Exploration Manager- Chile: Copper

Copper Exploration Manager- Chile
Santiago, Chile

Chile Exploration Manager: Copper

Santiago, Chile

The Mining Recruitment Group is a boutique executive search firm focused on the unique needs of the mining industry.

We are working with a mid-tier mining company with operations globally and a large presence within Latin America to aid in their search for a an Exploration Manager to oversee  copper exploration focused throughout Chile.  We are seeking a world-class exploration manager with first rate leadership abilities that has extensive in-country experience. The incumbent will steward large budgets and a large team in the hunt for world-class discoveries.


Opportunity Selection

  • Builds and maintains regional and district scale foundation geoscience datasets;
  • Conducts opportunity selection (in-house or third parties) for greenfield discovery opportunities , through an understanding of the Copper deposit geosciences,  terrane ranking, prospectivity mapping, opportunity identification and field reconnaisance activities; and
  • Contributes to the development of an appropriate portfolio of high-quality self generated discovery opportunities, aligned with Copper Exploration Strategy.

Geoscience Quality

  • Maintains knowledge of relevant expert consultants and services providers, and ensures external expertise is appropriately applied to generative exploration activities;
  • Ensures appropriate exploration technology and research is deployed to support generative exploration activities;
  • Develops and maintains relevant relationships with other Business geoscientists; and
  • Provides guidance to the VP Exploration Copper and Copper Exploration Team on current and new exploration and deposit models, generative methods and relevant datasets.

Exploration Portfolio Management

  • Manages the exploration portfolio management process for Copper Exploration ;and
  • Co-ordinates and leads quarterly Exploration Portfolio Reviews, including updated portfolio analysis

Functional Leadership

Leads, manages and develops the Chile Copper Exploration team, including:

  • Demonstrate safe behaviors and follows protocols
  • Manages appropriate allocation of resources and capability to execute generative and specialized country exploration activities;
  • Drives accountability for data ownership and ensures that the capture, analysis, interpretation, storage and archive of generative exploration data is consistently completed to required standards;
  • Ensures Chile Copper Exploration team members have appropriate professional training and development to perform their responsibilities;


  • Degree in relevant geoscience discipline with postgraduate qualification in economic geology or related theme
  • Demonstrated deep knowledge of the Copper geoscience.
  • Demonstrated exploration functional and management leadership and experience
  • Demonstrated safe execution through visible safety leadership and sound risk assessment and management
  • Extensive hand’s on experience working, leading, and exploring within Peru.
  • Experience across the full cycle of project evolution from generation to mining, including greenfield exploration through advanced project delineation, feasibility studies and preferably production geology
  • Deep understanding of greenfield exploration geoscience inputs and activities, especially in generation of new plays and opportunities
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.

Qualified & interested candidates that are open to living and working out of Santiago, are invited to submit their Cover Letter and CV via: info@miningrecruitmentgroup.com

Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.