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Senior Mining Engineer – Underground
Full Time NEW

Job Overview

Job Overview

  • CategoryOperations
  • Date Posted:
  • Location: Subiaco, WA, AU
  • Job Title: Senior Mining Engineer – Underground
  • Salary: Dependent on experience and will be discussed directly with the successful candidate
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Ready to pursue your professional journey with Northern Star? As an ASX 50 global-scale gold miner, we have sizeable operations across Western Australia, Northern Territory 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.


Position: Senior Mining Engineer – Underground


Work Location: Jundee or Carosue Dam


Roster: 8 days on, 6 days off  


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


Here’s what awaits you:

  • Lead and mentor team of Drill and Blast, Projects and Graduate Engineers.
  • In absence of the Alternate Underground Manager, will be required to fill the role of Alternate Underground Manager.
  • Responsibility for the development of functional work plans for the Mining Department ensuring production and strategic requirements are met.
  • Review and approve production drilling and charging plans.
  • 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.
  • 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.)

To thrive in this role, you’ll need:



  • 5+ years Underground hard rock mining experience with working knowledge in production, mine planning, and projects/infrastructure.
  • Competent in the use of Deswik CAD and IS.
  • Detailed working knowledge of the Mines Safety and Inspection Act & Regulations.
  • Experience with air leg, long hole open stope, narrow vein and room and pillar mining methods (highly desirable).


  • Degree majoring in Mining Engineering.
  • First Class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency or ability to acquire it (Underground practical experience completed).
  • Current Unencumbered Western Australian “C” Class Drivers Licence.

Passion for Growth:

  • Strong leadership skills with motivation to lead a large team of Engineers.
  • Ability to hold themselves and other accountable to their roles and responsibilities.
  • Desire and flexibility to improve procedures and practices.
  • Ability to challenge the norm with a focus for continuous improvement.

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.


Ready for a change? E-mail your CV to Kevin Nguyen at knguyen@nsrltd.com OR click the ‘Apply’ button to submit your application.