Project Manager

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 5:00pm
Job Location: 
Traverse City, MI
Employer Name: 
Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region
Contact E-Mail: 

FSLA:  Salary - Exempt

Position Summary:

Project Manager:  The Project Manager will report to the Executive Director.  Will oversee all field aspects of Grand Traverse Habitat for Humanity's construction process in a way that utilizes staff, volunteer labor and materials to produce quality homes in a safe affordable manner. Position will include working with the construction committee and volunteers, overseeing residential construction sites, training volunteers, assisting with plan and site development, developing construction quality assurance methods to improve long term product, and working closely with Habitat team to rehabilitate, deconstruct and build new residential homes. 

Job Qualifications:

  • Current Builder License
  • Experience in construction/contracting business
  • Management experience preferred
  • Effective Communication skills
  • Team Building
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.  Work will require climbing ladders, considerable standing, bending, kneeling and reaching in awkward and tiring positions.

  A.   Planning for Construction for Habitat Homes

·        Secure the building and environmental permits

·        Hire or find volunteer contractors to put in foundation, septic sewer connection, well or water, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, and drywall finishing

·        Obtain license information, signed W9 and certificates of insurance for general liability and workman’s compensation from all contractors prior to start of work

·        Provide new contractors and/or vendors required tax certificate of exemption and other requested forms. 

·        Review the project plans and specifications and comment on building design, scheduling, possible cost savings measures and potential construction problems

·        Oversees all areas of project to ensure that all homes are built to Energy Star standards.

·        Provide a monthly status report to the Executive Director.

·        Attend weekly meeting as requested

·        Immediately notify Construction Committee and/or Executive Director of any circumstance that will alter the construction schedule

B.  Management of Materials & Tools

·        Establish a take-off list for each house as needed (as needed)

·        Prepare detailed project budget and cash flow projection

·        Approve all construction-related invoices, code appropriately.

·        Bid out materials needed or ask for donated materials

·        Estimate and report value of in-kind gifts.

·        Obtain Waivers and Certificate of Liability from Contractors annually.

·        Assure that ordered materials reach site and are inventoried & checked for quality

C.  Manage Sub-Contractors

·        Schedule the subcontractors

·        Solicit Multiple Bids and In-Kind for:

·        Foundation

·        Plumbing

·        HVAC

·        Electrician

·        Drywall

·        Roofing/Truss installation

·        Oversee Construction site safety program

D.  Inspections

·        Assume responsibility for meeting all applicable building codes

·        Call and schedule the appropriate inspections of the project

·        Assume responsibility for completion of punch list items needed to be completed to obtain CO, to include all site grading, seeding and removal of debris/trash.

E.  Construction Management

·        Develops and implements current construction site safety manual and policy, safety precautions and provide safety training to crew leaders, volunteers and partner families. 

·        Supervises the sub-contractors on site and ensure compliance of building trade and quality work performance.

·        Supervises the volunteers and partner families on site and ensure compliance of building trade and quality work performance. 

·        Ensures safe construction environment is maintain in accordance with OSHA, City Codes and HFH, GTR regulations.

·        Works with Volunteer Coordinator to prepare for volunteer workers at designated work site.  Identifies volunteer jobs/needs not currently filled and satisfies needs with appropriate volunteers.   


The Project Manager will work with the Finance Manager who is responsible for financial budgeting and business operations, and work with the Executive Director who is responsible for the entire success of the organization.   The Project Manager will communicate effectively and consistently to discuss goals, plans, and progress.  The Finance Manager and/or Executive Director may delegate other assigned duties.