Geotechnical Engineer

Round Mountain, Nevada, United States
Jan 13, 2022
Feb 12, 2022
Full Time
Round Mountain is an open-pit mine located in Nevada, one of the best mining jurisdictions in the world. The mine uses conventional open-pit mining methods and processes ore by mill and heap leach. The Round Mountain Phase W Project is now in production, with first gold poured in May 2019.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Senior Geotechnical Engineer, is responsible for mine Geotechnical and/or Hydrogeology duties, as required while continuously aligning daily functions to reflect Kinross' values .

Job Responsibilities

  • Deploys and maintains high availability and quality of slope monitoring infrastructure including prisms, radars, vibrating wire piezometers, TDR, etc.
  • Reports and interprets geotechnical data and observations.
  • Provides on-call geotechnical engineering support to Operations after hours as needed.
  • Assists with design of excavated slopes and execution of mitigation measures.
  • Performs Workplace Exams and documents Safe Working conditions, responsible for fixing safety issues when identified or stops work when hazardous conditions persist.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in geological engineering, mining or civil engineering or 5 years of applied, related technical experience is required.
  • Basic technical skills in hydrogeology.
  • General understanding of mining operations.
  • Working knowledge of Vulcan, AutoCAD and Rocscience software preferable.
  • Working knowledge and skill with computers utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software.
  • 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 part of the Team.
  • Demonstrates strong administrative, organizational and technical writing skills.
  • Must be presently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
  • Requires valid driver's license.

  • Career Framework and Level

    Accountability (P1)

    Knowledge (P1)

    Leadership (P1)

    Complexity (P1)

    Impact (P1)

    Legislative Requirements

    Language Requirements

    Travel Requirements


    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.