Sr. Resource Geologist

Magadan, Chukotka, Russia
Nov 16, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Full Time
Kinross is a Canadian-based gold mining company with mines, projects and offices in 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.

Kinross is represented in Russia by Kupol and Dvoinoye operations, and offices in Anadyr, Bilibino, Pevek, Magadan and Moscow.

Anadyr and Bilibino offices provide administrative support to Kinross' operations in the northern region of Chukotka through interfacing with local and regional authorities, regulators and local communities. The Bilibino office also provides logistics support to the two Russia-based gold mines. Kupol and Dvoinoye high-grade gold and silver deposits are underground mines connected by a 100-kilometer all-season road built over the challenging tundra terrain. A critical role in logistics support for both Kupol and Dvoinoye is played by the company office in the port town of Pevek; this office is also responsible for interaction with port and customs authorities, and organizing delivery of received commodities to Kinross' Kupol and Dvoinoye operations over the 400-kilometer (250-mile) winter road.

Magadan regional office team supports Kinross' operations and projects in Russia through interaction with local, regional and state agencies and authorities, and cooperation with local communities. Moscow Representative Office is involved in active cooperation with the Russian governmental agencies, media, investment and industry associations by providing information on Kinross' activities in Russia and assisting Russian authorities in creating a favorable foreign investment climate in the mining sector.

All offices ensure seamless activity of the company's mine sites and maintain the social license to operate within the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.

Job Description

The Senior Resource Geologist will lead the execution of 43-101 resource/reserve modelling, ore control modelling, definition drilling, and MINEX/near mine exploration to support resource and reserve growth

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for geological interpretation and resource estimation supporting the company's Russia operations, exploration and acquisitions activities
  • Assists with the preparation of the company's reserve estimates
  • Identifies / analyzes areas of interest for potential exploration (resource growth) targets
  • Participates in due diligence reviews and compilation of engineering studies
  • Assists in establishing processes related to geology and resource modelling
  • Investigates, researches, and analyzes information and issues related to geological modeling and grade control
  • Periodically reviews reconciliation to determine the performance of the block model
  • Calculates ore resources, defines geological structures and executes mine exploration programs
  • Oversees, leads, trains and mentors onsite Resource Geologists and Project Geologists
  • Oversees contractors
  • Prepares technical reports and documentation to ensure compliance with industry and operational requirements
  • Responsible for preparation of annual budgets
  • Monitors costs related to mine geology and implements approved recommendations for maximizing operational efficiencies

Education and Experience

  • University Degree in Geology
  • 5 to 10 years of mining related experience with strong exploration background
  • Geological and resource modeling experience
  • Eligible for registration as a professional geoscientist in Ontario and meet the requirements of a "Qualified Person" as defined under NI-43-101


  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational, technical and analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge in some of the modelling software: Micromine, Vulcan, Datamine, GEMS, Leapfrog, Surpac or MineSite
  • Previous experience in exploration would be considered as an asset
  • Previous work experience using Supervisor or/and Isatis geostatistical software would be considered an asset

Travel Requirements

Rotational system

Required to travel


This is an expat role with a 6 weeks on/4 weeks off roster