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Exploration & Geoscience

Project Geologist – Operations
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

  • Date Posted:
  • Location: Kalgoorlie-Boulder, WA, AU
  • Job Title: Project Geologist – Operations
  • Salary: Dependent on experience and will be discussed directly with the successful candidate
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Project Geologist – Operations


  • Permanent position on a 8:6 12 hours per day residential roster.
  • Relocation Packages to assist with moving to Kalgoorlie available for the ideal candidate.
  • Working for a company that has your career growth and learnings as a focus.


Northern Star Resources has an exciting opportunity for a Project Geologist – Operations within our Kalgoorlie Operations.

This position will see the successful candidate supervise the delivery of the maximum ore grade to the Processing Plant through the designing and supervising the execution and interpretation of drill programs that add value to existing resources, locating the next viable ore bodies, and extending the Life of Mine.


Northern Star is a future-driven, global-scale Australian gold producer within Western Australia and North America. We invest not only in building our asset base through strategic acquisitions and aggressive exploration, but also in our people. Responsible and progressive ESG practices are integral to our business.


Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Provide training and mentorship to Graduate Geologists, Mine Geologists and geology technicians.
  • Coordinate the design, scheduling and oversight of drilling programs to ensure the provision of timely and accurate data for analysis. Liaise and clearly communicate plan with numerous stake holders.
  • Supervise drill contractors, demanding adherence to all relevant environmental, safety and security measures.
  • Oversee the analysis, interpretation and modelling of geological data. Contribute to mine planning reviews to communicate relevant geological data.


Required skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Geology (minimum degree).
  • Minimum Three (3) years’ geology experience in a mining environment, preferably within a gold mining operation, with experience of drill rig management.
  • Experience with mining and geology software packages such as Datamine, Leapfrog and Acquire.
  • Exposure to geological modelling and wireframing.
  • Must reside in the Goldfields region, or willing to relocate.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
  • Current Unencumbered Western Australian “C” Class Drivers Licence.


Benefits when you join Northern Star

  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive
  • Short-term incentive bonus program
  • Employee Share Plan programs
  • 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
  • Paid Family Domestic Violence leave


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.


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.


About Kalgoorlie – The Heart of the Goldfields

With a strong connection to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder community, Northern Star offers unparalleled opportunities for you to forge a career in the resource industry while residing in a thriving regional city.

Our Kalgoorlie Production Centre Operations are the best residential mining opportunities in the region, providing excellent work-home life balance in a community that will become your family.

Discover what the Goldfields has to offer you by going BOLD! The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has first-class information regarding the region on their Go Bold website – GO BOLD.


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.


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