Strategic Mine Planning Engineer


Company Chirano Gold ...
Industry Mining
Category Mining/Petrol...
Location Ghana
Job Status Full-time
Salary GHS
Education BSc
Experience 3 years
Job Expires Feb 14, 2019
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Company Profile

Kinross is a Canadian-based Gold mining company with its head office in Toronto, and have mines and projects in the United States,Canada, Russia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Ghana and Mauritania, and employs approximately 6,000 people worldwide.

Our core values are putting people first, outstanding corporate citizenship, high performance culture and rigorous financial discipline. We are dynamic, innovative, and passionate about who we are and how we work,and we do not compromise when it comes to doing the right thing in the communities where we operate. 

At Kinross, we pride ourselves on being skilled, responsible operators who strive not only to meet, but to exceed, regulatory requirements for both environmental and health and safety performance, wherever we operate. Putting people first is a core Kinross value, and our chief priority is to ensure the safety and well-being of every employee and contractor who works for us.

Job Description

Role Purpose
Responsible for facilitating the optimal extraction of gold ore by providing mine planning and scheduling expertise to achieve medium to long term production and development targets and also ensuring maximum return to the business in alignment with EHS standards.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Support corporate feasibility study efforts and technical due diligence including preparation of mine designs, costs and schedules.
  • 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 designs.
  • Prepare engineering studies aiding resource estimates for life of mine planning purposes.
  • Design and develop processes, practices and methodologies in engineering and ensure alignment with the organization’s long-term strategy.
  • Perform Reforecasts of budget and LOM plan or schedules as may be required.
  • Prepare mine development plans and monitor medium and short term mine scheduling and mining activities to ensure compliance to mining schedule
  • Prepare and develop waste dump lift development plans and dumping Sequences.
  • Initiate and undertake projects to optimize performance within engineering and to ensure adherence to industry regulations and organizational standards.
  • Ensure maximum return on investment by carrying out optimization, design and evaluation work, calculating ore reserves in accordance with established planning policies such as cut-off grades and legislative requirements.
  • Evaluate alternative designs and mine plans based on various operational scenarios with the goal of maximizing productivity and revenue
  • Contribute to the business capability to mine safely by actively identifying risks and threats to achieving targets and developing, establishing and managing programs to ensure those risks are minimized or eliminated.
  • Ensure that all members of the mining teams have clear understanding and direction of Project objectives by leading and controlling the coordination of regular planning meetings, ensuring deliverables are accurately recorded and distributed.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by your supervisor in accordance with the company’s policies.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering.
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of practical mining engineering experience.
  • Must have good working knowledge and experience with strategic planning and budgeting in the mining industry.
  • Must have thorough understanding of mining operations, as well as a general understanding of milling operations and mine maintenance.
  • Must be able to perform financial modelling and analysis in a mining environment.
  • Must be proficient with mine planning software systems for mine optimization and design, preferably Surpac, MineSched, Whittle, NPVS, TALPAC, Mine 2-4D, Studio 5D Planner, EPS, MSO, Studio RM, Auto CAD, MS Projects.
  • Must have basic knowledge of all phases of mining & milling operations and proficiency in spreadsheet based cash flow analysis.
  • Must be able to apply standards, policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.
  • Good written and oral communication and report writing skills.
  • Must possess a valid Ghanaian Driver’s License with defensive driving skills.

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