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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 Counselor
Help Desk Technician
Mechanical Engineer
Project Coordinator – Noise Mitigation Program
Refrigeration Consultant
Software Engineer
 

 

Energy Counselor

 

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.  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

  • 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/Job Requirements
  • Must have basic knowledge of and experience in building science, residential energy efficiency and 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
$15.00-$17.00/hour, dependent upon 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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995

Equal Opportunity Employer


 

Help Desk Technician

 

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) seeks an outgoing and highly motivated individual to manage and provide user support for desktop systems and mobile devices. The organization supports roughly 140 personnel. 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
Specific tasks and responsibilities include:

  • Resolving assigned customer technical issues in a timely manner
  • Escalating issues, as required, within a proper time frame
  • Accurately document details related to client support issues in help desk ticketing system and complete ticket/tasks efficiently
  • Performing software maintenance and installation on end user devices
  • Performing repairs and upgrades of end user hardware
  • Deployment of new computers, tablets and smartphones
  • Deploying and supporting VOIP phones
  • Purchasing, documenting and maintaining inventory of IT hardware, equipment and accessories
  • Training staff on various computer and device fundamentals
 
Qualifications/Job Requirements:
  • High School diploma
  • 2+ years of experience in supporting users in a corporate/enterprise environment
  • Administration experience with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10
  • Experience working with confidential information
  • Functional understanding or experience with Active Directory
  • Experience with iOS operating system
  • Experience with VOIP phone systems
  • Functional understanding of TCP/IP networks, wired and wireless (DNS, DHCP, WPA, etc.)
  • Scripting experience with PowerShell and/or Batch
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Consistent patience and understanding
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to handle multiple tasks at a time
  • Able to work well independently and well as with a team.
  • Dependable and punctual
  • College Degree or Some College preferred
  • CompTIA A+, CompTIA Net +, MCP Certifications preferred
  • Experience with Dell KACE or MS System Center preferred
  • Administration background in macOS X preferred
  • Experience Administering an MDM system preferred
  • Experience with commercial A/V systems preferred
  • Experience with Virtual machines preferred
 
Physical Requirements
  • As the handler/deployer of new desktops/machines/IT-inventory:
    • You would be moving most IT packages from reception to the IT offices
    • Anything from 1lb to 75lbs.  (someone would be able to share the load for heavier items)
    • You would be unboxing, breaking down and recycling any IT purchased inventory.
  • You may be asked, on occasion, to assist in low voltage wiring/troubleshooting.  This includes working on ladders.
  • A majority of service requests will be made in person, requiring you to physically move to a user’s office in order to assist them with a particular issue.

Compensation
$16.00-$20.00/hour, dependent upon qualifications and experience.
 
How to Apply
Email or fax cover letter and resume to Human Resources:

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

Resume_Submissions@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

Resume_Submissions@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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995


Equal Opportunity Employer




Refrigeration Consultant


CEE is seeking a Refrigeration Consultant to be a core member of its team that delivers commercial refrigeration assessments and provides rebates to small and medium-sized businesses that implement recommended upgrades. The program will target retail commercial customers with significant refrigeration loads such as grocers, restaurants, convenience and liquor stores. The Consultant will evaluate existing refrigeration systems, diagnose opportunities to improve system energy efficiency and make recommendations for efficiency upgrades. Upgrades may include, but are not limited to:
  • Anti-sweat heater controls
  • ECM fan motors
  • Evaporator fan speed controls
  • Demand defrost control
  • LED lights in cases and walk-ins
  • Efficient glass doors
  • Energy STAR® commercial appliances
  • Tune-ups
  • Retrofits of open cooler cases
The ideal candidate will also have experience with HVAC systems in order to support our team that delivers HVAC assessments, services and rebates to the small and medium-sized business sector. Upgrades include programmable/networked thermostats, improved economizer control, RTU optimization and equipment replacement.  The Consultant will assess existing systems, present recommendations to owners, secure their participation in the program and serve as a liaison between the owner and contractor during installation.  Candidate must demonstrate integrity, the ability to learn, be results oriented and understand how to balance urgency and quality. 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 include, but are not limited to
  • Evaluating existing HVACR systems to identify issues that are causing decreased energy efficiency or equipment that can be added to the system to increase energy efficiency
  • Generating recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades based on assessment findings
  • Entering assessment data into custom analysis and reporting software
  • Presenting recommendations, associated project costs, rebates and savings to customer
  • Identifying leads with the best technical opportunity and level of interest and setting up a systematic follow-up process to secure their participation in the program
  • Organizing and planning own assessment schedule
  • Serving as a resource for customers and vendors during installation
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with vendors to create a referral pipeline
  • Generating enough participation to meet annual program savings goals
  • Continually seeking opportunities to educate customers, vendors and like-minded entities on the benefits of upgrading HVACR systems and how they can best utilize the program
Qualifications
  • An Associate’s degree, or equivalent, in HVACR plus two years of experience
  • Excellent customer relations, communication and sales skills
  • Ability to present recommendations to business owners and motivate them to implement HVACR improvements in their buildings
  • Ability to conduct accurate and thorough HVACR assessments and fully document findings
  • Ability to use appropriate diagnostic tools to assess HVACR systems
  • Ability to quickly acquire new skills and knowledge
  • Ability to work independently with good organizational and time management skills
  • Interest in energy efficient technologies for commercial HVACR systems
  • A valid driver’s license and up-to-date insurance
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to access all parts of existing HVACR systems to make a an accurate assessment of any existing issues that may result in a recommendation for upgrades, for example ability to climb a ladder to access roof top equipment (ladder training will be provided if needed)
  • Ability to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer or tablet effectively
  • Excellent communications (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to operate general office equipment, e.g., PC, printer, fax, telephone, etc.
  • Ability to sit, stand or drive for extended periods of time
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects
Working Conditions
  • Ability to work overtime as needed or required to meet established deadlines
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with high daily pressure to meet deadlines and program goals
  • Ability to perform work indoors in an office environment as necessary, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office
  • Ability to perform work outdoors when conditions are acceptable to perform assessments on HVACR equipment.
  • Comfortable working around high voltage only when proper safeties are present
Compensation
  • Full-time position with benefits. Salary depending on qualifications and experience.

To Apply
Email cover letter and resume to: Resume_Submissions@mncee.org   

Or mail to:
Center for Energy and Environment
Attn:  Human Resources
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org

FAX 612-335-5995
 

Equal Opportunity Employer