Association canadienne-française de l’Ontario, Conseil régional des Mille-Îles
Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region
January 30, 2019
Duration / Durée
Other Category / Autre catégorie
Constructiion, not-for-profit
Salary / Salaire
Hours / Heures
40 hours
Start Date / Date de rentrée
How to Apply / Comment appliquer
By Email/ Par courriel
Please Specify / Veuillez spécifier (e.g.
Advertised until / Annoncé jusqu'au
February 14, 2019
Company Phone / Téléphone de la compagnie
Company Address / Adresse de la compagnie
607 Gardiners Road, Kingston, ON K7M 3Y4
City / Ville
Company Location (Other) / Emplacement de la compagnie (Autre)
Build sites


Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone is currently seeking a Construction Manager. This individual will be goal-driven and results oriented, and committed to the Habitat 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 land acquisition, house design, project planning, budget, schedule, sub-trades and employee/volunteer management

Skills & Experience / Compétences & expérience

Essential duties include but are not limited to:


• Oversight of all facets of residential construction projects from land acquisition, site development and planning, 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, approved 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 and material suppliers
• 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 CEO, lead and manage engagement with 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 the CEO and staff; information about timing of projects is critical for development, homeowner relations and construction


• Ability to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position
• Construction Supervisor certification an asset
• 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 information
• Background in non-profit organizations highly desired
• Experience and desire to teach and manage hands-on volunteers a must
• Knowledge of Ontario Health and Safety legislation
• Current First Aid, working at heights, WHMIS, other related and mandatory certifications
• Current Driver’s Licence with clean abstract


• 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
• Proficient at Microsoft Office Suite – Outlook, Excel, Word, Project or similar project management application, database proficiency, internet research, and relevant construction
• 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


• Post-Secondary education 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
• 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

Other Comments / Autres commentaires

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 14 2019
Please email cover letter and resume to:
Cathy Borowec – Chief Executive Officer,