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Essex Property Trust, Inc.

Senior Analyst, Sustainability

San Mateo, CA


San Mateo



Job Location

San Mateo Corp Office

Position Type


Job Description

The goal of the sustainability department is to contribute to FFO growth by reducing the energy usage at our properties, developing projects that reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, mitigating risks associated with climate change, and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations affecting our portfolio.  This role will contribute to the analytical components of the team, including supporting data reporting, financing, and inventory efforts, as well as developing and utilizing tools to determine team priorities.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone with 3-5 years of analytical experience, ideally in a real estate or sustainability role, to support a dynamic and growing sustainability and ESG department. This individual will work with other departments within the organization, including Asset Management, Operations, and ESG Reporting.

Please note that this job position entails in-person office requirements for a minimum of 3 days per week: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, located at Essex's corporate offices in Irvine, Woodland Hills, San Mateo, and Bellevue.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Support the Sustainability team in analyzing and reporting consumption data 

  • Support the Sustainability team in collecting and updating data for strategic sustainability planning. 

  • Develop, maintain, and implement calculators and dashboards to support project prioritization. 

  • Assist with quarterly data assurance process and providing analytics updates for ESG reporting. 

  • Own and manage databases of key information used in decision-making and provide recommendations to management. 

  • Investigate and remain up to date on environmental regulations and financial incentives and rebates in the portfolio’s jurisdictions. 

  • Work with business/end users to gather requirements for tools and reports. 

  • Maintain working relationships with internal departments to ensure key objectives are achieved. 



  • BS/BA with emphasis on engineering, mathematics, environmental science, sustainability, or other related discipline required  

  • 3-5 years of experience in financial analysis and planning real estate, and BI reporting is preferred 

  • Detail-oriented, analytical, and problem-solving skills 

  • Proficient using spreadsheet programs (including Microsoft Excel) and presentation programs (including PowerPoint) 

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to work with others 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment 

  • Ability to independently identify opportunities to contribute to team goals 

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications required  

All full-time regular associates are offered competitive salaries, experience career growth, and are eligible for benefit packages that include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, 401k employer match, excellence rewards, wellness programs, and much more. With our Sunday property operations office closures, 10 paid holidays, and 15 PTO days, work/life balance is a priority! Additionally, most positions are eligible for a housing discount of 20%.

Essex provides great communities in which to live, work and invest. We are a purpose-driven company, and we pride ourselves on promoting an internal culture of growth and opportunity by engaging, enabling, and empowering our teams. Working at Essex is not a destination. It is a journey where you can confidently build your career.

The salary range for this position is $95,000.00 - $142,000.00 per year. New hires generally start between $95,000.00 - $119,000.00 per year. The final salary offer will be determined after reviewing relevant factors, including but not limited to skill sets; relevant experience; internal equity; and other business and organizational needs.

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