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Extensive experience in open pit, underground operations and gold ore processing streams, with excellent
knowledge of mining methods, life of mine planning, budgeting, and equipment capacities.
Solid technical base coupled with broad exposure to software packages, including Gemcom, Whittle, NPVS,
AutoCAD, Microsoft Project, EPS, Mine 2-4D, MineSite, MineSched, and Excel
Work includes projects in Ukraine, Canada, Venezuela, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and USA,
supported by strong language skills, including English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Rubicon Minerals Corporation, Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

Proposed optimal solution for capital development of the project based on optimization of project schedule and
modification of ventilation approach compared with the base case recommended by SRK in PEA. The result was
a substantial reduction of capital development and a company savings of about $4M

Centerra Gold Inc., Toronto, Canada

Developed highly innovative and impactful new underground mining method, particularly suitable to undercutand-fill mining, allowing mining cost reduction of about 45% and partial replacement of cemented backfill
material with unconsolidated

Crystallex International Corporation, El Callao, Venezuela

Developed and implemented new procedures for open pit blasting practices at Tomi open pit project, increasing
production of open pit blasting by 300% and, as a result, overall pit production by 200%
Conducted thorough time study and identified bottlenecks, including: handling of explosives, dewatering blast
holes prior to loading, loading of blast holes, wiring procedure and blasting crew motivation
Implemented solutions, including: new procedure for handling of explosives based on spreadsheet calculation;
designed and manufactured blowpipe for quick blast holes dewatering prior to loading, new procedures for
blast holes loading and for wiring; developed special bonus to motivate blasting crew

Rubicon Minerals Corporation, Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

May 2013 November 2014

Senior Mine Engineer

Phoenix Gold project - underground mine

Performed engineering analyses of mine capital development options

Short and long term planning, life of mine planning and scheduling in EPS, budget preparation
Provided conceptual mine design, layout of exploration and development openings, 3-D modeling
Mentored and guided junior engineers to meet company standards

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Oro Valley, AZ, USA

August 2012 February 2013

Resource Development Engineer (long-range mine planning)
Open pit projects Cero Verde in Peru, El Abra and Candelaria in Chili and Tohono in USA

Provided pit optimization and sensitivity analyses using NPVS.

Designed Ultimate pit and push backs in MineSite, based on NPVS suggested shells.
Coordinated truck haulage study for Cero Verde LOM pit expansion to 360,000 ton/day

Centerra Gold Inc., Toronto, Canada

Corporate Mining Engineer

February 2005 June 2012


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Kumtor open pit/underground projects in Kyrgyzstan and Boroo, Gatsuurt open pit projects in Mongolia

Performed ore reserves estimation, including drill hole data manipulation, geological 3-D interpretation of ore
zones and block modeling
Provided pit optimization and design, life of mine planning and scheduling for various projects
Produced detailed and conceptual mine plans for mining activities
Estimated mining cost and capital expenditure, selected equipment and evaluated haulage options
Conducted due diligence reviews in M&A activities
Provided layout of exploration and production declines, mining method selection, ventilation analyses, scheduling,
and budget preparation for underground operation

High River Gold Mines Ltd., UlanUde, Russia

May 2004 February 2005

Project Engineer
Open pit Berezitovy project

Responsible for dismantling and relocation of the "Mill 4 Processing Facility" acquired from Newmont Mining
Liaised with engineering, technical personnel and construction management
Prepared mine plans and mine production schedules, specifications of mines services, utilities and infrastructure
Evaluated geological information, block model, mine design, selection of mining equipment
Due diligence review of Irokinda and Zun-Holba underground gold mines

Crystallex International Corporation, El Callao, Venezuela

November 2002 May 2004

Chief Engineer
La Victoria open pit project; Tomi open pit / underground projects

Managed on site contractors and supervised mine geologists, engineers, surveyors

Participated with other senior staff to set production goals and policy for the mine
Designed blasting systems, mine plans, short and long term mine production schedules
Evaluated resources and resource scheduling in order to meet present and future targets
Assisted with regulatory and permitting activities
Prepared, issued, evaluated and presented contract mining bid documents
Revised and accepted mine design from the contractors study (MDA)
Optimized extraction of mineralized zones and minimized dilution

SNC-Lavalin Inc., Toronto, Canada

March 2002 November 2002

Mining Specialist/Consultant
Refugio Mine, Chile and Neutrino underground Laboratory projects

Ore reserve calculation, equipment selection and financial analyses

Provided cash flow projections to generate net present values, rates of return and paybacks
Estimated productivities, equipment and manpower requirements

Dynatec Corporation, Richmond Hill, Canada

Underground projects

Involved in the planning aspects of a shaft sinking and raise boring programs
Estimated productivities, equipment and manpower requirements
Estimated capital and operating costs, from first principles
Preparation and maintenance of tender documents
Reviewed bid documents and define methodologies
Conducted liaison with industry suppliers to maintain current price database
Provided budget preparation to support field cost management

January 2001 February 2002


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St. Andrew Goldfields, Matheson, Canada

March 1997 December 2000

Mining Engineer / Supervisor / Planer

Underground Stock Mine and Hislop open pit project

Revival of 1000tpd Crushing Plant and Mill. Mechanical and operational commissioning and start up.
Metallurgical assistance for optimizing throughput
Started up and operated Hislop open pit mine including both operations and maintenance
Played a key role in the introduction of shrinkage and long-hole open stoping to Stock Mine which involved stope
design, blast pattern layout and charge design
Provided technical supervision of the long-hole drilling program
Designed mine infrastructure for ventilation, pumping and electrical requirements
Production coordination and short-term scheduling to help the mining department to meet production targets.
Preparation of long and medium term mine schedules
Short term and long term planning and the development of production areas
Mine ventilation design for main, auxiliary and local systems
Involved in the strategic planning aspects and served as member of mine rescue team

Master's Degree in Mining Engineering, University, Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, Diploma with Distinction

Three patents in mining methods and author of 10 articles related to underground mining

PEO Member of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario (License #100014617)
SME, CIM, OSPE Member of Ontario Society of Professional Engineers


Enhanced Production Scheduler (EPS), Red Lake, Ontario
Training in NPV Scheduler 4 (NPVS), Oro Valley, AZ
Targeted Selection: interviewer, Oro Valley, AZ
MineSite for long Term Planning-Start to Finish, Tucson, AZ
Enterprise Operational Risk Management, Harvard Manage Mentor
Decision Making, Harvard Manage Mentor
Surpac Foundation and MineSched, Gemcom Software International Inc, Toronto.
Project Management in Primavera P6, ORACLE University, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Tunnel Design, Gemcom Software International Inc, Toronto.
Best Practices in Mine Haulage, Calgary
Effectiveness in Working with People MICA Center for Leadership, Toronto
Strategic Risk Management and Applied Optimization in Mine Design McGill University, Montreal
Pit Optimization and Scheduling with Whittle and Block Modeling in Gemcom, Toronto
Mine rescue training Kirkland Lake, Ontario