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Tailings Storage Facility Senior Geotechnical Engineer

  • Become a valuable addition to Centerra's Mount Milligan Mine operations team
  • Boost your career by joining an established organization
  • Receive a highly competitive salary based on skills and experience, plus benefits
About Centerra Gold

Headquartered in Toronto, Centerra Gold (TSX: CG) is one of the leading North American gold and copper producers engaged in the operation, exploration, development, and acquisition of quality mining assets in Asia, North America, and other markets worldwide.

Centerra’s vision is to build a team-based culture of excellence that responsibly delivers sustainable value and growth. We are committed to the safety, integrity, ethics, and fairness of our operations, promoting the highest standards of ethical business conduct of our employees, officers, and directors. 

For more information, please see our website

About Mount Milligan Mine

Located approximately 155 kilometres northwest of Prince George in central BC, the Mount Milligan Mine is a conventional truck-shovel open-pit copper and gold mine and concentrator with a 60,000 tpd capacity copper flotation processing plant. 

Mount Milligan operates with comfortable camp accommodations equipped with private washrooms, TV, Wi-Fi, an onsite gym, and other recreational activities. Bus transportation to and from site is provided free of charge from several locations within the region. 

Mount Milligan promotes a drug and alcohol-free workplace and has adopted a zero-tolerance policy with respect to alcohol or unauthorized drugs on site.

About the Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a full-time Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) Senior Geotechnical Engineer to join our Mount Milligan Mine operations site.

This is a camp-based position, with a rotation of 4 days on / 3 days off schedule. 

Reporting to the Superintendent, Tailings Storage Facility, the TSF Senior Geotechnical Engineer will assume the role of TSF Qualified Person. They will also be also involved in planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating various TSF activities at the Mount Milligan mine.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as the TSF Qualified Person for the Mt. Milligan site in accordance with the Health, Safety and Reclamation Code for Mines in BC (Code 10.4.2)
  • Managing all aspects of QA/QC for TSF construction
  • Monitoring TSF activities
  • Liaising with regulators and external stakeholders
  • Liaising with TSF Independent Technical Review Board (ITRB) on behalf of site
  • Managing TSF Engineer of Record consultants
  • Overseeing TSF water management infrastructure
About You

To qualify, you must have 10+ years of geotechnical professional experience with emphasis on TSF infrastructure, a Bachelor of Science in Civil, Geotechnical or Mining Engineering (concentration in Geotechnical), and be licensed or eligible to be licensed as Professional Engineer in BC. 

The following skills and experiences will also be critical to successfully performing this role:

  • Experience with TSF design, construction, and monitoring
  • Experience with slope stability and seepage modeling software
  • Ability to lead geotechnical investigations such as drilling, field testing, and instrumentation
  • Experience in Dam Safety Inspection and Review
  • Knowledge of standards applicable to Geotechnical Engineering disciplines, with experience related to dams and dam safety
  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team applying geotechnical engineering skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Superior interpersonal and relationship-building abilities and the capacity to work independently and in a team environment with people of all levels
  • Proven ability to manage competing demands while remaining flexible and able to empower others
  • Proven ability to make timely decisions based on analysis, experience and sound judgment
About the Benefits

As a valued member of Centerra's Mount Milligan Mine operations team, you can look forward to a highly competitive salary based on skills and experience. You'll also gain access to some incredible benefits, including:

  • Tax-free travel allowance commensurate with the distance required for travel
  • Relocation Assistance & Long Term Incentive Plan
  • Extended group health, dental, vision, and travel insurance
  • Life Insurance, STD, LTD, AD&D
  • Company-sponsored pension with Company match 
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Healthcare Spending Account / Lifestyle Wellness Spending Account
  • Reimbursements on work gear and equipment
  • Annual Incentive Bonus
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan with Company match
  • Parental leave top-up program
  • Professional development within the organization
  • Join a company committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

This is your chance to be part of an established, industry-leading global organization with incredible room for career growth and personal development.   

If you have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

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