Working at Habitat Greater Ottawa is more than just a job.

Every day we work as a team towards a common goal: helping families build strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable homeownership.

Current Opportunities

Construction Manager


The Construction Manager’s role is to oversee the entire build process from design to permits and inspections. These tasks will include all pre‐build planning as well as post‐build documentation and warranty/deficiencies work. They will also play a lead role in the acquisition and scheduling of materials and Gift‐in‐Kind. The Construction Manager manages the daily details and work breakdown structure of all new residential build projects. This includes preparing budgets and build schedules, material acquisition, gifts‐in‐kind, purchase orders, sub‐contracts, on‐site training and management of build volunteers and professional trades.

REPORTS TO:  Director of Operations and Communications


Project Planning and Management

  • Ensure construction is completed in accordance with municipal building codes, by‐laws, municipal, provincial and federal statutory requirements, and Habitat Greater Ottawa’s home building standards.
  • During the non‐build season, prepare build manuals and guidelines; create a detailed work back schedule for upcoming builds; coordinate professional trades, material acquisition and gifts‐in-kind.
  • Secure material and service quotes, all required gifts‐in‐kind; ensures material and services provided by local and national suppliers are ordered and available on‐site in accordance with the construction schedule.
  • Establish task forces to assist with gift‐in‐kind or other construction needs as required
  • Review all warranty and Tarion related materials to ensure that all necessary warranty work is completed.
  • Manage and coordinate the team of Professional Consultants during project planning, development and design stages to ensure compliance with Habitat Greater Ottawa’s interests and vision.
  • Work with Community Engagement Coordinator to identify needed skills and requirements to align with the work back schedule.
  • Work with Family Services Manager to ensure that future homeowners complete all program requirements re: construction of their homes and post‐occupancy deficiencies.

Construction Coordination and Supervision

  • Develop and oversee Habitat Greater Ottawa’s build schedule including pre‐build, build, post build and warranty.
  • Create budget estimates, monitor construction progress against the established schedules and budgets and prepare reports and recovery mitigation plans.
  • Provide construction oversight and ensure construction stays on schedule through management of the Site Supervisor(s).
  • Daily due diligence and monitoring of on‐site health, safety, environmental conditions and potential hazards.
  • Ensure inspections are conducted pursuant to municipal, provincial and federal requirements.
  • Ensure the construction schedule and deadlines are met in a timely manner throughout the construction process.
  • Take appropriate action to deal with the results of delays, bad weather or emergencies on the construction site and communicate recovery plans to operations team.
  • Ensure site security to the best of his/her ability, i.e. appropriate fencing, securing of tool crib and houses as necessary.
  • Work with the Director of Development to establish and support the Gift‐In‐Kind Committee.
  • Provide progress reports to the Director of Operations and Communications on a weekly basis.

Material Management 

  • Supervise the safeguarding and maintenance of a comprehensive inventory of Habitat Greater Ottawa’s construction tools, supplies and equipment; monitor compliance of power tools with safety regulations.
  • Ensure all tools and equipment are maintained and in good repair as required.
  • Ensure all on‐site materials, supplies, tools and equipment are adequately supervised and stored in a safe and secure manner.
  • Be responsible for site preparation, assignment of specific tasks to Site Supervisor(s), Crew Leads and Volunteers, ensure that an adequate supply of necessary tools, safety equipment and materials are arranged to be on site daily, and supervise performance and clean‐up.
  • With the agreement of the CEO and Director of Operations and Communications, update job site requirements as needed.
  • With the CEO and Director of Operations and Communications work towards LEED builds.
  • With the support of the Director of Development, be responsible for acquiring build materials at no charge or a discounted price.

Volunteer and Safety Management

  • In coordination with the Site Supervisor(s) be responsible for the supervision, training (in‐house where possible), and coordination of all on‐site volunteers
  • In coordination with the Site Supervisor(s) determine which build tasks are not suitable for volunteers and secure the services of the appropriate professionals or individuals to perform these tasks.
  • In coordination with the Volunteer Coordinator, organize safety training and other skill based training for volunteers and deliver daily safety training on the build site.
  • Identify, help recruit, train and provide leadership for Crew Leaders.

Employee Management

  • On a daily basis supervise, coordinate and provide direction to the Construction Site Supervisor(s).
  • Support employees in the efforts to upgrade existing skills and ensure OH&S training requirements are kept up to date.


  • Minimum 7 years of experience in construction Project Management.
  • Experience managing and training construction site staff, volunteers and skilled trades.
  • Experience working with City of Ottawa planning, by‐law, zoning and permit processes.
  • Ability to manage multiple build site locations, construction build scheduling and material procurement needs.
  • Ability to establish excellent working relationships with staff and volunteers as well as with construction suppliers to procure gift‐in‐kind material donations.
  • Must maintain up‐to‐date training and qualifications related to regulation Health & Safety requirements.
  • High attention to detail and excellent multi‐tasking and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

This full‐time position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program. Please send cover letter and resume to by Friday August 23rd, 2019.