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Construction Site Supervisor

Full-time, Tuesday – Saturday work week

Habitat for Humanity of Durham is seeking a Construction Site Supervisor to lead on-site construction staff, direct the activities of skilled and unskilled volunteers, and schedule/oversee the work of paid sub-contractors. The Construction Supervisor (CS) reports directly to the Construction Manager and is responsible for managing the construction and/or rehabilitation of safe, decent, affordable housing in accordance with applicable building codes and to the technical and quality requirements of HFHD.

 Position Summary

The Construction Site Supervisor is the most visible and consistent point of contact for home-buyers, sponsors, volunteers, and community members.  As such, they should understand and embrace Durham Habitat’s programs and principles.  Site Supervisors should be passionate advocates for Habitat and enjoy sharing their knowledge while on the job site and when in contact with people outside the organization.  The Site Supervisor is responsible for maintaining a professional and enthusiastic attitude on the job site. 

With support from the Construction Director and construction staff, the Construction Supervisor (CS) will ensure an excellent volunteer experience for their volunteers and that their assigned projects progress and are completed on schedule and on budget.  Consistent communication and teamwork will be critical to ensure this happens.  The successful Site Supervisor will have strong attention to detail and will understand detailed techniques and principles of house construction from start to finish.

The CS is responsible for opening and closing the job site each day, for making sure the site is ready and accessible for inspectors and sub-contractors, is safe during business hours, and secured during off-hours.  Additionally, the CS is responsible for ensuring that all work on assigned projects is done in accordance with approved plans, building codes, and sound building practices.

The position will be located on construction sites throughout Durham with a typical weekly work schedule of Tuesday – Saturday, and occasionally Sundays.  This is a full-time exempt position with a minimum of 40 hours per week/ 8 hour days on-site.  Workweek duration can vary based on projects and goals.

Primary Responsibilities

Qualifications

The Construction Supervisor must be committed to Durham Habitat’s mission and vision.  They will have successful residential construction experience with a thorough knowledge of sound construction procedures and standards, site maintenance, working with subcontractors, use of building materials, current building codes, and OSHA safe work practices.

The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills and will be able to plan, organize and communicate with the construction staff and volunteer crews.  The ability to motivate volunteers and ensure a positive volunteer experience is critical. The Construction Supervisor must demonstrate a willingness and ability to work well with all types of people while fostering good relationships with co-workers, volunteers, homeowners, community members, inspectors/officials, and sub-contractors/vendors.  In addition, candidates should have: 

 To apply:Send a cover letter and resume to Nicole Tyra, Director of Construction, at ntyra@durhamhabitat.org.

Habitat for Humanity of Durham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Durham Habitat

 Durham Habitat is a community-based low-income, housing developer which builds homes, hope, and community.  Founded in 1985 by a group of visionary leaders, Durham Habitat is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) and has built and rehabbed more than 300 homes in collaborative partnership with low-income, working families and other partners that care.   

Our Faith.   Founded on Christian values in 1985, Durham Habitat partners with those who share our ideals of love, respect, compassion, and justice for all.   We welcome those of any faith – or no faith – to join us in building homes, hope, and community in Durham. We build and repair homes, and we deconstruct homes.  Habitat builds new homes and we rehab existing homes in partnership with hard-working families in Durham and others that care.   We repair homes for veterans and low-income, elderly neighbors, and our deconstruction program salvages and resells building materials from homes under renovation. 

We build hope.  Habitat homes are not given away, but are sold to low-income neighbors who do not qualify for traditional home loans.  Lower construction costs, zero-interest mortgages, and green building principles keep our homes affordable for our partner families.

We build community. As we transform the lives of the families who buy our homes, we also transform Durham neighborhoods by stabilizing communities to make them safer and stronger.  We work in partnership with the communities in which we build, and we embrace asset-based community development.   Our volunteer programs bring Durham neighbors together across racial, class, and socio-economic divisions to make Durham a stronger community.