Employment Opportunity: Sales Assistant and Office Manager

You Home Builders Association of Greenville has an opening on its staff for a Sales Assistant and Office Manager.  The position is full-time and offers a competitive wage and benefits including retirement, generous leave, long-term disability insurance, and a wellness program that includes a monthly stipend for health insurance premiums.  Applicants must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends.  Interested applicants should email their resume and statement of interest to Crystal Yanes, Chief Operating Officer, at CYanes@HBAofGreenville.com.

Career fair for employers interested in hiring people laid off by the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Station

Earlier this week SCANA and Santee Cooper, partners in the expansion of the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Station in Fairfield County, announced they have abandoned the project and will lay off 5,600 workers.  Most of the workers are highly-skilled construction workers with skills that may translate to home building and related trades.

If you are an employer looking for available talent, SC Works Greater Upstate, Spartanburg Small Business Development Center, and SC Works Midlands will host a Trade Skills Career Fair:

  • When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. (employer set up begins at 9 a.m.)
  • Where: Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Life Center, 195 Amicks Ferry Road, Chapin, SC 29036

The purpose of this event is to assist employers who have an interest in hiring employees affected by this layoff.  If you are an employer with positions immediately available to be filled, consider participating in this career fair. A limited number of tables are available for employers to participate. 

For more information, contact Michael Dey at mdey@hbaofgreenville.com.

Job Posting: Construction Manager

Hartness Development, Inc.

Hartness Development, Inc. (HDI) is seeking a self-motivated, high energy and team-oriented Construction Manager to assist in the creation of Hartness, a 440 acre master-planned Traditional Neighborhood Development located in Greenville, South Carolina. This walkable community will consist of more than 600 homes in a variety of architectural styles and types, a 180-acre nature preserve, and a quaint village center with restaurants, retail shops, offices, and civic spaces.

HDI has compiled an exclusive group of local custom home builders to build the majority of the single-family detached homes at Hartness.  However, HDI will build, or hire contractors to build, a variety of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, mixed-use commercial buildings, and community amenities.

Job responsibilities will include, but will not not be limited to:

  • Work with the HDI team to plan and manage light commercial and residential construction projects from start to finish
  • Collaborate with architects, designers, engineers, general contractors, and other construction industry professionals
  • Manage the Hartness builder group
  • Create and manage standard residential building specifications
  • Administer residential design and construction guidelines
  • Support the architectural review process
  • Prepare and negotiate cost estimates, budgets, and work timetables
  • Select appropriate construction methods and strategies
  • Interpret and explain contracts and technical information
  • Select, hire, and instruct material suppliers and contractors
  • Supervise construction personnel and activities onsite
  • Report on work progress and budget matters

Education Requirements: Associate or Bachelor’s degree in construction science, construction management, architecture, or engineering (or qualifying work experience in one or more of these fields).

Work Experience: 10 years minimum experience in light commercial and residential construction.

Professional Licensing: South Carolina Residential Builder (or have qualifications for licensing); South Carolina General Contractor (or have qualifications for licensing).

Interested applicants, contact Clay Driggers, Director of Development, Hartness Development, Inc., 3500 S. Highway 14,Greenville, SC 29615. 864-304-0472. clay@hartnessliving.com.

Job Posting: Greenville County Building Inspector

Inspector-Construction (Multi-Discipline)
Department: Greenville County, SC, Planning and Code Compliance Division
Salary: $19.04/hour
Work Week – 37.5 hours

Under supervision of the Deputy Building Official, conducts routine comprehensive site inspections of residential, commercial, new or existing projects to ensure compliance with all codes required by County ordinance. High school graduate with extensive work experience in a related field. Position requires work related for a specific trade such as Building, Electrical, Mechanical or Plumbing for a minimum of five years; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and education. Inspectors must obtain one (1) residential certification within the first year, then a maximum of one (1) year for each additional residential certification. The continuing education opportunities required to maintain certifications are offered by the county.

The four required residential certifications are Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing. Inability to gain certifications within the time frame will result in employment termination. Provisional registration as a Residential Inspector by the SC Building Codes Council is required upon hire. Commercial certifications are desirable. Ongoing Continuation Education is required to keep license active. Failure to maintain license will result in the termination of employment.

Must possess a valid South Carolina Driver’s License and a copy of a 10 year Motor Vehicle Record is required at time of application.

Please apply online at: http://www.greenvillecounty.org/apps/OnlineApplications/

Position closes May 26, 2016

Local builder is looking for Construction Site Supervisor.

Greenville, SC based residential contractor looking for Construction Site Supervisor for Marietta, GA based projects.  The construction site supervisor will assist Project Manager (PM) in overseeing the construction activities taking place on the work site and will be involved in daily supervision of Sub Contractors.  The role is a salaried position and reports directly to the PM.  When supervisor is present, all work crews and individuals on site will take direction from the site supervisor, who is responsible for knowing what work is to be done and implementation of the necessary resources to complete the work.  In concert with the PM, the Construction Site Supervisor will plan, implement and oversee construction efforts at specific worksites. 
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Insure unit construction schedule is followed and  maintained
·         Immediately communicates any deviations to the schedule to the PM
·         As directed, contacts subs for scheduling of work on project
·         Monitors subcontractor attendance on site
·         Regular inspection of work product for quality control issues, identifies issues and directs necessary repairs
·         Monitor, manage, and direct unit “punch out” including minor carpentry work as needed
·         As directed, meets with buyers on site to demonstrate progress and quality of construction and answer questions.  Any change orders requested will be directed to PM in writing
·         Insures safe conditions on the job site at all times
·         Insures job site is maintained in a clean and orderly fashion with all materials secured and safe from weather
·         Insures subcontractors are parking appropriately as not to inconvenience existing community homeowners or hinder normal community activity
·         Receives material and matches with Obsidian Purchase Orders.  Delivers all packing slips to PM
·         As needed, facilitate with unloading of material
·         Meets with local utility companies to insure proper and timely installation of utilities
·         Schedules and meets local inspectors for progress inspections and reports inspection results to PM
·         Contacts necessary subs to schedule work to remedy any failed inspections
·         Insures timely & proper installation of buyer changes as directed by Obsidian office
Knowledge and Skills:
·         Minimum of 5 years residential construction management experience
·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·         Positive attitude and problem solving mentality
·         Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
·         Experience managing skilled trades and non-skilled labor
·         Experienced carpenter with own tools
·         Thorough understanding of framing, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, roofing, foundation, carpentry and masonry trades
·         Ability to read and understand blueprints, schematics, and construction documents
·         Understanding of proper safety procedures and recognition of hazards
·         Ability to organize material and labor
·         Knowledge of national and local building codes
·         Proficient using email and basic smart phone technology
·         Annual Salary – Commensurate with experience
·         Monthly  cell phone reimbursement
·         Truck mileage reimbursement
Please forward resumes to the HBA office.