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Planning Engineer
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

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


Northern Star has a challenging and rewarding opportunity for a Planning Engineer to join our high performing Technical Services team at our Mount Charlotte Operations.


This opportunity is offered on 5:2, 4:3 10-hour roster, residentially based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Relocation packages and assistance will be considered for the right candidate.


Reporting to the Senior Planning Engineer, the primary role is for the delivery of mine plans in a safe and efficient manner, utilising industry best practice. This is an integral role in a mine known for its dynamic nature and industry leading physicals. The successful candidate will contribute greatly to the delivery of technical designs in a historic 60-year-old mining complex spanning multiple orebodies.


Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Produce accurate and clear mine instructions (lateral and vertical mine development, stope notes) by bringing conceptual designs to execution-ready plans for approval by Senior Planning Engineer.
  • Ensure issued instructions are clear, correct and understandable to Operations.
  • Work closely with the geology team to ensure designs are in line with available geological information.
  • Undertake evaluation of prospective remnant areas.
  • Assisting management of underground contractors for project work where required.
  • Work closely with survey and operations to prioritise and execute development activities.
  • Contribute to the completion of various other Mine Planning Department functions, such budgets/forecasts, life-of-mine plans, reserves, ventilation & capital projects.
  • Participate in safety & daily compliance meetings.


Required skills and experience: 

  • Tertiary Qualifications in Mining Engineering.
  • Current “C” Class Western Australian Drivers Licence (Manual).
  • Experience with a mine design software – preferably Deswik CAD and IS.
  • Underground production and planning experience in a mechanised hard-rock underground mine.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to improved procedures and practices.
  • St Johns Senior First Aid certificate (desirable).
  • Awareness of the Work Health and Safety (Mines) Regulation 2022.
  • Underground time completed.


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!