POSITION DESCRIPTION DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION
Position Title: Director of Construction
Reports to: Executive Director
Supervises: Site Supervisors, Crew Leaders and Sub Contractors
Status: Full-time, exempt, eligible for benefits
Position Summary: The Director of Construction is responsible for the planning, budgeting and implementation and completion of all construction activities at Habitat for Humanity, to include new home construction, home rehabilitation, critical home repair, home preservation and weatherization activities. In this capacity, the Director interfaces with local governments, inspectors, compliance officers, vendors, engineers, sponsors, volunteers and contractors as well as communicates the status of each project and workflow to internal staff on a regular basis. In addition, the Director acts as a member of the leadership team, providing input on strategic organizational direction.
Knowledge of and experience in residential building, particularly in urban and suburban settings.
Expertise with the building process in Pennsylvania, to include municipalities and boroughs of Montgomery County.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Excellent project planning, budgeting, implementation and execution strategies.
Strong financial literacy skills including budgeting and forecasting.
High energy level, strong sense of initiative, creative problem solving, flexibility, discretion, and a sense of humor. Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
Ability to work strategically and tactically.
Ability to assist individuals understanding their strengths and weaknesses in order to achieve job and personal goals.
The ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously is a necessity.
Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of products, especially Word, Outlook and Excel.
Plans, implements and supervises the completion of all current construction projects to include new homes, rehabilitation's, critical home repairs, preservation and weatherization.
With the Executive Director and Board, contributes to the acquisition, future planning and budgeting of upcoming projects.
Manages, coaches and evaluates site supervisors including schedules, work flow and output.
Arranges for all inspections, site evaluations, final walk through and home warranties.
Ensures a safe work site for site supervisors, volunteers, families and sub-contractors.
Prepares and monitors progress of all projects including budget targets and objectives.
Responsible for all internal and external reporting on a regular basis.
Responsible for relationships with local governments, vendors and contractors and attends meetings with these entities outside of normal business hours.
Allocates resources to each project ensuring timely completion in line with organizational goals.
Works with the construction committee to gain professional knowledge and best practices.
Evaluates and reports on the scope and effectiveness of construction efforts to Board and Executive Director on a regular basis.
Ability to read blueprints and specifications.
Ability to read, construct, and be responsible for contracts.
Physical functions require in the job include construction work as well as driving, sitting, walking, and standing; use of hands to manipulate objects; reaching with hands and arms; fluent speech; adequate vision and hearing; and the ability to lift heavy objects as well as sit for extended periods of time.
Must possess a current driver’s license and the ability to provide reliable transportation in order to travel to job sites and meetings within our territory, as necessary to accomplish job duties.
Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or related experience, preferred.
Three to five years progressive experience with construction project management.
Experience with budget planning and long-range strategic planning.
Ability to supervise staff and volunteers.
Strong communication skills: both oral and written
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to relate to broadly diverse audiences.
Superior organizational skills; ability to set priorities and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Computer Skills Required: Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet, and Smart Phone
Desired Computer Skills: project management software.
Minimum Education Required