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The Metals & Mining Practice is constantly seeking outstanding candidates for knowledge-professional and specialist-consultant roles—including metallurgists, geologists, mining engineers, and data engineers with advanced degrees or experienced professionals from the industry.

Why McKinsey Metals & Mining

McKinsey serves the majority of the world’s top metals-and-mining companies on their most important challenges and opportunities. What will you do as a knowledge professional or specialist consultant in our Metals & Mining Practice?
  • Follow your passion. See mines, steel plants or aluminum refineries across the world, and contribute your expertise toward accelerating their performance.
  • Collaborate with a global team. Work with colleagues from Shanghai to São Paulo on a daily basis; collaborate with smart, driven, and committed people that come from diverse backgrounds.
  • Build on your strengths. Experience constant professional and personal growth, backed by world-class training and mentoring.

What we look for

Successful candidates will have an advanced degree and a very strong academic record in metallurgy, materials science, geology, or mining engineering; many also have deep work experience in the metals-and-mining industry. We look for people with a passion for client service and teamwork; outstanding problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills; and interest in economic and financial concepts. You should also have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, and, ideally, the local language of your office location.


We recruit experts who use their knowledge to help a variety of clients and consultant teams—for example, by developing customized supply-and-demand models, analyzing and presenting industry trends, or detailing specific technical processes—often working directly at the client site. More about knowledge professionals and specialist consultants can be found on our global Careers site.

Our locations

We recruit candidates to join our worldwide Metals & Mining hubs.

How to apply

We invite applications throughout the year. Please apply via our global Careers site, referring specifically to the Metals & Mining Practice and the location you're interested in.

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