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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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Geotechnical Engineer


Northern Star Resources are seeking an experienced Geotechnical Engineer to join our team at KCGM on a residential basis.

As the Geotechnical Engineer in KCGM, 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.

Based at the iconic Super Pit, this residential role is on an 8/6 roster working 11-hour days.

KCGM has its own geotechnical challenges, as the Geotechnical Engineer within the projects team you will be responsible for:


Key accountabilities:

  • To provide geotechnical support to the Open Pit or Underground Mining Areas to allow effective and safe mining activities to occur and support the long terms needs of the life of mine (LOM) plan.
  • Implement the slope monitoring programs to supply timely information and advice to all working teams in the mine areas on slope movement.
  • Review mine geotechnical performance on a daily basis using monitoring systems and inspections and communicate this to mine production personnel.
  • Ensure mine development is in accordance with geotechnical standards (GCMP).
  • Maintain a geotechnical database for the mine, to assist in maintaining historical data for subsequent monitoring and trend analysis.
  • Conduct mapping to establish rock mass and structural condition of domains to ensure design of correct ground support.
  • Design, plan and implement ground investigation programs.
  • Conduct geotechnical project work as required to ensure continuous improvement with respect to Geotechnical activities.
  • Assist in developing the life of mine geotechnical designs for the open pit or underground operation, to contribute to long term mine plans.
  • Comply with all reasonable and lawful instructions that are consistent with your contract of Employment.



  • Degree in Geotechnical Engineering (or equivalent).
  • A minimum 5 years’ experience including 2 years’ relevant Mining experience in a Geotechnical focused role.
  • Knowledge of the Mine Safety and Inspection Act and Regulations.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


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!