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Exploration & Geoscience

Senior Geologist – Discovery
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

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


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.

We are seeking a talented and dynamic Senior Geologist to join our residential Kalgoorlie operation within the Discovery department, with focus on leading and coordinating our Discovery Geology Team.


Be a Rock Star at Northern Star Resources, Kalgoorlie!


Reporting to the Geology Manager you will be responsible for leading the geology team in developing the next new Discoveries in Kalgoorlie, guiding, and mentoring the next graduate/mine geologists, monitoring and managing drilling programs, field mapping activities, heritage surveys and geophysical surveys.



The successful applicant will possess the following attributes;


  • A tertiary qualification (minimum degree level) in geology.
  • Extensive experience as a geologist in the resource industry, preferably within a gold mining operation.
  • Experience with mining and geology software packages such as Leapfrog and Acquire.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in sampling, Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QAQC), block modelling, advanced grade estimation techniques, and reconciliation.
  • Leadership experience, positively leading a team, and Contractor Management (analytical assay and drilling).
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Must reside in the Goldfields region, or willing to relocate for our residential world-class ore body.
  • Current Unencumbered Western Australian “C” Class Manual Drivers Licence.


Northern Stars high quality and passionate geology teams have a wide range of expertise, experience, and a history of skill development ready to advance your career to the next level.


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!