Habitat for Humanity of Orange County changes lives by bringing together God's people and resources to help families in need build and own quality affordable homes in safe and supportive communities.

The Construction Project Manager reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Construction Director (CD). This critical position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of site development and construction activities. The CPM manages tasks directly related to building new Habitat houses, repairing/rehabbing repurchased houses, and the construction-related activities related to our homeowner Home Repair Program, A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), and Critical Home Repair programs, while adhering to high standards of quality, safety, and team participation. 

This is a full-time, exempt position (40 hours per week), with a normal weekly work schedule of Monday - Friday.

Specific Responsibilities

Construction Project Management

  • Coordinate permit applications and certificate of occupancy processes
  • Coordinate future construction starts in consultation with Construction Director
  • Seek and maintain beneficial partnerships with contractors and vendors
  • Track construction related Gifts-in-Kind and report information to Grants & Database Manager
  • Provide necessary information to Family Services Department to ensure successful closings and move-in
  • Manage construction schedule to maximize efficiencies and minimize delays
  • Attend special events and conferences as appropriate, such as Home Builders Association meetings
  • Initiate and manage job files in construction management software
  • Code invoices for payment and house cost tracking
  • Periodically evaluate pricing and service of vendors/trades and seek alternatives when necessary
  • Create subcontractor work orders and give copy to Construction Manager
  • Manage subcontractor agreements and verify subcontractor Workers Comp and Liability insurance
  • Coordinate and monitor completion of new home warranty work by Construction Manager

ABWK and Home Repair/Repurchase Program Management

  • Supervise the ABWK & Repair Supervisor
  • Manages projects for HHOC home repurchases, Home Repair Program (HHOC families), and Critical Repair
    • Create Scope of Work for repairs prior to repurchasing a home
    • Seek bids from subcontractors for repairs and then monitor the ensuing work
    • Acquire necessary permits for any repair work, including A Brush with Kindness
    • Work with ABWK & Repair Supervisor to order materials and/or hire subcontractors
    • Communicate with Family Services about status of repairs and other homeowner needs

Additional Responsibilities

  • Meet with partner families to assist with selection of carpet, vinyl, siding, etc.
  • Compile and update  homeowner manual and review with homeowners
  • With Volunteer Sprinkler Supervisor, manage fire sprinkler program

This description covers principal duties only and is not intended to include all the duties that may be assigned to positions within this classification.


  • Considerable knowledge and experience in the construction/contracting business. Class A contractor’s license preferred
  • Construction management experience
  • College degree in construction or related field preferred, or relevant experience in lieu of same
  • Excellent delegation, leadership, and inspirational skills
  • Ability to work well with diverse populations including partner families, staff, builders, trades and vendors
  • Strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize and handle multiple responsibilities effectively
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Familiarity with sustainable and green building practices
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, BuildSoft, and CAD
  • Ability to remain calm and focused in a constantly changing environment
  • Professional appearance at all times befitting the public face of Habitat
  • Positive attitude and passion for Habitat’s mission


  • Consistently passionate representation of the mission and purpose of Habitat for Humanity
  • Motivated by achievement of goals, quick learner, self-directed, self-starter—capable of working both independently and interdependently with a team
  • Handle multiple tasks with high attention to detail and accuracy
  • Remain flexible and adjust priorities as needed
  • Use discretion when dealing with sensitive or confidential matters
  • Comfortable with some evening and/or weekend work hours
  • Comfortable with some travel, mainly within our service area

Please send resume, references, and cover letter to info@orangehabitat.org.