Cost & ESG Analyst

Role overview:

We are seeking a cost & ESG analyst to join our growing team and support our analytical and product-building capabilities. We’re 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.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 will involve analysing the financial performance of commodity assets as well as forecasting their performance under tailored pricing and macroeconomic conditions. Daily duties will include creating and maintaining cost models, regularly updating cost data within these models, and integrating these models into a client-facing cost service. Furthermore, direct communication of the latest industry information to our clients is a key part of the role.Project Blue is seeking to expand its existing ESG offerings in the commodity space and the successful candidate will have a direct role in developing these products. This will involve communicating with our clients and the wider industry to understand the requirements of ESG analysis and how they should be tailored to individual commodities and operations.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
  • Direct involvement in sales, client calls, and company meetings

Job requirements:

  • 2+ years in a similar cost and ESG-related role
  • Strong financial analysis skills
  • Understanding of cost and financial analysis industry standards
  • Communication skills and fluency in English
  • 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


London, UK

Xi’an, China

Stellenbosch, South Africa