Project OHS Manager

Khabarovsk, Khab, Russia
Nov 22, 2021
Dec 22, 2021
Health & Safety
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

To provide strategic Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) direction and hands-on support during the execution phase of Udinsk project, including major construction and drilling & exploration works.
Manages a team of OHS practitioners (

Job Responsibilities

  • Model company values and set the tone for a positive safety culture.
  • Lead the development of project OHS strategies, plans and programs to manage risks and continually improve performance on site.
  • Apply leadership, specialist skills and knowledge of the OHS to support line managers to operationalize and implement OHS strategy and evaluate outcomes with an emphasis on critical controls management.
  • Advise General Manager on governmental regulations that pertain to OHS and recommend necessary actions to obtain compliance.
  • Facilitate OHS risk management workshops, assessments and reviews to ensure quality is high.
  • Maintain project OHS risk registers and action tracking processes up to date and valid.
  • Provide inputs and leadership in the process of safety in design requirements during project FS study phase
  • Ensure the effective incorporation of safety in design requirements during the execution phase.
  • Support wellness initiatives, and communication initiatives as needed - e.g. wellness initiatives roll-out
  • Implement OHS communication processes to disseminate critical OHS information quickly and effectively.
  • Ensure fit for purpose medical and emergency response arrangements are in place and well maintained.
  • Contribute to the budgeting process related to health and safety.
  • Ensure all required OHS training and certification is in place, maintained and complies with local law and company requirements.
  • Provide continuous training for OHS team members as well as to the wider site leadership and workforce
  • Coach and mentor OHS team members and continually develop core capabilities.
  • Provide OHS support in the development of contractual OHS requirements for services and equipment when developing contract scopes of work.
  • Provide OHS input to the evaluation and selection of business partner (contractors).
  • Review business partner (contractor) OHS management systems and Project HSE plans to ensure compliance with company requirements.
  • Oversee the OHS performance of business partner (contractor) activities on site and work closely with business partner OHS managers to ensure compliance.
  • Develop systems and measures that appropriately assess health and safety performance and reviews progress to ensure achievement of targets.
  • Develop risk-based site OHS assurance schedule and lead or participate in audits and inspections.
  • Provide input to project assurance plans, ensuring that appropriate OHS activities are included.
  • Lead or participate in incident investigations.
  • Conduct regular analysis of OHS date to identify trends and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Frequently report on OHS performance.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Health & Safety Engineering, Mining Engineering, or equivalent experience with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Professional safety designation preferred (CRSP, CSP, CMSP, etc.).
  • Previous experience on major project as OHS manager with over 10 years related work experience.
  • Experienced in planning, developing, organizing and executing wide range of OHS programs with a proven record of accomplishment of delivery.
  • Prior Kinross Russia experience considered an asset.
  • Russian and English language preferred.
  • Ability to function within the qualifications outlined in the attached physical demands sheets.