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Senior Mining Engineer
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

  • CategoryOperations
  • Date Posted:
  • Location: Northern Goldfields, WA, AU
  • Job Title: Senior Mining Engineer
  • Salary: Dependent on experience and will be discussed directly with the successful candidate
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Northern Star Resources’ Porphyry – Carosue Dam Operations is in search for a driven Senior Mining Engineer who is eager to challenge their leadership skills in a high performing and dynamic operation. The role will provide an opportunity to be the appointed ticket holder every second swing.


This role is offered FIFO ex Perth on a rotation of 8 days on 6 days off.


The Senior Mining Engineer reports to the Alternate Underground Manager, and the primary role is to manage and coordinate mining activities to ensure the production physicals, as directed in the three-month forecast, are achieved, and also to provide guidance and mentoring to Engineers in order to achieve the prescribed objectives.


About Porphyry Underground:

  • Carosue Dam’s satellite deposit
  • Underground started in October 2022
  • Stope production commencing
  • Flat shear hosted ore-body
  • Newly built facilities and equipment

Your main responsibilities will include:


  • Lead and mentor team of Drill and Blast, Mine Planning, Ventilation & Infrastructure Engineers.
  • In absence of the Alternate Underground Manager, will be required to fill the role of Alternate Underground Manager.
  • Each week review and communicate any changes (proposed or accepted) to the three month forecast.
  • Responsibility for the development of functional work plans for the Mining Department ensuring production and strategic requirements are met.
  • Responsibility for the achievement of the plans and goals through ongoing monitoring of progress.
  • Review and approve production drilling and charging plans.
  • Conceptualise, initiate, present and implement specific improvement projects including any specific infrastructure projects required for productivity and profitability gains by the mine.
  • Coordinate and manage the stope reconciliation process generating and keeping the required internal reporting records such as end of month & end of stope reconciliations.
  • Coordinate and manage the end of month summaries and reports and any other measures that may be required to enable good management of the mine and the mining contract (e.g. KPI rising summary report, Mining EOM report.
  • Ensure the completion of mine development and stoping designs in a timely manner to comply with the weekly targets as determined by the three month forecast.

Required skills and experience:

  • Degree majoring in Mining Engineering from a recognised tertiary institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years Underground hard rock mining experience, including production, mine planning, and projects/infrastructure.
  • First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency or ability to acquire it (Underground practical experience completed).
  • Experience using Deswik CAD and IS.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and experience leading a diverse team Engineers.
  • Ability to hold themselves and other accountable to their roles and responsibilities.
  • Current Unencumbered Western Australian “C” Class Drivers Licence.

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
  • 5 weeks annual leave

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.


Ready to take the next step in your career? E-mail your interest to Kevin Nguyen at knguyen@nsrltd.com for a conversation or click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application.

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