Construction Manager

 

Reporting to the Executive Director, the construction manager for the Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity oversees all house construction projects.  Motivating and encouraging the numerous volunteers is crucial, as is communicating with and educating Habitat’s sponsors, partners and family homebuyers. Overriding all of this is a safety mindset and the ability to implement and enforce its adherence. The Construction Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the building activities for Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity in accordance with the mission and standard of excellence on time and within budget.  The Construction Manager must be a strong advocate for the Habitat mission and aggressively pursue the long-term goals established by the Board.  Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Site Development:

  • Oversee selection of lots within the established parameters of affordability and appropriateness for building based on family size, house design and annual construction calendar
  • Recommend lots to Construction/Site Selection Committee for purchase/donation

 

Construction:

  • Prepare and manage project budgets for all house construction projects, in line with Board of Directors’ approval
  • Review plans, specifications and construction cost estimates in order to develop production schedules to construct homes at the lowest cost, while maintaining quality standards
  • Schedule and monitor inspections with the county/city officials to secure any and all required permits for construction.

 

Materials Procurement:

  • Work with Executive Director to solicit and obtain competitive bids for the purchase of building materials required to complete the affiliate’s construction related projects – a minimum of three bids wherever possible
  • Coordinate the ordering, pick-up and delivery of purchased and donated in-kind materials required for the project
  • Ensure that proper materials and tools are available on site
  • Coordinate return of unneeded materials and make sure that proper credit is received

 

Subcontractors, Permits and Inspections:

  • Ensure all homes are built to code and pass inspection
  • Work with the Executive Director to solicit and obtain competitive bids for subcontractors for the skilled/licensed site tasks, oversee and coordinate their work – a minimum of three bids wherever possible
  • Oversee all areas of construction to ensure that all homes are built to Energy Star/System Vision Standards
  • Prepares work lists of the activities to be performed, their targeted completion date and materials to be used

 

Partner Family Relations:

  • Attend “Construction Agreement” meeting with partner family
  • Serve as the primary contact for the partner family in all construction related matters
  • Review the house plan with the homeowner
  • Approve all partner family sweat equity hours on the build site
  • Conduct a walk-through with the partner family prior to closing and coordinate correction of any defects or any items on the punch list requiring attention
  • Coordinate completion of all warranty work reported within one year of the sale of the house
  • Develop and provide hands-on management of detailed work plans of the construction site to train partner families to prepare them for days on the worksite and homeownership with the Homeowner Services Coordinator

 

Volunteers:

  • Engage volunteers in construction related efforts including providing them with instructions in proper safety practices, how to complete their assignments and when required, overseeing their efforts on the construction work sites in coordination with the Homeowner Services Coordinator
  • Manage skilled and unskilled volunteers on the work site
  • Implement appropriate safety practices and consistently reinforce the importance of job site safety with the volunteers

 

Other:

  • Manage the construction in partnership with the ReStore and in such a way as to eliminate excess waste, utilizing reclaimed and recycled materials whenever possible
  • Maintain order and upkeep of construction materials in ReStore (construction section)
  • Manage the maintenance of all affiliate owned property and undeveloped land
  • Work with Homeowner Services Coordinator to maintain Construction Site Safety Manual
  • Subscribe to and utilize my.habitat.org for resources
  • Represent the affiliate to the public as required
  • Attended training as required for OSHA, SHOP, Energy Star/System Vision, etc.
  • Attend Construction/Site Selection Committee meeting

 

Qualifications:

  • Current, valid North Carolina contractor’s license
  • Three years of experience in the building trades
  • Construction crew supervisory experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge, understanding, and experience in construction and construction management
  • Thorough knowledge of local building codes, OSHA requirements, policies and procedures for permitting, zoning, and inspections.
  • Knowledge of and experience with bidding, hiring and supervision of subcontractors.
  • Ability to engage with volunteers and families of diverse races, faiths, income and skill levels.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, ability to drive construction service vehicles, and an acceptable driving record.
  • Strong, effective, oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.

Compensation:
Competitive salary and benefits will be based on qualification and experience

The Greater Mount Airy Area Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  We seek to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all of our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve and National Guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Please send resume and cover letter to:  employment@mountairyhabitat.org