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Senior Geologist - Turkey


Ankara, TR

Closing Date: December 6, 2021

Reporting to the Manager, Exploration – Turkey, the Senior Geologist is the recognized operational and technical leader for mineral explorations projects in the region. Under the direction of management, the Senior Geologist will lead and/or collaborate with a team of professionals in geoscience, health & safety, community relations and field operations to plan and execute technical programs aimed at the discovery of economic mineral deposits. The role will provide broad technical oversight on a variety of projects and will interact with key technical leaders and subject matter experts to ensure a high standard of geoscience work, integrated interpretation, and product. A key component of this position is to develop talent organically and contribute to an engaging and inclusive high performance work environment. 


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures 

  • Promote the company’s commitment to health and safety and sustainability and ensure that best practices are upheld in exploration programs in Turkey; 

  • Design, manage and execute multiple greenfields exploration programs through the early-stage value chain across Turkey; 

  • Monitor operating budgets of approved programs and oversee delegation of technical and administrative work to project staff; 

  • Ensure exploration programs are completed in a safe, sustainable, cost-effective and efficient manner; 

  • Identify and implement new exploration strategies, methods and workflows within the region in collaboration with the Regional Chief Geologist; 

  • Work closely with Country Manager and Regional Chief Geoscientist to develop exploration strategies for current projects and generative programs. 

  • Contribute to the identification, assessment and recommendation of new opportunities for the company in established and emerging mineral provinces;  

  • Ensures technical practices and standards are met or exceeded and that the appropriate technical methodologies are applied; 

  • Provide relevant coaching, training and leadership to project staff contributing to their employee development and career planning; 

  • Oversee the completion of key administrative components of the programs (proposals, contracts, technical reporting, etc);  

  • Maintains a broad network of contacts within industry for intelligence and recruiting purposes; 

  • Manage relationships with local government, commercial entities, community and other stakeholders; 

  • Keep abreast of any new developments within the region including industry, government, and academic activities.  

  • Stay up to date with relevant service provider and consultant offerings. 


  • Have a minimum 12 years of experience in the mineral exploration industry, including significant experience in project operation and project generation in Turkey and/or neighbouring jurisdictions; 

  • Strong regional geological understanding of the Western Tethyan Belt; 

  • Hold a university degree in geology or an equivalent geoscience field; 

  • Be registered with, or eligible to register with, the relevant accreditation bodies; 

  • Proven experience with managing multiple exploration projects simultaneously;  

  • Demonstrated success in managing and leading teams and developing people; 

  • Specific technical knowledge of copper-gold porphyry, epithermal gold and/or volcanic hosted massive sulfide mineral systems; 

  • Be thoroughly familiar and experienced with relevant geoscience practices, methods and concepts. Experience applying these techniques to discovery programs for copper +/- gold and zinc is preferred; 

  • Strong attention to detail and process with a demonstrated ability to develop, execute and modify operating plans; 

  • Willingness to innovate technical practice as it applies to mineral exploration;  

  • Sufficient competency in written and oral English language skills is required. Superior writing, presentation and interpersonal skills are important assets. 

Successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against infection by COVID-19. Candidates who are unable to be vaccinated due to a personal characteristic protected under applicable human rights legislation may request to be exempt from this requirement. We will do our best to accommodate those who are unable to be vaccinated. 

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution. 


Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.  


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.  


Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.  

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2020, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the eleventh straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.  

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