Manager - Civil and Structural Engineering

Date: Mar 3, 2023

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)

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 Manager of Civil and Structural Engineering will be Kinross’ global subject matter expert in the civil and structural fields. In this role they will provide support to large capital projects, sustaining capital and maintenance projects, active operations, and corporate initiatives to improve, develop, and implement policies.

Job Responsibilities

  • On projects, lead key technical tasks requiring civil and structural engineering input/oversight, including defining and achieving project goals, anticipating and minimizing risks, managing resources and third party consultants.  This will include both greenfield and brownfield projects.
  • Directing and reviewing the work of third party consultants. 
  • Review project documents (policies, standards, specifications, calculations, drawings, etc.) to assure they meet project objectives and company strategy.
  • Review cost estimates prepared by third party consultants.
  • Interface with the Site Operations teams
  • Be the company’s Subject Matter Expert in civil and structural engineering and lead related global initiatives.  
  • Utilize software for structural engineering calculations (eg. STAAD Pro).    
  • Review existing corporate documents (policies, standards, specifications), related to civil and structural engineering; lead the process of authoring new documents where required, and making periodic updates and communicate to staff across all sites.
  • Assist Supply Chain teams with technical support in procurement efforts related to packages related to civil and structural works.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams, provide technical advice and support to enable key business decisions, influence others to achieve project goals often without direct authority.
  • Prepare business cases, capital costs and reports regarding projects and initiatives and presents recommendations and status updates to management
  • Take role of subject matter expert and support in construction and commissioning of civil and structural works.   Prepare or review QA/QC plans for construction activities.
  • Stay abreast of changes and developments in civil and structural engineering and how they may affect Kinross; introduce new methodologies and tools to improve current practices. 

Minimum Qualifications & Skill Requirementse

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or structural engineering
  • Licensed member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
  • 10+ years of related work experience, including both design and field construction  
  • Understanding of mining and processing infrastructure and equipment; and permitting requirements 
  • Experience with several of the following sub-areas: earthworks and site grading, stormwater management, roads, geotechnical, water supply, sewage, wastewater, site utilities, foundations, structural.
  • Experience with engineering management of large projects.  This includes development and management of scope of work, schedules, budget as well as co-ordination with engineering consultants, vendors, contractors and other stakeholders.  
  • Experience as a discipline lead for projects of varying scope and complexity from planning to commissioning stages. 
  • Strong in optimizing earthworks costs and contractor management
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of large multi-disciplinary teams
  • International experience 
  • Fluency in Spanish, French or Portuguese is an asset

Personal Attributes

  • Strong communications and presentation skills – with Management, Site staff, Consultants and Contractors.
  • Works well both in a corporate environment as well as on site in projects and operations.
  • Adaptable to dynamic needs of the business. 
  • Able to travel for frequent but short periods.
  • Team player with a strong inclination towards developing co-operative solutions, especially in situations where one does not have direct authority.

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.