The Construction Coordinator oversees affordable housing building projects. Position will include managing construction volunteers, overseeing residential construction sites, training volunteers, assisting with plan and site development, and developing construction quality assurance methods to improve long term product.
The Construction Supervisor is an experienced home builder who can lead volunteers, implement all safety procedures and guidelines to serve Habitat in Morgan County.
Roles and Responsibilities
- Be familiar with HFHI House Design Criteria requirements; maintain and implement
- the HFHMC House Design Criteria Policy.
- Work with the leadership team to develop an overall construction plan and schedule
- for each build calendar year.
- Arrange for site plans, elevation certificates, surveys, and build permits. Check with
- local authorities to guarantee availability of gas, water, sewer and power.
- Order temporary power and ensure storm water pollution prevention compliance.
- Determine exact location of permanent power post before ordering foundation
- services. Driveway and house foundation may be poured simultaneously.
- Provide input for material take off, implement formal bid process, coordinate bids
- and issue purchase orders.
- Communicate as-built drawings and help maintain working drawings.
- Advocate for accessible and energy-efficient housing. Prior to each build conduct a
- design conference with key trade partners to ensure the most efficient, effective and
- cost conscious/affordable design that incorporates energy savings and healthy
- environmental features. Propose new construction methods and new building
Construction Volunteer Management:
- Assess material needs and ensure delivery prior to each work day.
- Estimate crew size needed – max/min. Coordinate manpower needs with Volunteer
- Manager in charge of work crew schedule.
- Lead by example and seek opportunities to engage and empower others.
- Supervise house leaders and construction crews. Utilize existing skilled persons
- maximizing the benefit of their talents.
- Work with staff and Volunteer Manager to follow and continuously implement the
- safety program (Injury Prevention Program –IPP) to comply with Indiana and U.S.
- OSHA standards.
- Plan, schedule and lead staff and volunteer training events as needed.
- Develop volunteer Supervisor On Site (S.O.S.) program. This is a volunteer team of
- house build leaders.
- Communicate and delegate tasks to S.O.S. / house leaders and volunteers as
- Lead construction effort on multiple sites; follow construction plan and allocate
- additional time to most needed project site.
- Ensure each shift has a S.O.S. in charge. Take charge in absence of a S.O.S.
- Ensure each site has water, ice, first aid kit, and safety equipment such as gloves,
- protection glasses, and ear plugs.
- Enforce volunteer sign in procedures and document all incidents.
- Assign power tools according to volunteer skill level and clearance.
- Provide site safety orientation and respond to site emergencies.
- Inspect site to ensure personnel safety.
- Assign jobs to subcontractors and ensure timely and accurate completion.
- Order building inspections and ensure that homes are built to code.
- Use in-kind material and labor whenever possible.
- Check all construction against specs on site.
- Organize volunteers into assigned daily work crews.
- Organizes work plan for house S.O.S.s and volunteer crews.
- Organize skilled volunteers into crew leadership positions.
- Be readily available to answer questions and catch mistakes.
- Schedule and interface with inspectors (city, plumbing, electrical).
- Maintain job sites clear of litter and debris.
- Responsible for projects until 100% complete and sold to homeowner.
- Quickly and effectively, handle any warranty repairs and quality assurance claims or
Materials and Equipment Handling:
- Perform tool inventory checks on a monthly basis.
- Maintain tool inventory organized, inventoried, and readily available.
- Have proper tools on site (special and common).
- Communicate material needs with management team.
- Check delivered materials for meeting requirements.
- Check tools for maintenance and repairs.
- Maintain vehicle clean and conduct preventive maintenance checks.
- Maintain vehicle registration and insurance in order.
- Partner with ReStore to eliminate excess waste, utilizing reclaimed and recycled
- materials whenever possible.
- Notify any material surplus to executive director and comply with material return
Management of Information:
- Implement and enforce volunteer registration log.
- Sign off on material delivery slips and copy Purchaser and Accountant.
- Deliver project status reports including incident logs.
- Revise building plans and timelines.
- File building permits, solicit additional inspections.
- Maintain construction records in order at main offices.
- Turn in volunteer logs to Volunteer Coordinator.
- Review the Affiliate Safety plan annually and ensure that all policies and procedures are implemented to maintain a safe volunteer environment.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Commitment to Habitat mission and ability to work with people of all races, faiths and backgrounds.
- General Building Contractor License in good standing with State of Indiana preferred.
- College degree in related field desired or four years minimum of related residential home construction experience indicating a progression of responsibilities and supervision preferred.
- Must have knowledge of construction codes, safety procedures and guidelines.
- Ability to apply construction knowledge to scheduling, coordinating and participating in general construction work activities.
- Ability to lead, manage, supervise and motivate individuals and teams of volunteers.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills, deal well with a variety of people, personalities, age and backgrounds.
- Ability to plan, schedule, prioritize, coordinate, delegate and manage multiple work activities.
- Ability to read and interpret standard residential construction blueprints and specifications.
- Basic mathematical aptitude to calculate building measurements, quantities, etc.
- Flexibility regarding work assignments and work hours. Position requires availability to work on Saturdays, occasional evenings or other abnormal hours as necessary.
- Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and willingness to travel as needed are required.
Employment Application Instructions:
- Submit application and or resume. (Link to download application is below.)
- Submit 5 professional references with e-mails and telephone numbers.
- Send your application in a PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org and write “Construction Supervisor” on the subject line of your e-mail or mail your material to HR, Habitat for Humanity of Morgan County, 525 South Indiana Street, Mooresville, IN 46158.
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