Construction manager

Habitat - Lynchburg
new offer (02/07/2020)

job description

Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity (GLHFH) Construction Manager (CM) is responsible for all construction projects. CM duties impact the volunteer services and family services departments. In addition to providing leadership on the jobsite, the CM must be a team player, treating other staff, visitors in the building, volunteers and clients with respect and professionalism. Knowledge of “turn-key” house construction and organizational skills are essential for this position. Jobsite production, material, and subcontractor management must be handled appropriately for the affiliate to see steady progress in its building program.
Basic Functions:
To ensure the physical building of planned GLHFH homes. Will provide specific project planning, supervision and oversight for construction sites. Ensure that the planned construction activities are carried out; the sites are prepared for construction activity; tasks are identified and communicated; and that volunteers are being utilized appropriately. Provide construction skill and expertise where needed either through training and leading of volunteers or through actual hands-on labor. Coordinate with homeowners to provide sweat equity opportunity and to coordinate details related to building specifics.
Professional Requirements:

  • High School Diploma
  • Possession of or ability to obtain a General Contractor (Class A) License
  • A minimum of three years in a similar position
  • Physical Abilities:
  • Requires ability to perform work at a consistent heavy duty level
  • Must be able to lift 50+ pounds on a consistent basis
  • Will have to walk, stand, squat, climb, bend on a regular basis

Required Abilities:

  • Strong residential construction knowledge, skill and experience
  • Ability to patiently work with and train unskilled construction volunteers
  • Ability to motivate, organize, and maximize the resources of regular, skilled volunteer labor
  • Ability to respond positively to and utilize skilled volunteer input and experience
  • Ability to plan construction site activities to effectively utilize all volunteer labor
  • Ability to effectively organize and plan construction activity around “special event construction projects”
  • Ability to communicate and coordinate effectively on-site volunteer support
  • Knowledge, skill, and abilities relative to building codes, zoning ordinances and general construction and building regulations


  • Serve as staff liaison to the Site Selection Committee
  • Develop house and site plans, ensure site preparation
  • Maintain relationships with local architects, engineers, contractors and sources to facilitate effective site development, coordinating with executive director
  • Communicate site development plans to key volunteers
  • Coordinate site development to meet families’ needs and sponsors’ support


  • Maintain awareness of building codes and contractor licensing requirements, ensuring that GLHFH has proper records and licenses in place
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Building Committee
  • Facilitate each project’s site selection with Family Services Manager and Executive Director
  • Acquire approvals and permits from all relevant City department officials for project development
  • Ensure material management adheres to policy and maintain material security on jobsite
  • Adhere to quality workmanship principles, complying with all applicable local, state, and U.S. official building codes
  • Establish reasonable progress schedule for projects
  • Collaborate with Family Services Manager to determine proper response to homeowner warranty issues; maintain written record of all issues
  • Keep Executive Director apprised of all workplace safety incidences, including vehicles, immediately following an incident. Complete proper incident reports and insurance reports, as necessary


  • Supervise safety of all volunteers on site by enforcing safety standards and using appropriate equipment
  • Encourage cooperative, productive, inclusive atmosphere among all volunteers on the site
  • Display professionalism and leadership at all times to create a hospitable jobsite experience
  • Maintain effective balance between ensuring quality workmanship and providing a quality volunteer experience for people who have limited construction skills
  • Facilitate decision-making when volunteers are unable to resolve “how-to-do-it-the-best-way” questions
  • Maintain daily log for volunteers and verify completion of waiver liability with Program Services Assistant.
  • Coordinate with volunteer coordinator to schedule volunteer groups


  • Prepare accurate material take-offs, equipment needed, and cost estimates for each project
  • Secure professional subcontractors, as needed
  • Create vendor list and process for strategic requests for in-kind material donations from regular suppliers
  • Monitor authorized purchasers list with all vendors and ensure adherence to material purchase policy that requires two people to sign off on every invoice for charged materials
  • Review and analyze job costs after each project’s completion to more accurately estimate next project’s costs


  • Participate as member of the GLHFH team with willingness, creativity, and a positive attitude
  • Keep Executive Director informed of issues that are, or have potential to become situations requiring the director’s involvement. This would include major funding potential, property and in-kind material donation opportunities, compliments and complaints from volunteers, homeowners, vendors, subcontractors
  • Assist in other areas of affiliate operations as requested by executive director


  • Tuesday – Saturday (limited opportunity for Saturdays off)
  • Starting salary range: $44,000 - $50,000
  • Generous benefits package including health plan, IRA contribution, vacation and sick leave.

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