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Senior Mining Engineer
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

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


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 strong Senior Mining Engineer to join our underground team at the historic Mt Charlotte Underground mine located at KCGM, Kalgoorlie.


This role can either be Kalgoorlie residential or FIFO for the ideal candidate on an 8:6 roster, working 12-hour shifts.


This challenging and dynamic role will enable an experienced Senior Mining Engineer to lead a technical team of scheduling, drill and blast and graduate engineers, driving safe production from the operational team.  Northern Star Resources has breathed life back into Mt Charlotte increasing the reserve base to over 1M ounces. There are multiple mining methods, Avoca, Modified Avoca, Bulk open stoping and Sub level caving to sink your teeth into.  The asset is continuing to grow which is the ideal time for a candidate to join who also wants to grow their career.


Key accountabilities:

  • Lead and co-ordinate drill & blast and ancillary designs for the mining engineers in line with the weekly plan.
  • Providing guidance and coaching to the Scheduling Engineers.
  • Main point of contact to the Underground Mine Foreman for planning and executing the weekly plan and holding the technical team accountable.
  • Responsible for managing stope reconciliation, highlighting areas of risk and opportunities.
  • Accountability to ensure blast vibration monitoring, recording, and reporting is compliant with site and statutory requirements of site.
  • Contribute and support the Underground Manager in facilitating DEMIRS visits, inspections, and investigations.
  • Cover Alternate Underground Manager functionality as required and utilise knowledge to provide statutory guidance to the operation.




  • Tertiary qualification in Mining Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years UG hard rock mining experience
  • Experience using Deswik CAD and Scheduler packages
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Strong leadership skills and experience leading a diverse team of new-to-industry engineers
  • Ability to hold themselves and others accountable to their roles and responsibilities
  • Current Unencumbered Western Australian “C” Class Drivers Licence


  • First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency
  • Experience working with a mining contractor
  • Experience in a mine that utilises Sub Level Caving, Modified Avoca or Sub Level Open Stoping
  • Underground Mine Rescue Experience
  • Experience using Power BI


Discover the perks of working at Northern Star…

  • Company subsidised GU Health Insurance.
  • Gold Price Variable bonus incentive.
  • Short-term incentive bonus program.
  • 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!