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Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Project Coordinator

Bellevue, WA

Essex offers a comprehensive benefits package that reflects how much we value our associates and their families:For regular full-time associates regularly scheduled to work at least thirty (30) hours per week:• Medical, Dental, Pre-tax flex plan, Basic life insurance, Supplemental life, Short- and long-term disability, Accidental death insurance plans.For part-time and full-time associates:• Employer-matching 401(k) plan that offers financial planning and independent brokerage services.• Wellness Program, 24-hour Employee Assistance, Service awards and Paid time-off.

Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY:      Essex Property Trust, Inc. is a fully integrated real estate investment trust (REIT) that acquires, develops, redevelops and manages multifamily properties in selected West Coast communities.   We are seeking a talented individual to take on a Project Coordinator role with knowledge and management experience in renovation to oversee various aspects of apartment interior and exterior renovation projects. The role will direct renovation efforts on multiple properties by managing on site contractors/vendors, scheduling with the property/operations, interacting with city officials/inspectors, reporting status and communicating with supervisors.    

Oversees on-site daily activities and conduct project meeting with subcontractors and superintendent at frequent intervals to discuss problems, progress, and coordination of work.
Provide daily and weekly status of work and maintain high level of communication to Project Manager via phone, email and memo / letter.
Under Project Manager’s supervision, direct vendors, contractors and sub-contractors to assure timely renovation execution and quality of work. Monitor contractor’s work to assure all work follows plan, contract, scope of work, etc.
Act as liaison with property manager, maintenance supervisor, leasing consultants and other Operations staff with renovation activity and contractors.
Compliance with company standards as defined in the Policies and Procedure Manual and applicable laws, e.g. Fair Housing, Landlord Tenant, OSHA, and EEOC.
Respond to Corporate requests in a prompt and timely fashion.
Provide professional service at all times, exercising discretion as it relates to confidential resident, property and company information.
Assist with the planning and preparation for resident retention programs and functions designed to add value to property operations.
Assist residents with service requests associated with the renovation. Follow up to ensure completion and quality.
Receive all telephone calls and in-person visits professionally and politely. Provide a quality communication experience for residents as it relates to their interaction with the renovation.
Thorough understanding of property management software systems utilized at the property level and ensure accuracy of database (including YARDI, resident activity, resident ledgers, vendor information, etc.)

High school diploma or equivalent.
1 year industry experience or 2 years direct sales and marketing.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of business correspondence.
Strong sales, marketing and/or customer service experience.
Good organizational and time management skills.
Basic computer skills, including working knowledge of Outlook, Word, and Excel. Yardi preferred.
Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel to multiple sites required.  
The candidate must be able to work independently and have great interpersonal and communication skills; possess strong project scheduling skills; familiar with construction; and some working knowledge with MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook

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