Construction Site Supervisor

Position: Construction Site Supervisor

Position: Construction Site Supervisor

Terms of employment: Full-time contract

Location: 81 Wright Ave., Dartmouth NS.


Salary: $25-$30/hour

About Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia

Habitat for Humanity is one of the most trusted and recognized non-profit brands in the world. Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia is one of the only affordable homeownership providers in the province – addressing a critical need in our community – helping hardworking families achieve housing stability. Through Habitat, kids can put down roots and parents can start planning for a brighter future in a safe and secure neighborhood. With the help of sponsors, donors, community partners and volunteers, Habitat builds quality homes and helps families enter the housing market by purchasing homes through our affordable mortgage program. These no interest mortgage payments are used to build more homes for more families, creating a cycle of paying-it-forward and a sustainable financial model. Home ownership builds long-term stability and independence for families, while offering lasting, tangible benefits to our entire community.

Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia also operates the ReStore, a social enterprise that sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, and building materials. Shopping at a Habitat Restore is a socially conscious decision, as funds generated are used to fund local Habitat for Humanity homebuilding projects. It’s also an environmentally conscious decision, as much of what is sold is product that is new, gently used or customer returns that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

We are currently seeking a friendly and energetic individual to join our Build team as the Tantallon Build Site Supervisor. The Site Supervisor is responsible for day-to-day oversight and operation of our Tantallon site and leadership of our build volunteers, trades, teachers, students, and staff. Operating primarily in a field capacity, the Site Supervisor also assists with project planning, acquisition of product and trades, and relationship development with inspectors, build partners, and the community at large.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Deliver all aspects of construction supervision in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia and the laws and regulations governing construction in Nova Scotia
  • Lead, support, instruct and supervise all build volunteers, teachers, students, staff, trades and crew leaders in the construction of homes according to planned scope, timelines, and budget
  • Take a hands-on approach to homebuilding, actively engaging in the construction process
  • In collaboration with staff in other departments, engage with volunteers and partners to provide a positive and productive experience on the build site
  • Communicate with local building inspection department/authorities and coordinate all required inspections
  • Support the Manager Housing Development in the completion and submission of all permit applications as required, including any due diligence
  • Support the acquisition of construction materials, labour, and donations of products and services in collaboration with Habitat staff and community partners
  • In collaboration with Manger Housing Development, acquire sub-contractors as required for the build site
  • In collaboration with Manger Housing Development, deliver on all home warranty requirements
  • Inventory and safely maintain all construction equipment and tools to CSA and Labour Standards
  • Work in compliance with all applicable health and safety acts and regulations
  • Champion and monitor build site health and safety practices in compliance with applicable laws and regulations and prepare, submit, and act-upon incident reports; provide intervention as required, ensuring the safety of everyone on site
  • Collect, review, and retain invoices and packing slips for timely submission to accounting department
  • Recommend and implement improvements to affiliate process and policies
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Red seal carpenter or equivalent experience in residential construction
  • A self-motivated, encouraging individual with a positive attitude and genuine desire to have a positive social impact on the Tantallon community
  • A team player who knows how to balance volunteer support with production timeliness
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all facets of residential construction
  • Knowledge of the Nova Scotia Building Code, Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other applicable legislation/regulations
  • Ability and desire to foster positive relationships with volunteers and community members
  • Ability to empathize with the populations Habitat serves
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Sound judgement and prioritize abilities
  • Superior organization, communication, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Flexible, versatile, and easily adaptable to changing work demands and schedules
  • Keen attention to efficiency and effectiveness
  • Access to a reliable vehicle and a valid drivers license
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, as necessary
Why Join Habitat?
  • A meaningful opportunity to make a difference in your local community and to have first-hand contact with the families whose lives are transformed by our work
  • The pride of being part of a highly respected, high profile global charity
  • A stimulating, fast paced professional opportunity in a team of like-minded ‘world-changers’
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Wellness initiatives including EAP and corporate gym membership rate with Goodlife Fitness

Please send cover letter and resume to:

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