Senior Mine Planner

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 13, 2022
May 23, 2022
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 and Investor Relations.

Job Description

Provide mine planning and technical support for operations and development activities working independently or under limited supervision in one or more of the following areas: mine planning, reserve calculations, environmental engineering, project engineering, regulatory compliance and/or direction of outside consultants and contractors. Knowledge of engineering techniques as they apply to ore body evaluation and mine operations is required

Job Responsibilities

  • Strategic mine planning and budgeting.
  • Prepare engineering studies aiding resource estimates for life of mine planning purposes.
  • Supports corporate feasibility study efforts and technical due diligence including preparation of open pit and underground mine designs, costs and schedules.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams and consider the business impact of decisions on diverse groups; influence others to achieve project goals often without direct authority.
  • Appraise mining methods, processing methods, operating cost, capital spending, production schedules, dilution and ore loss.
  • Identify key engineering and mining success factors and issues that could impact the economic viability of mine plans and mine design.
  • Design and develop processes, practices and methodologies in engineering and ensure alignment with the organization's long-term strategy.
  • Initiate and undertake projects to optimize performance within engineering and to ensure adherence to industry regulations and organizational standards.
  • Advise on a variety of internal and / or external requests
  • Contribute to the development of policies and practices
  • Maintains excellent rapport with external stakeholders
  • Monitor costs and implement approved recommendations for maximizing operational efficiencies
  • Analyzes information and prepares technical documents to support decision making; present recommendations and status updates to key stakeholders
  • Communicate information related to engineering and mentor others
  • Provide information on operating standards, compliance requirements and policies to key stakeholders; recognized as an internal expert in area of expertise and troubleshoots unusual or complex issues

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in geology, mining engineering or a related field.
  • Eligible for registration as a professional engineer or professional designation in appropriate area of expertise

  • 4 - 8 years of related work experience
  • Basic knowledge of all phases of mining and milling operations
  • Experience with strategic planning and budgeting in the mining industry
  • Knowledge of engineering techniques as they apply to ore body evaluation and mine operations


  • Level of proficiency with mine planning software systems, preferably Minesight, Vulcan, Surpac, MineMax Scheduler, and NPVscheduler. Exhibit an interest aptitude for learning these systems.
  • Level of proficiency in spreadsheet based cash flow analysis.
  • Well-developed technical report writing and presentation skills.
  • Very strong communications skills. Team player with a strong inclination towards developing cooperative solutions.
  • Ability to perform financial analysis in a mining environment.
  • Ability to travel (approximately 10-30%)-domestic as well as international

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.