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Construction Site Supervisor

Eugene, OR Full-timeSalary: $32,000.00 to $45,000.00 /year


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Position: Site Supervisor
Work Location: Assigned job sites in service area (Central Lane County)
Reports To: Construction Project Manager
Liaison With: Volunteer Coordinator; others
Status/Schedule: Full Time, Tuesday – Saturday, typically

Position Description 
Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane (HFHCL) brings people together to build homes in partnership with families in need of decent, affordable housing. The Site Supervisor leads volunteer construction teams, provides excellent customer service to community volunteers while they are on the job site, and keeps them safely engaged in the construction process. The Site Supervisor teaches and leads volunteers of varying skill levels in a variety of construction activities.

This position oversees the construction work of on-site volunteers and subcontractors to insure that the work proceeds without delays, is done efficiently and that the project remains on schedule. This person must be a forward planner who anticipates issues and facilitates solutions. This position is also responsible for quality assurance, loss prevention and job site safety. The Site Supervisor is an integral part of the Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane team, responsible for new construction job-site activities and repair projects, as needed.

MAJOR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
Safety 

  • Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Ensure safety policies are observes at all times
  • Work with the Construction Project Manager to ensure that injuries are handled according to the organization’s protocol and all proper documentation is completed. Volunteers 
  • Supervise and lead a team of volunteers through daily construction activities, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience, thereby encouraging volunteers to return.
  • Interface with HFHCL Future Homeowners and sponsors from the business community.
  • Ensure quality construction that meets all building codes and industry standards.
  • Through the use of volunteer management techniques, help to create a work environment that is cheerful, productive and inclusive of all (homeowners, skilled long-term volunteers, unskilled daily volunteers and staff).
  • Assess, assist in recruitment, and coordinate all volunteer needs at work sites.
  • Mitigate on-site problems.

Construction Activities 
Planning and Development

  • Prepares anticipated build schedule in collaboration with Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator in advance of each build or repair project. Maintain rolling schedule in coordination with other team members.
  • Meet weekly with Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator to address design and construction issues, schedules, and related matters.
  • Review actual house costs versus budget. Work with Project Manager and Executive Director on possible adjustments or other actions needed.
  • Follow and maintain inventory policies and procedures; keeping record of materials checked in and out.
  • Conduct quarterly and annual inventories for audit and cost control purposes, with support from Project Manager.

On-Site Construction

  • Prepare worksite for the day’s activities, ensuring materials, tools, and equipment needed for the day’s build are on-site.
  • Ensure acquisition of needed materials and supplies for home construction and repairs using Affiliate’s building standards in conjunction with HFH International guidelines. Review plans, specifications, building codes, and other information necessary to carry out this responsibility.
  • Ensure that the HFHCL construction policies and procedures are followed. Demonstrate construction techniques to volunteers and give tasks to the crew leaders to perform with small groups of volunteers.
  • Schedule and follow-up with subcontractors.
  • Schedule inspections. Consult with Project Manager to resolve issues.

Qualifications: 

  • Ability to teach basic construction techniques to unskilled volunteers in a manner that is easily understood and not intimidating to the novice.
  • Ability to build from plans, including reading blueprints and preparing material take-offs.
  • Familiarity with construction tools and methods is required.
  • Understand, support, respect and advocate for Habitat for Humanity’s mission, culture and business ethics.
  • Ability to demonstrate Habitat’s core value of diversity by showing respect, inclusiveness, and welcoming of cultural differences regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, nationality, language, origin, or employment status.
  • Must be a proven self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Individual must be organized and capable of good task follow-up.
  • Possess current first aid certification or complete first aid training within 30 days of hiring date.
  • A valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must be a RMI or willing to obtain this within 30 days of hiring date.

Physical Requirements 

  • Ability to stand most or all day; maneuver on a construction site (over dirt, rocks, piles of material, uneven ground, etc.)
  • Ability to climb ladders, bend, kneel and reach, in awkward and tiring positions
  • Ability to work on ladders and heights.
  • Ability to work outside in varying weather conditions.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Organizational skills and experience managing construction projects is a must. This position should have a background in all phases of residential construction. The incumbent will need communication and leadership skills to instruct unskilled volunteers in construction methods.

Benefits include: Access to a retirement program, medical and dental insurance, sick and vacation time, paid holidays.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background check.