HYP – Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Superintendent - New Construction

Job Title
Superintendent - New Construction
Job ID
San Francisco,  CA 94111
Other Location


What We Do

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco believes in the power of homeownership to create generational impact. To this end, we build homes for first-time homeowners and sustain homeownership by helping vulnerable homeowners retain their home as an asset for generations to come.

Your Impact

The Superintendent oversees field operations related to the construction of new housing developments. They are responsible for layout and execution from foundation to finish. They will oversee and schedule subcontractors, as well as train and direct a team of Habitat apprentices, volunteers and sweat equity partners. This is a bags-on job, Tuesday-Saturday, reporting directly to the General Superintendent. Projects are in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties, and construction types include 4-story stacked flats, 3-story townhomes, and mid-rise on podium.
Primary Responsibilities

Construction Site Management (70%)
• Plan, coordinate and supervise all work on site, keeping the project on schedule
• Layout critical dimensions throughout foundation, framing and site work
• Develop detailed instructions for tasks and crew leaders
• Formulate critical path schedules and regularly communicate volunteer needs
• Generate material take-offs and schedule delivery of all materials for the project
• Ensure that all work is done to code and sustainability requirements, with consistent exceptional results
• Prepare for, schedule, and walk all inspections
• Safeguard HGSF resources by maintaining a clean, organized and safe construction site
• Take responsibility for job site safety, ensuring that all HGSF safety practices are followed
• Complete daily job documentation in the form of activity logs and photos

Leadership (30%)
• Manage a team of Apprentice crew leaders, providing training, guidance, and regular performance feedback
• Engage community volunteers in ways that uses their time effectively, positively affects the project outcome, and gives them an excellent volunteer experience. Work to develop new volunteers into skilled, regular contributors.
• Reflect HGSF’s Core Values in all work, building positive relationships with colleagues, homeowners, volunteers, city officials, vendors and subcontractors

• Minimum of 5 years of hands-on construction experience with progressive responsibility, preferably in the SF Bay Area
• Ability to read and interpret plans
• Strong knowledge of framing, waterproofing and cladding systems; exposure to concrete formwork, MEP and finish carpentry
• Excellent written and oral communication skills that are effective with broad audiences
• Ability and desire to teach others
• Excel at multi-tasking with various projects and deadlines; attention to detail a must
• Proficiency with computers, MS Office suite, and ability to utilize CM software
• Valid CA Driver’s License
• Must be able to pass background check (In accordance with state and county law: convictions do not necessarily rule out employment, it depends on the nature and severity of the conviction and is evaluated on a case by case basis, check is conducted on last 7 years only.)

Work Environment

Works in outside conditions that occasionally include inclement weather, heat and humidity. Noise level will be loud at times. Work on heights required. Driving required

Physical Demands

Must be able to move objects and use abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. Constant movement and use of limbs; this position requires good manual dexterity, coordination and stamina, and the ability to lift and carry at least 60 pounds, go up and down stairs and ladders, and endure the full work day on their feet. Must be able to frequently communicate in English (verbal), including hazard communication, giving and receiving trainings, working as part of a team, and supporting volunteers. Must be able to recognize and respond to potential hazards based on both visual and auditory warnings systems.


Compensation for this role is competitive, DOE. This full-time position offers health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, employee assistance program (EAP), Flex Savings Account (FSA), 403b retirement account, commuter benefits, 20 paid vacation days, 3 front loaded sick days (up to 72 hours accrued per year), and 13 paid holidays

EEO: Habitat Greater San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer. Habitat Greater San Francisco strives to reflect the diverse community it serves. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

Habitat GSF receives federal funds through Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP) and is required by federal law, to the greatest extent possible, to provide job training and employment opportunities to Section 3 residents. *Section 3 residents are defined as public housing residents or low-income persons who live in metropolitan area or non-metropolitan counties where HUD-assisted projects are located.

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