Director of Construction

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region
June 5, 2024
Portland, OR
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Job Summary: The Director of Construction is a departmental leadership position responsible for developing and managing the construction site teams that build our communities and drive the build schedule. The DC ensures HFHPR projects are brought to completion on time oversees build quality, safety, and construction best practices. This position is overall responsible for the hiring, training, and managing construction site staff. Collaborating with the Development team in the project design phase and contract scope development, the DC creates and manages relationships with subcontractors, resolves questions, navigates conflicts, and oversees team relationships with suppliers and staff. The DC manages HFHPR’s Home Warranty program, oversees program staff, and manages department inventory, such as tools and vehicles. Within the structure of the Construction department, the Director of Construction reports to the Vice President of Construction, and has the following direct reports: Construction Manager, Warranty Supervisor.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design Project Planning (25%)
    +Review and advise in selection of architects, consultants, engineers, and other project specialists with the Director of Project Development.
  • Project Plan Implementation/Construction Management during build (50%)
    +Review project construction schedules and project construction budget. Manage adherence and accountability of timeline and budget throughout the project with Director of Project Development.
  • Construction Department Management (25%)
    +Oversee and verify volunteer build schedule activities with site team. +Direct and oversee Construction Warranty processes and staffing. More Details on Habitat for Humanity Portland Region's Careers Page

Required Skills and Qualifications:
+Minimum 7 years of experience in construction field experience as a carpenter or superintendent
+Minimum of 5 years of experience in construction project management with 5 years of direct supervisory experience
+Proficiency in reading, analyzing and redlining construction plans
+Proven senior leadership skills; leading, driving, motivating a team while holding managers accountable
+A good listener and good communicator that is kind, patient, firm and flexible
+Strong critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, risk assessment skills which value engineering and cost management
+Proficient and comfortable with technology-based project management systems such as Smartsheets, Procore, and MS Office
+Effectively communicates with diverse audiences and teams in written and meeting formats; leading meetings and be able present information to various audiences
+Experience creating, implementing, monitoring, and following existing processes
+Commitment to Habitat mission of sustainable

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
+Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP), LEED or PMP certifications
+Experience with construction software such as Procore, Smartsheet, and Bluebeam
+Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, or Business Administration, or equivalent experience
+CCB RMI or direct General Contracting experience as a GC
+Proficient in written and spoken communication in Spanish as related to Construction industry
+Construction contract management and construction warranty experience
+Experience supervising projects over $5M
+Understanding high performance building practices such as LEED, Earth Advantage Platinum

Compensation: $76,000-$95,000

Apply Online: Submit the following materials at:
+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.

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