The Construction Superintendent is responsible for supporting the organization’s goal of building 23 homes next year. The individual in this position leads staff, future homebuyers, and volunteers in performing in-house construction activities, including site preparation, foundation systems, rough framing, window and door installation, weatherproofing, siding, interior and exterior painting, flooring installation, millwork installation, fence building, and landscaping.
Providing a quality volunteer experience is a key element of Habitat’s mission. The Construction Superintendent directly supervises work teams on site and must be mindful of their diverse abilities by assigning work that can be accomplished successfully.
This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Director of Construction. The compensation is a starting annual salary of $50,000 - $57,000 (commensurate with experience) plus a great benefits package, including health insurance (medical, dental, vision, and alternative), generous paid time off, a matching retirement plan, flexible spending accounts, and more!
- Lead day-to-day construction activities, and supervise subcontractors, staff, volunteers, and future homebuyers
- Identify and encourage skilled regular volunteers to lead other volunteers
- Coordinate with the Director of Construction and individual site staff to prioritize daily and weekly tasks to be accomplished by Habitat staff, homebuyers, and volunteers
- Participate in the development and updating of project schedules; communicate issues of concern and potential schedule delays to the Director of Construction as they arise
- Gain/maintain a thorough understanding of the permitted construction documents and all construction drawings provided; review construction details for each activity in advance with the Director of Construction
- Maintain quality assurance check sheets, which require a dual sign-off, to verify that work completed has been inspected prior to proceeding to the next phase/stage of construction
- Create a positive, safe, and productive on-site experience for all Habitat volunteers and homebuyers (construction teams present daily safety orientations at each site)
- Insure that proper safety equipment and safe tools are in use; maintain a fully stocked first aid kit, safety binder, and map to the nearest emergency facility; notify Director of Construction per requirements
- Participate in regular meetings (construction and organization) as well as other Habitat events
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 7 years minimum experience in residential construction with 5 years minimum as a lead carpenter/construction supervisor and 2 years minimum in residential new construction with an emphasis on tract/production of homes and/or apartments
- Familiarity and experience with project management and scheduling
- Experience working with volunteers
- Sustainable Home Professional certification
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Proven ability to take a project from plans to a completed structure, including reading blueprints, preparing material take-offs, and extensive knowledge of all phases of residential construction
- Working knowledge of the 2011 Oregon Residential Specialty Code
- Excellent math skills
- Ability to assess the capabilities of others and teach basic construction techniques to unskilled homeowners and volunteers
- Strategic thinking with ability to adapt to changes
- Excellent oral communication skills; effective with diverse audiences
- Commitment to affordable housing development and the mission of Habitat
Work Environment and Physical Demands
- Job is located at the assigned construction site
- Position is very active and requires climbing ladders as well as considerable standing, bending, kneeling, and reaching in awkward and tiring positions during varying weather conditions
- Employee must frequently lift, move, and/or load items over 50 pounds
- 40 hours a week, Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:30pm
Requested Application Materials
- Cover letter addressing how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you for this position
- Three professional references
Employment is contingent on passing a background check.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East hires a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.