Project Exploration Geologist

Date: Sep 22, 2023

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company: Kinross Gold Corporation







About Us


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 Project Exploration Geologist will contribute to the planning and execution of various exploration programs throughout Canada. The role will include supporting property scale programs, overseeing contractors, and ensuring that the health and safety guidelines of the corporation are strictly adhered to. The candidate must be willing to travel to the various project sites and work on a rotational basis. When not in the field the candidate must be willing to work out of the Toronto head office. 



Job Responsibilities


Assist property scale exploration programs through:
•    Coordination of onsite personnel and contractors
•    Participation and oversight of field programs (drilling (core logging), field mapping, geochemical, etc.)
•    Handling program logistics
•    Implement/monitor QAQC protocols
•    Preparation of maps and technical reports
•    Maintain the quality and integrity of the geological databases
•    Maintaining budget as assigned by Exploration Manager 
•    Provides assistance in the evaluation/interpretation of data and contribute to the planning of exploration programs
•    Participate and contribute in researching and compiling data for project generation 


Education and Experience


  • Degree in Geology (B.Sc. minimum)
  • Must be eligible to obtain a certified Professional Geologist designation (APGO, APEGM)
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of related work experience
  • Previous experience in the mining industry is preferred




  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving abilities
  • Ability and desire to travel and work in different locations for variable amounts of time (50-75% time in the field)
  • Good communication skills and proven ability to work with others.
  • Strong organizational skills and able to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Experience in the use of GIS software (MapInfo, ArcGIS, QGIS)
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of software (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word).



Must be able and willing to travel



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.