Construction Site Supervisor
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 Site Supervisor assists with the overall construction plan utilizing staff, novice and skilled volunteer labor and materials to build, rehab, and recycle houses. This role is responsible for overseeing these projects and managing assigned job sites, managing, and training volunteers, coordinating plan updates, and ensuring construction quality and workplace safety.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Establish, follow, and evaluate worksite safety program, facilitate safety talks, and routinely submit completed all required safety documentation to ensure Safety Policy is adhered to at all job sites. Ensure that Habitat Staff, Habitat Pros, and all other volunteers follow the Safety Policy.
- Complete Competent Person Training and maintain certification.
- Develop a detailed scope of work for each project including tasks to be completed by Habitat and all subcontractors. Include number of volunteers needed to complete each task, and provide a time estimate for the completion of each task. Provide a Bill of Materials for each project.
- With the help of an architect, keep build prints up to date. Add/change information on the build print when appropriate to include “lessons learned”.
- Provide Project Manager with all required information, including scope of work and drawings, to successfully apply for build permits.
- Lead construction activities on jobsites. Ensure that all volunteers are fully engaged and have meaningful work to do. Train volunteers on an as-needed basis to ensure successful and safe completion of all tasks. Ensure that all materials and tools are available on the jobsite for each day’s planned activities. Communicate with other Construction team members when assistance with deliveries of materials or tools is needed. Complete all tasks on schedule.
- Communicate with Project Manager when scheduling or volunteer needs have changed.
- Using our project management software, BuilderTrend:
- Document the completion of each schedule item.
- Maintain a punch list for each project, adding new items and marking items as “complete” when appropriate.
- Keep a daily log of all construction site activities using photos when appropriate.
- Schedule and pass all required construction inspections.
- Follow all appropriate Change Order processes.
- With Volunteer assistance, ensure that Habitat has appropriate, organized, well-maintained, and safe tools for construction.
- Provide maintenance and construction education opportunities for partner families, homeowners, and volunteers.
- Ensure that partner families are productively involved in the construction process.
- Successfully perform all homeowners’ warranty repairs as needed.
- In conjunction with Volunteer Manager, identify, schedule, train, and develop volunteers for expanded roles.
- Oversee all areas of project to ensure that all new home construction is built to Energy Star standards.
- Work with Project Manager to find best fits for Gift-In-Kind opportunities of construction materials and volunteers.
- 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.
- A strong background in comprehensive home construction including framing, siding installation, trim work and with at least five years of related experience.
- Licensing in the building trades and the ability to ‘pull permits’ preferred.
- Thorough knowledge of modern practices, principles and materials used in building construction.
- Familiarity with and commitment to cost-effective energy standards such as Energy Star and specific grant program requirements related to energy standards.
- Good knowledge of the requirements of the local building code and zoning ordinance.
- Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.
- Paid or volunteer experience with non-profit community-based organizations a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal communications and problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate in both written and verbal form.
- 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 Lift Truck 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 Lift Truck.
- 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.