Why work at Project Blue?

Founded in 2022

Our values


Limiting dangerous climate change requires a radical reshaping of the global mining and energy sectors. Our aim is to support our government and industry clients with the intelligence they need to make this happen. At the same time, we are committed to limiting Blue’s own impact on the environment through sustainable working practices.


We are nothing without our people, and their people. We aim to foster a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative working culture that allows time for the things that matter even more in life. But working relationships matter too, and Project Blue wants to make a space that fosters meaningful connections between team members to create a productive, engaging, and positive work culture.


We want to be the best at what we do. Our clients face important challenges every day and we need to provide them with the best data, analysis, and insight possible to help them make the right decisions. We are committed to academic rigor and unbiased forecasting. Our analysis and forecasts are based solely on our impartial, expert view of the markets we cover.


Cost & ESG Analyst

Role overview:

We are seeking a talented cost & ESG analyst to join our growing team and support our analytical and product-building capabilities. We’re building an industry-leading market intelligence company and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape it, and the way we present our cost & ESG research to the world, from the start.

You’ll be working directly with our senior leadership and our global team, spread across six continents, and serving a range of clients including governments, financial institutions, tech firms, and automotive OEMs.

The cost & ESG analyst will be responsible for creating and maintaining analysis on individual mining facilities and integrating these individual profiles into a client-facing industry service. This takes place across both Project Blue’s cost and ESG services, examining the financial performance of commodity assets, as well as their ESG performance.

For Project Blue’s cost services, the daily duties will include creating cost profiles, regularly updating cost data within these models, and integrating these models into a client-facing cost service.

For the ESG analysis, the daily duties will include assessing the performance of mines, refineries, and smelters from a sustainability perspective and aiding the team in developing new products in the ESG space.

The cost & ESG analyst will also be required to provide regular progress updates on this analysis to the team. As well as internal communication, a cost and ESG analyst will be required to publicly speak about their analysis and Project Blue’s capabilities at industry events and author industry articles for marketing purposes.

In time, this role will expand to cover other commodities and areas of commodity supply chains. Future pathways could also include product management, people management, business development, and more. International travel is a key part of the job.

Job responsibilities:

  • Cost model creation in the battery materials sector
  • Regular updating of asset profiles
  • Providing regular progress updates on cost analysis
  • Authoring articles on industry updates
  • Marketing of cost products
  • Product development in ESG analysis
  • Aid in sales and client calls and meetings

Job requirements:

  • Strong financial analysis skills
  • Understanding of cost and financial analysis standards
  • Communication skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Understanding of mining and/or metallurgical processes
  • Understanding of Environmental, Social, and Governance standards
  • Background in commodity markets or a relevant geoscience-related discipline

Reports to:

Cost and ESG Research Director


Stellenbosch, Cape Town


If you're interested in this role at Project Blue, please send a CV, cover letter and salary expectations to [email protected]