Mission Center: Construction Coordinator
Status: Full-Time, Variable Hours, Not to Exceed 40 hours per week. 1 year contract. 2nd and 3rd year contingent upon performance and receipt of grant funds
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Office location: Houston, TX
Lake Jackson, TX
Provide construction coordination in support of the disaster case managers and long term recovery.
Essential Job Functions:
- Coordinate the efforts of volunteers, contractors and inspectors in order to complete multiple projects in a timely manner.
- Work with Case Managers to develop specific Scope of Work for TAC client recovery.
- Estimate construction needs of job within Scope of Work and order material appropriately.
- Estimate construction needs of job and determine whether job can be performed with volunteer labor or needs professional skilled trades.
- Work with Volunteer Coordinator to schedule volunteer teams at work site.
- Negotiate and coordinate work with professional contractors.
- Ensure ALL work is done within budget and agreed upon scope of work.
- Cultivate effective relationships with partner agencies, inspectors, vendors, and the community.
- Orient volunteers to project expectations and assign specific jobs according to their skills and abilities.
- Assist disaster survivors in home repair; providing guidance, supervision, technical advice and expertise in conjunction with case management; walk homeowners through the proper permit process.
- Conduct project inspections and provide itemized estimates for labor and materials.
- Complete and explain the statement of understanding with the homeowners, as needed.
- Meet with appropriate building inspectors and have a good working knowledge of standard codes and construction.
- Secure all components needed to complete home repair projects including timely acquisition of materials, equipment and tools in partnership with case management and unmet needs committee as needed.
- Maintain accurate records of construction progress and financial accounts for each project.
- Complete all essential documentation and reports, including home repair agreements.
- Manage and control building funds, tools, and equipment.
- Demonstrate and teach construction skills and techniques to volunteers and disaster survivors as needed.
- Other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator.
- An appreciation of the nature and mission of the Church is essential.
- Basic knowledge in all sub-codes including building, plumbing, and electrical/HVAC
- Working knowledge of local and International Building Code
- Basic computer skills
- Experience supervising single-family residential rehabilitation/construction projects
- Experience in resolving contractor disputes and problem solving skills
- Experience estimating entire construction projects
- Ability to work with people of all ages, ethnic and religious backgrounds
- Must be able to work in a stressful environment
- Must have physical and mental stamina and be able to perform successfully under time-limited pressure
- Must have flexibility to adjust accommodate others schedules including some night or weekend hours
- Knowledge of the community and current elevation/flood plain requirements is required.
- Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle to be able to drive within the service area as needed to fulfill the requirements of the position.
- Constant interaction with internal and external third parties for the purpose of collecting and distributing information
- Spends time sitting, walking, standing, climbing.
- Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs and climb stairs and ladders.
- Must be able to work outside in a variety of weather conditions including extreme heat and humidity
- Must work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal and external clients and stakeholders across the Texas Annual Conference