Geologist - Project (Underground)

  • 8/6 Roster 12-hour days
  • Industry competitive remuneration package + bonuses + benefits
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace culture 


About us

From humble beginnings in 2010, Evolution Mining is now a leading gold producer, operating six mines across Australia and Canada. Enacting our vision to be inspired people creating a premier global gold company, we are indeed a bold team with a bright future. Our operational diversity offers our employees access to many experiences and career opportunities within the one company. So, whether you choose to work at one of our underground or open pit operations, explore for our future as part of our Discovery team, or join our Group Office, we know you’ll have a bright future with us.



About Cowal

A world-class gold operation.

At our cornerstone asset of Cowal, our $430 million investment has led to a longer mine life as we have boldly reimagined our future. We’ve taken our successful open pit operation underground in just seven years. Combined with unique work opportunities across Processing, Maintenance and support teams, our operational diversity at Cowal is great for uplifting careers.

Located near West Wyalong in central New South Wales, Cowal is a residential site where we encourage our people to live nearby and enjoy the close-knit communities and lifestyles of the surrounding areas.


About the role

Reporting to the Senior Geologist the purpose of this role is to be responsible for the design and execution of underground grade control diamond drilling activities, the supervision of geological data collection to inform the GRE46 geology model and to supply reliable technical information to the mine planning teams.


Key result areas in this role include:


  • Designing, forecasting, and coordinating underground grade control diamond drilling activities to align with LOM designs and schedules in collaboration with mine planning and operations
  • Maintaining and updating the underground grade control systems and procedures
  • Completing diamond drill core logging and contribute to the improvement of core data systems
  • Supervision of underground diamond drilling contractors
  • Monitoring, validating, and maintaining underground sample QAQC to a high standard and action any exceedance from Evolution standards
  • Collaborating with core yard personnel to ensure timely processing of underground diamond drill core
  • Assisting with the generation, development, and maintenance of grade control databases and block models in conjunction with the resource geologist
  • Mentoring and training underground mine geologists and Junior geologists as required to ensure the delivery of appropriate standard work by the geology team
  • Assisting with the compilation of monthly reconciliation and End of Month reporting within an acceptable timeframe.
  • Contributing to medium to long-term improvement projects assigned by the Senior Mine Geologist.
  • Liaising with assay contractors to communicate requirements and manage issues with sample quality.
  • Working within and complying with the Evolution Mining and CGO site-specific safety and health management system
  • Understanding and complying with requirements of environmental approvals and relevant environment, health, and safety legislation
  • Demonstrating behaviours aligned with the Evolution Mining values


About you

The ideal applicant for this position must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, maintain professional work standards, work well in a team, and interact with key stakeholders. It is essential that you demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills, self-discipline, a commitment to continual improvement, and competency in drafting technical reports. In addition, it is required to possess an active, unrestricted C class manual driver's licence, be proficient with the Microsoft Office Suite, have a thorough understanding of sampling theory, QAQC procedures, mining processes, and geological mapping in underground environments.


A tertiary degree in geology or geoscience, membership in a professional society (such as AusIMM or GSA), previous exposure to underground mine geology, and demonstrated experience supervising subterranean diamond drilling contractors—ideally managing multiple rigs and drilling programs—are key requirements . It is desirable to have prior expertise logging diamond drill core and analysing geological data for modelling purposes, as well as experience with geological and block modelling, including knowledge of geostatistical approaches. Proficiency in utilising industry-standard databases for geological data and mine planning software, such as Deswik/Datamine and Leapfrog, is highly valued.



At Evolution, as our name suggests, change and transformation is in our DNA. We want the Evolution experience to be your career highlight. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a more inclusive and diverse workforce that represents the communities in which we operate. Candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. We are focused on keeping our people safe and healthy and creating sustainable value in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Join our bold team to start your next exciting chapter.


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