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Geotechnical Engineer
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

  • CategoryOperations
  • Date Posted:
  • Location: Northern Goldfields, WA, AU
  • Job Title: Geotechnical Engineer
  • Salary: Dependent on experience and will be discussed directly with the successful candidate
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Northern Star’s Thunderbox Operations are searching for driven Geotechnical Engineers working FIFO ex Perth or DIDO ex Kalgoorlie on 8 days on 6 days off rotation.


The Geotechnical Engineer will play an integral part of the Technical Services department and is responsible for providing operations with all geotechnical requirements to achieve safe and efficient production targets.


 Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Underground and surface inspections in response to geotechnical hazard reports or other requests.
  • Maintenance of geotechnical hazard reporting and QA/QC systems.
  • Data collection and analysis of information from instrumentation, monitoring systems and underground and surface inspection records.
  • Provide geotechnical support and assistance to the operation, ensuring that the operation complies with all the relevant company and statutory requirements.
  • Provide geotechnical input to the mine design and scheduling process.
  • Design the ground support and monitor its performance.
  • Conduct geotechnical mapping of underground and surface excavations.
  • Provide support with maintaining the seismic system.
  • Provide support with seismic data processing, analysis & reporting.


Required skills and experience: 

  • Degree in Geotechnical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • 2 years of relevant experience in the mining industry.
  • Knowledge of rock mechanics, tunnelling, surface excavations or mining engineering.
  • A current “C” Class Western Australian Driver’s Licence.
  • Flexibility to adapt to improved procedures and practices.
  • Awareness of the Mine Safety and Inspection Act & Regulations.
  • Familiar with the Seismic System & Software Suite.
  • Familiar with Map3D & Phase2 Numerical Modelling softwares.
  • Familiar with Dips & Unwedge Geotechnical software.


About Northern Star Resources

Northern Star offers unparalleled opportunities for you to forge a career in the resource industry at their underground and open pit operations across Western Australia and Alaska. You can choose residential or FIFO opportunities throughout your career with us. 


Gold in Ounces. Opportunities in Tonnes. 


Why join us? 

Be part of the next exciting growth stage of Northern Star. You will be engaged in a dynamic work environment where you will be valued as an integral part of the team, and where you can develop and grow with our business long term.   


Northern Star encourages a diverse and inclusive culture where all people can achieve and contribute to their greatest potential. Joining the Northern Star team also means you are eligible for our industry leading Parental Leave entitlements, and bonus programs. 


Benefits when you join Northern Star

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance 
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive 
  • Short-term incentive bonus program 
  • Employee Share Plan programs
  • 5 weeks annual leave   
  • Industry leading Parental leave policy – with up to 20 weeks primary carers leave and up to 4 weeks secondary carers leave. Primary carers return to work benefits including up to 6 weeks bonus payment, top up of superannuation and long service leave service recognition  
  • GoldSTARR program – cash savings for everyday expenses   
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) that includes free, confidential counselling and wellbeing services  
  • Salary Continuance (Income protection) insurance from commencement  
  • Salary Sacrificing benefits, including Novated Leasing and Remote Area Living benefit options
  • 5 weeks annual leave


Diversity & Inclusion 

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to local communities in which we operate. We recognise the advantage of a diversified workplace including diversity of gender, thought, experience, and ethnicity. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and strive for workplace excellence. 


Recruitment Process 

Our recruitment process considers your alignment to our company values and the requirements of the role. We also have several checks which may be conducted to demonstrate your suitability for the role including police checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, right to work checks, qualifications, due diligence and/or reference checks. 


Ready to take the next step in your career? Click the ‘Apply’ button now or e-mail your CV to Kevin Nguyen at KNguyen@nsrltd.com

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