Analyst Intern - Operations Strategy, Great Bear (12+ months)

Date: Feb 9, 2024

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date May 2024

Contract 12 or 16 months

Openings 1

Hybrid Work Environment (3 days in office, 2 days remote with flexible hours)

Dress Code Business Casual

Location Downtown Toronto, Outside of Union Station (TTC & GO accessible)

A Great Place to Work


Who We Are


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 four core values of Putting People First, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship, High Performance Culture, and Rigorous Financial Discipline. Kinross maintains listings on the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol:K) and the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:KGC). 


Mining responsibly is a priority for Kinross, and we foster a culture that makes responsible mining and operational success inseparable. In 2021, Kinross committed to a greenhouse gas reduction action plan as part of its Climate Change strategy, reached approximately 1 million beneficiaries through its community programs, and recycled 80% of the water used at our sites. We also achieved record high levels of local employment, with 99% of total workforce from within host countries, and advanced inclusion and diversity targets, including instituting a Global Inclusion and Diversity Leadership Council. 


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Purpose of Role


The Great Bear project is a development-stage asset located in the renowned and prolific Red Lake mining district and represents one of the most exciting recent gold discoveries globally.  The project has excellent potential to become a top-tier deposit that could support a large, long-life mine complex. Kinross’ comprehensive exploration and development program will aim to support the vision of a quality, high-grade, open-pit mine and a longer-term, sizeable underground mine. Currently the Great Bear project is working through engineering studies as well as working on the development of an Advanced Exploration Project (AEX).



Job Responsibilities


The analyst intern will support current business needs, which may vary over the course of the internship. A successful intern should be flexible and eager to take on new and different tasks to support the business and expand their learning opportunities. The following is a list of areas where the Great Bear Project commonly needs support.    
The analyst intern will be a part of the Great Bear Project Management Team based on Toronto. This is a fully integrated team of ~30 people in various disciplines and specialties helping to deliver the Great Bear project.

Work embedded in the Great Bear Projects team in completing the PEA, Pre-feasibility, or Feasibility studies: 
•    Lead the development of project-specific business cases, helping to drive scope, schedule or procurement decisions within the project.
•    Provide analytical support and input into the assumptions used in project studies (e.g., mine opex, processing opex etc.) 
•    Work closely with the projects team in developing and finalizing inputs for select sections of the studies.
•    Perform trade-offs for various technologies, infrastructure, and design optimization (haul road routing, fleet selection, haul truck sizing, automation, energy efficiency, etc.).
•    Support the commercial and procurement team with invoicing, project forecasting, adhoc cost analysis and various other requests as they arise.

Support ongoing project field programs (soils Geotech drilling, bedrock geotechnical drilling, geophysics, metallurgy)
•    Provide coordination support to ongoing field programs to help advance project engineering. Including daily tracking, weekly planning, monthly tracking and field support. Forecast the look ahead plan including cost tracking and schedule to hit project timelines.
•    Plan for various site visits during the year to help support the field team in the program execution.


Support performance improvement projects in the assessment and/or implementation phases:
•    Collect and analyze data, summarizing findings in a structured format 
•    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. 
•    Think creatively, thinking with a solution-oriented mindset on how to add value to the business case.
•    Perform internal and external benchmarking exercises to validate the reasonability of the assumptions.

Support the Advanced Exploration Project (AEX) working to start construction in 2024 pending permitting:
•    Adhoc analysis to help maintain construction schedule, accommodation strategy, trade-offs on various purchasing or project design decisions that need to be made.
•    Ability to travel to site to support pieces of the AEX construction during the busy field season.



Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience
•    2nd or 3rd year Engineering student in any engineering background
•    Strong analytical capabilities and experience in Excel
•    Strong communication skills, both written and oral; experience in PowerPoint is an asset
•    Excellent attention to detail
•    Proven ability to collaborate with individuals from diverse backgrounds
•    Team player with an ability to work effectively in a team setting, as well as independently
•    Strong time management skills and the ability to multi-task
•    Experience working at a mine site or in a engineering project setting is an asset
•    Ability and willingness to travel to the Great Bear site for up to 1 week at a time
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines and projects in Canada, the United States, Brazil, Chile and Mauritania. Our core purpose is to lead the world in generating value through responsible mining.