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CEE is a community-based clean energy nonprofit with offices in the North Loop of Minneapolis and St. Paul's Midway. We provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses, and communities to cut energy waste and harmful emissions. We collaborate regularly with field peers and partners, and employ curious people who enjoy learning and contributing to Minnesota's quality of life and economy.

Our workplace invites open door communications and respect for diverse backgrounds and points of view, with an emphasis on work-life balance.


If you have employment questions please contact our HR department at resume_submissions@mncee.org.

+Program Development Manager
+Research Analyst
+Senior Accountant

Program Development Manager
 

CEE is seeking a motivated and entrepreneurial individual to manage the development of new commercial-sector energy-efficiency programs and services, including client engagement, that build upon and enhance CEE’s current portfolio. The ideal candidate will have some business development experience, strong project management and communication skills, a grasp of technical/energy-related issues, have a collaborative work approach, and have an interest in expanding impact in the clean energy sector.

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, education assistance, and a retirement plan.
 
Responsibilities

  • As part of program development team, lead the evaluation of select opportunities for new programs and services, including product definition, market assessment, financial evaluation and creation of a business plan

  • Lead interdisciplinary teams of CEE program and technical staff to identify and plan for new energy-efficiency service and program opportunities, and opportunities to improve existing programs/services in the commercial buildings sector

  • Develop operations and product launch plans, and lead or assist in implementing launch plans

  • Monitor and document results to ensure that product development activities achieve strategies, adhere to process, maintain schedule, and manage risk and budget

  • Develop relationships with current and potential new clients to understand business opportunities in the commercial sector that match CEE’s capabilities and strategic interests

  • Assist in developing and writing proposals for new work (including responding to Requests for Proposals from potential clients)

  • Participate in client-funded consulting projects related to clean energy and energy efficiency

  • Assist the Director of Program Development in developing and managing the infrastructure that supports ongoing, effective business development

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications/Job Requirements

Our ideal candidate will have direct experience in commercial energy efficiency program implementation and business development; some technical knowledge of energy efficiency issues; an aptitude for getting ideas off the ground and working well in teams on not just on their own ideas, but also working in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment to move forward others’ ideas as well; the ability to think strategically and creatively; have clear and effective communications skills for both verbal and written communication; and a passion for achieving success. The specific requirements and preferred skills and experience we are looking for include:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in business development or program implementation required

  • 3 years’ experience in the energy-efficiency sector or related field strongly preferred

  • Project management experience required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate ambiguity and drive ideas forward

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field required

  • Some out of state and in-state travel required, expected to account for about 10% of working hours

  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with high daily pressure to meet deadlines and program goals

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds as well as carry, push, pull, kneel and squat

 
Compensation
Dependent upon qualifications and experience; excellent comprehensive benefits package.

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

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995


Center for Energy and Environment seeks to enrich the diversity of the CEE community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. CEE is long noted for its research, policy advocacy and programming to provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses and communities.

Equal Opportunity Employer




 

Research Analyst

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is seeking a talented, energetic and enthusiastic analyst to join our research team. CEE is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment. The Research Group at CEE primarily conducts applied research in areas of energy efficiency, building science, and energy systems. The Research Analyst will be supervised by a Senior Research Engineer and will be involved in a variety of research projects. This position will be split between two core duties: data reduction, analysis and data collection for field studies. This position offers a beneficial variety of exposure to a myriad of issues that shape energy efficiency, including the pragmatic technical training that comes with field work. The right candidate will have strong analytic capabilities and a sense of curiosity, with a desire to work with their hands to learn about energy systems and energy efficiency.

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

  • Acquire, manage, and process building, and energy system data.

  • Develop, deploy and maintain data acquisition equipment and data processing workflows.

  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesize findings from other research.

  • Carefully document project work, track effort, and manage multiple project priorities.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications/Job Requirements

  • BS/BA in applied physics, mechanical engineering, or closely related technical field required.

  • Working knowledge of heat transfer and energy systems is required.

  • At least one year’s experience working in a technical field is preferred.

  • Demonstrated drive and motivation to conduct field/analysis research in the energy field.

  • Strong facility with Microsoft Excel and aptitude for programming. Experience with R is preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to learn new computer applications as needed.

  • Demonstrated analytical abilities and understanding of basic statistical methods.

  • Self-motivated, responsible, efficient, and accurate. Must demonstrate excellent time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to meet deadlines. 

  • Training or experience with measurements and computerized data acquisition is preferred.

  • Aptitude for hands-on work in the field.

  • Comfortable interacting with project participants including homeowners, renters, building operators, and facilities managers.

  • Strong communication abilities, including the ability to speak and write for both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Experience with the use of BAS and/or other HVAC controls preferred.

  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds on a regular basis, as well as carry, push, pull, kneel, and squat with that weight. Some equipment may occasionally weigh 36–50 pounds (e.g., 50-pound equipment bags necessary for field building research) — must be able to lift, carry, and move this equipment as needed. The amount of heavy equipment will vary depending upon a project’s scope and requirements. Whenever possible, loading carts, dollies, etc. will be provided for equipment transportation.  

  • Must be able to work outside in all weather conditions. 

  • Must have access to reliable transportation, including capacity to transport equipment as needed within specific timeframes. 

  • Flexibility is required: site visits may require significant work outside the office and outside typical workday hours.

Compensation
Dependent upon qualifications and experience. Excellent comprehensive benefits package included.

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

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995
 

Center for Energy and Environment seeks to enrich the diversity of the CEE community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. CEE is long noted for its research, policy advocacy and programming to provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses and communities.

Equal Opportunity Employer


 

Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the general accounting functions of the Center for Energy and Environment. This mid-level position reports to the Controller. The position will work with internal staff, program managers, as well as external clients and customers to facilitate accurate and timely posting of accounting entries. The position plays a key role in the organization’s annual financial audit process and the preparation of financial statements. As part of the administrative team, this position may also assist with overflow work assigned from administrative and other departments within CEE.

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.
 
Primary job responsibilities

  • Perform accounting functions related to, but not limited to: accounts receivable, accounts payable, fund disbursements, account reconciliations, journal entry preparation, net assets, and federal funds.

  • Manage process of revenue and expenses tracking to ensure revenues are recorded as earned and expenses as incurred.

  • Assist in the financial contract management process by interacting with project managers, performing monitoring activities, and preparing required reports.

  • Develop and maintain processes and procedures both accounting and administratively that support the office in terms of internal controls, ethical business practices and productive office management.

  • Assist in month-end closing, journal entry preparation, including recurring entries and reconciliation of accounts, and preparation of financial statements.   

  • Plan and meet individual timelines, operating independently with changing scope of responsibilities, as well as support colleagues.

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and year-end reports; provide information to support audits and other analysis schedules.

  • Assist with preparation of annual audit workpapers and GAAP financial statements.

  • Work collaboratively with the accounting team to ensure day to day accounting objectives are achieved.

  • Identify opportunities to change and improve the accounting process.

 
General accounting and administrative support

  • On-going monitoring and work flow processing through department email (primary responsibility for the revenue-related items).

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records within the required software (i.e. Quickbooks, Microsoft Office applications).

  • Maintain appropriate file retention (both paper and electronic) over the course of the fiscal year so, at the audit time, supporting documentation can be gathered quickly.

  • Communicate/check-in with other administrative staff when additional support is needed.

  • Back-up front desk, as requested.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 
General responsibilities

  • Support CEE staff by maintaining productive and positive interactions, providing accurate and timely reporting and offering guidance and support in decision making.

  • As an employee with access to highly sensitive materials, maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.

  • Understand and adhere to corporate policies and procedures, attend trainings as requested and read corporate wide emails and correspondence.

  • Understand and follow the processes and procedures required for the job.

  • Respond to meeting requests, check emails and input your activities into your Google calendar.

  • Schedule and attend meetings as applicable with both internal and external constituents.

  • Prepare annual reviews and adhere to job duty and attendance expectations as directed by your supervisor.

 
Qualifications/Job Requirements

  • 4 year accounting degree or equivalent experience in the accounting field required. 

  • Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). 

  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Excel and MS Word and basic office experience required. 

  • Knowledge of nonprofit accounting standards, compliance with federal funds, and basic contract management is a plus.

  • Knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software, and Microsoft Office suite applications (Excel, Access, Word).

  • Must be very detailed, have excellent communication skills, the ability to meet deadlines and be able to work independently.

  • Develop and maintain a professional office environment and demeanor.

  • Routinely use standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines; may occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

  • Must be able to travel to both the St. Paul and Minneapolis office locations.

  • Primary working hours are during CEE’s business hours (40 hours per week), but overtime hours may be required occasionally throughout the year (for example, in preparation for the annual financial audit).

 

Compensation
Dependent upon qualifications and experience; excellent comprehensive benefits package.

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

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

Resume_Submissions@mncee.org
FAX 612-335-5995
 

Center for Energy and Environment seeks to enrich the diversity of the CEE community and encourages applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. CEE is long noted for its research, policy advocacy and programming to provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses and communities.
 

Equal Opportunity Employer