Project Engineer

Elko, Nevada, United States
Oct 07, 2020
Oct 19, 2020
Full Time
Bald Mountain is an open-pit mine with a large estimated mineral resource base that was acquired by Kinross in January 2016. The mine is located in Nevada, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world, along the southern extension of the prolific Carlin trend. The Bald Mountain Vantage Complex Project has commenced production, and the first gold bar was poured in June 2019.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Capital Projects Manager, this position functions as an integral part of a high-level multi-disciplinary team focusing on the development and execution of strategic projects at the Bald Mountain mine site while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross' values.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist in the evaluation and development of site capital projects. This will include development of cost and project estimates for facility construction from project conception through feasibility study and execution of the project
  • Assist in project permitting in a multi-stage process to ensure continued and uninterrupted mining, including baseline studies through NEPA assessment
  • Management of entities outside of Kinross (legal counsel, consultants, engineering firms, lobbyists, and contractors) as well as staff
  • Coordinate the design, permitting and construction, with appropriate cost and technical oversight of capital projects at the site, the area roads and ranches, and reclamation obligations and estimations
  • Ensure projects are completed on-time, on-budget, and to required standards including the Kinross Construction Management Manual
  • Initiate, implement, evaluate and modify projects and plans in response to needs
  • Partner with senior management and key stakeholders to deliver systems and programs that ensure Kinross's four values; Putting People First, Outstanding Corporate Citizenship, High Performance Culture and Rigorous Financial Discipline
  • Ensures practices and resources are in place to realize achievement of the organization's strategic objectives
  • Assist in other projects associated with the mine as identified
  • Works closely with the Projects Supervisor and Mine Services Supervisor and related activities to ensure timelines and quality expectations are met
  • Works closely with the Projects Specialist to ensure timely processing and oversight of capital related invoices and payments
  • Helps develop other department personnel to perform duties listed above
  • Compliance with all company policies and procedures including, but not limited to safety, environmental, confidentiality and code of conduct
  • Meets or exceeds established performance expectations set by management
  • Consistently exercises discretion and judgment in job performance
  • Works without risk or harm to self and others
  • Punctuality and regular attendance required
  • Performs other related functions as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • BA or BSc degree in mining, civil or geotechnical engineering, or related field experience
  • 7-10 years of management experience in mining construction, project development, or related field
  • Experience managing consultants/contractors in the design, cost estimation or construction of strategic projects with budgets in excess of $10 million
  • Broad experience in capital estimation and financial evaluation
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Proficient computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation, and project management programs
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD
  • In-depth understanding of Kinross and Bald Mountain processes will be an asset
  • In-depth knowledge of mining development and operations
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Possesses good communication and interpersonal skills
  • General understanding of mining operations, as well as limited understanding of maintenance operations
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Ability to work independently and also as a member of the management and projects team
  • Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills
  • Must be 18 years old and presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis
  • Requires a valid driver's license

Health, Safety, and Environmental Requirements

  • Adheres to all safety and environmental considerations
  • Have a strong commitment to safe working practices
  • Wears Personal Protective Equipment at all times while in the production environment
  • Is alert and observes, corrects, and reports unsafe conditions
  • Follows operating procedures and complies with all regulatory requirements

Kinross Leadership Practices

  • Creates an environment where nothing is more important than every employee returning home safe and healthy every day
  • Creates an environment in which people are unfailingly treated with respect
  • Fosters the talent and potential of all employees by enabling them to grow, develop, and make a difference in the organization
  • Demonstrates that leadership in the areas of environmental performance and community and stakeholder relations is fundamental to the way we plan and manage our business
  • Holds self and others accountable for the decisions, commitments, and behaviors required to deliver outstanding results
  • Uses judgment to manage business complexities, prioritize and balance conflicting demands to make timely decisions that best advance Kinross strategy
  • Builds and brings teams and people together to achieve organizational goals. Models humility by going beyond self-interest for the good of the group
  • Understands the economic implications of decisions and consistently uses all resources effectively and efficiently to maximize shareholder value
  • Relentlessly champions, develops and embeds best practices

Kinross Competencies

  • Strategic Effectiveness

Developing and communicating rigorous and creative business strategies that drive sustainable value.
  • External Engagement

Understanding and building relationships with external parties that strengthen and sustain competitive advantage.
  • Business Focus

Applying commercial rigor and discipline to all business decisions and customer relationships.
  • Living the Kinross Values

Aligning behavior, decisions, and actions with Kinross values and principles.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

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.