Mechanical Engineering Consultant - 12 month contract

Date: Jan 11, 2021

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

To provide mechanical engineering leadership on assigned projects; to develop and implement standards and specifications related to mechanical engineering. Contribute to the execution of the strategy for the engineering team, ensuring alignment with the overall strategy.    Ensure quality standards are upheld in the field of specialization.  To participate in medium to long-term project planning on assigned key projects by providing technical and cross-functional expertise.   

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead key technical projects requiring mechanical engineering input/oversight including defining and achieving project goals, anticipating and minimizing risks, project management, managing resources and consultants
  • Seek and implement opportunities to add value to the project
  • Review project documents (policies, standards, specifications, drawings, data sheets) related to mechanical systems to assure they meet project objectives
  • Act in a role as Owner Engineer rep overseeing mechanical discipline activities on major greenfield and brownfield capital projects, including review of capital cost estimates prepared by EPCM consultants
  • Lead project teams – establishing project plans and milestones, analyzing risks, developing budgets and delegating work assignments  

Job Responsibilities Continued

  • Interface with the Site Operations team
  • Assist commercial teams with technical support in procurement related to mechanical procurement packages
  • Take coordinator role in construction and commissioning of mechanical systems
  • Lead the process of preparing corporate documents (policies, standards, specifications) related to mechanical engineering
  • Contribute to the execution of strategies related to mechanical engineering to enhance current engineering team practices and performance    
  • Prepare business cases regarding projects and initiatives, analyze information and prepare technical documents to support decision making; present recommendations and status updates to key stakeholders

Scope of Responsibility & Complexity

  • Problem resolution involves a high degree of independent judgement to interpret policy in situations where considerable variation in interpretation is possible.
  • Applies theoretical concepts or original approaches to complete projects or assignments.
  • Work is assessed based on the attainment of objectives and effectiveness of results.
  • Ensures quality standards are upheld in their field of specialization. Identifies and resolves complex technical, operational and project management problems.  Directs the work of project teams and/or task forces. 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • Formal professional designation in mechanical engineering
  • 8+ years of related work experience  
  • International experience
  • Project management or operational experience an asset


  • Good understanding of mining and processing equipment.  Experience with sizing, selection, engineering, construction and commissioning of relevant mechanical systems.  
  • Experience with mechanical engineering aspects of projects of varying scope and complexity from planning to commissioning stages. 
  • Experience with engineering management of large projects.  This includes development and management of scope of work, schedules, budget as well as co-ordination.  Working with engineering consultants, vendors, contractors and other stakeholders. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of large multi-disciplinary teams
  • Bilingual in Spanish or Russian an asset
  • Ensures quality standards are upheld and identifies and resolves complex technical, operational and project management problems
  • Strong communications and presentation skills
  • Team player, pro-active, and ability to drive co-operative solutions in situations where do not have direct authority
  • International travel required


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.