Habitat For Humanity Hawaii Island
    Job Description
    Reports to: Executive Director Program:  Construction 
    Agency/Division:  Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island Location: Island wide
    Job Code: Full-Time (exempt) Date:
    Approved by:  Board of Directors 
    Position Summary: 
    To oversee all aspects of Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island construction department in a way that utilizes staff, Sub-contractors, Site Supervisors, volunteer labor, and material suppliers to produce quality new homes and home repairs in a safe, affordable manner. Position will include managing construction staff and volunteers, overseeing residential construction sites, training volunteers, assisting with plan and site development, developing construction quality assurance methods to improve long-term product, and working closely with Habitat team.

    Key Responsibilities

    Pre-Construction Planning:
    1. Attend Habitat Building Committee meetings. 
    2. Work with Habitat Team to develop an overall construction plan.
    3. Develop and execute short-term construction schedule in partnership with Habitat team.
    4. Communicate as-built drawings and help maintain working drawings.
    5. Develop detailed schedules for each project.
    6. Be familiar with Habitat requirements and suggestions regarding building.
    7. Advocate for accessible to Sustainable Building and Energy-Efficient housing.
    Construction Management: 
    1. Supervise professional and volunteer construction personnel. Utilize existing skilled persons maximizing benefit.
    2. Identify, train, and support volunteers and site supervisors.
    3. Provide training and development opportunities for staff and long-term volunteers.
    4. Work closely with construction staff on weekly plan update. Communicate the plan to all affected staff.
    5. Work with Construction Staff, Volunteer Coordinator, and Family Service Managers to insure that volunteers and partner families are productively involved in the construction process. (The houses should not be built only by the Construction Staff and/or a select few volunteers.)
    6. Apprise Volunteer Coordinator of upcoming volunteer and skill needs.
    7. Attend special events and conferences as appropriate.
    8. Work with construction personnel to follow and continuously implement safety program.
    9. Oversee all construction tool inventory, facilities, vehicles, and equipment. 
    Construction Procedure: 

    1. Provide contracts to subs and ensure timely and accurate completion.
    2. Order inspections; ensure that houses are built to code.
    3. Use in-kind material and labor when possible.
    4. Provide updates regarding project status and estimated completion dates.
    5. Responsible for projects until 100% complete and sold to homeowner.
    6. Work to develop QA methodology to ensure quality construction.
    7. Provide clear leadership in the scope of the safety plan to ensure understanding and full utilization.
    8. Work with Habitat team to quickly handle any warranty repairs.
    Materials and Labor procurement:
    1. Ensure timely clear communication with contractors and vendors. Develop working relationships.
    2. Responsible for ordering correct items in the correct quantity and have materials delivered on time.
    3. Maintain and develop new connections to vendors.
    4. Negotiate prices and timelines for subcontracted services in conjunction with the Project Manager.
    5. Negotiate prices for materials in conjunction with the Site Supervisors.
    Management of Information:
    1. Approve all appropriate construction-related invoices, code appropriately.
    2. Estimate and report value of in-kind gifts.
    3. Use pre-construction meetings to help project sponsors and Habitat team understand responsibilities and procedures. Assist volunteer groups as much as needed, to help ensure voluteers have a meaningful volunteer experience.
    4. Provide construction project budgets to Finance Director and Executive Director
    QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities needed.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    Education & Experience:  College degree in related field with two years experience in the provision of services and construction.
    Physical & Mental Abilities: Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to manage individuals in leadership role and to use effective and clear communication. Must be able to effectively manage multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet multiple demands and deadlines. Must be able to communicate clearly, diplomatically, and effectively both verbally and in writing.
    Attitudes & Attributes: Must be able to relate well and work cooperatively with different ethnic groups and be sensitive to the cultural, language or dialect, financial, and educational diversity of clients and co-workers. Maintain positive personal and phone contacts, projecting open, warm and positive communications (written and oral). Individual must have an absolute commitment to job safety.
    Other Skills & Abilities:  Must have PC skills, preferably with word processing, database, and spreadsheets.  In addition, must have access to a vehicle, and if driving, must have a valid driver’s license, a safe and responsible driving record, plus current no-fault auto insurance, with at least the minimum State of Hawaii coverage requirements.  May occasionally need to be flexible with work schedule, pending the need to deliver services outside the normal work shift and have access to cell phone.
    Desired Experiences, Skills & Abilities:  Experience in Construction and Project Management skills with proven record of increasing responsibility and achievement.

    TO APPLY: Email resume to info@habitathawaiiisland.org.
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