Blue North Sustainability (www.bluenorth.co.za) is currently looking for a person who can fulfil a technical role involved in our carbon footprint calculator. This role provides the opportunity to learn and work with a dynamic team within a growing business. Blue North is a purpose-driven consulting practice focused on agriculture and the food system. We manage a portfolio of online applications that directly support the proactive management of sustainability-related risks on farms and across supply chains. One of these applications is an online carbon footprint calculator, which is part of The Confronting Climate Change Initiative (CCC) (www.climatefruitandwine.co.za).

The successful incumbent should have excellent data analysis skills, excellent time management and prioritization skills and a strong interest in carbon emissions measurement and reporting. They need to be passionate about sustainability, energetic and have the drive to be successful.

Activities will include, among other things:

  • Online/Web-based Tool maintenance: identify & define bug fixes and improvements to user-friendliness, emission factors updates, etc.
  • Online/Web-based Tool development: Perform necessary research and reading of methodologies relating to carbon footprinting for any tool updates or new development, building carbon footprint and carbon sequestration or removals models and data collection tools.
  • Data analysis and reporting on carbon footprint data and recommendations
  • Presenting monthly training workshops
  • Client engagement and project management

We are looking for an individual with the following attributes:

  • B.Eng, BSc or MSc qualification, or similar
  • A genuine passion for sustainability with an appropriate level of understanding and knowledge of sustainability issues and solutions in primary production and the food industry.
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent English and Afrikaans verbal and written skills
  • Based in the Stellenbosch region or surrounds
  • Have a valid SA driver’s license and own transport
  • Advantageous to have a background in Agriculture
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively

What do we offer?

  • An opportunity to rapidly accelerate your personal development & experience and to be part of a growing purpose-driven business.
  • An opportunity to work at the forefront of implementing carbon measurement (emissions and sequestration), science-based targets & reduction strategies and climate-smart technologies to advance the achievement of needed sustainability outcomes in agricultural and food systems.
  • An international business environment working together with a dynamic team, local & international client base and international technology partners.
  • A competitive experience-related salary.


  • Applications will be accepted until 31 January 2024.
  • You need to submit the following:
    ✓ A detailed cover letter that clearly and decisively motivates your suitability for the role, in particular; what contribution you believe you can make to Blue North, and why you think that you are a great fit for the company as well as the specific role.
    ✓ An up-to-date CV
    ✓ At least two contactable references
  • Please submit your cover letter and CV to nine@exceed.co.za by the latest 31 January 2024.