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At Habitat for Humanity Hamilton, we’re committed to making our local communities stronger by providing families with a place to call home. Apply to join our team and help us make a meaningful difference in our local communities.

CURRENT AVAILABLE OPENINGS: We’re currently hiring for one position: (1) Construction Supervisor. See below for posting(s) and further details.

Habitat for Humanity Hamilton will never charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Habitat Hamilton will never ask for your banking information, social insurance number, or other sensitive information prior to meeting an applicant in person and offering them employment.

Job title: Construction Supervisor

Reports to: Manager of Building Services

Department: Building Services

Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week) Monday to Saturday, 5-shifts per week with occasional evenings

Location: Various build sites throughout the Greater Hamilton Area

Position Summary:

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you interested in giving back to your community? Would you like to make a difference while earning a paycheque? Building and repairing homes throughout the Greater Hamilton Area, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is looking for a hands-on construction team leader to join our growing organization. This individual will play a vital role in supporting Habitat Hamilton’s Building Services Department in our efforts to build simple, decent and affordable homes.

Organization Summary:

Founded in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Hamilton is an independent, not-for-profit housing charity that builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat Hamilton’s mission is to mobilize volunteers and community partners to break the cycle of poverty throughout Hamilton and the surrounding region.

We implement an on-going development model called the Home Build Program. Under this program, we build homes, and provide interest-free and geared-to-income mortgages, to dedicated and deserving families who otherwise could not afford homeownership.  We also support and assist vulnerable Hamilton homeowners through the provision of essential repair and property maintenance services.

Beyond our mission to build and repair homes and help families, we provide experiential learning opportunities to secondary students in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). Habitat Hamilton has provided experiential learning opportunities to students for over 8 years by turning our build-sites into real-world classrooms. Thus, in addition to gaining valuable work-related job skills, students develop a strengthened sense of community engagement.

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Job Purpose:

The Construction Supervisor works within the Building Services Department and is responsible for day-to-day oversight and operation of our build site(s) and leadership of our build volunteers, trades, teachers, students, and staff.   Operating primarily in a field capacity, the Construction Supervisor also assists with project planning, acquisition of product and trades, and relationship development with inspectors, build partners, and the community at large.


  • Deliver all aspects of construction supervision in accordance with the mission, vision and values of Habitat Hamilton and the laws and regulations governing construction in Ontario
  • 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 senior management 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 through Habitat Canada and community partners
  • In partnership with senior management, acquire sub-contractors as required for the build site
  • In partnership with senior management, deliver on all home warranty requirements
  • Inventory and safely maintain all construction equipment and tools to CSA and MOL standards
  • Actively participate in meetings of the Habitat Hamilton Safety Committee
  • 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
  • Partner with senior management on construction planning and help to identify the resource, product, and process requirements of the build program
  • Support and provide technical insight to senior management into the construction planning process, including house designs, budgets and end-to-end scheduling
  • In partnership with senior management, communicate with architects/design professionals to ensure compliance or to implement changes to the design to reduce cost and simplify construction
  • Collect, review, and retain invoices and packing slips for timely submission to administrative staff
  • Recommend and implement improvements to affiliate process and policies


  • A self-motivated, encouraging individual with a positive attitude and genuine desire to have a positive social impact on the Hamilton community
  • A team player who knows how balance volunteer support with production timeliness
  • Strong knowledge and experience in all facets of residential construction
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code (OBC), Occupational Health and Safety Act, and other applicable legislation/regulations
  • Basic understanding of land-use planning, environmental remediation, and site servicing
  • 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
  • Solid computer literacy, including familiarly with Microsoft products
  • 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 G class license
  • Provision of drivers abstract upon request
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, as necessary
  • Clean police check

How to apply:

Please submit your resume, with salary expectations, to