Employment

Contract Manager

 

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is currently hiring a full-time experienced Contract Manager to join our administrative team. The position works with all levels within the organization to facilitate and oversee contract management best practices and processes which support CEE’s operational needs, as well as ensure contracts are in line with CEE’s its nonprofit mission and goals. This mid-level position reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer.
 
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 fulltime with benefits including medical, dental, life, and long term disability insurance as well as flexible spending accounts and an HRA.
 

Organization Overview

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.
 

Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

The Contract Manager’s primary role is to systematically and efficiently manage contract creation, execution, and analysis for purpose of maximizing financial and operational performance, and minimizing risk, for contracts made with customers, vendor, and project partners.
 
He/she will perform the following functions

  • Prepare and ensure compliance of various contract types – master agreement, work orders, amendments, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Identify, manage, and negotiate contract changes, and coordinate resolution of contract issues internally and with external clients and customers.
  • Maintain professional working relationship with internal project managers to ensure optimal project performance, as well as contractual compliance.
  • Monitor contractual compliance and provide guidance to internal project teams relating to contract activity including closing out completed contracts.
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding contract disputes and actively participant in resolution of such matters.
  • Maintain auditable contractual records and documentation of all contract correspondence. Compile and submit relevant reports and responses to contract or subcontract inquiries.
  • Maintain accurate contract tracking documentation for financial and reporting compliance.
  • Utilize knowledge of legal and financial principles, auditing functions, and federal funds management.

Qualifications

This position requires a bachelor degree in a related business field, along with proven work experience in contract execution and management, as well as understanding of basic nonprofit accounting standards. Prior work experience in the nonprofit or social service industry is a plus.
 
Key characteristics for a successful candidate are:

  • possesses working knowledge of contracting concepts and contract law and regulations
  • 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

Successful candidates will have a track record that demonstrates their ability to work independently, to contribute effectively as a member of a team, and to collaborate across the organization.
 

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 clients, 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: Contract Manager
212 3rd Avenue North #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Fax: (612) 335-5872
 
contract_manager_position@mncee.org

 

Applications may no longer be accepted after April 14, 2017

 

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

Equal Opportunity Employer
 
 

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

 

 

Loan Officer


The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is currently hiring a full-time experienced Loan Officer to join our lending team. This position reports directly to the Lending Manager.

This position requires the ability to work professionally with co-workers and clients while also having the ability to work independently, have strong analytical, communications and organizational skills. The position is fulltime 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.

Organization Overview

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.


Primary Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

The Loan Officer is responsible for processing home improvement and home purchase financing applications for the Lending Center at the Center for Energy and Environment.  This includes:  reviewing and calculating income documentation, credit reports, contractor proposals and determining property value.  Have a general knowledge of underwriting and loan closings.  As a function of overall program assistance, this position may also assist with work assigned from other departments and programs within CEE.  This position provides core support to participants of the Lending Center.

He/she will perform the following functions

  • Collection and review of required documentation to process loan files.  This includes tax returns, paystubs, appraisals, property tax statements, title and proposals for projects to be financed
  • Be able to calculate debt to income and loan to value ratios and be able to read customer credit reports
  • Monthly reporting of loan activity to lending partners
  • Answer incoming calls and be able to answer questions about loan programs and procedures
  • Attend home shows and other community meetings to promote programs and manage client relationships
  • Perform other administrative tasks, such as loan closings, as needed


Qualifications

This position requires a bachelor degree in a related business field, along with proven work experience in home improvement lending. Prior work experience in the nonprofit or social service industry is a plus.

Key characteristics for a successful candidate are

  • At least 3-5 years of experience in home improvement lending
  • Ability to communicate with the public in a professional manner
  • Strong analytical, communication, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Excellent listening, written, and presentation skills
  • Able to work in Word, Excel and have routinely worked with standard office equipment 


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities.  

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 clients, 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: Loan Officer Position
212 3rd Avenue North #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Fax: (612) 335-5872
loan_officer_position@mncee.org

Applications may no longer be accepted after April 24, 2017
 

Equal Opportunity Employer


 

 

Lighting Consultant

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) is a nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency to strengthen the economy while improving the environment. The Center for Energy and Environment is seeking a lighting consultant to be a core member of its One-Stop Efficiency Shop® lighting team. The lighting team delivers lighting audits and provides rebates to small and medium-sized businesses that retrofit their existing lighting.  

The consultant will evaluate existing lighting systems and make recommendations for more efficient lighting. The consultant will also present recommendations to owners, secure their participation in the program and serve as a liaison between the owner and contractor during installation. 

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 include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluating existing lighting systems and generating recommendations for more energy efficient lighting that meets the business owners’ needs
  • Entering audit data into custom analysis and reporting software
  • Presenting recommendations, associated project costs, rebates and savings to customer
  • Identifying leads with the best technical opportunity and level of interest and setting up a systematic follow-up process to secure their participation in One-Stop
  • Organizing and planning own audit schedule
  • Serving as a resource for customers and vendors during installation
  • Generating enough participation to meet annual program savings goals
  • Continually seeking opportunities to educate customers and vendors on the benefits of energy efficient lighting and how they can best utilize the One-Stop Efficiency Shop


Qualifications

  • At least five years of experience evaluating commercial lighting systems and making recommendations for more efficient lighting that will meet the needs of the space
  • Excellent customer relations, communication and sales skills
  • Ability to present recommendations to business owners and motivate them to implement lighting improvements in their buildings
  • Ability to conduct accurate and thorough lighting audits and fully document findings
  • 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 lighting systems
  • A valid driver’s license and up-to-date insurance


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to access all parts of existing lighting systems to generate an accurate audit of existing conditions that may result in a recommendation for upgrades
  • Ability to demonstrate the manual dexterity to operate a personal computer or tablet effectively
  • Excellent communications (both verbal and written).
  • 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 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 to perform audits on lighting equipment.


Compensation
Full-time position with benefits. Salary depending on qualifications and experience.
 
To Apply
Email or mail cover letter and resume by May 1, 2017 to:
Center for Energy and Environment
Attn:  Lighting Consultant Position
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite 560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
lighting_consultant_position@mncee.org
 

Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Scheduling Assistant

 

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 Scheduling Assistant is responsible for scheduling program activities and providing administrative support. This includes scheduling visits, coordinating homeowner communications, communicating with customers, and entering information into software systems.  This position works closely with both homeowners and the internal staff working within the Residential Department. As part of the residential department administrative team, this position may also assist with overflow work, including field work, assigned from residential programs within CEE. 

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

  • Accurate and timely scheduling of HES homeowner visits
  • Perform homeowner communications in a pleasant and professional manner
  • Perform accurate data entry, client information uploads and prepare and edit reports
  • Provide support to residential staff Energy Counselors and Energy Auditors
  • Accurate and timely data entry with special emphasis on information security 
  • Provide reports and perform filing and copying
  • Dispatch schedule changes as needed to field crews
  • Occasionally fill in for field staff as needed
  • Assistance with other departmental administrative tasks as assigned


Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years relevant experience in related work
  • 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 including the ability to speak in front of others
  • An orientation toward teamwork 


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

How to Apply
Mail, email or fax cover letter and resume by Tuesday, May 2nd:

Scheduling Assistant Position
Center for Energy and Environment
212 3rd Avenue North, Suite #560
Minneapolis, MN 55401
khorkheimer@mncee.org
651-328-6223
 

Equal Opportunity Employer