Employment

 

Energy Analyst

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

Position Summary
The Energy Analyst will support CEE’s Energy Intelligence program through field work and data analysis to identify and quantify energy savings recommendations for program customers. Energy Intelligence is a program for small to medium sized manufacturers that uses interval level monitoring to help customers understand how much and when they use energy. Additionally, the Energy Analyst will provide analysis support to research projects at CEE. This position will report to the Energy Intelligence Program Manager. This is a full time hourly position with benefits that include paid time off, medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance and a retirement plan.

Responsibilities 

  • Setup and trouble shoot data acquisition equipment at customer sites
  • Perform compressed air leak audits, install and program thermostats
  • Conduct weekly review of customer data and resolve data integrity issues with hardware/software providers
  • Analyze customer profiles on a weekly basis to identify trends and irregularities in customer data, develop benchmarks and baseline energy profiles for customers
  • Assist Program Manager with customer site assessments and utilize interpersonal skills and engineering principles to identify, quantify, and validate energy savings opportunities.  Assist customers with following through on savings opportunities.
  • Develop accurate and engaging reports for customers
  • Carefully document project work
  • Manage analysis tools and make updates as required
  • Conduct other technical work based on capabilities and organizational needs


Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry or closely related technical field preferred
  • 0-2 years work experience, preferably in an energy related field
  • Experience working with Microsoft Excel and other analytical tools, such as Tableau or R
  • Capacity to work with and analyze large data sets
  • Demonstrated analytical ability
  • Works well independently and as part of a team
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize tasks
  • Self motivated, responsible, efficient and accurate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; can make complex material understandable
  • Aptitude for hands-on work in the field
  • Driver’s license required


Compensation
Salary range: $22-26 per hour. Compensation based on qualifications. 

Qualified applicants should mail, email or fax cover letter and resume to:
Energy Analyst Position 
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Ave North, Suite 560
Minneapolis, MN 55401

energy_analyst_position@mncee.org
Fax 612-335-5888

Applications accepted until position filled.
 

Equal Opportunity Employer



 

Energy Counselor

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 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.  

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 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-$17/hour based on qualifications and experience. 

How to Apply
Mail, email or fax cover letter and resume by March 31st, 2017:

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

energy_counselor_position@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5888



 
 

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.  

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
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.

Background
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.

Responsibilities
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

Qualifications
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
Human_resource_mgr_position@mncee.org

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. 

Responsibilities

  • 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 

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
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
Project_Coordinator_position@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5888

Applications accepted until position filled.


Equal Opportunity Employer


 


Senior Energy Efficiency Project Manager
 

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is currently hiring a full-time Project Manager to join CEE’s Program Development team. Located in Minneapolis’ North Loop area, CEE is a mid-sized non-profit that conducts research, implements programs, and engages in policy to advance practical solutions for a healthy, low-carbon economy. The position will help to advance CEE’s program development activities, and manage key initiatives for the organization.  This will initially include managing a large project to benchmark and identify best practices for Minnesota’s utility-funded energy efficiency programs, working in collaboration with utility and other stakeholders.

The ideal candidate is familiar with the energy efficiency industry, passionate and committed to making a difference, and excited about being part of a team focused on discovering and developing innovation within this industry.  The position requires strong analytical, organizational, project management, and written and verbal communications skills. Existing experience implementing or managing efficiency programs or projects is required. 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.


Responsibilities
  • Manage key energy efficiency initiatives within the organization, ensuring projects deliver high-quality results on-time and on-budget
  • Serve as a key member of an internal program and project development team, contributing to overall strategy and advancement of organizational mission
  • Produce project deliverables, including writing reports and creating project tools
  • Conduct research and analysis on energy efficiency programs
  • Assist with business development activities
  • Maintain relationships with utility and other stakeholders to help advance program goals
  • Manage project-based work with both with an internal team of technical, engineering, and program management staff as well as outside subcontractors
Qualifications
  • Baccalaureate degree in a related field; advanced degree preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing or implementing programs or projects in energy efficiency or a related field
  • Some employee management experience; can be indirect project-related management
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including public speaking and technical writing
  • Strong analytical skills and aptitude for understanding and communicating technical subject matter
  • Demonstrated skills in project management and highly organized work habits
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends and attend off-site meetings (normal business hours are 8:30-4:30 M-F); drivers license required
 

Salary will depend on qualifications

Qualified candidates should mail, email (preferred) or fax a resume and cover letter to:

Center for Energy and Environment Attn: Energy Efficiency Project Manager
212 3rd Avenue North #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Fax: (612) 335-5888
EE_Project_Manager_position@mncee.org

Position is open until filled, but we encourage interested applicants to apply as soon as possible

Equal Opportunity Employer