The Construction Superintendent is responsible for planning and implementing HFHPWC’s Neighborhood Revitalization construction programs that include home building, rehab, repair and community development projects.
To ensure the success of HFHPWC’s Neighborhood Revitalization program with the following areas of responsibility:
- Evaluation — Conduct on-site evaluations. Develop work scopes, budgets and construction schedules. Facilitate the work scope agreement process with family partners. Prioritize projects and needs.
- Management and Implementation — Communicate work scope and schedules to staff, volunteers and homeowners. Initiate schedule change notifications to vendors, staff, volunteers and homeowners. Check in volunteers at work site and ensure that they have the necessary tools and safety equipment. Coordinate volunteer training using Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) guidelines for construction techniques and safety. Give onsite technical assistance and direction to volunteers. Liaise with homeowner through the construction evaluation process and while construction is underway. Involve the homeowner in construction activities to every extent possible. Ensure that Habitat-required forms are on file prior to workdays, i.e., volunteer waivers, log-in sheets, work scope agreements, addendums, or other. Identify qualified construction volunteer team leaders and provide training. Supervise and/or perform homeowner warranty work.
- Safety and Policies — Adhere to HFHI and HFHPWC construction policies and requirements for quality construction. Maintain a safe construction site according to OSHA standards. Coordinate permitting process and ensure all necessary building permits are acquired. Implement the “Underground Utilities Damage Prevention Act.” Adhere to Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Codes.
- Finance — Track, approve and identify line items on invoices, statements or receipts for materials purchased or donated. Turn in receipts in a timely manner, generally within a week of purchase. Provide reports and documentation required by funders. Track and manage costs in relationship to project and annual budgets.
- Materials Acquisition and Fund Development — Procure materials through HFHI national agreements, local contractors and vendors. Maintain inventory of supplies, tools and equipment. Ensure correct types and amounts of materials are at construction sites. Interview, recommend, coordinate, and, when necessary, after communicating with the supervisor, dismiss contractors, tradesmen, and engineers. Assist in the solicitation of donations and sponsorships for materials acquisition. Assist in applying for grant funding by providing information related to construction as requested.
- Marketing and Communications — Assist in recommendation of potential family partners. Recommend donors and volunteers for recognition programs. Communicate effectively with volunteers, donors, homeowners, staff and the Board of Directors. Mediate conflicts with family partners or volunteers during construction phases.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must understand the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and have the desire to promote it. The individual must have comprehensive construction knowledge and understand the principles, operations, and management of construction. Experience in managing, training and motivating volunteers is essential. The individual must have at least moderate skills related to the use of personal computers and word processing, database and spreadsheet software. The individual must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. An ability to understand and relate to diverse populations including those suffering economic hardships is necessary. The individual must have the ability and willingness to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with staff, business and community leaders, building officials, contractors, vendors, donors, homeowners and volunteers. The individual must be capable of providing excellent customer service including: managing difficult or emotional homeowner situations; responding promptly to customer needs; soliciting customer feedback to improve service; and meeting commitments. Leadership qualities that promote teamwork are needed to balance team and individual responsibilities.
Education and/or Experience
- B.A. preferred
- Knowledge of and three or more year’s experience in residential construction required
- Experience working with volunteers or social services preferred
- Special Requirements/Work Schedule/Physical Demands
- Performs other related tasks as deemed necessary, i.e. facility maintenance for Habitat’s owned or leased properties; monitoring and implementing maintenance schedule for construction vehicle(s); monitoring and maintaining tool inventory, or other.
- Attendance at occasional evening meetings and activities is required
- Must be willing to work on Saturdays and Sundays
- Must be willing to travel
- A good driving record and possession of a valid Driver’s License is mandatory
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell.
- The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- Extensive physical mobility (reaching, bending, climbing, crawling, kneeling, arm and leg extension) is required to perform any painting, landscaping and exterior home repairs, activities including the ability to climb stairs and ladders, work on scaffolding, etc.
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.