Build Project Manager-Home Repair

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia |

Job Location: Main Office Philadelphia, PA

Position Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $61,200.00-$74,100.00 Salary/year

Position Objective

At Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia (“HFHP”), we are builders who work alongside, not for others. We are driven by accountability and defined by our stick-to-itiveness. The BUILD Department directly improves the living conditions of low-income families by creating safe, healthy, affordable dwellings through the construction of new multi- and single-unit new housing, whole house rehab projects, and owner-occupied home repair work. The Build Project Manager-Home Repair is focused on owner-occupied home repair work and is responsible for developing work scopes and maintaining project schedules and budgets by safely and efficiently managing internal site staff, subcontractors, volunteer labor, and material acquisition in a manner that is consistent with applicable building codes, construction best practices, safety standards, and the overall goals of the organization. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation of construction knowledge; experience estimating for and managing multiple project budgets and schedules simultaneously, and a desire to improve home conditions for Philadelphia families.

Key Responsibility Area: Pre-Project Development

  • Conduct home assessments to identify what repairs each home requires (e.g.: structural, roofing, electrical, heating and plumbing, etc.) in order to become safe, warm, and dry. Build work scopes, cost estimates, and construction schedules that fit within the parameters of available funding, staff resources, and organizational goals.

  • Use License and Inspections eClipse system to prepare, submit and maintain required permitting, schedule inspections, and track certificates

  • Anticipate situations that will trigger environmental, structural, and safety hazards and take planning measures to mitigate risks to client health and worker safety

  • Complete material take-offs and order project materials as needed

  • On an as-needed basis, participate in planning and pre-construction work for new construction and rehab projects with internal directors and external design, architecture, and engineering firms

Key Responsibility Area: Construction Project Management

  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of construction on assigned HFHP repair projects (may also include work in new construction and rehab work as needed)

  • Build out and manage a detailed construction schedule in coordination with site lead carpenters, Lead Project Manager and Sr. Manager of Construction Teams

  • Manage sub-contracted work: solicitation of bids and RFPs, scheduling, quality control, and establishment of work parameters through contracts, change orders and notice to proceed orders

  • Track project progress, budget-to-actuals, and other relevant project data in SQL database (e.g. Salesforce)

  • Report on project progress and budget spending to internal staff and external partners

  • Oversee site-safety compliance, ensuring that the worksite and all workers on site always meet regulatory safety requirements

  • Manage required documentation for project compliance: e.g. OHSA, EPA, L&I, etc.

  • Demonstrate and uphold strong carpentry and building science standards for both staff and subcontractors; be prepared to occasionally do hands-on work alongside site crews

  • Maintain a good relationship with all staff, homeowners, vendors, volunteers, and others, presenting a friendly persona and representing HFHP in a positive manner


Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills 

  • Considerable knowledge in residential home construction and supervision, minimum of five (5) years of related job experience which must include both field and supervisory experience

  • Experience building work scopes, budgets, and schedules using project management tools and programs, such as Microsoft Project, Builder Trend, Exactimate, PROCORE, or other comparable programs

  • Demonstrated experience independently managing projects, budgets, and schedules

  • Possess or would be willing to gain necessary certifications in safety/first aid, OSHA 30, EPA RRP and BPI Energy Analyst

  • Experience with energy efficiency best practices and house-as-a-system philosophy is preferred

  • Fluency in basic Microsoft Office Suite, such as Word, Excel, Outlook and Teams

  • Strong communication, planning and organizational skills

  • Professional attitude and strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with unskilled volunteers and in diverse populations.

  • Ability to effectively serve people of different races, religions, incomes and education levels

  • Exhibit the Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia core values, including “working alongside, not for”

  • Working ability to communicate in Spanish is preferred

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation of personal vehicle

  • Must adhere to drug and alcohol testing policies

Physical Requirements to Perform Duties 

  • Ability to perform home evaluations and navigate active constructions sites during all phases of construction which includes: walking on uneven surfaces, operating and climbing ladders (up to 30 feet), and working in unconditioned spaces

  • Effective December 1, 2022, all new hires are not required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, but it is strongly encouraged


  • This position is eligible for medical, dental, paid vacation, sick time, and holidays. Salary is commensurate with experience.

To Apply 

  • Please send your resume and salary requirements through the Indeed application portal by January 30, 2023.  No calls, please.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, familial status, source of income status, domestic or sexual abuse victim status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law in any employment-related decision, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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