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Job Title: Quality Assurance Inspector

Company: Center for EcoTechnology

Location: Northampton, MA

Overview: For more than 35 years, Center for EcoTechnology has helped people and businesses in Massachusetts save energy and reduce waste. We are hiring a valuable member of the team responsible for helping homeowners make home improvements that save money, electricity and heating fuel. This position is responsible for applying knowledge and expertise in building science to quality inspections in the field. The inspector completes in-process and final inspections of weatherization work, verifying results through diagnostic and combustion safety testing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The Quality Assurance Inspector analyzes the results of diagnostic testing and weatherization work and establishes corrective actions, identifying appropriate and program-specific solutions and/or improvements.
  • The Inspector evaluates contractors' work and acts as a resource to ensure program standards are met.
  • The Inspector produces files and tests results and provides data for reporting purposes

We are looking for someone with a strong commitment to the non-profit community mission of CET. To be successful at this job, you must have excellent customer relations skills including the ability to clearly translate technical building science information for homeowners and skillfully manage contractor relationships. Minimum 2 years of customer service experience. Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to bring conflict to a resolution.

College degree in a related field desired. Basic knowledge of residential building and integrated building science required. Demonstrated computer skills including Microsoft Office applications. Ability to interpret program standards and rules. Must be able to attain Building Performance Institute (BPI) certification as a Building Analyst I to achieve compliance with state program.

This is a full-time exempt position with benefits, based in our Northampton office with daily travel throughout the region. Must be able to pass drug test, driving and background check. Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and use of reliable, registered and insured vehicle with the space to transport supplies and equipment. Must have own smart phone. Must work at least one Saturday per month. Flexibility in schedule to accommodate early morning and/or evening appointments when necessary, is preferred.

In 2013, we helped 26,000 people save $33 million and reduce the impact on the environment equal to taking 29,000 cars off the road and 12,000 homes off the grid for a year! We provide practical solutions that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on our environment and community. CET is an equal opportunity employer.

Send cover letter and resume via email to: hr@cetonline.org. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis. For program compliance, you must be able to pass a background check and drug and alcohol testing. CET is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Expiration: 03/31/15

 

Job Title: Green Business Specialist -- MassDEP

Company: Center for EcoTechnology

Location: Boston, MA

For more than 35 years, Center for EcoTechnology (CET) has helped people and businesses in Massachusetts save energy and reduce waste. If you have a passion for the environment and are looking for an opportunity to use your concise, well-crafted sales approach in the service of this mission, then CET is the place for you.

CET works with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) on the RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts program. This full-time Green Business Specialist position will work closely with the Branch Chief of Waste Planning and Commercial Waste Reduction in the MassDEP office in Boston and report to the Green Business Support Manager within the Green Business Services department at CET.

Organics Diversion Focus:

  • Assist with program analysis, reporting, and measurement for composting and recycling facilities
  • Provide outreach, education and technical assistance in the areas of food waste diversion
  • Assist MassDEP staff to engage state-owned facilities for food waste diversion
  • Develop RecyclingWorks web content, case studies and diversion guidelines for target sectors
  • Potential follow up on needs assessment for food waste diversion from food manufacturers and processors

RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts Outreach::

  • Coordinate with Green Business Services Department and MassDEP on waste ban outreach and compliance assistance
  • Coordinate stakeholder discussions on the increased diversion of carpet, asphalt shingles, and other construction materials
  • Analyze data from facilities handling construction and demolition materials and other recyclables
  • Speak to business association groups like Chambers, Green Community groups and others to promote RecyclingWorks and engage businesses

General Business Assistance:

  • Serve as the first point of contact for businesses in key market sectors. Engage decision makers for technical assistance services to be provided by other Green Business Specialists as appropriate.
  • Communicate a working understanding of separation and collection mechanisms for commercial generators of various recyclable materials.
  • Respond to businesses, institutions and colleges and universities in the immediate Boston area interested in reducing waste through Recycling Works.
  • Respond to resource management questions via phone and email about environmentally preferable purchasing, disposal, composting and recycling.

We are looking for someone with a strong commitment to the non-profit community mission of CET and the goals of MassDEP recycling, composting, and waste reduction programs. To be successful in this job, you must have experience speaking to business owners, facility managers, and all levels of staff across a diverse range of business types. You should be adept at helping implement incremental change. Knowledge and experience researching commercial information online, in print, and by phone is preferred.

In 2013, CET helped 26,000 people save $33 million and reduce the impact on the environment equal to taking 29,000 cars off the road and 12,000 homes off the grid for a year! We provide practical solutions that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on our environment and community. In the past 6 months, we have added more than 30 people to our dedicated team and are still looking for more.

This is a full-time salaried exempt position with benefits and is located at the MassDEP offices in Boston. To qualify, you must have a college degree and commercial, technical, and waste management experience. Must be well-organized, be able to work independently and track and report results. You will need a professional appearance and communication style to be effective in the business sector. You should be flexible, reliable, self-directed, an excellent listener and have a proficient work ethic with leadership skills.

Send cover letter and resume via email to: hr@cetonline.org. You may include military service assignments and any verified work performed on a volunteer basis. CET is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Expiration: 03/31/15

 

Job Title: Account Manager

Company: CivicSolar, Inc

Location: Boston, MA

Reports to: Regional Sales Manager

Job Description: CivicSolar is growing its Boston sales team. We’re looking for solar sales candidates who are passionate about pv and exhibit our core values. The Account Manager position affords successful candidates an opportunity to learn the solar industry from the ground up, contributing kW by kW to the development of a sustainable energy economy. Our training program will teach you how to design a solar system from stanchion to POCC. Your day-to-day will be spent working with like-minded customers on pv systems ranging from remote telecommunications sites to homes to large-scale commercial installations. To be successful in the Account Manager role, you should be a results-driven problem solver, self-motivated, unafraid of challenges, an astute decision maker, and an overall team player. We are looking for candidates with a passion to design and sell photovoltaic system solutions to solar installers and developers worldwide. A great plus if you also have 1-2 years of solar sales and/or solar installation experience and an interest to succeed in an inside sales environment. We are looking for teammates who are intellectually bright, continuously strive for improvement, and possess integrity. An absolute prerequisite to success is a dedication to becoming a domain expert in pv system design.

To tell you a bit about us, CivicSolar.com is an innovative solar distributor with lean operations and a progressive customer service infrastructure. Our mission is to reduce the cost of solar equipment distribution through the utilization of an online platform allowing installers to access the right equipment at the best price for every job. We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer service and operational efficiency. By providing buying power for solar installers, CivicSolar is able to negotiate with global PV equipment manufacturers to offer our customers: the best value for every project, robust selection, and pre-qualified equipment based on reliability and performance history.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Execute sales of solar electric power systems and related products and services to solar installers, developers, and property owners.
  • Evaluate the customer's energy needs, available space, shading issues, electrical service limitations, and aesthetic concerns to arrive at a suitable recommendation for the solar electric system size and configuration.
  • Identify, isolate and overcome customer concerns and objections.
  • Accurately execute all contractual documents with customers including paperwork associated with procuring solar equipment.
  • Prepare a roof sketch with measurements and build project quotes.
  • Follow-up with prospective customers, give an accounting of specific status of all leads and produce regular sales reports.
  • Aid in performance of customer contact functions throughout permitting and installation processes
  • Support the company in assuring customer satisfaction.
  • Aid in retrieval of customer payments.
  • Attend company meetings, work trade shows, attend seminars and perform other sales related functions as needed

Ideal candidate is likely to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience installing and/or selling solar equipment/projects
  • Proven communication skills - verbal and written
  • Detail orientation with strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer application skills including PowerPoint, Excel, and MS Office
  • Demonstrated ability to close sales orders
  • Desire to become a domain expert in PV system design
  • Proficiency in internet-based services and platforms

Salary Range: $50,000 - $70,000+ per year

Travel Percentage: <10% Travel

How to apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@civicsolar.com. CivicSolar is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Please include a cover letter expressing your qualifications and interest in both the position and the solar industry.

Position Expiration: 12/31/14

 

Job Title: Sales Coordinator

Company: CivicSolar, Inc

Location: Boston, MA

Reports to: Regional Sales Manager

Job Description: CivicSolar, Inc. is one of the fastest growing distributors of solar equipment in North America with offices in San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA and customers worldwide. Our mission is to make solar more affordable and accessible by becoming the most efficient, the most responsive, and the most innovative distributor in the industry. We are committed to bringing a new level of excellence in operations and customer service to the rapidly expanding solar market. To achieve this vision, we're looking for a Sales Coordinator to help us keep pace with our increasing customer base and order volume. The ideal candidate will have a passion for solar, strong communication skills, a great eye for details, and an ability to move quickly from one task to the next.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support the Boston sales team as they design and sell solar electric power systems and related products and services to solar installers, developers, and property owners
  • Assist the sales team as they evaluate customer's energy needs, available space, shading issues, electrical service limitations, and aesthetic concerns to arrive at a suitable recommendation for the solar electric system size and configuration
  • Coordinate the order management process to ensure that all orders are shipped complete and arrive on-time
  • Effectively communicate logistics updates to both the sales team and to our customers
  • Work with manufacturers, freight carriers, and warehouses to ensure a successful installation for our customers
  • Work with purchasing manager to keep the sales team updated on pricing and inventory adjustments
  • Work with customers to resolve any service issues that arise during the order process
  • Work with development team on business process improvements and enhancements to our software platform
  • Respond competently and professional to challenges faced in executing duties

Ideal candidate is likely to have:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Previous experience in a fast-paced work environment
  • Previous experience in a customer-facing role
  • Strong work ethic
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and with professionalism
  • Ability to handle diverse time-sensitive tasks
  • Detail-oriented with ability to effectively organize and prioritize customer and team needs
  • Proficiency in internet-based services and platforms

How to apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to jobs@civicsolar.com. CivicSolar is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Position Expiration: 12/31/14

 

Job Title: Home Performance Advisor

Company: Petrocelli Workforce Solutions

Location: Woburn, MA

Description: The Home Performance Advisor role focuses on conducting an in home assessment. In order to be successful in this role you will be responsible for educating the home owner on the benefits and cost savings of home energy efficiency improvements. Home Performance Advisors will be responsible for creating self-generate leads through networking and referrals. Leads are also provided through various marketing avenues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ability to develop marketing generated leads to closing sales
  • Ability to create leads through referrals and networking
  • Provide excellent customer service to potential clients
  • Promote business objectives in volume, quality, product and customer mix
  • Ability to accurately record and report sales data in provided equipment
  • Ability to take an informative sales approach with potential clients

Experience & Education:

  • Residential weatherization knowledge preferred
  • BPI Certifications preferred
  • 1-3+ years of sales experience preferred
  • Customer Service experience preferred
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
  • Proficiency with laptop and/or tablet PC
  • Proficiency with software applications such as MS Office
  • Valid Driver’s License with Clean Driving record
  • Local Travel required for this position

How to apply: Please submit an updated resume to recruiter@petrocelliws.com.

Position Expiration: 12/31/14

 

Job Title: Energy Efficiency Auditor, Auditor, Building Performance Analyst

Company: Petrocelli Workforce Solutions

Location: Woburn, MA

Description: A field-based position predominately working with customers in their homes to determine the appropriate scope of energy efficiency home improvement work and educating homeowners as to the benefits of energy saving measures.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct a thorough in-home technical assessment
  • Identify all potential energy efficiency home improvement opportunities
  • Complete diagnostic testing as related to overall building performance and mechanical systems
  • Conduct a comprehensive Health & Safety inspection
  • Deliver accurate, detailed paperwork
  • Explain the features and benefits of home energy efficiency improvements
  • Proactively establish and maintain positive internal and external working relationships

Requirements:

  • High personal motivation and desire to succeed as demonstrated by self-confidence and professional commitment
  • BPI Building Analyst Certification Preferred
  • Real Home Analyzer (RHA) data entry experience (preferred)
  • Personal hand tools including cordless drill
  • Focus on all aspects of customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Must be familiar with laptop and portable tablet computers
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
  • Ability to pass background check and drug screen

How to apply: Please submit an updated resume to recruiter@petrocelliws.com.

Position Expiration: 12/31/14

 

Job Title: Energy Specialist

Company: The Center for EcoTechnology (CET) provides home energy ratings diagnostic testing, and ENERGY STAR home certification for builders and remodelers. www.cetonline.org

Location: This is a full-time salaried plus commission position with benefits located principally in the Pioneer Valley. However, travel throughout Western Massachusetts is required.

Description: The Center for EcoTechnology helps people in Massachusetts and neighboring states save energy and reduce waste in their homes and businesses. For more than 35 years we’ve offered proven advice and resources to help people save money and feel more comfortable at home and to help businesses perform better. Working with partners throughout the region, we’re helping transform the way we live and work for a better community, economy, and environment – now and for the future.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducting residential energy assessments
  • Conducting combustion safety tests
  • Installing energy saving measures such as light bulbs and faucet aerators, low flow showerheads
  • Identifying technical barriers to installing weatherization measures
  • Performing 3 or more assessments or inspections per day
  • Selling air sealing and insulation measures to homeowners
  • Follow up sales
  • Providing excellent customer service
  • Meeting or exceeding CET sales expectations
  • Meeting or exceeding CET expectations for installing energy savings measures (particularly light bulbs) in homes
  • Thorough, accurate, and timely completion of all paperwork and data entry

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 1 year experience working in field related to energy efficiency
  • BPI Building Analyst certification or ability to obtain within 6 months of employment
  • Strong math / geometry / communication / computer / sales skills
  • Ability to pass drug test, driving and background check
  • Reliable, hardworking, trustworthy
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to learn and perform a variety of diagnostic tests
  • Use of a reliable vehicle and ability to transport materials
  • Must possess valid Massachusetts driver’s license
  • Passion for the environment and community involvement
  • Tuesday – Saturday required

How to apply: Please send your resume and cover letter via email to Amanda Bates (hr@cetonline.org) 112 Elm Street, Pittsfield MA 01201.

Position Expiration: 12/31/14

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