Construction Field Supervisor

Reports to: Construction Director

Direct Reports: Volunteers

Employment Status: Full-Time Salaried

Job Classification: Exempt

Salary Range:  $55,000 – $60,000 annually



Position Summary:

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 Field Supervisor is responsible for managing projects to build or rehab single-family houses.  Major responsibilities include developing a project plan, hiring contractors and/or sub-contractors, providing project updates to the Construction team, and ensuring that projects are completed safely, on time, and on budget.  Occasionally, volunteers may be utilized to perform certain tasks, and the Construction Field Supervisor will be expected to lead the jobsite activities on those days.  As a Christian ministry, we also strive to keep God at the Center of all that we do.



Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensure that contractors and volunteers complete all work safely and follow the MVHFH Safety Policy on all jobsites.
  • Successfully complete all training requirements and maintain certification. Training will be provided by MVHFH as needed:
    • Habitat Competent Person Safety Training
    • First Aid / CPR / AED Training
    • Chainsaw Safety Training
    • Fire Extinguisher Training
    • Forklift Training
    • Other training as required
  • Develop a detailed plan for each project including:
    • Scope of work
    • Identify needs for contractors (and sometimes volunteers)
    • Develop a construction schedule. Document initial project schedule in our project management software, BuilderTrend.
    • Materials needed to complete each task.
  • Following the MVHFH Procurement Policy, and working with the Construction Project Manager:
    • Develop contractor scopes of work and bid packages.
    • Request and evaluate bids. Select contractors.  Document bid packages, bids, contractor selection in BuilderTrend.
    • Procure materials and schedule their delivery as needed. Document purchases in BuilderTrend.  Use Gift-In-Kind (donated) materials whenever feasible.
    • Approve all invoices and document them in BuilderTrend.
  • Obtain all necessary construction and zoning permits. Schedule and successfully pass all required inspections.
  • Oversee and document all projects:
    • Ensure that all work is completed safely, correctly, on time, and within budget
    • Ensure that all Grant and/or Sponsorship requirements are fulfilled
    • Resolve any jobsite issues
    • Ensure that all new-construction projects pass all required Energy Star tests
    • Provide progress reports utilizing Daily Logs in BuilderTrend. Include photos when appropriate.
    • Keep project schedule up to date in BuilderTrend
    • Manage and document Change Orders
  • Provide a set of “as built” prints for new construction projects. Add/change information on the original build print when appropriate to include missing or incorrect information and any “lessons learned”.
  • Assess and resolve all warranty claims.
  • When requested, actively assist with other Construction projects. Work with other MVHFH staff and volunteers in the performance of construction activities.  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.  Must be able to self-perform any task as needed.
  • Provide maintenance and construction education opportunities for partner families, homeowners, and volunteers.
  • Whenever possible, ensure that partner families are productively involved in the construction process.
  • Some Saturday work will be required, sometimes with short notice. An alternate day off will be scheduled to compensate for all Saturdays worked.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Qualifications, Certifications and Skills

  • A bachelor’s degree/credentials in an appropriate field or equivalent experience preferred. Minimum High School Diploma or GED.
  • At least five years related experience in home construction project management
  • At least five years related experience in new-home construction including framing, siding, painting, doors and trim, windows, and finish carpentry. Related experience in roofing, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC a plus.
  • Thorough knowledge of modern building practices, principles and materials
  • Familiarity with and commitment to cost-effective energy standards such as Energy Star
  • Good knowledge of the requirements of the local building codes and zoning ordinances
  • 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.
  • Good computer skills including a proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Ability to learn and use our project management software, BuilderTrend.  Experience with other project management software (MS Project, Primavera, etc) is a plus.
  • 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 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 contractors, 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.