Mine Geologist

Date: May 12, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation

Start Date ASAP

Contract Full-Time, Permanent

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


Provides geological interpretation and resource estimation supporting 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; geology modelling (including orebody characterization), resource estimation support, resource and reserve reporting and support of near mine exploration.


Job Responsibilities


  • Develop innovative 3D geologic models: 
    • Optimization of existing geologic models
    • Creation of detailed structural and alteration models
    • Run geochemical interpolants
    • Improve understanding of primary and secondary alteration and its implication for BWI, leaching, cyanide consumption and density
  • Responds to a variety of internal and / or external requests from technical teams such as:
    • Identifying gaps and works with the team to agree upon solutions for implementation
    • Supports 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 near mine exploration, projects, studies and operations
  • 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
  • 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


Education and Experience


  • Undergraduate Degree in Geology
  • 5+ years of mining related experience
  • Mine and exploration geology experience
  • Minimum of three years as a mine geologist/ore control
  • Ability to build complex geological models
  • Experience with Leapfrog, Vulcan, Ore Pro3D preferred
  • Fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese languages skills an asset
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time globally


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.