Position Title: Construction Site Manager
Reports To: Director of Construction
Work Schedule: 40 Hours a Week, Tue-Sat
Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County seeks a Construction Site Supervisor to oversee the construction process at Habitat self-build job sites. The Construction Site Manager will coordinate all phases of construction including, but not limited to, scheduling, materials, budgeting, permits, inspections, and directing subcontractors. This position serves as an instructor and provides instruction and direction to volunteers, AmeriCorps, staff, and homebuyers as they build their homes. This individual must conduct him/herself in a professional manner by demonstrating patience and knowledge in his/her work while also supporting Habitat’s ongoing mission to build and maintain affordable housing for low-income families.
Habitat SKC is an equal opportunity employer, and also offers a full benefit package including generous paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K with company matching, short/long term disability, life insurance.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
- Leading and interacting in a positive manner with all volunteers and staff.
- Managing and appreciate working with skilled and unskilled volunteers at the worksite.
- Providing instruction and direction, with patience, to volunteers, AmeriCorps staff, and partner families on building techniques and daily tasks.
- Teaching and demonstrating the various tasks associated with home construction
- Providing encouragement to homebuyers and volunteers
- Working with the Director of Construction to ensure that all permits are received, subcontractors are hired and directed, and all building materials are available and at the work site when required.
- Ensuring that all volunteer, partner families, and staff are in compliance of worksite safety measures.
- Working with the volunteer department to prepare for volunteer workers and ensure availability of volunteer leadership at job site.
- Work with Director of Construction to develop and maintain a construction schedule to ensure the house building goals of the affiliate are met.
- Ensuring the accountability of materials and tools provided to the job site.
- Conduct morning volunteer safety meeting and job briefings and lunch time project overview.
- Update project management software daily.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director and/or the Director of Construction.
- Must be able to work with volunteers, skilled and non-skilled workers with a positive and compassionate attitude. Must have a high skill level, ability and enjoy interacting with others.
- Five years or more of home construction experience.
- Dependable transportation.
- Required to lift 50 pounds or more.
- Able to climb ladders and scaffolding, navigate a build site, willing to work in inclement weather.
- An absolute commitment to job safety.
- Able to maintain balance while working on roofs.
- Must be detail oriented, able to multi-task, possess strong problem-solving skills, and able to identify quality workmanship.
- This position reports to work as scheduled, in shifts, 40 hours per week from Tuesday-Saturday.
- Valid Washington State Driver’s License and insurability under affiliate automobile insurance policy.
In addition to general experience in residential wood frame construction, the person filling this position must have knowledge of the issues and hazards common to working with older homes in various stages of disrepair, as well as familiarity with current construction techniques and applicable codes. The candidate must also have the ability to work and problem-solve independently, with an approach of flexibility and determination.
While not all projects will involve volunteers or additional staff/AmeriCorps, the candidate must also understand and embrace the integration of the volunteer and homeowner workforce into the repair process and work with other staff, AmeriCorps, and volunteers to ensure and promote the agency’s strategic goals.
The ideal candidate will have:
- 5+ years of construction experience with an emphasis on repair/rehab work; at least 2 years of experience in a management role
- Ability to make thoughtful decisions in a timely manner; skills to calculate both material and logistical needs in a fast-paced work environment
- An attitude of flexibility, sense of humor, and grace under pressure; a professional and respectful approach to the job
- Energy and dedication to accomplish team goals using intentional interpersonal skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Willingness to work a Tuesday through Saturday schedule
- A valid driver’s license with a good driving record
- A BA/BS degree in related field (preferred, but not required)
- Certifications in the following (preferred, but not required): Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Certification
- OSHA 10 minimum
- Ability to work effectively in both office and construction site environments
- Ability to adequately traverse a residential construction job site; working at heights, climbing ladders, lifting, carrying (minimum 50 lbs.) or other similar activities as required
- Ability to communicate assigned tasks and to convey information to staff and volunteers
- Ability to maneuver typical construction site obstacles and operate site equipment
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills to communicate with volunteers, partner families, and potential donors who visit the build site as well as promote Habitat for Humanity’s mission.
- Field management skills and construction experience is required to be able to oversee the construction process from the planning process to home completion.
- Ability to drive a forklift and larger truck (CDL not required) as well as operate heavy equipment is desirable.
- A General Contractor’s license is desired but not required.
To apply please contact our Director of Construction Nolan Corlett at Nolan.Corlett@habitatskc.org