Manager - Global Security Projects & Exploration

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date: ASAP

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)

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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 role of Manager, Global Security Project and Exploration is responsible for managing all aspects of security for Kinross properties while in the project stage. This covers the scoping, planning, design, construction, and implementation of security physical security and controls. As well as taking the lead on managing and providing oversight of security for project. The manager will provide support to the exploration department for all global exploration activities. The position will report to the Vice President, Global Security.

Key Areas of Responsibility & Duties

1)    Provides leadership and guidance for security related matters affecting Kinross projects on a global level
a.    Manage and direct security plans for all global projects. 
b.    Identify key risks associated with specific projects and develop mitigation efforts to minimize impact. 
c.    Develop security strategies and standards that are aligned with project scope, objectives and requirements.
d.    Develop specifications and design of electronic security systems, procedures, and personnel requirements for all projects.
e.    Provide leadership for all Project related security concerns.
f.    Prepare scoping, pre-feasibility and feasibility reports regarding security requirements.
g.    Ensure security requirements are delivered according to the Master Project Schedule.
h.    Develop contract specifications and manage contracts to completion. 
i.    Maintain budgetary controls over security related items.
j.    Leverage and influence site and regional security resources as required.
k.    Integrate Global Security standards and programs to ensure protection of project assets.
l.    Collaborate with EPCM firms and contractors to develop security procedure.


2)    Provide guidance for security related matters affecting exploration activities
a.    Develop and manage security procedures and protocols for all exploration activities.  Plan will include intelligence gathering, travel security, personnel and asset protection.
b.    Integrate Global Security standards and programs into exploration activities.
c.    Manage security equipment (GPS tracking devices, satellite phones, etc) necessary to accomplish exploration objectives.
d.    Liaison with exploration corporate and regional leadership to identify potential risks and provide solutions to mitigate those risks.


3)    Ensures project and exploration site security operations align with the Global Security Standardization Program
a.    Oversight of the development and implementation of Global Security strategies at sites project and exploration phase
b.    Ensure Global Security strategies are being correctly implemented and followed at sites project and exploration phase
c.    Accountability to Global Security for compiling site self-assessment and annual audit data to monitor effectiveness.   Conduct security reviews, internal self-assessments, and audits.
d.    Prepare monthly activity reports for the Vice President, Global Security.
e.    Provide re-occurring site assistance visits to ensure compliance with Global Security  standards and guidelines.
f.    Responsible for senior leadership personnel protection and security
g.    Assist in the development of table top exercises designed to test the effectiveness of the security systems.
h.    Professionally develop project site security personnel in security tactics and strategies.


4) Security business partner support

a.    Prepare country threat analysis for use during business decisions.
b.    Gather and develop information on the security situation in country and business relevant factors to advice the business 
c.    Advise leadership on risk mitigation strategies and security solutions.
d.    Coordinate special event security and VIP protection plans. 
e.    Engage and manage security providers.
f.    Personnel safety/security plans and awareness training.
g.    Collaborate with management to advance security integration within business units.
h.    Develop and implement project site specific security strategies in areas such as illegal mining, community relations, etc.

5)    Program development
a.    Collaborate with Global Security to develop and negotiate host nation public security assistance agreements.
b.    Manage information collection and dissemination program.
c.    Oversee security requirements during project management phase.
d.    Serves as primary liaison with military and law enforcement officials 
e.    Develop and conduct informal and formal security related training for all business units.
f.    Incorporate  the Kinross Human Rights Adherence and Verification Program  into all security functions.
g.    Provides assistance and interfaces with other security professionals.
h.    Stays abreast of current risk situations within the region.


6)    Global Security Technologies 
a.    Use Kinross Global Security technologies and platform as required 
i.    Security event management systems, action items program, OSINT programs
ii.    Serve as the led on these technologies for the project and exploration phase.


7)    Public security relations 
a.    When required liaison with public security as deemed appropriate
b.    Relationship building with public security 
c.    Promote human rights and security best practices and discuss human rights issues with public security. 

Minimum Qualifications & Skill Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in criminal justice, security management, or related field.
  • Experience executing security programs and initiatives in developing countries.
  • Satisfactorily complete Global Security Department’s “Security Manager and Supervisor Training Course” within 90 days of being hired.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience within the security, military or law enforcement community.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of industrial security or infrastructure protection experience.
  • Obtain Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from ASIS within two years of being hired.
  • Understanding of host government public security forces and their roles when providing assistance.
  • Able to articulate well, with excellent presence when briefing management on security program plans and activities.
  • Excellent written and speaking communications skills at all levels of management. 
  • Ability to effectively deal with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to review, analyze, and extract data from various sources.
  • Intelligent, persuasive, and articulate leader who is able to communicate security-related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and other communications devices to include MS Office package. 
  • Able to function independently, under pressure, and perform multiple security duties with minimal supervision or guidance. 


Additional Qualifications & Skill Requirements

  • Understanding of mining processes.
  • Ability to travel within to project sites at least 50%.
  • Well-developed incident report writing and presentation skills. 
  • Demonstrated experience with project management techniques or related skills.
  • Experience in developing, forecasting, and managing budgets.
  • Strong communications skills. 
  • Business continuity and/or crisis management experience.
  • Team player with a strong inclination towards developing co-operative solutions.
  • Ability to learn quickly.
  • Individual is able to prioritize effectively, work within strict deadlines and align individual work with the organization’s business objectives.

Sustainability Expectations

Position will provide visible security leadership at the regional level. Follows and implements programs contained in the Global Security Standardization Program to include the performance based strategy and security program development.  Ensure mine site security plans are aligned with the standards and guidelines set forth by Global Security.  Provide regular security updates and briefings to regional senior leaders.  Collaborate with other business units to meet company expectations concerning risk tolerance.

Actively promote human rights and security best practices to all stakeholders internally an externally as the Kinross Human Rights Adherence and Verification Program. Elements and metrics of this human rights and security program will be diligently detailed and reported to GS as part of the Kinross annual ESG reporting requirements. 

Scope of Responsibility & Complexity

Work is performed under limited direction according to Global Security Standardization Program. Problem resolution is within established guidelines and procedures, requiring the use of judgement to determine which of many methods are applicable in any given situation. Work is complex involving sensitive matters. Seeks assistance from others when dealing with unfamiliar or problem situations. Ensures that projects are completed on-time, on-budget, and to required standards. Initiates, implements, evaluates, and modifies own projects and plans in response to needs of the business. Assists and directs mine site security supervisors.  Closely interacts with mine site management to ensure security systems are performing to the desired level of effectiveness.

Our Approach to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and in alignment with our health and safety standards, all Kinross Gold Corporation employees working from the Toronto office, must be fully vaccinated with at least two doses of an approved vaccine. If offered this position, you must show proof of vaccination prior to be hired. Masks are not mandated in the office; however, employees are encouraged to wear a mask if it is more comfortable for them. Kinross reserves the right to update its vaccination policy/requirements at any time in its sole discretion.