Cumberland LTRG Seeking Experienced Construction Manager

If you are interested in applying for this position, or if you would like additional information, please contact Phillip Tomlinson at or call 856.785.2060 ext. 113.

Construction Manager


Do you want to work in a critical role where you can apply your inspection and appraisal experience while giving back to the community?  Would you like to help rebuild Cumberland County after the impacts of Super Storm Sandy? Can you effectively direct and coordinate general construction projects for home repair or rebuild from a disaster?  Then joining the Cumberland County Long Term Recovery Group (CCLTRG) as a Construction Manager, is an excellent opportunity for you!



The Construction Manager will work collaboratively with Sandy Survivors and CCLTRG, within the policies and procedures of the CCLTRG, to assess the construction needs of individuals and families presented by the Advocacy Committee then work with volunteers and contractors to repair, rebuild their homes.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities of the Construction Manager include, but are not limited to the following:

·         Perform damage assessment and repair estimation of homes and complete necessary documentation to move projects through the recovery process.

o   Conduct inspections and provide itemized estimates for labor and materials.

o   ID projects suitable for volunteers and those suitable for licensed professionals.

·         Ensure coordinated supply of materials, equipment, tools, and sub-contractors/ vendors required for project completion.  Should volunteer labor be in order, coordinate and oversee their participation in the project.

·         Coordinate/oversee all projects and insure work is appropriate, adequate and timely and that volunteer projects are safe, morale is high and workmanship is good quality.

  • Trouble-shoot and identify construction problems; offer timely and safe solutions.

·         Manage tool and materials inventory for each project.  Ensure unused materials are accounted for and inventoried.  Appropriately report and repair or replace any tools necessary.

·         Complete and explain the process and paperwork with homeowners, as needed

·         Meet with appropriate building inspectors and have a good working knowledge of standard codes and construction

·         Cultivate effective relationships with partner agencies, inspectors, vendors, and the community

·         Secure all components needed to complete home repair projects including timely acquisition of materials, equipment and tools in partnership with advocacy and unmet needs committee as needed

·         Orient volunteers to project expectations and assign specific jobs according to their skills and abilities. Demonstrate and teach construction skills and techniques to volunteers and disaster survivors where practicable

·         Complete and maintain all essential documentation and reports including accurate records of construction progress and financial accounts for each project

·         Other duties as assigned by the Steering Committee


Desired Skills and Knowledge:

  • Construction license desired but not necessarily required.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to equip and encourage co-workers and volunteers.
  • Excellent communications & organizational skills.
  • Established credibility and integrity.

·         Minimum of 5 years experience in general construction or related field with excellent hands-on construction skills and Basic knowledge in plumbing, electrical and HVAC

·         Working knowledge of  International Building Code, local building codes and compliance issues.

  • Experience in construction assessment, estimation and supervision.

·         Knowledge in safe use of tools/equipment.

  • A working knowledge of standard office machines and computer skills.

·         Ability to train unskilled volunteers the skills needed to complete assigned tasks.

·         Excellent people skills – especially patience and understanding of volunteer capabilities and ability to work with people of all ages, ethnic and religious backgrounds

·         Problem solving experience

·         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 Cumberland County and current elevation/flood plain requirements
  • The willingness to accept other job responsibilities as needed.



Salary: Hourly rate commensurate with experience – $25/hr range

(Grant Funded Position – will be part-time for 1 year or less), with travel allowance


Reports To:  Cumberland County Long term Recovery Group (CCLTRG)

Assisting the recovery efforts of Sandy survivors in Cumberland County, NJ