Senior Geotechnical Engineer


Company Chirano Gold ...
Industry Mining
Category Mining/Petrol...
Location Ghana
Job Status Full-time
Salary GHS
Education BSc
Experience 8 years
Job Expires Jan 20, 2020
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Company Profile

Kinross is a Canadian-based Gold mining company with its head office in Toronto, and has 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

Job Summary
Incumbent will provide Technical Support to the Underground Operations Team and oversee to all Underground Mining activities. To follow, and ensure compliance to established policies, practices and procedures when completing work assignments. 


  • Overall management of Geotechnical functions on site comprising both open pit and underground operations and their associated teams;
  • Co-coordinating the collection of data, its analysis and evaluation in order to ensure sound designs;
  • Working closely with the mine planning engineers and geologists within the Technical Services department as well as with Operations to ensure robust and safe designs.
  • Ensuring underground/pit wall stability and quality control of support measures through the supervision of ground control, quality and testing programs;
  • Refining stope designs and extraction sequences to optimise mine longevity and ore recovery;
  • Leading and mentoring a team of geotechnical engineers.
  • Establishing, improving and maintaining productive and constructive interpersonal relationships both internally and externally with business partners and consultants
  • Contributing 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 minimised or eliminated.
  • Ensure relevant Safety, Mining and other statutory Codes and Regulations remain in full compliance.
  • Participate actively in Continuous Improvement program.
  • Any other job assigned by the Supervisor.

Required Skills or Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years' mining experience, of which the majority should be in underground hard-rock mining, preferably in precious metals. 
  • BSc degree in Geological or Mining Engineering, preferably with specialisation in Geotechnical Engineering or Rock Mechanics
  • Post-graduate Certification in rock mechanics equivalent 
  • Good operating knowledge and interpretation skill of numerical modelling tools such as DIPS, UNWEDGE, MAP3D and PHASE2
  • Experience of using Surpac
  • Holder of Mine Rescue and valid 1st  Aid Certificates will be an added advantage
  • Valid Ghanaian Driving License and ability to drive underground.

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