Senior Sustainability Data Analyst

Job description

Dream is looking for a Senior Sustainability Data Analyst

We are always looking for the best and brightest to join our thriving community. Dream Industrial’s Portfolio Management Team is currently looking for a Senior Sustainability Data Analyst, who will be responsible for contributing to and playing a lead role in impact, sustainability, and environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives in our developments, owned and managed assets, and internal operations for Dream Industrial.  This includes implementing our Net Zero by 2035 Action Plan 

What will you do?

Below are some of the primary responsibilities you will be taking on in this role:

  • Work collaboratively with departments across the global organization to gather sustainability data from various sources.
  • Manage and maintain large amounts of sustainability data, including utility data, across Dream Industrial’s systems and databases.  Ensure the data is clean, consistent and of high quality.
  • Consolidate data and develop reports to address internal and external sustainability reporting requirements.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the data collection and data management processes, including the development of dashboards using Power BI.
  • Calculate and analyze a wide range of building sustainability performance metrics (including energy, water, GHG, waste and recycling, etc.).
  • Act as project liaison with third-party data managers to optimize data collection, controls and integrity of reports.
  • Support annual data assurance process with external auditors.
  • Submit data to relevant authorities to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and directives in Canada and Europe.
  • Research, analyze and provide business modelling for sustainability initiatives including low carbon transition, innovative energy solutions, renewable energy etc.
  • Engage internal partners to help drive sustainability objectives and priorities.
  • Provide internal advisory services to businesses and functions on how emerging sustainability issues and opportunities impact the bottom line.
  • Support submissions to third party ESG rating agencies.
  • Contribute to the annual Sustainability Report and other publicly issued reports that highlight our progress and performance against approved sustainability goals and commitments.
  • Lead and conduct periodic environmental scans of emerging climate change, environmental, social and governance issues and attitudinal changes to guide the ongoing evolution of our sustainability strategy.
  • Contribute to and lead GRESB submissions and analysis as well as work to improve scores.
  • Contribute to building certification initiatives (LEED, BREEAM etc)
  • Support Dream’s Net Zero by 2035 Action Plan and lead net zero reporting, including CRREM analysis.

What experience do you have?

These are some of the things we would like you to bring to the table:

  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in Environmental, Sustainability, ESG or Impact sectors.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and data management including Power BI.
  • Some programming, SQL or database management experience is an asset.
  • Commercial real estate/ property management industry experience is preferred.
  • Basic understanding of emissions reporting (GHG/greenhouse gas protocol), GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), TCFD (Task Force on Climate related financial) and SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board) is an asset.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholder groups across multiple locations.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Strong quantitative/analytical skills, including the ability to perform data analysis and identify the gaps and trends in data.
  • Global experience is an asset. (While Dream’s headquarters are in Toronto, this position works closely with teams across Canada and Europe)
  • Experience in financial analysis is an asset.
  • Strategic thinker and agile problem solver, while simultaneously driving a rigorous, data-driven approach to understanding the environment and driving for results.

What are we looking for?

  • A dedication to providing exceptional customer service, every day.
  • The ability to adapt to change in a positive way and deliver successful results within a given time frame.
  • A team-oriented approach to meeting goals and objectives.
  • A willingness to take responsibility and easily digest constructive feedback, using it as a learning opportunity.
  • The ability to perform with exceptional integrity, always striving to do the right thing and help to create an environment built on trust, honesty and respect.
  • Must be inclusive and supportive of the diversity within the Dream team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to adjust messaging to all levels of stakeholders and establish strong relationships.
  • This role requires a high attention to detail and a strong process-driven approach.
  • A strong communicator who can effectively address both small and large groups with empathy, credibility and trust.

Who are we?

Dream Industrial REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust. As at December 31, 2023, Dream Industrial REIT co-owns and manages a 71 million square foot portfolio of high quality distribution and urban logistics assets in some of the strongest markets globally. Dream Industrial focuses on creating value for its unitholders through disciplined allocation of capital and delivering superior operating results.

Our attitude and approach set us apart from our competitors.  We are guided by our entrepreneurial spirit: we seize unconventional opportunities and try new things, approaching every project with passion and purpose.

We look forward to hearing from you, but please note; due to the high volume of applications, only candidates who qualify will be contacted.

Dream Industrial is committed to workplace diversity and provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process

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