Current Employment and National Service Opportunities
JOB TITLE: Construction Manager
LOCATION: Salisbury, MD
Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County, Inc. is 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1987, we have built and sold 70 homes to low-income families and served dozens of older adults homeowners with critical home repairs to help them ‘age in place. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have partnered with Wicomico County Planning and Zoning to offer rental and utility assistance to renters who are impacted financially due to the pandemic.
The construction manager is responsible for management and supervision of all construction-related activities including new construction, renovation, Neighborhood Revitalization (house preservation, critical home repair, weatherization) as well as warranty work consistent with Habitat’s mission.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works with the Executive Director and Construction Committee to develop and implement affiliate’s construction and Neighborhood Revitalization goals and objectives.
- Assists as needed in evaluating new site acquisitions and properties identified for possible renovation
- Oversees Habitat-owned properties; assures compliance with city codes and maintenance as needed.
- Assists in the design and development of complete house plans for all new construction projects
- Plans and supervises all phases of the building schedule from site preparation through settlement
- Plans and supervises all phases of the Roof & Repair projects from initial inspection through completion
- Ensures timely compliance with all permitting and inspection requirements
- Coordinates inventory, ordering, and delivery of all equipment, supplies and materials used in support of the construction program; assists in procurement to maximize the donation of materials and services
- Develops a budget for each project and brings in completed project at budget.
- Manages with the help of the finance manager the construction costing system, including development and implementation of ways to reduce construction costs.
Guides the affiliate in exploring and implementing new technologies and building techniques to control costs and improve home construction.
- Manages the bidding process for all contracts and materials for each project, including the detailed review of requests for proposals and contracts.
- Trains and supervises all personnel working or volunteering at job sites to ensure proper registration, knowledge of safety practices and quality control; delivers (or designates) Habitat’s mission and prayer at the beginning of each group building activity
- Recruits and trains qualified crew leaders to provide flexibility in scheduling and support multiple site activity
- Ensures proper storage and security for equipment, supplies, and materials after each building activity
- Ensures project compliance with local, state, and federal codes and regulations, HFH standards and policies of construction and safety, cost and schedule requirements.
- Provides appropriate documentation for all construction activities including updated and detailed project schedules with all contractors’ activities.
- Provides walk-through with homeowners prior to settlement; coordinate all warranty work through first year of ownership
- Attends weekly meetings to schedule construction activities; attend monthly meetings of the construction committee
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Good driving record with no DUI in the last 5 years. Random drug testing and passing a DOT physical is required for company vehicle use.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- High School Diploma
- Five years related experience in building and renovating residential single, detached homes
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, building plans, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
- Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
- Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization
- Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
- Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
SUCCESS FACTORS (personal characteristics that contribute to the ability to excel at the job)
- Familiar with Wicomico County and City of Salisbury building codes
- Possess excellent management, teambuilding, and interpersonal skills to effectively teach, inspire and lead a diverse pool of volunteers, subcontractors and homeowners
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to develop project estimates, budgets and schedules – using computer programs will be essential.
- Ability to secure bids and acquire materials and services
- A passion for Habitat’s mission and strong sense of team