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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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Experienced 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.


Northern Star Resources are seeking a strong Experienced Senior Mining Engineer, with the capability and willingness to carry outAlternate Underground Manager duties, to join our underground team at the new Fimiston 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 per day.


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. With the additional functionality of Alternate Underground Manager, this role paves the way to those looking for their next career step.  The Fimiston Underground life of assest currently spans 32 years and offers multiple future opportunities. There has never been a better time to get onboard early and make your mark in what will become one of Australia’s greatest projects!


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 Planning & Scheduling Engineers.
  • Main point of contact to the NSMS 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 DMIRS 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
  • First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency
  • 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


  • 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.
  • 4 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!