Director Of Construction

Habitat For Humanity Franklin , TN 37064

Posted 2 months ago

Posting Description

Director of Construction oversees all administrative and field aspects of Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) construction process in a way which utilizes staff, sponsors, volunteer labor/Crew Leaders and materials to produce quality homes in a safe, affordable manner. The Position will include managing construction staff and volunteers, overseeing residential construction sites, training volunteers, directing plan and site development for all projects, developing construction quality assurance methods to improve long term productivity, and working closely with the Habitat Team to rehabilitate existing homes and build new residential homes.


Pre-Construction Planning

  • Work with EVP of Operations, Construction Staff and Habitat Team to develop an overall construction plan for each build calendar year.

  • Develop and execute short-term and long-term construction schedule in partnership with Habitat Team.

  • Communicate as-built drawings and help maintain working drawings.

  • Develop and manage detailed schedules for each project/home.

  • Be familiar with HFH House Design Criteria requirements and maintain and implement the current HFH House Design Criteria Policy.

  • Manage all aspect of pre-build infrastructure and site development.

  • Advocate for accessible and energy-efficient housing. Prior to each build conduct an analysis with key players to ensure the most efficient, effective and cost conscious/affordable design that incorporates energy savings and healthy environmental features. Explore new construction methods and new building materials.

  • Work with VP of Operations to identify/inspect potential building sites and acquire additional properties/lots for the affiliate "land bank".

Construction Staff Management

  • Supervise professional and volunteer construction personnel. Utilize existing skilled persons maximizing the benefit of their talents.

  • Identify, recruit, train, support and grow the skill sets of recurring volunteers/Crew Leaders.

  • Provide training and development opportunities for staff and long-term volunteers.

  • Work closely with Construction Staff on weekly construction plan and safety update. Communicate the plan to all staff.

  • Work with Construction Staff, Homeowner Services, Communications and Volunteer Mgmt to ensure that volunteers and partner families are productively involved in the construction process.

  • Apprise Volunteer staff of upcoming volunteer and skill needs. Within safety considerations, maximize the number of teams/volunteers utilized to help in marketing and fundraising for present and future projects.

  • Attend special events, training and conferences as appropriate.

  • Work with Construction Personnel to follow and continuously implement the HFHWM safety program (Injury Illness Prevention Program -IIPP) to comply with State and U.S. OSHA standards. Participate in quarterly HFHWM Safety Committee meetings.

  • Plan, schedule and lead staff and volunteer training events as needed.

  • Plan and lead meetings to inform and instruct staff of duties, changes and tasks needed as a department.

Construction Procedure

  • Bid contracts to subcontractors and ensure timely and accurate completion.

  • Order building inspections and ensure that homes are built to code.

  • Use in-kind material, Re-Store donations and volunteer labor whenever possible.

  • Provide regular updates regarding project status and estimated completion dates.

  • Responsible for projects until 100% complete and sold to homeowner.

  • Work to develop QA (quality assurance) methodology to ensure quality construction.

  • Provide clear leadership with the safety plan to ensure understanding and full utilization.

  • Quickly and effectively handle any warranty repairs and quality assurance claims or issues.

Materials and Labor Procurement

  • Ensure timely clear communication with subcontractors and vendors. Develop positive working relationships.

  • Responsible for ordering the correct quantity and ensuring the timely delivery of construction materials.

  • Maintain and develop new connections to vendors.

  • Negotiate prices and timelines for subcontracted services.

  • Work collaboratively with Transportation and Logistics Manager in maintaining tool/equipment inventory, security, management and repairs.

  • Assure material delivery and storage schedules meet anticipated needs and on-site security minimizes potential loss through theft and vandalism.

  • Management of Information

  • Approve all construction-related invoices and code them appropriately.

  • Estimate and report value of in-kind gifts/donations.

  • Use pre-construction meetings to help Home Sponsors and Habitat Team understand responsibilities, procedures and to have a meaningful volunteer experience.

  • Provide construction project budgets to appropriate personnel. Work with them to monitor ongoing construction in progress (CIP) expenses.



  • Bachelor's degree preferred.


  • Previous experience in construction management or other related fields

  • Familiarity with construction management software

  • Strong leadership and communication ability

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Deadline and detail-oriented

  • Must have a State of Tennessee General Contractors license in good standing.



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