Project Engineer - 12 Month Contract

Tasiast, Inchiri Region, Mauritania
Apr 28, 2021
May 28, 2021
Full Time
Based in Mauritania, Kinross Tasiast is set to become one of the great gold finds of our generation. It is the first mine in a highly prospective greenstone belt, located within an extensive gold system that is largely underexplored.

Job Description

Coordinate activities related to a full range of engineering functions and to ensure service and / or operating standards are met (internally and / or externally). Contribute to the design and development of processes, practices, and methodologies in engineering.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with technical coordination between the engineering and supply chain functions.
  • Ensure technical information on requisitions is complete and presented clearly for buyers and contract administrators to take action.
  • Assist in collecting technical information for back-charges.
  • Assemble and monitor the first fill supply process.
  • Assemble the required spare parts lists for the project and coordinate their purchase through the supply chain function.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the site document-control plan.
  • Monitor engineering design information for compliance with agreed standard engineering deliverables.
  • Support Contracts Administration on the site.
  • Assist the Commissioning Manager with the development and implementation of a construction completions and systems turnover plan.
  • Assist in the resolution of field nonconforming conditions.
  • Support construction site materials management.
  • Assist with receipt inspection of materials received at the site.
  • Review contractor and vendor invoices for technical and quantity accuracy.
  • Responsible to identify potential HSE hazards.
  • Assist in the resolving of Technical Queries.
  • Assist with the recording of all "as-built" information.

Education and Experience

• University degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering discipline

• 1 - 5 of related work experience or equivalent
• Experience in commissioning projects would be an asset


  • Good communication skills
  • Works well in a team environment; integrates into new roles efficiently
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced environment; ability to handle significant variation in workload
  • Well organized, works well independently and in team settings
  • Possesses good time-management skills, and is able to work effectively under pressure
  • Conversational French or Arabic is a major asset, but not a requirement.

Additional Information

All applications for consideration must be submitted in English.

As this is an expatriate role, this will be subject to set rotations.

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.