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Construction Manager

Construction Manager

  • By Hasan Abdul-Aziz 

 

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

REPORTS TO:  Executive Director

WORK WEEK:  Monday through Friday, weekend/evenings as required

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full time, hourly

 

OVERVIEW:  Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County (HFHOC) is seeking a highly independent, results-oriented Construction Manager to manage our construction activities, both new construction and rehab, lead our volunteers and construction team, and support the growth of our home repair, and aging in place programs.

 

Successful Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County team members share the following characteristics:

  • Passion for Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
  • Believe in a hand up, not a hand out for those working to better their future.
  • Embrace diversity, and promote a culture of inclusion.
  • Possess an “above and beyond” attitude – nobody here works just for a paycheck.
  • Are creative problem solvers that work across teams.
  • Thrive on constructive feedback and have a high level of integrity.

 

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:  The role of the Construction Manager (CM) is to oversee the management, safety, planning, scheduling, and supervision of construction activities for both new and rehabilitated homes as well as ramps and repairs. This includes but is not limited volunteer engagement, field staff, subcontractor/supplier oversight as well as job site supervision and materials acquisition and control. The CM is also responsible for overseeing HFHOC facility maintenance, repairs and improvements.

 

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Construction Planning and Scheduling:

  • Works with Executive Director, Program Manager (and other staff members) to plan construction schedule for the year. Works closely with Program Manager to ensure timelines for grants are met.
  • Establishes house plans, budget, and schedule for each house project.
  • Maintains and enhances HFHOC’s commitment to building energy efficient homes that meet or exceed Energy Star standards.
  • Ensures all permitting requirements are met and that houses are built to code and pass inspection.
  • Prepares period project reports, and other reports as requested.

 

Site Selection/Development:

  • Reviews potential building lots and houses for rehabilitation and provides recommendation to Site Selection committee based on established parameters for acquisition.
  • Oversees appropriate actions to determine suitability for building (soil tests, surveys, easements, etc.).
  • Obtains appropriate permits and surveys for each site, as needed.

Construction Site Management/Supervision:

  • Supervises field staff and manages all construction and repair/ramp project sites.
  • Ensures that proper materials and tools are available on-site.
  • Organizes work plan and supervises construction volunteers, and delegates site supervision to field staff when appropriate.
  • Works closely with Volunteer Coordinator to establish a schedule of specific volunteer activities with as much lead time as possible for recruitment.
  • Ensures the success of HFHOC’s volunteer program by promoting a positive and engaging volunteer experience on the job site.
  • Creates lasting relationships with construction volunteers, developing them into skilled regular contributors.
  • Ensures volunteers are welcomed and instructed on proper job site safety at the start of each project day.
  • Works with future homeowners to provide training and support for their successful completion of program requirements.
  • Records all hours of in-kind professional/trade donations and reports accordingly.
  • Tracks all volunteers hours and reports accordingly.

 

Worksite Safety and Security:

  • Creates/maintains a strong safety culture through programs and compliance for all staff and volunteers.
  • Employs anti-theft measure for all equipment and materials.
  • Working with field staff and volunteers, the CM ensures all construction sites are safe.

 

Materials Procurement:

  • Oversees development of house plans with architect and/or draftsman. Coordinates material takeoffs from plans.
  • Purchases materials while maintaining efficiency. Solicits bids as appropriate.
  • Organizes timely ordering and delivery of materials and supplies.
  • Manages warehouse and maintains lean inventory of unused materials.
  • Reviews and codes invoices/receipts appropriately. Submits documentation to bookkeeper in a timely fashion.
  • Solicits and documents in-kind donations of materials and tools with support from the Executive Director and Resource Development Committee

Subcontractors:

  • Solicits and reviews bids for subcontractors as appropriate.
  • Ensures all subcontractors provide proper documentation, insurance, licensing, contracts, etc., prior to starting work.
  • Schedules and monitors subcontractor and inspector activities to ensure timely and accurate project completion.
  • Solicits and documents in-kind professional services with support from the Executive Director and Resource Development Committee.

 

Interpersonal Communication/Leadership:

  • Create and maintains relationships with project teams, management, subs, suppliers, and partner families.
  • Communicates key objectives, schedules, donor and volunteer needs effectively between team members.
  • Communicates accurately and in a timely manner any problems, delays, or impediments from the construction site to the office.
  • Fosters an environment of learning and team building for construction volunteers, partner families, and fellow staff members.
  • Always maintains a positive attitude.

 

Events:

  • Participates in meetings and maintains communication with team members leading up to events to ensure success.
  • Participates in fundraising events as requested (often in the evening or on weekends).
  • Formally speaks to event attendees, or to media as requested.

 

Partner Family Relations:

  • Works closely with Program Manager and Homeowner Support Person in communicating with Partner Families about construction matters.
  • Reviews house plans with the Partner Family.
  • Approves Partner Family construction sweat-equity hours for all HFHOC project sites.
  • Oversees final walkthrough and completion of “punch-list” items prior to closing.
  • Conducts post-purchase home maintenance training with homeowner for the effective implementation of long-term home care.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 3 years work experience in the residential construction, 6+ years preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge of construction materials, methods and safety protocols.
  • Skilled in the art of teaching all phases of construction trade to un-trained volunteers.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills.
  • Able to manage conflict effectively.
  • Enjoys working with a diverse set of individuals from all age ranges and backgrounds.
  • Able to plan, schedule, coordinate, delegate and manage multiple work activities.
  • A valid Drivers License with clean driving record and an ability to drive large trucks.
  • Reliable vehicle and willingness to travel throughout Ontario County
  • Must complete lead abatement course and OSHA safety training within first year of employment
  • Certified in CPR/First Aid
  • Basic computer skills (excel, word, outlook, etc.)
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds and perform physically demanding work in a verity of weather conditions.

 

IDEAL CANDIDATES:

  • Prior experience in a leadership role.
  • Knowledge of general in-office accounting and personnel procedures.
  • Estimating abilities.
  • Knowledge of local subcontractors, vendors and trade organizations.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently and solve complex problems.
  • Customer service experience.
  • Experience in a non-profit construction environment.
  • Familiarity with Habitat for Humanity’s mission and model.
  • 10 hours of OSHA training.

 

INTERESTED APPLICANTS:

To apply, please email the following information to nashb@ontariohabitat.org, with “Construction Manager” in the subject line

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County is committed to the policy of Equal Employment Opportunity. This policy expressly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status or status as a member of any other protected group or activity.