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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
Loan Services Assistant
Payroll and Benefits Specialist
Project Coordinator – Noise Mitigation Program

 

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

 




Loan Services Assistant
 

Position Summary
The Loan Services Assistant will be responsible for assisting the Lending Center in the administration of the loan process. This position includes mailing and preparing applications, managing and screening incoming applications and related documentation, as well as performing loan closings and post-closing responsibilities.
The position will require flexibility to help with overflow work from other departments and work in both the Minneapolis and St. Paul offices.

The position is full-time with benefits including medical, dental, life and long term disability insurance, as well as flexible spending accounts, HRA and retirement benefit options.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare loan and information packets 
  • Initial review of incoming applications, credit reports and loan information
  • Distribute loan files and all related loan documentation
  • Answer questions and  incoming phone calls from potential loan clients 
  • Verify accuracy of loan data to prepare loan closing documents
  • Prepare loan packages and administer loan closings
  • Disburse loan funds to borrower(s)
  • Manage post-closing duties; scanning files, shipping loan packages and mortgages to be recorded 
  • Verify loans are set up with loan servicing company and mortgages are recorded at applicable county
  • Review monthly invoices and send monthly reports to partnering neighborhoods, cities and state agencies

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. The candidate should have a background in lending, have excellent communications skills, as well as attention to detail. 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. Advanced computer skills and high comfort level with modern office technology.  

Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of experience in lending industry 
  • Knowledgeable in lending documents, terminology and regulations
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Reliable transportation
  • Must be able to work in a team environment 

Other Duties 

  • Assist front desk when needed
  • Attend Administrative meetings representing the Loan Department when needed

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

Loan Services Assistant 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

 


 

 

Payroll and Benefit Specialist


Position Summary

The Payroll & Benefit Specialist will support the Human Resources function and will develop objectives that support an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, retaining and ongoing development of a superior workforce. This position will be responsible for the accurate and timely administration of employee payroll and associated tasks as well as assisting with the administration of all company benefits.

This position requires that you work professionally with co-workers, clients and vendors, that you perform your duties accurately, honestly and timely, that you attend trainings and meetings, read companywide emails and that you adhere to attendance expectations as directed by your supervisor. Position also requires you understand and comply with corporate policies and procedures including but not limit to conflict of interest, confidentiality and the information security program.

Resonsibilities

Payroll administration, employee benefits administration, payroll and benefits reporting, personnel database and file maintenance, employee leave administration.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate the accurate and timely compilation, preparation, and processing of payroll data in accordance with state and federal regulations and company policies and procedures 
  • Perform payroll processing quality assurance reviews and identify training issues and/or problem prone processes to ensure optimal efficiency and error-free operations 
  • Process and administer all employee benefits enrollment, changes, and terminations 
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to all employees regarding company payroll and benefits information Audit payroll and benefit records relating to personnel changes
  • Maintain integrity and accuracy of personnel database, process garnishment/child support set up, review, and processing 
  • Provide weekly/monthly reports to accounting and other departments as needed 
  • Maintain integrity and accuracy of personnel database and personnel files, both electronic and physical, to include maintenance of document filing on a daily basis
  • Assist employees regarding benefits questions and plan changes; process and administer all leave-of-absence requests and disability paperwork: medical, personal, disability, FMLA, and company leaves


Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in Accounting or related field, or equivalent experience is required
  • Minimum two years’ experience in payroll and benefit administration
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal are required
  • Ability to work independently and maintain accuracy during high-volume workload timeframes is required
  • Flexibility to be available during general office hours and other hours as needed, including occasional travel to the St. Paul-Midway office is required
  • Microsoft Access knowledge is highly preferred
  • ADP payroll experience is highly preferred
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills are essential


Compensation dependent upon qualifications


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

Payroll and Benefits Specialist 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