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Mine Engineering Specialist - Kumtor Mine


Kumtor Operating Company, a subsidiary of Centerra Gold Inc., is seeking a professionally qualified and experienced Mine Engineer at the Kumtor Gold mining operation located in the Kyrgyz Republic.

The Mine Engineering Specialist  together with the national engineering team is responsible for all aspects of mine engineering services to the mining operation. Kumtor gold mine is a 500k tpd open pit operation with unique challenges, expected at 4000m.  Reporting to the Mine Manager the incumbent will be the technical advisor and coach for large department, consisting of mining engineers, geotechnical engineers and geologists.

Responsibilities shall include, but not limited to;  

Coaching and directing the team of Mining Engineers ensuring best practice throughout the mining engineering discipline, including:

  • Short and long term mine planning.

  • Daily production (drill and blast design, survey, ore control and dispatch system).

  • Geotechnical Engineering.

  • Mine Geology.

  • Tailings Dam engineering.

  • Strategic mine development studies.

  • Coordination of staff training and development programs

The ideal candidate will meet the following minimum requirements;

  • A related mining degree is required.

  • A minimum of 8-12 years’ experience in mine engineering with a minimum of four years recent senior experience at similar size mining operations. Prior experience in an expatriate environment would be a distinct advantage.

  • Familiarity with reserve estimation techniques, pit optimization programs and open pit mining techniques will be a requirement.

    High level of proficiency with mine planning software systems (Gemcom, Surpac, Vulcan, Datamine, Medsystem, Whittle 4X, Runge OPMS, etc.) required. 

Strong communications skills, a team player with a strong inclination towards developing cooperative solutions. Medically able to work at altitude.

This is a rotation position,  the incumbent will work a FIFO roster of 28 days on and 14 days off.

About Centerra

We're a company of miners and that makes us explorers. That means we go where the gold is, even if it takes us across the world. We’ve followed our entrepreneurial spirit and sense of adventure up some of the highest mountains of Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia. We do it all with the help of some of the industry’s best people who help us expand our horizons. We’re a different kind of gold mining company. Mine something different and come explore what we have to offer.

The Company is the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia. We produced 620,821 ounces of gold in 2014, 690,720 ounces in 2013, 387,076 ounces in 2012, over 640,000 ounces of gold in 2011 and 680,000 ounces in 2010 from its two operating mines: the Kumtor mine in the Kyrgyz Republic; and the Boroo mine in Mongolia. Centerra has promising exploration properties in Mongolia, Turkey, Portugal, and western Canada.

Centerra's goal is to establish annual gold production of 1.5 million ounces and build shareholder value by maximizing the potential of its current properties, add additional operating platforms, expand its portfolio of exploration properties and continue to increase its reserves and resources.

How to Apply: Click on the apply link to be directed to the Centerra Careers page to complete your application, if any problems with the link, please copy into your browser:

We thank all candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We would kindly appreciate no phone calls

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