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Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador – Construction Manager

‘BUILD’ your Future with Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador – Join our construction team and help us achieve our vision for a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live.

Habitat for Humanity Newfoundland and Labrador believes in the power of home ownership in addressing one of the most pressing issues of our time: the need for affordable housing. Our work focuses on helping working, lower-income families become homeowners – thus realizing both a safe and secure place to live and the opportunity to build equity and financial independence for themselves and their children. For more information visit:

Reporting to the Executive Director/CEO, the Construction Manager will lead our build program and ensure that we maintain an engaged team, best-in-class construction practices, and a high standard for safety, all while ensuring all projects stay on schedule and on budget. The ideal candidate loves to build and is a mentor and champion for people who choose to follow careers in the trades and construction industry.

What you will be doing:

Provide day-to-day leadership, coordination, planning, and deployment of the construction team, while contributing to the overall culture, strategy, and performance of the organization.
Plan, implement, maintain, control, and evaluate construction project activities, analyze and solve issues and make effective decisions to ensure assigned projects meet budgets, targets, and goals
Foster relationships with diverse external and internal stakeholders, including our Habitat for Humanity team, community partners, volunteers, government, and members of the public.
Work with the Affiliate and Construction teams to ensure that an effective, collaborative culture on the job site drives Habitat’s core mandate of serving families, while coordinating project plans between partner organizations
Execute the safety program, policies and continuous improvement efforts, with clear accountability for safety-related performance within the construction program.
Secure new and existing trades for each build and secures in-kind donations of materials.
Adapt construction management activities for volunteer participation where safe and appropriate in conjunction with Volunteer Manager.
Prepare budget estimates
Other related duties

What you will bring:

High school with post-secondary education is preferred
Red Seal Carpentry certificate is an asset
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in project management
Solid background in residential house construction
Computer proficiency in MS Office
Deep understanding of OHS requirements and prevention strategies
Successful track record of ensuring projects meet budget, quality, and performance specifications and regulatory requirements
Mixed use experience with developer/contractors
Excellent organization skills and ability to train others
Effective communication, interpersonal, and relationship management skills
Effective project and technical leadership skills
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed
Valid driver’s license, with clean drivers abstract
Passion for the Habitat for Humanity mission

The Perks:

Permanent full-time position
Comprehensive health and dental benefits
RRSP eligibility
Wellness initiatives including EAP
A meaningful opportunity to make a difference across NL and have first-hand contact with families whose lives are transformed by our work
The pride of being part of a highly respected, high profile global charity
A stimulating, professional opportunity in a team of like-minded ‘world-changers’
Team support for our Construction Program

As part of our selection process, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check.

Habitat for Humanity NL is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to ensuring a barrier-free, accessible and inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Upon individual request, we will endeavor to remove barriers to the hiring process to accommodate candidates with disabilities, providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements of the employment position. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require this job advertisement in an alternative format, please contact Elissa Jestings at or 902-222-8704.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Research shows that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification listed! We recognize that our team members skills and abilities don’t only come from work experience but lived experience outside of the workplace too! We are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace for all current and future team members.

If you’re excited about this role but your past work and lived experience doesn’t tick all the boxes for every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply!

We thank all applicants for their interest in Habitat for Humanity NL, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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