Underground Projects Engineer

Date: May 27, 2023

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. Kinross began operating the mine in 2003, and it has since become a continuous improvement leader in the Company’s portfolio. Round Mountain poured its 15 millionth ounce in 2018. Round Mountain and the nearby Bald Mountain mine make up Kinross’ Nevada operations. 

The Round Mountain mine is an important contributor to the Nye County economy and, working with local stakeholders, has helped achieve significant improvements in healthcare and education in the area.

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the UG Projects Manager / UG Mine Manager, the UG Project Engineer will collaborate with UG Mine Operations, participate in mine study, and reviews / evaluations of the UG Project.  The UG Projects Engineer will Contribute to a positive work environment and be a strong advocate for the UG Project.

Job Responsibilities

Contribute to and carry out a variety of tasks including but not limited to:
•    UG Project calculations including optimization, mine design and life of mine scheduling.
•    Mine engineering studies including scoping, pre-feasibility, feasibility, and due diligence reviews.
•    Strategic planning, and tradeoff analysis.
•    Works cross-functionally with all disciplines to validate studies, plans, and mine economics.
•    Equipment selection studies.
•    Cost Modelling and Financial Analysis.
•    Regulatory compliance testing.
•    Cycle time studies and haulage network development.
•    Collaborate to develop block models for mine planning purposes.
•    Contribute to the production of technical reports and documentation including documentation of processes and work practices.
•    Support the development of UG potential based on an indicated reserve and resource model.
•    Work with site UG Operations, and Tech Services management staff.  
•    Work with and manage consultants and contractors as required (Especially during the study phase).

Education and Experience

•    Bachelor of Science in Geology, Mining Engineering, or a Related Field.
•    3-5 years’ experience in Surface and or Underground Mining.


•    Knowledge of Mining, and Milling methods.
•    Knowledge of Engineering Techniques as they apply to Ore Body Evaluation and Mine Operations. 
•    Proficiency with mine planning software systems, such as MineSight, Vulcan, Surpac and or NPV scheduler.   Exhibit an interest for learning these systems.
o    Ability to run Mine Stope Optimizer (MSO) shapes using one of the aforementioned software’s.
•    Strong analytical skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).
•    Understanding of spreadsheet based cash flow analysis.
•    Technical report writing and presentation skills.
•    Very strong communications skills. Team player with a strong inclination towards developing cooperative solutions.
•    Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
•    Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
•   The work schedule would be a 4 and 3 (4 days on, 3 days off). 

Reporting Relationships

• Typically reports into the Underground Projects Manager

Career Framework and Level

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

Legislative Requirements

Background Check required
US work permit required

Language Requirements


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).