Energy Efficiency Engineer

Center for Energy and Environment
Organization Summary

Center for Energy and Environment (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 to help homeowners, businesses, and communities cut energy waste and harmful emissions. We're curious, lifelong learners who value the well-being of the communities we live in and serve.  We invite open-door communications and respect for diverse backgrounds and points of view, with an emphasis on work–life balance. Our great culture has resulted in being named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune.

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Dependent upon qualifications and experience, we expect the hiring range for this position is $56,000 to $62,000.


Working Conditions:

  • Primary working hours are within daytime business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ability to work beyond typical working hours as needed or required to meet deadlines or to investigate a building during of-peak hours.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment with pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to perform work indoors in an office environment such as cubicle, open office, or private office.
  • Ability to work out of the office in the field which may include working around rotating equipment, high voltage, or warm, humid areas.
  • Ability to travel to national conferences to expand CEE’s knowledge base or to present findings from work CEE has performed.
  • All safety equipment needed to perform job will be provided by CEE along with training on how to use safety equipment.
Primary Duties

Energy Efficiency Engineer

The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) seeks a full time Energy Efficiency Engineer to work as part of a team to investigate and deliver energy savings recommendations to clients in a wide variety of buildings and to support other departments at CEE.  Engineers at CEE focus their talents on all aspects of energy efficiency in large buildings from the time the building is new (new construction commissioning) to ongoing operations (ongoing or continuous commissioning) and periodic energy tune ups (retro/recommissioning).  Engineers are responsible for the investigation of energy consumption from heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems from both a field measurement and design perspective.

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. This position is based in our North Loop office but is currently remote to align with CEE’s COVID-19 response policies.  The nature of the work requires CEE engineers to go to buildings and investigate the HVAC systems and meet with clients during this time.

The Energy Efficiency Engineer has no direct reports and reports directly to the Director of Engineering.


  • Act as a Team Player on engineering focused energy efficiency projects
  • Measure, analyze, and verify building energy use
  • Provide support in the field for commissioning/recommissioning projects
  • Understand building documents such as plans and specifications
  • Perform visits for field measurement of performance parameters and/or deployment of data loggers to capture performance data
  • Perform financial analysis of energy saving recommendations
  • Prepare commissioning plans, specifications and checklists and functional test documents.
  • Review design, equipment submittals, operation and maintenance manual, start-up reports, checklists, and training documents.
  • Assist other departments internal to CEE, such as research and new program development, with experience-based recommendations and creative ideas
  • Demonstrate detailed understanding of Heating, Cooling and Ventilation systems in all types of buildings (residential, commercial, and industrial)
  • Exhibit excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Other duties as assigned or apparent


  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Three years working as a commissioning engineer is preferred.
  • Familiar with ASHRAE Level I, II and III audits requirements.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation to travel between office and working sites.
  • Desire to learn about emerging and cutting-edge technologies.
  • Proficient use with computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and electronic mail.
  • Familiarity using Visual Basic or similar language and willingness to further develop these skills.

Physical Requirements

  • 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 sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a minimal amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Ability to carry tools bags, up to 40 pounds, necessary for investigation work.
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