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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

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

Just a few minutes from home, this position will see the successful candidate supervise the delivery of the maximum ore grade to the Processing Plant, through accurate identification of the mineralisation, optimal ore classification and supervision of extraction (to minimise dilution).

The Project Mine Geologist will also be responsible for 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.


Key Accountabilities

  • Act in a team leader type role to provide mentoring, coaching and support, to ensure ongoing professional development and the achievement of a positive workplace culture that reflects NSR’s Values.
  • Provide training and mentorship for Mine Geologists, Graduates and geology technicians, ensuring their knowledge base increases and provides succession planning for the Grade Control area.
  • Communicate on a daily basis with all production teams, and delegate daily tasks to ensure daily production plans can be delivered.
  • Coordinate the design, schedule and oversee drilling programs to ensure the provision of timely and accurate data for analysis. Ensure data quality and interpretation, and provide recommendations for future work programs on the basis of results.
  • 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.
  • Facilitate the ore extraction process to ensure the mine plan is correctly followed and minimise the risk of ore dilution and maximise recovery.
  • Contribute to geological mapping and the instruction of Mine Geologists in producing good quality geological maps. This will also entail updating geological and ore wireframes in Leapfrog
  • Assist with month end reporting.
  • Contribute to geological logging and the instruction of Geology Technicians in sample preparation in accordance with current Standard Operation Procedures.
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Geologists, actively participate in identification and implementation of projects that demonstrates working in an environment of continuous improvement.



  • Tertiary qualifications in Geology (minimum degree).
  • Minimum four (4) years’ geology experience in a mining environment.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ geology experience in either open pit or Underground.
  • Experience with Datamine, Leapfrog, or equivalent programs.
  • Developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to think strategically and commercially, approach solutions creatively and consider organisation-wide impacts.
  • Well-developed analytical skills.
  • Good listening and decision making skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with the ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative.
  • Good level of people management skills.
  • Current Unencumbered Western Australian “C” Class Drivers Licence.



  • Exposure to other various modelling software
  • Experience in exploration and resource development roles.
  • Experience in geological modelling and exposure to resource estimation.
  • Experience in Archaean gold systems.
  • Honours or Master’s Degree in Geology


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
  • 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 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.