Construction Manager

  • Full Time
  • Duncan, BC
  • Salary: $To be discussed

Website Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island

Building strength, stability, and self-reliance. Affordable homeownership.


Contract position with the possibility of becoming a permanent full-time position

Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island is currently hiring for a Construction Manager. This individual will be goal-driven and results oriented, and committed to the HFH mission to build quality affordable homes and to improve the health and safety of owner-occupied homes. This individual will have extensive technical and managerial construction experience with strong critical thinking, time management, communication and high-level organizational skills with demonstrated follow-through.

The Construction Manager is responsible for all aspects of the construction process, from project inception through completion and closing; to ensure a smooth transition throughout each phase to include project planning, budget, schedule, sub-trades and employee/volunteer management.

Essential duties include but are not limited to:


  • Oversight of all facets of residential construction projects from implementation to completion and conveyance to homeowners
  • Develop and monitor project schedules, budgets and progress, and update cash flow schedules
  • Ensure that building codes and bylaws are adhered to, and that all permits are obtained in a timely manner
  • Provide accounting with weekly delivery slips, approve invoices, timesheets, etc.
  • Ensure compliance to Habitat and residential building industry best practices and all relevant local code and building standards
  • Ensure construction safety policies are followed with all trades, staff and volunteers on the build site
  • Develop and maintain relationships with local home builders, material suppliers and Vancouver Island University Trades students and instructors
  • Ensure a culture of ongoing technical, industry, best practices and safety training
  • Provide leadership to construction staff and volunteers; motivate, develop, provide accountability and performance review and feedback
  • Attend weekly management meetings, monthly Board meetings and finance meetings as required
  • Manage all dates and processes to ensure the project progresses as anticipated; including but not limited to critical dates within development agreements, purchase agreements, permitting and construction
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, lead and manage engineers, architects and other consultants in guiding each project through permits/approvals required to secure certificate of occupancy
  • Ensure project take-off product and costs are accurate and timely to secure potential gift in kind materials and services
  • Maintain clear and consistent communication with Executive Director and management team; information about timing of projects is critical for development, homeowner relations and construction


  • Ability to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position
  • Current General Contractors License in good standing required
  • Minimum 5 years in residential construction planning and development
  • Demonstrated project management success, with a sense of urgency to optimize project timelines
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction: technology, equipment, and methods, and industry best practices
  • Hands on field experience required, preferably in multiple trades
  • Proven success in all phases of new and rehab construction process
  • Proven project and department budget development and monitoring expertise; ability to read and understand financial statements
  • Background in non-profit organizations highly desired
  • Experience and desire to teach and manage hands-on volunteers highly desired
  • Knowledge of Workman’s Compensation Health and Safety guidelines
  • Current First Aid certificate and successful completion of criminal record check
  • Current Driver’s License with good driving record


  • Demonstrates the ability to use negotiation techniques; recognizes the potential impact of negotiation proceedings on the business; gains consensus from involved parties
  • Self-starter with the ability to work on multiple complex projects simultaneously and independently, as well as collaboratively with external stakeholders and colleagues, maintaining a positive regard for others
  • Solid critical thinking skills, adaptive, solutions-oriented and able to identify and resolve problems
  • Demonstrates good judgment, tact and tolerance of differing points of view, cultures and beliefs
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal skills including the ability to express ideas clearly and effectively
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Excel, Word, Project or similar project management application, database proficiency, internet research, Builder Trend software and relevant construction applications
  • Organizational Skills: ability to manage multiple projects, develop new programs, organize work, set priorities for direct reports, manage deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Leadership Skills: leads by example, ability to hire, train, develop and motivate a team, and evaluate a range of personnel who perform a variety of trades


  • Consistently provides clear, timely direction; takes time to listen and acknowledge good performance
  • Open and welcoming of people of all faiths, individuals of diverse populations, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Demonstrates a high level of ethics, integrity, diplomacy and initiative


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred


  • Ability to continuously stand or walk for eight hours per day
  • Ability to bend, reach, climb stairs and lift frequently
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to verbally communicate clearly in-person and on the telephone
  • Visual acuity sufficient to satisfactorily perform and review construction work to ensure building safety and quality control


Please email cover letter and resume to: Marcel Aubin, Executive Director via

Application Deadline: Monday, January 21, 2019


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