Construction Manager

Truman Heritage Habitat ReStore
Job Description
Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity (THHFH) is a Christian organization that builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of homeowner families and volunteers.  Truman Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International and works to improve the living conditions for low-income families in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri.  Our non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, decent, and affordable housing.  We build homes, communities, and hope.
The Construction department is responsible for all aspects of home construction and renovation.  Habitat construction projects include new home construction, renovation of donated properties, weatherization, and exterior home repair.  All projects are completed in accordance with local building codes.  Subcontractors are used when construction must be completed by licensed professionals (electrical, plumbing, HVAC) or when THHFH deems it prudent to use professional contractors (foundations, roofing, drywall).  Otherwise all aspects of home construction are completed with volunteers under the guidance and supervision of our construction team.
Description:  The Construction Manager works closely with the Construction Director and Construction Site Leaders to ensure that all projects are completed in a timely fashion within budget and project scope.  As outlined below, the Construction Manager has primary responsibility for site supervision, engaging subcontractors as required, ensuring that appropriate permits and inspections are completed in a timely fashion, overseeing Truman Habitat’s construction equipment and materials inventory, ensuring that company-owned vehicles and property are maintained, and serving as the construction liaison with Truman Habitat’s partner families.
Responsibilities … including, but not limited to:
Site Supervision
  • Organizes work plan for and oversees volunteer crews in compliance with site safely plan
  • Identify, recruit and train volunteer site supervisors
  • Provides training and development opportunities for staff and long-term volunteers
  • Ensure that proper materials and tools are available on-site for all work days 
Subcontractors, Permits & Inspections
  • Schedules and monitors subcontractor and inspector activities to ensure timely and accurate project completion
  • Ensure that houses are built to code and pass inspection 
Equipment, Materials & Property Management
  • Coordinates material takeoffs from plans and project scopes
  • Organizes timely ordering and delivery of materials and supplies
  • Manages warehouse and maintains lean inventory of unused materials
  • Reviews cost codes for bills/receipts as needed to support tracking of project costs
  • Solicits and documents in-kind donations of materials, tools and services
  • Manages company fleet and equipment purchase and maintenance
  • Manages company-owned property maintenance, working with vendors as needed  
Partner Family Relations
  • Serves as the primary contact for the partner family in all construction-related matters
  • Reviews the house plan with the homeowner and solicits input
  • Communicates with homeowners regarding material selection
  • Approve all partner family sweat-equity hours
  • Oversee completion of “punch-list” items at the completion of the home
  • Conduct house completion training session with homeowner for the effective implementation of long-term maintenance 
Qualifications & Proficiencies:
  • Sufficient knowledge of residential construction
  • Ability to apply construction knowledge to scheduling, coordinating and participating in general construction work activities
  • Ability to lead, manage, supervise, and motivate individuals and teams of volunteers
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills, deal well with a variety of people, personalities, age and backgrounds
  • Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, coordinate, delegate and manage multiple work activities
  • Ability to read and interpret standard residential construction blueprints and specifications
  • Basic mathematical aptitude to calculate building measurements, quantities, etc.
  • Flexibility regarding work assignments and work hours
  • Understanding and support of the vision of Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record; must be insurable by THHFH’s insurance provider
  • Strong computer skills ... Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of BuilderTrend is a plus
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Dependability, reliability, strong work ethic and commitment to the organization
  • Well organized and detail oriented
  • Desire to be part of a cohesive team 
Physical Requirements Necessary to Perform This Job:
This position requires constant standing and walking and the ability to lift and position up to 50 pounds as well as frequent bending, squatting, and repetitive motion.  This position will occasionally be exposed to extremes in weather (e.g., heat, cold, wind, rain, snow, ice, etc.)
Work Environment and Conditions:
  • Work is performed in an office as well as on construction sites
  • Must be comfortable working with the public 
Hours:  40 hours per week.  Generally, the work week is Monday – Friday.  Some Saturdays will be required.

Compensation:   Determined by experience
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