Energy Technician

Organization Overview
The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is a 501C3 nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment.

Position Summary
The Energy Technician is responsible for providing in-home residential energy analysis in support of CEE’s Residential Programs. The Energy Technician 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.  


  • 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.


  • 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.

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

How to Apply
Mail, email or fax cover letter and resume to:
Energy Technician Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
energy_technician_position@mncee.org FAX 612-335-5888

Equal Opportunity Employer


Human Resources Manager 

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is currently hiring a full-time experienced Human Resources Manager to join our administrative team to oversee Human Resource practices and processes. These HR best practices support CEE’s operational needs and help ensure proper implementation of CEE’s HR strategies which complement its nonprofit mission. This position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will supervise a team of 2 full-time equivalents.

This position requires strong analytical, organizational, and communications skills, and the ability to both work independently while effectively managing professional relationships at all levels of the organization. The position is full-time with benefits including medical, dental, life, and long term disability insurance as well as flexible spending accounts and an HRA.

CEE is a non-profit corporation located in the Minneapolis warehouse district.  CEE provides innovative energy and environmental services to businesses and individuals.  In addition, CEE conducts applied research to provide a sound basis for design services and participates in policy development to advance the long-term public interest in a healthy environment and sustainable economy.

CEE currently has approximately 90 employees and will be expanding to an estimated 120 employees within 2017.

Under the direction of CEE’s COO, the Manager will play an integral role in the implementation and promotion of human resource values by planning, evaluating, and managing human resource activities.  He/she will perform the following functions:

  • ensure legal compliance is maintained throughout human resource management
  • perform assessment of and decision-making for HR legal issues
  • develop and implement HR strategies and initiatives aligned with CEE’s overall strategy
  • develop a long term hiring strategy that supports managers throughout the recruitment and selection process
  • develop and monitor overall HR systems and procedures across the organization
  • support current and future business needs through staff development, engagement, motivation, and retention 
  • bridge management and employee relations by addressing opportunities, demands, and other issues
  • foster a positive working environment
  • create and manage a performance appraisal system that drives high performance
  • assess training needs; manage and monitor compliance with training needs and programs
  • overall responsibility for benefits related annual filings including Form 5500

This position requires a bachelor degree in Human Resources or related field, along with proven work experience as an HR manager or other HR executive. Prior work experience in the nonprofit or social service industry is a plus.

The ideal applicant: 

  • has in-depth knowledge of applicable labor laws, ERISA compliance and HR best practices
  • has the ability build and effectively manage professional relationships at all levels of the organization
  • has strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • has excellent active listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • has strong professional writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Familiarity with HR systems and database tools, specifically ADP and Microsoft applications, is a strong plus. 

Work Environment

  • Primary working hours are within CEE business hours of 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Travel when necessary to branch offices
  • Spend hours in front of a computer screen in a climate controlled office environment
  • Meet tight deadlines and endures high pressure or stressful situations
  • Participate in meetings with management, employees, and outside vendors, as needed

Compensation will depend on qualifications

Qualified candidates should mail, email or fax your resume and cover letter to:

Center for Energy and Environment Attn: Human Resources Manager
212 3rd Avenue North #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Fax: (612) 335-5872

Applications accepted until position filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Project Coordinator- Noise Mitigation Program

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment. 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. 

CEE is a fun and dynamic place to work. 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. 


  • Conduct pre-construction walk-through with contractors and homeowners 
  • Review scope 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 Completion inspection 
  • Verify work is completed in accordance with specification and Program standards 
  • Prepare punch list (PL) and verify completion 


  • 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

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

How to Apply
Mail, email or fax cover letter and resume:

Project Coordinator Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
FAX 612-335-5888

Applications accepted until position filled.

Equal Opportunity Employer