Construction Manager

  • Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Apr 22, 2022
Full time

Job Description



Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento provides Sacramento and Yolo County individuals and families with a springboard to secure, stable futures through affordable homeownership, home repairs, and neighborhood revitalization.

Your Impact

Reporting directly to the Director of Construction, the Construction Manager oversees all administrative and field aspects of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento’s (HFHGS) construction process in a way which utilizes staff, volunteer labor/Crew Leaders, and materials to produce quality homes in a safe, affordable manner. Position will include managing construction staff, overseeing residential construction and rehabilitation sites, participating in plan and site development for all projects, implementing quality assurance methods to improve long term productivity, and working closely with the Habitat Team to meet our annual construction goals.

Primary Responsibilities

Construction Operations:

  • Collaborate with Director of Construction, Construction Staff and Habitat Team to develop an overall construction plan for each calendar year which includes the completion of approximately 8 to 12 new homes and 70 home repairs for seniors, veterans, and hard-working families in our region.
  • Work with Site Supervisors to develop and manage detailed schedules for each worksite.
  • Stay current on Habitat for Humanity International’s (HFHI) House Design Criteria requirements and maintain and implement the current HFHGS House Design Criteria Policy.
  • Work with Director of Construction to facilitate all aspects of pre-build infrastructure and site development. Arrange for site plans, erosion drainage, and surveys to be done. Check with local authorities to guarantee availability of gas, water, sewer and power. Order temporary power and ensure SWPPP compliance.
  • Manage a competitive bid process for all vendor partners and ensure timely and accurate completion of all projects.
  • Coordinate department supply operations and hold team accountable for ensuring the timely ordering and delivery of construction materials.
  • Assure material delivery and storage schedules meet anticipated needs and on site security minimizes potential loss through theft and vandalism.
  • Oversee all department inventory including management and repairs of all tools and equipment.
  • Pursue opportunities to improve construction methods and building materials. Keep up to date on current codes and other permitting requirements.
  • Identify and inspect potential building sites for consideration as additional properties/lots for the affiliate “land bank.”

Construction Staff Management:

  • Supervise professional and volunteer construction personnel. Seek opportunities to maximize our team’s talents.
  • Ensure our construction sites are safe for staff and volunteers through constant implementation of HFHGS and HFHI safety standards and rigorous compliance with California and U.S. OSHA guidelines.
  • Plan and lead meetings to review building plans and progress, delegate responsibilities to team, and provide departmental and affiliate updates.
  • Provide Site Supervisors the resources they need to identify, recruit, train, support and grow the skill sets of recurring volunteers/Crew Leaders.
  • Continually seek to improve the daily volunteer experience at our construction sites.
  • Collaborate with Homeowner Services to create opportunities for future homeowner partners to schedule and complete sweat equity requirements.
  • Communicate with Volunteer Coordinator about upcoming volunteer and skill needs. Within safety considerations, maximize the number of teams/volunteers utilized on projects to support the affiliate marketing and fundraising efforts for present and future projects.
  • Periodically attend on site pre-construction meetings. Work with Site Supervisors to ensure we are clearly communicating Habitat’s mission, the day’s activities, and build site safety policies each day.
  • Attend special events, trainings, and conferences as appropriate.

Construction Administration:

  • Oversee department financial operations including accurate ordering and invoice processing, inventory and materials management, and labor reporting.
  • Provide construction project budgets to appropriate personnel. Work with them to monitor ongoing construction in progress (CIP) expenses.
  • Collaborate with Development department to secure, receive, and determine value of in-kind donations of construction materials.
  • Manage affiliate Warranty process. Quickly and effectively handle and document any warranty repairs and quality assurance claims or issues.

Work Experience Requirements

  • Ten years minimum of related residential home construction experience indicating a progression of responsibilities and supervision.
  • Must have a “B” General Building Contractor License in good standing with State of California Contractors State License Board and be willing to be appointed as the RME (Responsible Managing Employee) on HFHGS’s license.
  • Must be able to read and understand construction drawings and plan sets.
  • Must have working knowledge of regional and state construction codes, CalOSHA guidelines, and current construction tools and techniques.
  • Must show proven ability to effectively control construction costs as to maximize resources entrusted to Habitat by its supporters.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to prepare clear and concise oral and written reports.
  • Must be adept in Microsoft Office operations (Outlook, Word, Excel) and competent in learning and using new programs.

Required Personal Attributes

  • Commitment to Habitat for Humanity ideals and philosophy of building a community with community.
  • Ability and willingness to welcome and work with individuals of all races, faiths, gender expression, ability, age, and personal background.
  • Confident yet humble leader and colleague.
  • Comfortable holding others accountable while maintaining a collaborative working relationship.
  • Patient, creative, and able to maintain grace under pressure.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to work in hard-hat areas, on ladders, on scaffolding, wet surfaces, uneven surfaces and with exposure to outdoor heat/cold and rain.
  • Ability to manually lift up-to 75 pounds.
  • Visual acuity and ability to hear is necessary to assure safe operations and activities on work sites as well as situational awareness.
  • Ability to work with routine exposure to high decibel noises, such as power tools.
  • Ability to perform routine physical actions including:

o Standing

o Bending

o Lifting bulk objects

o Repetitive manual action – use of hand tools

o Driving vehicles

o Loading and unloading awkward or hazardous materials

Licenses and/or Certificates

o Candidates must possess a valid California driver's license and meet Habitat’s automobile insurability requirement.

o Must have or complete within the first 90 days of employment at Habitat for Humanity expense:

o CPR/First Aid Certificate

o Forklift Certification

o HFH Competent Person Safety Training Certification


Tuesday – Saturday 6:30am-3:00pm, with some evenings or off hours as needed.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $90,000.00 per year


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift


  • Home Construction: 10 years (Preferred)


  • "B" General Building Contractor License in good standing (Required)

Work Location: Multiple Locations Sacramento area.

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