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Geotechnical Engineer
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

  • CategoryOperations
  • Date Posted:
  • Location: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA, AU
  • Job Title: Geotechnical Engineer
  • Salary: Dependent on experience and will be discussed directly with the successful candidate
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Underground Geotechnical Engineer


Northern Star Resources are seeking an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to join our Kalgoorlie Operations at the historic Mount Charlotte Operations, this residential role is on an 8/6 roster working 12-hour days.

What’s the role on offer?
As the Geotechnical Engineer in Kalgoorlie, you will be responsible for providing technical support and assistance to the mining operations with regards to mine planning, design and geotechnical support to optimise mine operations.


Key tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Providing Geotechnical advice and direction in the planned and active underground mining areas, ensuring effective and appropriate ground support systems are in place to support safe mining activities.
  • Working closely with the technical production team in the design of the mine level and stope extraction plans, including evaluating / modelling rock stress resulting from the planned extraction sequencing, crown and wall stability performance and filling requirements.
  • Working closely with the operational team regarding generation, co-ordination and QC/QA for all underground check scaling & rehabilitation plans and rock bolt pull testing throughout the mine.
  • Provide support with seismic data processing, analysis & reporting.
  • Collect geotechnical information through mapping of underground excavations and geotechnical logging of core.
  • Review and update the Ground Control Management Plan (GCMP).
  • Contribute to the development of geotechnical instrumentation and monitoring system for mining activities.



  • Degree in Geotechnical Engineering (or equivalent).
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience including 2 years’ relevant UG Mining experience in a Geotechnical focused role.
  • Knowledge of the Mine Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to use specialised Geotechnical hardware and software, including Map3D, the RocScience suite, as well as specialised seismic software packages.
  • Proficient in the use of Datamine software.


Ready to pursue your professional journey with Northern Star? As an ASX 50 global-scale gold miner, we have sizeable operations in Western Australia and Alaska. With unparalleled pathways for advancement and avenues for personal growth, we stand as Australia’s premier gold employer. Your journey starts here.

At Northern Star, we live by our STARR Core Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results. These Values are not just words on paper; they are the cornerstone of our Company culture and guide everything we do. You will play a pivotal role in upholding these Values and contributing to our collective success.


Discover the perks of working at Northern Star…

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance.
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive.
  • Short-term incentive bonus program.
  • 5 weeks annual leave for site-based employees.
  • Employee Share Plan programs.
  • Gold standard parental leave policy.
  • GoldSTARR rewards 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.


Candidates must meet our pre-employment criteria which includes a medical, drug and alcohol screening, relevant right to work and valid Australian national police clearance.    
Northern Star is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce.  We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Apply now to join the Northern Star team!