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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. Since the 1980's, 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
HVAC Consultant
Quality Assurance Inspector

 

 



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

 



 

HVAC Consultant

 

CEE is seeking an HVAC Consultant to be a core member of its One-Stop Efficiency Shop® (One-Stop) program. One-Stop delivers lighting and roof top unit assessments and provides rebates to small and medium-sized businesses that implement recommended upgrades. This position offers a dynamic work environment where you can impact energy efficiency program design by helping develop additional services for an established and successful program.

The HVAC Consultant will evaluate existing RTUs, diagnose issues that are reducing unit energy efficiency and make recommendations for efficiency upgrades. Upgrades may include, but are not limited to:

  • Programmable thermostats
  • Networked thermostats
  • Simplified HVAC controls
  • Improved economizer control
  • ECM motors on supply and condenser fans
  • Optimization controls for roof top units (RTU)
  • Exhaust fan control
  • 75F load management
  • Equipment replacement
The Consultant will present recommendations to owners, secure their participation in the program and serve as a liaison between the owner and contractor during installation. The Consultant will also help design delivery for the HVAC portion of One-Stop so that the process is not only valuable to program participants, but is accurate, efficient and able to be mass produced on a large scale.

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 retirement plan.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Assessments: Evaluate existing RTUs to identify issues that are causing decreased energy efficiency or equipment that can be added to the RTU to increase energy efficiency
  • Recommendations: Generate recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades based on assessment findings
  • Reporting: Accurate and timely entry of data into custom analysis and reporting software
  • Presentation: Present recommendations, associated project costs, rebates and savings to customer
  • Sales: Identify leads with the best technical potential and level of interest and use sales techniques to secure program participation.
  • Process: Create and implement a systematic follow-up process to nurture leads and create a pipeline of sold projects.
  • Organization: Organize and plan own assessment schedule
  • Customer service: Serve as a resource for customers and vendors during installation
  • Meet goals: Generate sufficient participation to meet savings goals
  • Program advancement: Continually seek opportunities to educate customers, vendors and like-minded entities on the benefits of upgrading RTUs and how they can best utilize One-Stop
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications/Job Requirements:
  • At least five years of experience evaluating RTUs and associated issues that decrease an RTU’s energy efficiency
  • Ability to conduct thorough RTU assessments, and fully and accurately document findings
  • Demonstrated knowledge of how to test an economizer and the ability to evaluate supply fan loading
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented individual with customer relations and sales skills
  • Ability to present recommendations to business owners and motivate them to implement RTU efficiency upgrades
  • 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 RTUs
  • A valid driver’s license and current auto insurance
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to access all parts of existing HVAC and RTU systems, for example ability to climb a ladder to access roof top units (ladder training will be provided if needed) and to carry necessary equipment to the roof
  • Manual dexterity to effectively operate a personal computer or tablet
  • Excellent verbal and written communications
  • 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 10 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 a 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
  • Comfortable working around high voltage only when proper safeties are present 


HVAC Consultant 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
 



 

Quality Assurance Inspector

The Inspector is responsible for providing quality assurance inspections for the residential department of Center for Energy and Environment. This includes: site visits in coordination with contractors and homeowners to inspect homes prior to and after home performance upgrades, 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, and homeowners as well as the internal staff working within the Residential Department. As part of the residential department team, this position will occasionally assist with overflow work as needed from other residential programs within CEE. The Inspector has no direct reports and reports to the QA & New Homes 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:

  • 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 detailed indoor air quality inspections for a noise mitigation program.
  • Use of industry specific software, including: TECTITE, and TECLOG.
  • 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.
  • Perform energy audits for residential department as needed.
  • Assist with other departmental tasks as assigned.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate policies and procedures, attend trainings as requested, and read corporate wide emails and correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Qualifications/Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years of relevant experience in related work.
  • At least 2 years of experience in residential energy efficiency.
  • Working knowledge of HVAC operations and house depressurization issues.
  • Basic residential program knowledge.
  • Detail oriented with particular emphasis on accurate data collection.
  • BPI Building Analyst or equivalent certification.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • An orientation toward teamwork.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 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 50 pounds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. 
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and access to reliable transportation, including capacity to transport equipment as needed.  Strong preference is for access to a vehicle.

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

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995