Construction Manager

HOME BUILDERS FOUNDATION
Job Description
To apply, please email Brian (bjohnson@hbfdenver.org) a cover letter, resume, salary history, desired salary and three professional references with the subject line "HBF Construction Manager". Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls please.
Job Description
Position/Title:               Construction Manager                          
Reports To:                  Program Director         
Status:                          Full-time, exempt
Work Location:            Denver, CO

Overview:
The mission of the Home Builders Foundation is to build independence, provide opportunities and elevate lives for individuals and families with disabilities in our community.
For over 25 years, the Home Builders Foundation has enabled individuals with disabilities and their families to live more independent, elevated lives. Our dedicated staff is passionate about expanding access, safety and comfort for the differently abled. We work closely with skilled volunteers and collaborative partners to come together to create home modifications that empower greater access, reinforce safety and equip recipients the ability to tackle everyday tasks. Our goal is to continue to build upon our experience and expand how our services can better elevate lives for those in need.
 
Job Description:
Responsibilities include filling the role of Project Captain (PC) for which we have no volunteer PC. A Project Captain is a skilled volunteer, usually a builder, remodeler, trade contractor or general contractor, that champions an HBF project from start to finish, including scheduling, budgeting, and organizing trades. The Construction Manager (CM) will be responsible for delivering the Program Director’s scope of work requirements.  To do this, they will need to understand client requirements, determine required trades, set a schedule and budget, gather required permits and permissions, enlist specific trade companies, and ensure quality at each stage of the build process. 
 
Additionally, this position is responsible for completing some basic projects and work items on larger projects. Basic projects include installing grab bars, railings, hinges, temporary ramps, and setting plumbing fixtures. Hands on functions within larger projects include demolition, installing drywall, setting tile, completing trim work, and painting. 
 
Success in this role will be achieved by completing a large number of work items and projects, at a high quality, in a reasonable amount of time, resulting in satisfied contractors and clients.
 
Essential Job Duties (including, but not limited to):
Construction Management
  • Creates materials and processes to successfully execute projects
  • Develops and maintains good relationships with contractors
  • Screens and evaluates competent and reasonably priced contactors
  • Partners with builders to promote trade contractor participation on projects
  • Identifies multiple options for addressing issues that arise on projects
  • Adjusts to an ever changing, fast-paced, and challenging work environment
  • Constructively provides objective feedback to trade contractors
  • Respects and values the clients’ needs and wishes
  • Works well with builders and their trade contractors.This role will be asked to fill-in gaps that the builder cannot provide (pulling permit, working with architect to create design, etc.)
  • Provides direction on payments
     
    Project Execution
  • Fully understands the requirements of the project
  • Completes the assigned project in a timely and accurate manner
  • Adjusts to unforeseen conditions
  • Informs client of proper use of completed project
  • Works in a clean, safe and quiet manner
  • Respects client’s requests and special needs
  • Communicates well with other staff/ trade contractors/builders
  • Properly uses, maintains and stores HBF tools
     
    Other Duties & Expectations:
  • Promotes the mission and vision of the Home Builders Foundation
  • Utilizes metrics to track, analyze, and report the effectiveness of project management procedures
  • Provides regular updates to the Program Director on project activities and impacts
  • Delivers all project activities within budget parameters
  • Contributes to staff meetings, supports the achievement of staff and organizational goals, and may interact with the Board of Directors on strategies, processes, trends and best practices. Establishes and maintains a collaborative working relationship with fellow team members
  • Other duties as assigned
     
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience:
    Required:
  • 3-5 years in building/remodeling industry with contacts in multiple companies
  • 3-5 years of building industry project management experience
  • 3-5 years of hands on building, ideally within several trades
  • OSHA, CLIPPS, and CAPS certification (already received or willing to complete upon hiring) and knowledge/ acceptance of best practices for construction related to people with disabilities/ aging in place
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Knows good workmanship
  • Works well within a prescribed budget
  • Can lead volunteers in respectful and engaging manner
  • Accepts objective feedback, repair issues, and learn from input
  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and donor management software
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and handle several projects simultaneously
     
    Preferred:
  • 5+ years in building/remodeling industry with significant contacts in multiple companies
  • 5+ years of building industry project management experience
  • 5+ years of hands on building, ideally within several trades
  • Ties to and/or currently living in Denver metro area.
  • Experience with a non-profit
     
    Physical/Mental Demands & Environment:
  • Must be able to meet local travel requirements
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Must have reliable transportation and ability to haul materials
  • Must have at least basic tools (saws, drills, hammers, etc.)
     
    Education (Minimum Requirements):
  • High School Diploma
     
    Preferred:
  • Undergraduate Degree in construction management
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