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CEE is a data-driven, consumer-focused, and community-based clean energy nonprofit with locations in the North Loop of Minneapolis and St. Paul's Midway. For nearly 40 years, CEE has collaborated with utilities, governments, nonprofits, and businesses to deliver actionable research and innovative programs that reduce energy waste and harmful emissions. We're proud to operate in Minnesota, a national leader in clean energy and energy efficiency.

Our staff includes creative and pragmatic environmentalists, program developers and implementers, engineers and technical experts and research professionals. Our quirky “bring your dog to work” organizational culture is professional but easy-going, with a deep emphasis on collaboration, innovation, and technical expertise.


CEE is currently hiring for the following positions: 


Energy Auditor
Energy Counselor
Inspector/Rater
Mechanical Engineer
Project Coordinator – Noise Mitigation Program
Software Engineer

 

Energy Auditor

 

Position Summary
The Energy Auditor is responsible for providing in-home residential energy analysis in support of CEE’s Residential Programs. The Energy Auditor is part of a two-person team and is primarily responsible for the technical aspects of the Home Energy Squad (HES) home visit, including conducting building diagnostics, identifying major retrofit opportunities, and providing a quote for insulation/air sealing treatments. This an administrative level position reports to the Field Operations Manager.  

Responsibilities

  • Working with a team member to conduct home visits according to established protocols.
  • Managing time to complete visits according to schedule.
  • Assuming the role of Lead or Installer for HES Installed visits.
  • Conducting product installations for HES and multifamily visits.
  • Performing blower door and combustion safety tests, inspecting insulation levels in walls and attics, including infrared camera assessment, and preparing an accurate quote for insulation/air sealing treatments.
  • Communicating with the Energy Counselor throughout visits with respect to upgrades recommendations.
  • Reviewing insulation/air sealing quote and reinforcing upgrades recommendations with homeowners.
  • Accurately recording and entering data into the tracking database.
  • Accurately managing product inventory.
  • Driving a Home Energy Squad van.  
  • Conducting research and completing assigned tasks and responsibilities during office time.
  • Assisting with program marketing and outreach efforts.
  • Understanding and adhering to corporate policies and procedures, attending trainings as requested, and reading corporate wide emails and correspondence.


Qualifications

  • Must have solid knowledge of and demonstrated experience in building science, residential energy efficiency and residential building construction, and the capacity and interest to learn more.  
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Building Analyst certification preferred, but will train the right candidate.  
  • Experience with infrared camera assessment and estimating or installing insulation preferred.  
  • Must demonstrate excellent customer relations and communication skills.  
  • Must demonstrate excellent time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.  
  • Must have basic computer and keyboard competency and show proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.  
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds as well as carry, push, pull, kneel and squat.  
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.  
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


Compensation
$16-$18/hour based on qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

Energy Auditor Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

HR@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995

Equal Opportunity Employer


 

Energy Counselor


Position Summary
The Energy Counselor is responsible for providing in-home residential energy analysis in support of CEE’s Residential Programs. The Energy Counselor is part of a two-person team conducting the Home Energy Squad (HES) home visit. The Energy Counselor is the primary point of contact for the homeowner and is responsible for establishing good rapport. This is an administrative level position that reports to the Field Operations Manager. Multiple positions available.

Responsibilities

  • Working with a team member to conduct home visits according to established protocols.
  • Managing time to complete visits according to schedule.
  • Assuming the role of Lead or Installer for HES Installed visits.
  • Conducting product installations for HES and multifamily visits.
  • Consulting with homeowners about energy goals, questions, and concerns. 
  • Teaching homeowners about energy use and encouraging low-cost and no-cost energy-saving measures.
  • Communicating with the Energy Technician throughout visits with respect to upgrades recommendations.
  • Discussing upgrades recommendations with homeowners and gauging the homeowner’s interest.
  • Encouraging homeowners to complete recommended insulation/air sealing treatments, and scheduling work to be completed.
  • Accurately recording and entering data into the tracking database.
  • Accurately managing product inventory.
  • Driving a Home Energy Squad van.  
  • Conducting research and completing assigned tasks and responsibilities during office time.
  • Assisting with program marketing and outreach efforts.
  • Understanding and adhering to corporate policies and procedures, attending trainings as requested, and reading corporate wide emails and correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Must have basic knowledge of building science, residential energy efficiency or residential building construction, and the capacity and interest to learn more.  
  • Must demonstrate excellent customer relations, and communication and persuasive skills.  
  • Experience in sales preferred.  
  • Must demonstrate excellent time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines.  
  • Must have basic computer and keyboard competency and show proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel.  
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds as well as carry, push, pull, kneel and squat.  
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions.  
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
 

Compensation
$15-$17/hour based on qualifications and experience. 

How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

Energy Counselor Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

HR@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995

Equal Opportunity Employer
 

 

Inspector/Rater

 

Position Description 
The Inspector/Rater is responsible for providing quality assurance inspections and new homes ratings for the residential department of the Center for Energy and Environment. This includes: site visits in coordination with contractors, builders, and homeowners to inspect home performance upgrades and new construction site visits, reporting and data entry of results and findings at site visits, providing feedback in a timely and professional manner, and using a variety of energy modeling software systems.  This position works closely with contractors, builders, and homeowners as well as the internal staff working within the Residential Department

The Inspector/Rater has no direct reports.

As part of the residential department team, this position will occasionally assist with overflow work as needed from other residential programs within CEE. 

Responsibilities

Quality Assurance Inspections

  • Perform blower door tests, IR image scans, combustion safety diagnostics, and visual inspections of contractor work as part of home performance upgrades on existing homes, including insulation and HVAC work 
  • Perform contractor and homeowner communications in a pleasant, professional, and timely manner
  • Perform accurate data entry, and report generation for tracking and feedback reporting
  • Work closely with other QA staff to ensure consistent delivery of inspection protocols and call backs
  • Perform on-site and classroom education for contractor staff in coordination with other QA staff

New Homes Ratings

  • Perform all site inspections per RESNET, ENERGY STAR, and utility program protocol 
  • Accurately perform take-off building calculations
  • Proficiently create building energy models for purposes of consulting customers on energy efficient design changes as well as utility program rebate potential
  • Perform Builder/Developer/Architect/Contractor communications in a pleasant, professional, and timely manner
  • Perform accurate data collection and entry into software systems
  • Work closely with other new homes staff to ensure consistent delivery of inspection, testing and modeling protocols

Organization Support

  • Assistance with other departmental tasks as assigned

Job Requirements
Work professionally with co-workers, clients and vendors, perform duties accurately, honestly and timey, attend training/meetings, read companywide emails and adhere to attendance expectations as directed by the supervisor. This position also requires an understanding of and compliance to corporate policies and procedures including but not limited to conflict of interest, confidentiality and the information security program. Computer skills and high comfort level with modern office technology and energy diagnostic equipment.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years relevant experience in related work
  • At least 2 year of experience in residential energy efficiency
  • Basic residential program knowledge
  • Detail oriented with particular emphasis on accurate data collection
  • BPI Building Analyst or equivalent certification
  • Current (or ability to obtain within 6 months) RESNET HERs rater certification
  • Possess and maintain a valid drivers’ license and good driving record
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An orientation toward teamwork 


Essential Functions

  • Develop and maintain a professional office environment and appearance (factors include: cleanliness, attire, positive attitude).
  • Routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • Routinely use building science diagnostic equipment such as blower doors, duct blasters, combustion analyzers, infrared cameras, and hand tools.
  • Work both independently and as a team.
  • Requires ability to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs and ladders; balance; stoop, kneel and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 40 pounds. 
  • Work will include occasional outstate travel including over-night stays.
  • Primary working hours must occur on-site and during CEE’s business hours. Employee will occasionally be required to work early mornings, nights and weekends but with advanced notice.

Other Duties 
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Interested parties should email or fax resume and cover letter to Human Resources:

Inspector/Rater
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

HR@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995

Equal Opportunity Employer

 



 

 

 

Mechanical Engineer

 

Position Summary
The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) seeks a full time Mechanical Engineer to work as part of a team to investigate and deliver energy savings recommendations to clients in a wide variety of buildings and to support other projects at CEE.  Candidate must be able to demonstrate integrity, the ability to learn, be results-orientation and have a sense of how to balance urgency and quality.  Good communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment are desired.  Organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, dependability and a good work ethic are a must.  
This is a full time position that provides a wide range of benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance as well as a profit sharing retirement plan.

Responsibilities
The mechanical engineer is responsible for analysis of the energy use of systems from both a field and design perspective. The majority of the work is in buildings of all kinds (residential, commercial, and industrial). The engineer will both lead engineering based energy efficiency projects for CEE's clients, and support other internal and external projects that require measurement, analysis, and verification of energy use. These projects range from single day studies to 9 month long recommissioning projects that produce an ASHRAE Level III audit report. These projects require review of client documents (plans and specifications), field monitoring data, and financial analysis of recommendations. CEE's engineers assist other department, especially research and new program development with their experience based recommendations and creative ideas.

Qualifications

  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • Five years of work experience in energy engineering field or working as an engineer is preferred
  • If not already licensed Professional Engineer, the ability to achieve PE status.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a car to travel between office and working sites.
Skills
  • Detailed understanding of commercial Heating, Cooling and Ventilation systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Desire to learn about emerging and cutting edge technologies
  • Ability to calculate energy reduction potential for recommendations measures.
  • Able to work independently and in a team setting. 
  • Goal driven.
  • Proficient in the use personal computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases and electronic mail.
  • Able to program using Visual Basic or similar language and willingness to further develop this skill.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer effectively.
  • Ability to view and operate a personal computer, either desktop or laptop, for extended periods of time creating, composing and reviewing documents and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to operate general office equipment, e.g., PC, printer, fax, telephone, etc.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to carry tools bags needed for investigation work.  Bags can weigh as much as 40 pounds.
Working Conditions
  • Primary working hours are within CEE’s business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Ability to work beyond typical working hours as needed or required to meet deadlines or to investigate a building during off peak hours.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with high pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform work indoors in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office.
  • Ability to work out of the office in the field which may include working around rotating equipment, high voltage, or warm humid areas.
  • Ability to travel to national conferences to expand CEE’s knowledge base or to present findings from work CEE has performed.
  • All safety equipment needed to preform job will be provided by CEE along with training on how to use safety equipment. 

Compensation
Dependent upon qualifications and experience.
 
How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

Mechanical Engineer Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

HR@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995

Equal Opportunity Employer


 

 



Project Coordinator – Noise Mitigation Program

 

CEE seeks a Project Coordinator for the Noise Mitigation Program. This program works to reduce the impact of airplane noise in single-family housing. Seventy-five percent of time is spent in the field at homes in Noise Mitigation Program neighborhoods. 

Working with this team offers a wide variety of experiences and opportunities. This is a full time position that provides a wide range of benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance and a retirement plan. 

Responsibilities
Conduct pre-construction walk-through with contractors and homeowners 

  • Review scopes of work 
  • Validate proposed treatments are consistent with observed conditions of the home 
  • Review HO responsibilities as related to the construction project 
  • Review schedule with contractors and homeowners 
  • Conduct thorough review of existing conditions documenting pre-existing damage 

Monitor on-going construction (which requires complete command of the Program Specifications) 

  • Make daily site visits during construction to verify contractors are on schedule 
  • Identify noted deficiencies to contractor 
  • Facilitate communication between homeowner and contractors 
  • Ensure the complete Scope of Work has been completed 

Conduct Substantial and Final Completion inspections 

  • Verify work is completed in accordance with specifications and Program standards 
  • Prepare punch list (PL) and verify completion 
  • Sign project completion and final closeout documents

Perform pre & post indoor air quality tests when needed

Qualifications

  • At least 3 years of residential remodeling experience 
  • Possess Lead Safe Work Practices Certificate or ability to attend training and pass exam 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and attention to detail. 
  • Self-motivated, good communication skills and capable of working independently 
  • General computer literacy with an ability to complete data entry of observation notes and update project data daily 
  • Must have vehicle and valid driver’s license 
  • Must be able to lift up to 25lbs, squat and climb a ladder

Compensation
$21.00-$24.00 per hour depending on qualifications plus benefits

How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

Project Coordinator Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

HR@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995


Equal Opportunity Employer


 


Software Engineer

The Software Engineer is responsible for designing, developing, and/or maintaining internal software applications. CEE is looking for an experienced and flexible developer who is comfortable working both independently and in small teams.   We seek a developer who enjoys both rapid prototyping and building robust, high-quality software applications.  Our ideal candidate will have experience at multiple layers of a web application technology stack.  This position supports multiple departments across CEE.

Responsibilities
Software development

  • Gather and refine business requirements and help analyze proposed system changes to determine impact to users. Understand process data requirements and user needs.
  • Produce user stories, diagrams, and estimates to use for project planning.
  • Write code for software application features.
  • Facilitate updates, coordinate change management, and perform testing.
  • Strive for a high level proficiency with the software tools used at CEE.

Software Support

  • Support and develop positive relationships with users.
  • Troubleshoot user problems, prioritize demand, and take ownership of issues through resolution.

General

  • Develop and maintain a professional office environment and appearance (factors include: cleanliness, attire, positive attitude).
  • Primary working hours are during CEE’s business hours but evenings and weekends may be required sporadically. 
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

Qualifications/Job Requirements

  • 4 year degree preferred.
  • At least five years of professional software development experience.
  • Full-Stack development including relational database design, server-side APIs, and basic UI design.
  • Experience developing web applications using C#/.NET
  • Experience with JS application frameworks. (Angular, React, Backbone)
  • Exposure to Agile methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An orientation toward teamwork.
  • LAMP stack experience is a plus. (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)
  • Experience with cross-platform APIs is a plus.

Compensation
Dependent upon qualifications and experience.

How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

Software Engineer Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

HR@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995

Equal Opportunity Employer