Alternate Underground Manager

Date: 16 May 2024

Location: Northern Goldfields, WA, AU

Company: northernst

Ready to pursue your professional journey with Northern Star Resources? 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 Resources, we live by our STARR Core Values which encapsulates 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.


Due to the continuous success with our business growth strategy and succession plan across the leadership team, Northern Star Resources is in search for an Alternate Underground Manager to lead the high performing Ops and Technical Services team at Jundee Operations.


Work Location: Jundee Operations


Roster: 8 days on, 6 days off – FIFO ex Perth


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Prepare forecasts and develop mining strategy with assistance from the geology department, mining operations, planning and production engineers.
  • Economic assessments on regional stoping blocks to ensure financial viability, inclusive of associated development and infrastructure.
  • Develop mine design, planning guidelines and strategies to optimise mining processes.
  • Conceptual mining studies on new ore bodies.
  • Compilation of forecasts and Life of Mine plans.
  • Review costs for Life of Mine Plan and develop cut-off grades for Ore Reserve Estimations.
  • Finalise unit cost calculations for estimation purposes and educate all production and technical underground staff.
  • Explore alternate mining methods that may have the potential to reduce operating costs.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to a diverse team of mining professionals, fostering a culture of safety first, respect, and continuous improvement.
  • Develop collaborative, performance driven, value-adding relationships with key Business Partners and succession plan for the team.

To thrive in this role, you’ll need:



  • Practical underground production and planning experience in a mechanised hard rock underground mine.
  • Experience with air leg, long hole open stope, narrow vein and room and pillar mining methods.
  • Demonstrated success in leading a large team within a fast-paced and highly productive environment.
  • Competent user of Deswik packages (Sched, CAD, SO, MDM).
  • Proficient in writing comprehensive reports and delivering compelling presentations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Mining Engineering or related field.
  • First Class Mine Manager’s Certificate of Competency.
  • WA Underground Supervisors Certificate of Competency.
  • Current “C” Class Western Australian Drivers Licence.


Success in this role will be a high performing individual who proactively engage in safety processes and adherence to required controls. Actively monitors and promotes the STARR Core Values to facilitate continuous improvement, high quality work and the management of cost in line with business strategies. The team will develop a high level of skill, integrity and ownership developed through your active coaching, engagement and standard setting behaviour.


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 OR click the 'Apply' button to submit your application.