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CO, Denver - Construction Supervisor

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need.

Habitat for Humanity has an Operational Headquarters in Americus, Georgia and an Administrative Headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a global, non-profit ministry where our employees build futures and lives.

Job Description

General description:

  • Teach, supervise and perform all construction tasks necessary to complete a residential structure upholding extensive energy efficiency standards while maintaining a safe work site and positive volunteer experience. 
  • Following an assigned construction schedule, the construction supervisor’s primary role is to plan and delegate workday tasks to scheduled volunteers and trade contractors.

Core responsibilities:

  • Supervise and perform all operations during vertical construction for new construction sites as small as a single-family detached structure and as large as a triplex.
  • Supervise portions of larger scale multi-family projects in partnership with other construction supervisors, such as specific units on townhome projects.
  • Supervise and perform all operations during vertical construction for vacant home rehab projects from simple “flips” through complete “gut” rehabs, as well as exterior critical home repairs on owner occupied homes.
  • Communicate and work with the construction manager and the site development project manager to ensure that all logistics are in place for an timely volunteer start date. 
  • Directly manage each project through to completion and issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy from the local jurisdiction.
  • Ensure that all IRC building codes and prescribed energy codes are followed throughout the build. Coordinate and oversee all local building inspections and third-party energy audits.
  • Oversee the construction schedule and adjust sub-contractors and vendors as necessary to stay on schedule while consulting with construction manager.
  • Plan and arrange for the on-site availability of tools, equipment, and material as necessary.
  • Properly maintain all tools and equipment. Arrange for the repair of damaged tools by following the tool repair procedures in a timely manner to avoid injuries and inconveniences.
  • Communicate clearly and professionally with material vendors to ensure on-time delivery of supplies throughout the build.
  • Properly order and return materials used from construction warehouse following inventory control procedures.
  • Ensure that all safety policies and procedures set forth by HFHMD are followed at all times.
  • Maintain a clean and safe worksite at all times.
  • Respond promptly to findings from frequent, random safety inspections.
  • Maintain a fully stocked first aid kit and ensure the availability of drinking water on-site.
  • Stay current on IRC building codes or, at minimum, understand how to navigate the code book effectively.
  • Act as an on-site ambassador for the mission of HFHMD.
  • Promptly communicate any vehicle maintenance issues to construction warehouse manager.
  • Follow vehicle use policy at all times while operating or in possession of a HFHMD vehicle.
  • Maintain proper erosion control standards at all times.
  • Clearly communicate expectations to AmeriCorps members.
  • Properly train AmeriCorps members to enable them to perform at the expected skill level.
  • Communicate concerns regarding performance of AmeriCorps members to construction manager.
  • Effectively train and manage regular volunteers on site.
  • Perform pre-construction meetings with partner families.
  • Clearly and consistently, enforce the stated expectations for partner families that have been put in place by the family services department.
  • Communicate professionally and in a timely manner any concerns regarding partner families.
  • Ensure partner families actively take part in the building process while on-site.
  • Periodically take part in safety and technical trainings arranged by management.
  • Periodically take part in cross-departmental trainings and meetings.
  • Communicate professionally with other departments regarding questions or concerns.
  • Follow all vacation request procedures using HFHMD’s automated system and following the policies set forth by the HFHMD construction manager.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of residential construction including new, rehab and repair.
  • Ability to read residential blueprints.
  • Ability to solve problems efficiently to maintain forward progress on complicated projects.
  • Proven proficiency in peer management and dissemination of pertinent information.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills necessary to communicate clearly and professionally with volunteers, contractors and suppliers, and to address cross-departmental issues.

Education and experience:

  • High school diploma required and bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum six years of direct on-site residential construction experience is required.
  • Home rehab/remodel experience is required.
  • Experience on large multi-family projects preferred.
  • Organized construction training and education to complement experience is preferred.
  • Habitat for Humanity or other similar experience is preferred.

Physical requirements necessary to perform this job:

  • Ability to adequately traverse a residential construction job site (i.e. climbing, lifting, carrying a minimum of 50 lbs. and other similar activities as required).
  • Ability to safety use residential construction power tools.
  • Ability to safely operate a construction vehicle (pickup truck or similar).
  • Ability to work in all types of weather (i.e. snow, rain, heat, cold and direct sun).

Work environment and conditions:

  • Ability to work in exterior environment during a variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to drive construction vehicles to pick up material supplies.
  • Ability to navigate in metro area to reach construction sites. A current motor vehicle report is required.

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Sarah Hatfield
Human Resources Risk Management Manager
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
3245 Eliot Street, Denver, CO 80211
Fax: 303-534-2727

Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer