Director of Construction

Website Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro

General Responsibilities:

  • Uphold the Mission, Values and Promises of Greensboro Habitat for Humanity
  • Represent HHGG in the Greensboro community, with Habitat International and among other Habitat affiliates
  • Promote an environment where volunteers are productively engaged in the organization’s work
  • Promote an environment where staff members are strongly encouraged to participate in faith formation activities.
  • Keep informed of innovation, trends and best practices. Seek to regularly initiate and implement creative practices and programs to achieve greater operational efficiency and productivity.
  •   Demonstrate excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, an aptitude for listening to others, and a capacity to engage, inspire and persuade
  • Create an environment where safety of staff, volunteers and homeowners is a high priority.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Construction Preparation

  • Work with CEO and COO to identify potential building sites.
  • Work with the COO to develop an overall construction plan for each build season.
    Responsible for obtaining usable blueprints for HHGG’s use.
  • Adjust building plan as needed by site and family requirements. Maintain working drawings with adjustments.
  • Develop detailed schedules for each project.
  • Arrange for site plans, erosion drainage and surveys to be done. Check with local authorities to guarantee availability of gas, water, sewer and power. Order temporary power and restrooms for build sites.
  • Apply for permits. Work with city on any additional requirements.
  • Be familiar with HFHI requirements and suggestions regarding building.
  • Advocate for accessible and energy-efficient housing and explore new construction methods and new building materials.

Construction Management

  • Supervise professional, AmeriCorps and volunteer construction personnel.
  • Identify, recruit, train and support construction personnel.
  • Provide training opportunities for volunteer construction personnel.
  • Develop and maintain an overall plan for construction and lead weekly construction meetings.
  • Work with HHGG staff to ensure that volunteers and families are productively involved in the construction process.
  • Work closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to apprise him/her of volunteer and skill needs and cooperate with scheduling of volunteer groups.
  • Attend special events and conferences as appropriate.
  • Work with leaders on safety program and assure staff or volunteer leader has licensure or credentials needed for specific duties (when required).
  • Familiar with OSHA Standards and Regulations and ensure active participation on job sites.

Construction Procedure

  • Hire and oversee contracts and subs and insure timely and accurate completion.
  • Order inspections, and insure that houses are built to code.
  • Use in-kind material and labor when possible.
  • Provide updates regarding estimated completion dates.
  • Responsible for projects until 100% complete and sold to homeowner.
  • Responsible for warranty work including sub work, improper drainage, and appliances.
  • Oversee final walk through with family, assure punch lists are completed.

Materials and Labor Procurement

  • Ensure timely clear communication with contractors and vendors. Develop working relationships.
  • Responsible for ordering correct quantity and having materials delivered on time.
  • Maintain connections to suppliers.
  • Negotiate prices and timelines for sub-contracted labor and materials, use bidding process when applicable and oversee quality control.
  • Be prepared to purchase supplies for inventory when on sale.
  • Organize, inventory and maintain the affiliates trailers and tools.

Management of Information

  • Develop and maintain purchase order system and approve all construction-related invoices (and code appropriately).
  • Record and estimate value of in-kind gifts
  • Document Processes and Procedures as needed for improvement to the organization
  • Provide Monthly Board Reports and attend monthly building committee meetings
  • Work with CEO/CFO to develop long term building, development and major project plans; collaborate and coordinate with relevant city departments as needed.
  • Accountable for planning, monitoring and directing the department’s annual plan and budget administration in line with the strategic plan.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of five years of residential or commercial construction management experience.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work well with people and groups.
  • Self-Motivated and Independent
  • Knowledge of affordable housing and/or social service issues and concerns.  Knowledge about Habitat for Humanity a plus.
  • MUST be adept with all stages of residential construction industry.
  • Current contractor’s license preferred or ability to obtain in six months.
  • Budgeting experience with a developed understanding of financial management, cash flow and cost analysis.
  • Experience working with governmental officials.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills; strong team-building skills and ability to work with diverse groups; working knowledge of residential construction, site development, building code requirements and project management.
  • Computer literacy and working knowledge of office software applications and programs.  Awareness of design and construction project management software programs.
  • Physical requirements:  Ability to access all areas of construction sites, lots, and large tracts of land.  Ability to work in unconditioned spaces.

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