Employment

 

Energy Auditor

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 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
Mail, email or fax cover letter and resume to:
Energy Auditor 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

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. 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
Mail, email or fax cover letter and resume by June 2nd, 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

Equal Opportunity Employer
 

 

 


Office and Administrative Specialist

 

Organization Overview

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

Position Summary

The Office and Administrative Specialist position is responsible for management of the facilities at CEE’s St. Paul location. This includes, but is not limited to: management of building access, security, office equipment and building maintenance; working with outside vendors, as necessary.

This position will also be primarily responsible for the duties at the front desk at the St. Paul location. This includes, but is not limited to, functions related to receiving and directing CEE employees, clients, and guests, as well as assisting with overflow work assigned from administrative and other departments within CEE.

The ideal candidate has experience in an office setting and is passionate and committed to making a difference, and works well in a community-oriented, collaborative nonprofit. The position requires strong organizational, written and verbal communications skills, as well as a team orientation. 

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

  • Maintain the general appearance of the St. Paul office location 
  • Manage the facility including building access, security, office equipment and building maintenance; working with outside vendors as necessary
  • Operate and monitor office equipment operations and lease agreements
  • Professionally greet and direct guests, including vendors, clients,  and customers at the front desk 
  • Manage cash receipt process in accordance with internal control procedures
  • Assist with meeting set up and food orders
  • Coordinate arrangements for CEE staff’s work related travel
  • Assist employees with office phone/mobile phone issues; work with IT to resolve 
  • Coordinate occasional staff events
  • Update departments of ongoing operational items during monthly meetings
  • Assistance with other departmental administrative tasks as assigned

Qualifications

  • At least 1 year of experience in program assistance/administration
  • Experience with customer service
  • Proven ability to organize processes and schedule a wide range of activities
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well with others 

Compensation

$15-$17/hour based on qualifications plus benefits 
 

How to Apply - Mail, email or fax cover letter and resume by Friday, June 30th:

Office and Administrative Specialist

212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560

Minneapolis, MN 55401

office_admin_specialist_position@mncee.org

 

Equal Opportunity Employer





Regulatory Policy Manager

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is seeking a full-time experienced Regulatory Policy Manager to join our Policy Team. The position will assist the Director of Policy and External Affairs in anticipating, analyzing, developing, recommending and advocating for CEE positions in matters before the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, other regulatory agencies and in other public forums. This position requires  thought leadership and experience in developing and advocating for least cost clean energy solutions before state regulatory bodies, as well as strategic coalition building in getting those solutions approved and implemented. Also necessary are strong analytical, organizational, and communications skills, and the ability to both work independently while effectively managing professional relationships both within and external to the organization. The position is fulltime with benefits including medical, dental, life, and long term disability insurance as well as flexible spending accounts and an HRA.

CEE is a data-driven, consumer-focused, and community-based clean energy non-profit located in the historic and eclectic Minneapolis warehouse district. Our comprehensive clean energy approach integrates innovative services to homes and businesses with nation-leading applied technical research to identify highly effective clean energy solutions. This “boots-on-the-ground” experience informs our policy work in advocating for pragmatic, cost-effective and widely-supported clean energy policies that advance the broad public interest.  Our sometimes-quirky “bring your dog to work” organizational culture is professional, but easy-going, valuing collaboration, creativity and technical expertise.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
The Regulatory Policy Manager’s primary role is to support and manage CEE’s regulatory engagement in important state regulatory proceedings, and to work with the Policy Team to develop and support least cost clean energy solutions consistent with our mission and Policy Framework. The position will draft CEE’s regulatory filings and build and work with regulatory coalitions of allied organizations. 

Other areas of responsibility will include:
  • Developing, evaluating and pursuing innovative utility rate structures, clean energy programs, and utility compensation mechanisms that help reduce carbon emissions, empower and protect energy consumers, promote community and customer engagement, and reduce energy waste. 
  • Helping design new regulatory paradigms and utility business models that prioritize cost-effective energy efficiency and other clean energy resources. 
  • Building and working with coalitions of stakeholders – consumer advocates, clean energy advocates, energy storage providers, electric vehicle advocates, utilities, business representatives, others – to develop and pursue broadly supported clean energy strategies. 
  • Coordinating and supporting cross-functional CEE projects that have a utility regulatory component, such as the DSM Potential Study, the Minnesota e21 Initiative and community-energy planning projects such as the Minneapolis Energy Pathways Study.
  • Representing CEE in written and oral comments before regulatory decision-makers, and in public forums.
Qualifications:
  • A graduate degree in a law, policy or related field
  • At least five years of relevant work experience with state utility regulatory processes
  • Familiarity with utility rate design and/or utility resource planning processes
  • Strong analytic skills and the ability to write well for regulatory and general audiences
  • A demonstrated understanding of the energy utility regulatory and legal framework, and utility ratemaking
  • Familiarity with Minnesota’s energy efficiency regulatory framework
Previous experience testifying in regulatory proceedings is strongly preferred. The ideal candidate is a serious energy wonk, has strong communication skills, is innovative, creative, passionate and highly organized, with a deep enthusiasm for the CEE mission and Policy Framework. 

Work Environment:
  • Primary working hours are within CEE business hours of 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Travel to frequent meetings in St. Paul, and other Minnesota cities on occasion, with the potential for 1-3 conferences outside the state each year.
  • Spend hours in front of a computer screen in a climate controlled office environment
  • Meet tight deadlines and endures high pressure or stressful situations
  • Compensation will depend on qualifications
Qualified candidates should mail, email or fax your resume and cover letter to:

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

regulatory_policy_manager_position@mncee.org

Applications may no longer be accepted after Friday, June 23, 2017
 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 



Sales Support Specialist

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) seeks a Sales Support Specialist to provide administrative support for the One-Stop Efficiency Shop® program.  CEE is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment.  This position requires the ability to follow direction, take initiative and work independently.  Candidate must be able to demonstrate integrity, the ability to learn, a results-orientation and a sense of how to balance urgency and quality.  Good communication skills and ability to work in a fast-paced environment necessary.  Organizational skills, attention to detail, dependability and a good work ethic are a must.  Strong computer skills required.  Specific software training will be provided.  Hours are Monday through Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm.
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
Provide administrative support for the One-Stop Efficiency Shop® program.  Qualified applicants must have a demonstrated ability to quickly learn complex software applications and technical subject matter.  Applicant will be expected to learn the basics of lighting and HVAC upgrades and become proficient with the One-Stop Efficiency Shop® program software.  Duties will include but are not limited to:
 
Data Entry

  • Interpret and accurately enter proposals from auditors/vendors
  • Process change orders
  • Generate reports for auditor review
  • Send out reports/program correspondence as needed
  • Ability to use personal computer software proficiently, such as word processing, spreadsheets and electronic mail

Program Support

  • Build constructive and effective relationships with  program staff, vendors and participants using diplomacy and tact
  • Respond to auditor/vendor requests for emails, faxes, and follow-up calls in a timely manner
  • Gain a complete understanding of program processes and policies to answer questions and serve as back-up during vacation/busy periods
  • Take on miscellaneous administrative tasks as needed

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer effectively
  • Excellent communications (both verbal and written).
  • 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 10 pounds of force occasionally, 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
  • Ability to perform work indoors in an office environment, regardless of whether cubicle, open office or private office

Compensation
Based on qualifications and experience
 
Mail, email or fax cover letter and resume by Friday, June 30, 2017 to:
Sales Support Specialist Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North #560, Minneapolis, MN 55401
sales_support_specialist_position@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5888
 
Equal Opportunity Employer