The Construction Superintendent (CS) reports directly to the Director of Construction and is responsible for managing the construction and/or rehabilitation of safe, decent, affordable housing in accordance with applicable building codes and to the technical and quality requirements of HFHWC. The CS is required to understand detailed techniques and principles of house construction from start to finish. The CS will lead on-site construction staff, directing the activities of skilled and unskilled volunteers, and scheduling/overseeing the work of paid sub-contractors.
This is a Full Time Exempt position, including weekend work, Saturdays and occasionally Sundays. The CS will likely spend an average of at least five days per week, Tuesday – Saturday (minimum 40 hour work week with 8 hours days) on site. Workweek duration can be extended due to projects.
- Supervise and coordinate all aspects of construction on assigned houses (currently 50-60 annually for the department), including: maintain house build schedules provided in start packs, making appropriate request for materials via I-Auditor app, scheduling city/state inspections, daily on-site work, advance preparation for volunteer work day activities, maintaining a safe work site environment by filing weekly safety reports that includes all injuries and unsafe conditions via the I-Auditor app, and overall quality control.
- Supervise and coordinate all work of paid subcontractors, including: scheduling, adherence to building codes and inspections, and overall quality control.
- Train and supervise all on-site volunteers and AmeriCorps members, volunteers, and volunteer site supervisors in construction practices, safety, and adherence to Habitat’s guidelines and policies. This supervision is of large groups averaging 40-180 volunteers per week.
- Serve as an excellent ambassador of HFHWC and its mission to volunteers and the local community. Ensuring a positive volunteer experience and increasing the retention rate of volunteers.
- Educate on homeownership duties, including: walk-throughs upon completion of construction, teaching of homeowner classes, and evaluating on-going homeowner/community needs.
- Read and interpret building plans and specifications relative to construction process, in accordance to building codes and historical district requirements.
- Correct or solve problems and issues of construction that happen prior to and during the building of homes (e.g. incorrect plan submittals, overestimation of material orders, inadequate quality control) to minimize or eliminate punch list items on the pre-move-in inspection and homeowner warranty concerns after move-in.
- Coordinate daily housekeeping and organization, including: storage containers, site cleanliness, recycling bins & pick up, material reuse, and waste reduction.
- Participate in special construction projects for community fundraisers, events or award ceremonies that involve construction of facilities as well as attend Habitat Wake events including: home dedications, Builders Blitz, Construction staff meetings and other Habitat Wake staff functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Effective management of people, time, and resources, within large groups and across a number of job sites simultaneously.
- Construction knowledge and experience involving all aspects (carpentry, foundations, siding, roofing, skilled trades, finishing, painting, landscaping, etc.) of residential construction both rehabilitation and new construction.
- Knowledge and understanding of current historical district requirements, North Carolina Building Code, and all other relevant Wake County municipalities’ codes, with ability to interpret and explain to unskilled volunteers.
- Critical thinking and troubleshooting.
- Excellent oral, written, and illustrative communication skills.
- Awareness of social/community issues (e.g. poverty, affordable housing, community service, urban development etc.)
- Diversity training/experience. Working in an environment with people of varying ethnicities, religions, socio-economic backgrounds.
- Safety/First Aid training for emergencies on-site.
- Current valid Driver’s License and work type vehicle.
- Ability to create, sustain, and grow relationships with Habitat homeowners to instill the skills, knowledge, and pride required for successful homeownership dynamic neighborhoods, and an enduring commitment to Habitat.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
High school graduate or GED; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Two or more years of experience in the residential construction industry directly related to house construction and coordination of multiple sites/projects. Experience in leading and supervising unskilled volunteers is a must.
- If interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
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