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SBP Construction Project Manager - New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana

About SBP

SBP, a social impact organization focused on disaster resilience and recovery, solves the challenges facing at risk communities by bringing the rigor of business and innovation to drive social impact, create resilient communities, and streamline recovery.

To shrink the time between disaster and recovery, SBP takes a holistic approach - reducing risk, increasing resilience and improving the recovery process - to effect transformational change in the disaster recovery system and restore opportunity and security for people and communities

SBP does this in three ways—scale, build, and prepare.

  1. SBP scales impact (and creates transformational change) by advocating for policy and system change while sharing our model and approach with individuals and organizations. In working with families, business owners, and local and state officials to build smart policies and disaster response training models, communities across the country can recover more quickly after disaster.

  2. SBP builds resilient communities efficiently and effectively after disaster both directly and through partnership. We share our model and approach with individuals and organizations so communities can recover more quickly after disaster.

  3. SBP prepares individuals, communities and organizations with education, tools, and on the ground support before and after disaster to mitigate risk and speed recovery.

Project Management

  • Manage 4-10 active projects, as well as additional projects in the pre or post volunteer phase

  • Create and track schedule in 24 hour increments for each project assigned and ensure that the project stays on schedule

  • Track budget vs actual for each assigned project, identify trends and propose solutions to ensure more accurate budgeting within 5% of projected costs

  • Schedule and coordinate subcontracted labor and/or internal trades teams as needed to allow assigned projects to become volunteer ready

  • Be solutions-oriented and innovative in scheduling volunteers at assigned construction projects and ensuring each project offers a meaningful volunteer experience

  • Maintain accurate electronic construction files, gantt charts, whiteboards, and excel tracking documents. Provide weekly updates to the director on the status and progress of all projects

  • Develop accurate and thorough estimates and scopes of work for newly assigned projects

  • Provide additional support to Director of Construction/Contractor as needed

Warehouse Management & Material Procurement

  • Manage warehouse operations to allow for optimal scheduling, cost savings and safety

  • Ensure all acquisition from vendors and warehouse follow required SBP protocol and documentation to guarantee accurate tracking of financials

  • Ensure that tools and supplies are stored, maintained, tracked and inventoried in a way that protects and preserves them

  • Manage warehouse AmeriCorps team so that tools, materials and supplies arrive at the right place at the right time. Document instances where errors occur to identify trends and drive solutions

  • Ensure a safe, organized and clean work environment is maintained in the warehouse at all times

  • Oversee the maintenance of SBP’s vehicle fleet so that all vehicles are safe, preserved and properly accounted for

  • Secure materials and tools in accordance with SBP procurement rules to produce maximum cost savings and efficiency of scheduling

  • Develop and maintain mutually beneficial, responsive relationships with subcontractors and vendors

Communication with Client Services Team

  • Participate in start file meetings, period inspections and close out paperwork according to SBP or grantor protocols

  • Communicate progress towards completion and answer questions from client or Client Services Team

  • Support Client Services Team as needed

Manage Team Members

  • Provide timely support to Project Leads, Supply & Logistics Coordinators, and any other members or construction staff to ensure their respective goals are met

  • Provide guidance and technical expertise to troubleshoot issues that arise

  • Coordinate with Project Leads and Supply & Logistics Coordinators to order materials, maintain cleanliness, safety and quality standards

  • Provide initial and ongoing training for AmeriCorps members as needed

  • Conduct evaluations/reviews, terminations, vacation and sick requests

  • Foster relationships of trust, respect and accountability in collaborating with other team members and departments

Requirements

  • Embody the values, mission and vision of SBP in your communication and interaction.

  • Effectively and positively manage multiple projects and people

  • Work productively with limited supervision

  • Commitment to continual improvement (of oneself, supervisees and the construction process)

  • Ability to train Project Leads and volunteers in the following phases of construction: insulation, drywall, mudding, paint, interior trim and doors, final punch

  • Ability to read architectural drawings, estimate projects and develop scopes of work

  • Experience and/or willingness to work effectively with/supervise volunteers, team members, in house trades and subcontractors with diverse skills sets and backgrounds

  • Clear communication skills

  • Seek out and participate in professional development and leadership opportunities

  • Able to satisfactorily pass a Criminal History Check to include sex offender registry, State Police, and FBI.

  • Valid driver license and reliable transportation.

Benefits

SBP offers:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance options

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employer paid short and long-term disability

  • 401k

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