals of the pit-dewatering program while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross’ values.

Job Responsibilities

1.    Deploys and maintains high availability and quality of pressure transducers, vibrating wire piezometers and telemetry equipment
2.    Interprets and reports hydrologic data and observations. 
3.    Assist with the design, construction, development, testing and rehabilitation of dewatering wells.
4.    Assist with planning and implementation of current and future drilling programs.
5.    Assist with hydrologic investigations.
6.    Weekly Operations reporting
7.    Monthly reporting: Including pumpage, water levels and well utilization.
8.    Performs Workplace Exams and documents Safe Working conditions, responsible for fixing safety issues when identified or stops work when hazardous conditions persist.
9.    Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

1.    Bachelor’s Degree in a Geologic or Engineering-related field.
2.    A preferred minimum of three to five years’ experience in geohydrology or water well management
3.    Experience with dewatering systems, hydrologic and hydrogeologic principles
4.    Direct experience with well drilling
5.    Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills. 
6.    General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of milling and maintenance operations.
7.    Working knowledge and skill with P.C. utilizing AutoCAD, Vulcan, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software. 
8.    Must have the ability to plan, coordinate and schedule time to achieve overall objectives.
9.    Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management.
10.    Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management team. 
11.    Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.
12.    Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis. 
13.    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.

Reporting Relationships

  • Kinross Leadership Practices

  • Creates an environment where nothing is more important than every employee returning home safe and healthy every day. 
  • Creates an environment in which people are unfailingly treated with respect.
  • 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. 
  • Builds and brings teams and people together to achieve organizational goals.  Models humility by going beyond self-interest for the good of the group.
  • 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. 

Career Framework and Level

Accountability (P2)
Knowledge (P2)
Leadership (P2)
Complexity (P2)
Impact (P2)

Legislative Requirements

Language Requirements

Travel Requirements


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.