Construction Manager, Home Preservation



Date: Summer 2019
Department: Programs
Reports to: Program Manager
Classification: Full time, Exempt

Position Purpose:

The Construction Manager (CM) is responsible for defining and overseeing home repair and rehabilitation-related projects within their assigned service area, including repairs of mobile and single-family homes. This is a particularly rewarding position for a qualified individual to work in a nonprofit setting with a talented team of individuals who are motivated to help others.

Essential Functions of Position:

  • Ensure ongoing success of Repair Program in meeting all quarterly and annual targets for project completions Perform home inspections to determine work scope and budget
  • Schedule projects and distribute schedules
  • Develop annual and per project budgets and monthly cash flow projections
  • Oversee all subcontracted work including budgeting, coordinating competitive bidding processes, drafting and securing approvals on all subcontracts, coding and approving invoices and change orders, tracking all expenditures, issuing change orders as needed
  • Perform monitoring inspections to approve payments
  • Adhere to team procedures to ensure project compliance with federal funding rules

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Commitment to the HEBSV mission to build and preserve low-cost housing
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Minimum of three years of experience in residential renovation, repair or construction is required
  • Practical knowledge and experience with most aspects of light construction from carpentry to finish plumbing and electrical
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Previous job estimating experience desirable
  • Experience dealing with owner-occupied residences as construction sites and capacity to lead and demonstrate how to operate in a respectful manner around homeowners
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel required, Salesforce desired
  • Basic computer literacy required
  • Valid California Drivers License, insurance and reliable vehicle required; mileage will be reimbursed

Working Environment/Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • This position will be based in Habitat’s Oakland office and requires travel to various homes and involves both indoor as well as outdoor work
  • Occasional hands-on training requiring site-work and some heavy lifting and/or climbing
  • Service area includes all of Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties. Projects can occur in any part of that area, sometimes simultaneously, but work will be primarily in Santa Clara County

Note: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as desired.

Interested candidates must submit both a cover letter and resume to Lucinda Lee O’Sullivan, Director of HR & Operations at

About the Author

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please call 866.450.4432.