Employment Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Habitat for Humanity Prince Edward Hastings is currently seeking a Construction Manager. This individual will be goal-driven and results-oriented, and committed to the Habitat mission to build quality affordable homes and to improve the health and safety of owner-occupied homes. This individual will have extensive technical and managerial construction experience with strong critical thinking, time management, communication and high-level organizational skills with demonstrated follow-through.

The Construction Manager is responsible for all aspects of the construction process, from project inception through completion and closing; to ensure a smooth transition throughout each phase to include land acquisition, house design, project planning, budget, schedule, sub-trades and employee/volunteer management.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:
CONSTRUCTION LEADERSHIP AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

  • Oversight of all facets of residential construction projects from land acquisition, site development and planning, implementation to completion and conveyance to homeowners
  • Develop and monitor project schedules, budgets and progress, and update cash flow schedules
  • Ensure that building codes and bylaws are adhered to, and that all permits are obtained in a timely manner
  • Provide accounting with weekly delivery slips, approved invoices, timesheets, etc.
  • Ensure compliance to Habitat and residential building industry best practices and all relevant local code and building standards
  • Ensure construction safety policies are followed with all trades, staff and volunteers on the build site
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local home builders and material suppliers
  • Ensure a culture of ongoing technical, industry, best practices and safety training
  • Provide leadership to construction staff and volunteers; motivate, develop, provide accountability and performance review and feedback
  • Attend weekly management meetings, monthly Board meetings and finance meetings as required
  • Manage all dates and processes to ensure the project progresses as anticipated; including but not limited to critical dates within development agreements, purchase agreements, permitting and construction
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, lead and manage engagement with engineers, architects and other consultants in guiding each project through permits/approvals required to secure certificate of occupancy
  • Ensure project take-off product and costs are accurate and timely to secure potential gift-in-kind materials and services
  • Maintain clear and consistent communication with the Executive Director and staff; information about timing of projects is critical for development, homeowner relations and construction

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ability to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position
  • Construction Supervisor certification an asset
  • Minimum 5 years in residential construction planning and development
  • Demonstrated project management success, with a sense of urgency to optimize project timelines
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction: technology, equipment, and methods, and industry best practices
  • Hands-on field experience required, preferably in multiple trades
  • Proven success in all phases of new and rehab construction process
  • Proven project and department budget development and monitoring expertise; ability to read and understand financial information
  • Background in non-profit organizations highly desired
  • Experience and desire to teach and manage hands-on volunteers a must
  • Knowledge of Ontario Health and Safety legislation
  • Current First Aid, working at heights, WHMIS, other related and mandatory certifications
  • Current Driver’s Licence with clean abstract

REQUIRED SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrates the ability to use negotiation techniques; recognizes the
    potential impact of negotiation proceedings on the business; gains consensus from involved parties
  • Self-starter with the ability to work on multiple complex projects
    simultaneously and independently, as well as collaboratively with external stakeholders and colleagues, maintaining a positive regard for others
  • Solid critical thinking skills, adaptive, solutions-oriented and able to identify and resolve problems
  • Demonstrates good judgment, tact and tolerance of differing points of view, cultures and beliefs
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills including the ability to express ideas clearly and effectively
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Excel, Word, Project or similar project management application, database proficiency, internet research, and relevant construction applications
  • Organizational Skills: ability to manage multiple projects, develop new programs, organize work, set priorities for direct reports, manage deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Leadership Skills: leads by example, ability to hire, train, develop and motivate a team, and evaluate a range of personnel who perform a variety of trades

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

  • Consistently provides clear, timely direction; takes time to listen and acknowledge good performance
  • Open and welcoming of people of all faiths, individuals of diverse populations, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrates a high level of ethics, integrity, diplomacy and initiative

EDUCATION:

  • Post-Secondary education preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to continuously stand or walk for eight hours per day
  • Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to verbally communicate clearly in-person and on the telephone
  • Visual acuity sufficient to satisfactorily perform and review construction work to ensure building safety and quality control

Application Deadline: Friday, April 26, 2019

Please email cover letter and resume to: David Morris – Executive Director, david.morris@habitatpeh.org