Analyst - Value Assurance

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Apr 02, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Audit & Legal
Full Time
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, Investor Relations, Exploration, Geology and Mine Planning, among others.

Job Description

  • Execute analysis and assist in the implementation of initiatives related to high priority capital projects across the company to ensure that these projects are delivered safely, on time, and on budget.
  • Help to coordinate opportunities to maintain and improve project economics through cost reduction, engineering, operations improvement, and strategic initiatives through the entire project value chain.
  • Support operations and projects on matters related to strategic and operational full potential as required in order to maximize project economics.
  • May provide support for areas including Operations Strategy, Engineering, Supply Chain, Energy, Technical Services and Continuous Improvement.

Reports to the Senior Manager, Project Value Assurance

Job Responsibilities

Provide analytical and project management support for Project Value Assurance (PVA) programs and projects, from direct project team involvement in high-priority capital projects to broader company-wide project monitoring and reporting.
  • Generally speaking, support Kinross and its sites and projects in making strategic project decisions through analysis, business case development, modelling and impactful communication.
  • Working with project team members, contractors, and other corporate and regional personnel, assist in developing and implementing the execution of initiatives to assist in the successful delivery of Kinross projects.
  • With proper Management support and guidance, perform error-free and insightful analysis, financial or otherwise, that supports site, cross-site or Corporate projects.
  • Assist in the development of project studies at various stages of maturity, providing analytical support including economic modelling and trade-off studies, as well as support for various project management activities.
  • Provide analysis that assists in decision making around development and implementation of high priority capital projects at Kinross. Working with other members of the PVA team, present recommendations and status updates to key stakeholders.
  • Participate in comprehensive reviews of projects in study and execution. Develop databases, tools and processing for benchmarking project assumptions at a granular level.
  • Supports broader corporate global programs outside of own area, such as Working Capital, the Kinross Way for Supply Chain and Maintenance, etc.
  • Supports the analysis and preparation of communication materials for capital requests, Strategic Business Cases, and the Strategic Business Planning process in general.
  • Performs analysis and coordination on technical and financial due diligence activities for Mergers and Acquisitions.

Other, general support as required:
  • Analyzes and interprets data (e.g. operating metrics like: tons hauled; equipment efficiency; downtime due to maintenance, operating constraints and suboptimal performance).
  • Responds to a variety of internal and/or external requests, some may require advanced problem-solving approaches with assistance from others as needed.
  • Prepares straightforward communication materials, manuals, and other written materials related to evaluations, technical issues, programs, or systems.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, accounting or finance, or a related field

  • 1 to 3 years experience in the mining industry or another natural resource industry, and/or with a major consultancy.
  • Experience in technical (e.g. mining or project study or execution-related) or Management consulting would be a major asset.
  • Experience with and exposure to financial and strategic modeling in an asset-intensive industry (preferably mining).


  • Strong technical, operational, and financial analytical capabilities.
  • Strong skills in Excel: experience building financial models, and ability to perform analysis to pinpoint opportunities for improvement.
  • Highly collaborative work style in working with highly skilled corporate, regional, and mine site staff (both technical and financial) using influence skills rather than formal reporting authority.
  • Flexible, fast learner that can come up to speed on a problem in an unfamiliar area to start adding value quickly.
  • Ability to handle significant variations in workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills: ability to explain and present complex information in a straightforward way.
  • Well organized, works well independently and in team settings.
  • Conversational French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Russian is an asset, but not a requirement.
  • Ability to function within the following travel requirements: some travel to remote mine sites in Mauritania, Ghana, Chile, Brazil, Nevada, Washington State, Alaska, and Far East Russia. The expectation is that the role could require from 1 - 2 weeks of travel out of every 4 weeks.

Additional Information

The closing date for this role will be April 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Successful candidates for phone interviews will be requested to submit a transcript, we recognize that a transcript doesn't tell us the whole story.

The closing date for this role will be April 18, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Successful candidates for phone interviews will be requested to submit a transcript, we recognize that a transcript doesn't tell us the whole story.

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.