Manager - Geology

Date: Jul 6, 2024

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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Job Description


Provides geological support to the company’s operations, exploration and merger and acquisitions activities. The role spans the entire mining life cycle from discovery, exploration, development, construction, operations, closure and reclamation. Key areas of responsibility include; grade control practices, operational best practices, reconciliation, geology modelling (including orebody characterization), resource estimation, resource and reserve reporting and drill program design to support near mine exploration.


Job Responsibilities


  • Responds to a variety of internal and / or external requests from technical teams such as:
    • identifying and analyzing business requirements and the implications for the team
    • identifying gaps and agree upon solutions for implementation.
    • making recommendations for opportunities that could maximize efficiency and productivity of the operation. 
  • Analyses and interprets various forms of data including (but not limited to) assay, geological, geochemical and metallurgical data.
  • Reviews and provides feedback on all technical and project proposals to ensure adherence to best practices.
  • Ensures projects have clear and appropriate decision points and that they are adhered to.
  • Responsible for geological interpretations to support Minex exploration, projects, studies and operations.
  • Completes complex resource estimates.
  • Responsible for complex analysis and reconciliation to ensure long term and short-term resource estimates are inline with production results.
  • Liaises with brownfields exploration and site teams to ensure the effective alignment of strategic exploration programs and plans.
  • Investigates issues at site and prepares technical documents such as site memos / reports to support decision-making, and presents recommendations and status updates to key stakeholders (ex. Technical Services Management’s technical teams).
  • Liaises with site/project groups to ensure consistency and quality of geological data provided.
  • Ensures adequate quality control procedures (ex. Peer review process) are in place and adhered to.
  • Assists with resource estimation to support brownfield exploration, projects, studies and operations.
  • Mentors site technical staff.
  • Travels to various sites globally.

Education and Experience


  • Undergraduate Degree in Geology.
  • ~10 years of site based operations and mining experience including leading geologic processes, ore control, geologic modeling and near mine exploration.


Additional Qualifications & Skills


  • Identifies data requirements; proficiently plans and gathers data for multiple projects with minimal oversight.
  • Able to build complex geological models using industry standard software packages such as Leapfrog.
  • Able to build complex resource estimates using industry standard software such as Leapfrog and Vulcan.
  • Takes full responsibility for own analysis; adapts workplan with minimal guidance if/when priorities change; effectively plans and establishes next steps.
  • Builds collaborative relationships at corporate and sites, facilitating transfer of data and information as required; demonstrates consistent ability to work with many personality types and own relationships; fully empathizes with site challenges and works as one team to address them.