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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

KCGM - Kalgoorlie, WA

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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Northern Star Resources have a dynamic and rewarding opportunity for an experienced Senior Geotechnical Engineer, to supervise the delivery of effective and safe production related Underground Geotechnical services, ensuring the safe achievement of budget and Life of Mine (LOM) targets, at our world-class KCGM Operation.

Working with a diverse and inclusive team, this provides for an exciting opportunity to work for a progressive, future growth company that offers excellent career development opportunities, and family-friendly rosters.

Working a 5:2/4:3 roster, this permanent, Kalgoorlie-based residential role, allows for great work-life balance, and an optimal lifestyle in the Goldfields.

Key duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to;

  • Supervise a team of Geotechnical Engineers and Technicians to ensure that production-related Geotechnical duties are executed in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Assist and supervise Geotechnical project Engineers to deliver project outcomes in the time frames required.
  • Oversee the coordination and execution of the slope and excavation management program, in accordance with the Ground Control Management Plan, to ensure the identification of and neutralisation of hazards.
  • Assist the Geotechnical Superintendent in ensuring the delivery of relevant training, coaching, positive mentorship, and other on-the-job support to the Geotechnical Department to ensure ongoing professional development and the creation and maintenance of appropriate succession pools.
  • Prepare Statutory and Ownership reports as required to ensure the provision of accurate Geotechnical data for subsequent review.
  • Oversee operational safety from a Geotechnical perspective, in order to meet safety and corporate compliance.
  • You will display behaviour consistent to our Northern Star Values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Respect and Results, looking to work with the business for the long term and be an integral part in its future growth and development.

The Company

Northern Star Resources is a global, gold growth company, with three large, high margin production centres, exclusively in tier one locations of Western Australia and Alaska, USA. Production guidance is 1.6 million ounces in the current financial year, and climbing to 2 million ounces by FY27.

Current reserves of 19Moz underpin long mine lives across the portfolio, with further upside from an enviable track record in exploration and discovery. Responsible and progressive ESG practices are integral to the Northern Star business.



  • A minimum five (5) years’ experience in a Geotechnical role within multiple operations, with at least two (2) being in an Underground Hard Rock operation.
  • A tertiary qualification (minimum degree level) in Mine Engineering / Geology with appropriate Geotechnical experience.
  • A minimum two (2) years’ experience in a Geotechnical supervisory role.
  • Experience with Vulcan and Rocscience software packages.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and knowledge of current Geotechnical monitoring techniques for open pit or underground mines as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated experience in Geotechnical open pit and/or underground ground support.
  • Experience with risk assessment of Geotechnical hazards.
  • Proven experience in Geotechnical design (wedge, planar and rotational analyses for slopes and/or stress modelling, design chart application for underground design).
  • Ability to think strategically and commercially, approach solutions creatively and consider organisation-wide impacts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven organisational and time management skills.
  • Relevant Professional Association membership.
  • Must reside locally in the Goldfields region, or willing to relocate for residential roles
  • National Police Clearance (valid within the last 12 months)
  • Current, unencumbered Western Australia “C” Class, Manual Drivers License


  • Demonstrated experience in pit wall blasting techniques and optimisation (for Open Pit roles).
  • Experience in data collection methods including pit face/ heading mapping, photogrammetry, diamond drilling and rock testing.
  • Post-graduate studies in Geotechnical Engineering, e.g. Rock Mechanics


Why join us?

When you join our Company, you join the next exciting growth stage at 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.

In joining Northern Star, you’ll experience:

  • A vibrant hub of activity on site with the ability to be part of successful and productive team, with a great culture.
  • Great company culture with the opportunity to lead and develop a great workforce.
  • Ongoing development opportunities and growth within a company that continuously invest in their people.
  • An exciting, fast paced work environment with a motivated and driven workforce.
  • Excellent remuneration package with bonuses and exceptional benefits.

About Kalgoorlie – The heart of the Goldfields

Discover what the Goldfields has to offer you by going BOLD! The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder has first-class information regarding the region on their website – Go Bold.

Our Kalgoorlie Operations are the best residential mining opportunities in the region; providing excellent work-home life balance and ongoing sustainability for the Goldfields.

Diversity & Inclusion

Northern Star actively supports and contributes to the local community in which we operate. We are a proud supporter of the Veterans’ Employment Commitment and 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.

Want to know more about Northern Star?

Check out our website here: http://www.nsrltd.com/

Or follow us on linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/company/northern-star-res...

Shortlisting for this role will begin immediately.

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia.