Construction Manager at Capital Area Housing Partnership


Capital Area Housing Partnership is looking for a contract Construction Manager
This contractor would work under direction of the Executive Director or Assistant Executive
Director and provides construction management for CAHP’s projects; prepares construction
specifications, cost estimates, monitors construction improvements of housing rehabilitation and
new construction projects; informs and advises property owners and buyers about housing
rehabilitation and related housing programs; provides construction instruction to
homeowners/buyers via home inspections; recruits and qualifies participating contractors; and
does other work as required.

  • Federal, State, and local building codes, ordinances and administrative orders applicable to
    building and construction trades.
  • State and Federal housing rehabilitation funding programs, guidelines and processes.
  • Lead based paint and Section 3 program requirements.
  • Rehabilitation labor, material costs and construction methods.
  • Rehabilitation and new construction plans and specifications.
  • The techniques and methods of housing inspection to locate health and safety concerns.

Ability to:

  • Interpret, explain and apply building and housing codes and/or ordinances
  • Adhere to Federal and State funding regulations, rules and guidelines.
  • Prepare rehabilitation plans, specifications and cost estimates.
  • Make inspections and detect deviations from approved plans and specifications.
  • Inspect crawl spaces, attics, cellars, and work in confined/cramped body positions.
  • Inspect buildings from ladders and scaffolding
  • Inspect surfaces that may be slippery.
  • Work in high concentration of dust and sawdust in remodeling sites and newly insulated buildings.
  • Compute material and labor cost estimates.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports and keep accurate records.
  • Review and interpret bid proposals.
  • Deal tactfully and effectively with homeowners, contractors, and others contacted in the course of
  • Advise contractor and property owner on rehabilitation construction requirements with tact and
  • Learn to conduct technical construction training.
  • Walk moderate distances over rough terrain, climb ladders and work in confined spaces
  • Learn to input, access and analyze data using a computer.

Training and Experience

Any combination of training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and abilities, is
qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  •   Two years of experience as a building contractor with remodeling or rehabilitation and project
    management job duties; OR
  • Two years of experience performing building inspection work for conformance to the uniform
    building codes, and which includes experience preparing cost estimates and bid specifications: OR
  • Two years of experience performing comparable work in a Housing Rehabilitation Program.

To apply, please send resume to CAHP, 1290 Deerpath, East Lansing, MI 48823 or email
Capital Area