Analyst Intern, Ops Strategy

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Date: Jan 5, 2019

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

The Kinross Corporate Head Office is located in downtown Toronto and supports Kinross operations and projects worldwide. Corporate functions include Finance, Procurement, Health & Safety, Human Resources, IT and Investor Relations.

Job Description

This 16 month Intern will assist in analytical and project support for various Operations Strategy programs and projects, from cross-site programs, to site support projects and business cases.  

The position will report to a Senior Manager or Director within the Operations Strategy Team.

Job Responsibilities

Support performance improvement projects in the assessment and/or implementation phases

  • Collect and analyze data, summarizing findings in a structured format
  • Work collaboratively with site, regional and corporate teams
  • Monitor and report on progress of implementation action plans
  • Participate in the development of communication materials to share progress and challenges with site and corporate management as required


Support business case development

  • Support the development of business cases for investment decisions, including preparation and/or validation of analysis to ensure accuracy
  • As needed, work closely with the other teams in the Operations Strategy department (e.g. Strategic Business Planning, Technical Services, Energy) or other corporate functions (e.g. Finance, HR, Legal, etc)


Work closely with the Projects group in completing Scoping, Pre-feasibility, or Feasibility studies:


  • Provide analytical support and input into the assumptions used in project studies (e.g. mine opex, processing opex)
  • Work closely with the projects team in developing and finalizing inputs for select sections of the studies
  • Liaise with site personnel and outside consultants to perform detailed reviews of the select sections of the studies. If required perform internal and external benchmarking exercises to validate the reasonability of the assumptions


Support the Strategic Business Planning Process

  • Assist sites in the process of updating their life of mine (LOM) plans as needed
  • Perform comprehensive reviews of the LOM plans (e.g. comparisons with previous years, reconciliation with budget), creating summaries of findings

Education and Experience

  • 2nd or 3rd year Engineering student
  • Strong analytical capabilities and experience in Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; experience in Powerpoint an Asset
  • Proven ability to collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Team player with an ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Experience working at a mine site an asset
  • Language skills in Russian, French, Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish are assets, but not mandatory

Additional Information & Closing Date

Some Travel is required. 


The closing date for this position will be February 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (EST).


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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