Construction Project Manager
Status: Full-Time, Salary
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity (MVHFH) is a nonprofit housing organization that brings people together to build homes, community and hope in Lucas County. Our vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We work toward this vision by building and improving homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of a decent and affordable place to live.
The Construction Project Manager manages the overall Home Ownership construction schedule and project finances. This role is responsible for coordinating the Affiliate’s construction processes and planning to more effectively rehab and construct houses. This position assists with new and rehab project management by assisting with the creation of detailed scopes of work and developing them into a detailed project plan to align the resources of staff, volunteers, subcontractors and goods and materials, while aligning all projects to a master build schedule. This role would also be expected to lead job site activities, manage and train volunteers, coordinate plan updates, and ensure workplace safety, on an as needed basis.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- With the Construction Site Supervisors, create a detailed scope of work for each project and convert each scope of work to a detailed work plan identifying volunteer, contractor, material, and logistical needs.
- Convert the work plan for each project into a detailed project schedule. Align individual project schedules to create a complete Build Season work plan. Track performance to schedule for all projects and provide reports as needed. Adjust schedule as needed.
- Develop and carry out a Change Order process.
- Develop and carry out a project communication plan to keep Construction Director, Resource & Quality Manager, Site Supervisors, Volunteer Manager, and other stakeholders updated as needed.
- For each project, provide cost estimates and track actual costs. Provide reports as needed.
- Develop and maintain Bills of Materials for each project. Standardize bills of materials across projects when possible and coordinate bulk purchases to save costs.
- Based on project needs, order and maintain an inventory of Gift-In-Kind materials.
- Assist with project execution by applying for build permits; ordering/delivering tools and materials; leading volunteers on work site activities as needed.
- With Volunteer assistance, ensure that Habitat has the appropriate, well-maintained tools for construction.
- In conjunction with Volunteer Manager, identify, train, and develop volunteers for expanded
- Ensure Safety Policy is followed at all job sites with Habitat Pros and
- Coordinate with Volunteer Manager to schedule volunteers in accordance with the construction
- Encourage the participation of future homeowners, regular volunteers, and sponsor volunteers in the construction process. Provide scheduling opportunities for these groups as requested.
- Working with Family Services Manager, maintain and update the Basic House Description as
- Work with Development Director to ensure construction-related grant requirements are fulfilled. Update Development Director with progress and potential issues as
- Work with Development Director and Volunteer Manager to find best fits for Gift-In-Kind
- Work in a team
- Establish good working relationship with volunteers and future
- Respond appropriately to common inquiries or complaints from future
- Help project sponsors understand how to have a meaningful volunteer
- Other duties as assigned
Qualifications, Certifications and Skills
- A bachelor’s degree/credentials in appropriate field or equivalent experience preferred. Minimum High School Diploma or GED.
- 3 years of experience in project management, preferably in residential home building/remodeling.
- 3 years of experience using project-management software. Experience with BuilderTrend a plus.
- On-site experience in residential home building/remodeling a plus.
- Considerable knowledge of modern practices, principles and materials used in building
- Good knowledge of the requirements of the local building code and zoning
- Ability to read and interpret plans and
- Paid or volunteer experience with non-profit community-based organizations a
- Excellent interpersonal communications and problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate in both written and verbal
- Ability to foster trust, credibility and cohesive teamwork among persons with diverse talents, backgrounds and perspectives.
- Ability to work with volunteers, homeowners, donors and sponsors and ensure they have a good Habitat experience on and off the worksite.
- Ability to work independently and to make on-the-spot decisions.
- Ability to work on a flexible schedule and to work some evenings and/or weekends.
- Ability to plan, organize and delegate.
- Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, stand, squat, bend, and climb ladders to roof level and into foundations.
- Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, general computer expertise such as email and social media platforms.
- Certification for forklift operation (training provided, if necessary).
- CPR, AED and First Aid certification required (training provided, if necessary).
- A valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured under Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity’s auto insurance and drive affiliate vehicles with trailers, as well as forklift.
- Must pass background check including criminal records and sex offender registry prior to offer of employment
- Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, and other Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity staff.
- Willingness to attend training and conferences as appropriate.
- Must have commitment to the Habitat mission and uphold its values and ethics.
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all applicants and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the location where we operate. Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity encourages applicants of all ages.