Construction Manager Spooner, WI • Full-time, Part-time

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This position will manage the expanding Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity Housing Preservation & Repairs Program throughout Burnett, Polk, Rusk and Washburn Counties. The Construction Manager will be responsible for the outcome of each project as well as the annual construction program and schedule. This person will manage construction tasks as well as supervise and work side by side with volunteers on construction sites. The construction manager will be the primary Habitat representative at project sites.

It is important that the potential candidate has a strong connection with the Habitat for Humanity mission and objectives and has a desire to serve in a nonprofit environment. A strongly desired characteristic of the position is a knowledge of and ability to quickly form a network of working relationships within the regional building trades industry. Position entails some evening and weekend work.

Job Description:

  • Manage construction activities of Affiliate
  • Oversee daily onsite construction activity
  • Develop a construction plan for the year in coordination with related staff
  • Coordinate appropriate materials from approved vendors
  • Manage warehouse inventory
  • Assist in the development of donations of professional labor and in-kind materials
  • Secure multiple bids for building materials and professional labor
  • Develop a budget for each project. Track and manage construction costs
  • Ensure all projects are within budget and completed on schedule
  • Check and submit all receipts and charges monthly
  • Coordinate and oversee sub-contractor work from approved vendors
  • Secure necessary permits as required, working with relevant building departments.
  • Order inspections as needed
  • Ensure building process complies with the Uniform Dwelling Code and affiliate building standards
  • Handle construction related calls from building sites
  • Work to identify suitable building lots and rehab homes
  • Supervise partner families as they complete sweat equity construction hours
  • Complete walk-through with partner families upon completion
  • Work with partner families with call backs, warranty issues, or maintenance advice
  • Obtain necessary certifications and licenses
  • Manage Volunteers at Construction Sites
  • Provide a construction schedule for each project
  • Communicate volunteer numbers and tasks that are needed to Volunteer Coordinator
  • Serve as the crew leader for volunteers on site
  • Ensure proper training and instructions on Habitat’s construction practices are given to all volunteers
  • Ensure proper tools, equipment and materials are available for volunteers
  • Require all volunteers to complete the daily sign in sheet and waiver
  • Enforce safety policy on the job site based on obtaining/maintaining HFHI Competent Person training
  • Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Provide a list of tools needed for the job site
  • Replace or repair tools as needed
  • Manage tool inventory and storage
  • Assist in procuring of tools and equipment
  • Coordinate Habitat’s tools and equipment among construction sites

Experience and Background

  • A commitment to Habitat for Humanity’s mission
  • A minimum of three years of experience in residential construction
  • A demonstrated work ethic
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work effectively with people of diverse social and economic backgrounds
  • An ability to lead and teach unskilled volunteers in the tasks of home construction
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously
  • Personal integrity
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Dwelling Contractor Qualifier holder or ability to obtain license.

Physical requirements necessary to perform this job:

  • Ability to adequately traverse a residential construction job site (i.e.- climbing, lifting, carrying a minimum of 50 lbs., and other similar activities as required)
  • Ability to safely use residential construction power tools
  • Ability to safely operate a construction vehicle (pickup truck or similar)
  • A current and valid WI drivers license

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and abilities and reflective of nonprofit organizations. This is a seasonal position with reduced hours in the off season. Additional hours may be available in the off season in the ReStore.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This position offers work that produces a real, tangible difference in the community and in the lives of families.