Altura Associates, LLC is a professional services firm headquartered in Irvine, CA. We help clients establish and achieve ambitious goals for energy and environmental performance.  Our team leverages core skills in building commissioning, energy audits and analysis, engineering, facilitation, road mapping, project implementation, and reporting to deliver exemplary results. Altura services industry-leading clients throughout the U.S. and internationally. We are actively seeking an individual to join our team as a Corporate Sustainability Associate.

Scope & Responsibilities

  • Work with Altura’s clients to define, develop, and execute strategies for their corporate sustainability programs
  • Collect, track, and analyze documentation of facility environmental performance and energy use data
  • Be responsible for leading the reporting process for leading industry frameworks such as GRI, DJSI, and CDP
  • Work effectively as a member of an empowered, professional team
  • Flexible work location: Irvine or Oakland California

Required Qualifications

  • Experience working with large organizations to compile sustainability reports in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards
  • Experience with the RobecoSAM/Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) assessment process
  • Experience compiling greenhouse gas inventories for CDP and other platforms
  • Experience with sustainability strategy development and stakeholder engagement to implement recommended improvement measures
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Strong desire to make an impact in the energy and environmental field
  • Critical thinker and problem-solver
  • Effective working in a collaborative team environment
  • Self-starter with natural intellectual curiosity
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Building Science, Engineering, Communications, or related field, with a minimum of three to five years related experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) reporting framework
  • Experience developing science-based greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and submittal to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI)
  • Experience in building construction, facilities operation, or building architecture/engineering
  • LEED AP, LEED Green Associate, or similar
  • Desire to work with a mission-based firm with core values of empowerment, teamwork, and optimism

More About Altura

Altura is proud to offer a generous benefits package which includes competitive starting salary and an automatic 3% 401k contribution an annual profit-sharing program which all employees participate in on day one. Details of our benefits package include:

  • Generous annual profit-sharing program
  • Exceptional medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance coverage (company pays 80% of employee premiums and 50% of dependent premiums; life and LTD benefits are 100% paid by Altura)
  • 401(k) plan (3% Company contribution, all contributions are always 100% vested)
  • Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care expenses
  • 10 holidays per year, plus 15 days paid time off per year (increases to 20 days after 5 years of service)
  • On-site fitness center at our Irvine, CA headquarters
  • Alternative transportation benefits available
  • Monthly smartphone reimbursement

We pride ourselves on our company’s unique entrepreneurial, high energy culture and flat organizational structure which empowers employees to take action and achieve results for our clients.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter and resume to careers@alturaassociates.com.  Please specify “Corporate Sustainability Associate application” in the subject line.