Geologist - Project (Underground)

Geologist - Project (Underground) 


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


About us


At Evolution, we’re passionate about Our Culture and Values.

Evolution Mining is a leading, growth-focused globally relevant gold company. We were created in late 2011 and operate five wholly owned mines across Australia and Ontario, Canada. Our people are our greatest asset. You will be working for an employer that also invests in their staff, offering continual training and development, encouraging internal career progression opportunities

Our Cowal Gold Operation is an open-cut, underground and ore processing operation, located 40km Northeast of West Wyalong in NSW.


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 candidate should maintain professional work standards, collaborate effectively within a team, and engage with key stakeholders while possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills. You must demonstrate technical report writing ability, strong problem-solving skills, self-discipline, and a focus on continuous improvement. You must hold a current unrestricted C class manual driver's license, be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and have a well-developed understanding of mining processes, sampling theory, QAQC methodologies, and the capability to perform geological mapping in the underground environment.      


It is also important that you have/can demonstrate:   


  • Tertiary qualification in geology or geoscience
  • Membership of Professional Society (e.g. AusIMM or GSA)
  • Previous exposure to underground mine geology
  • Proven experience supervising underground diamond drilling contractors, with management of multiple rigs and drilling programs highly regarded
  • Experience with Geological and Block modelling preferred, with exposure to geostatistical methodologies highly regarded
  • Experience logging diamond drill core
  • Capability in interpreting geological information and employing geostatistical methods for modelling
  • Geological and Block modelling skills and Geostatistical experience is highly regarded
  • Competent user of the mine planning software (Deswik/Datamine), Leapfrog and industry standard databases for geological data



Don’t meet all the above requirements? We would still like to hear from you!


What we can offer


At Evolution we offer a range of employee benefits, that we review on a regular basis, ensuring we are listening to what our employees want. If successful, you can expect to receive the following:


  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Subsidised accommodation provided
  • Company provided life insurance and income protection
  • Share ownership plan
  • Ongoing access to health and medical wellbeing support
  • Benefits program including discounts with private health insurance providers, online and in-store discounts through Maxxia Rewards, salary sacrificing
  • Recognition and rewards programs
  • Future opportunities to work interstate and overseas
  • Incentive Programs



We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to providing safe and inclusive work environments which allow our employees to be themselves. We support our employees' work-life integration and provide a stimulating environment to foster development and career growth.


We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


As part of the application process, Evolution will be collecting your personal information to assess your suitability for the role.


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