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Senior Project Geologist - Turkey


Cankaya, 06, TR

Closing Date:June 18, 2021


Reporting to the Principal Geologist, the Senior Project Geologist – Turkey is responsible for the execution of high-quality geoscience programs throughout various mineral exploration projects & activities within Turkey. Duties encompass all aspects of survey planning and execution through to data integration and interpretation. The role will actively pursue leading geoscience practice in support of discovery and technical objectives through engagement of multi-disciplinary teams, group subject matter expertise and cutting-edge industry practice. The Senior Project Geologist also provides coaching and development of junior operational and technical project staff within Turkey. 



  • Exhibit a strong and proactive commitment to Teck’s health, safety, environment and community (HSEC) values. 

  • As directed by senior technical staff and management, develop work proposals which would materially advance mineral exploration projects.  

  • Plan and operate approved programs adhering to Teck’s sustainability (HSEC, etc) codes, standards and values.  Oversee and supervise project support staff as required. 

  • Execute technical geoscience work programs (mapping, drill core logging etc) across projects as required. 

  • Ensure completion of approved programs in a cost-efficient manner within the approved budget and in an acceptable timeframe, consistent with leading practice standards within the industry.  

  • Ensure the acquisition of high-quality robust technical field data.   Oversee the provision of various data products and models into geoscience interpretation workflows. 

  • Supported by the Principal Geologist and Regional Chief Geoscientist, deliver high-quality integrated geoscience interpretations supporting major project objectives and milestones.   

  • Support technical evaluation of mineral property evaluation activities as directed and make concrete technical recommendations when applicable. 

  • Support project generation activities in the region through large-scale data collection (mapping, sampling) and interpretation of sub-province and district scale datasets.   

  • Prepare technical reports as required and ensure project digital databases are stored and accessible according to local data management standards. 

  • Participate in geoscience leading practice initiatives within E&G and provide knowledge sharing back to the broader community when applicable (i.e. Communities of Practice)  

  • Provide learning opportunities to early-career geoscience (and other) professionals within Turkey in support of their development. 

  • Maintain a regional network of industry contacts (METS, peer companies, academia, etc) in support of E&G’s efforts in the region.  



  • Have a minimum of 8 years of relevant applied mining industry experience, especially in discovery-related activities; 

  • Graduate of a university program specializing in geology. A postgraduate degree in a geoscience discipline would also be an asset;  

  • Demonstrated expertise in field execution of standard geological and mineral exploration programs (mapping, sampling, drilling, drill core logging, etc);  

  • Be broadly familiar with standard mineral exploration practices, methods and concepts (technical and non-technical); 

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in exploration for base metal and gold systems especially copper porphyry and volcanogenic massive sulfide deposits; 

  • Experience in standard geoscience software packages including but not limited to Leapfrog, ArcMap, ioGAS, etc;  

  • Be registered with, or eligible to register with, relevant professional accreditation body(ies); 

  • Strong attention to detail and process, creative and innovative with excellent abilities to integrate all geoscience disciplines in decision making; 

  • Excellent written and oral English is required; and  

  • Strong writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.  

  • Leadership Competencies 

  • Flex between leading through influence and direct management, and leverage a variety of communication styles and approaches to build relationships and trust; 

  • Understand the needs of the business (short-, mid- and long-term), develop and implement associated strategies and tactics, and be change agile; 

  • Leverage strong communication, facilitation and interpersonal skills to work with diverse groups; 

  • Work effectively in multi-disciplinary team environments and to develop collaborative working relationships with diverse groups and other departments in the Company; 

  • Model a results-oriented approach with excellent organizational, planning, program management and decision-making skills; 

  • Demonstrate a high degree of initiative, self-motivation, accountability and independent judgment; and 

  • Understand how to get things done through formal channels, utilizing key practices, policies and procedures to achieve objectives; 


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 and zinc, as well as investments in energy assets. 

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. Learn more about Teck at or follow @TeckResources

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