City of Boston

Construction Supervisor - Boston Home Center

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/3/2023 10:04 AM)
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Office of Housing
Regular Full-Time
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The Mission of the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) is to make Boston a more equitable and inclusive city where all residents can thrive. MOH oversees programs that create and preserve affordable housing, support homeowners and renters, provide housing and services to homeless individuals and families, and develop city-owned property. The Mayor’s Office of Housing seeks to carry out its mission through a lens of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and addressing the effects of systemic racism in our city.


Under the direct supervision of the Construction Manager, the Construction Supervisor is responsible for all construction management activities for projects of moderate to substantial complexity, in compliance with all relevant city, state, federal, and other appropriate regulations.



  • Inspects and surveys properties.
  • Manages construction activities for assigned home repair projects and housing developments.
  • Consults with homeowners and assists them through the construction planning process.  May assist as appropriate with the coordination of services for homeowners and the explanation of available assistance programs.  
  • Prepares specifications and cost estimates using designated software.
  • Manages bidding and viewing process, reviews bids and determines lowest qualified bidder.
  • Reviews and negotiates project specifications and costs with owners and contractors.
  • Negotiates project expectations, including timeline, with homeowners and selected contractors/developers as necessary.
  • Performs regular on-site construction monitoring, including progress and final payment inspections and attends construction meetings as required.
  • When necessary, prepares construction specifications, scopes of work, cost estimates, and evaluation criteria for development and rehabilitation projects across the Mayor's Office of Housing (MOH).
  • Coordinates construction, design and budget issues in the field with assigned MOH Project Managers and Development Officers.  
  • May monitor and approve construction progress payments, change orders and contingency usage.
  • Performs inspections of housing units for housing quality standards as well as assistance with scoping rehab and repair work.
  • Coordinates on site communication between homeowner, contractor and other relevant parties, to ensure timely, successful project completion.
  • Manages homeowner and contractor relationship towards project resolution.   Projects may include complex situations involving challenging clients with underlying physical and mental health issues.
  • Assists in staff orientation and training.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • At least two (2) years of fulltime, or equivalent part-time, experience in construction, construction management or a related field.
  • Massachusetts Unrestricted Construction Supervisor’s license required.
  • Lead-safe work practices training and certification preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Massachusetts State building codes and regulations.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of construction and lead abatement practices, building methods, housing quality standards, sustainability and energy conservation practices and methods.
  • Familiarity with construction related requirements of federal and state housing programs preferred.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and customer service skills.
  • Previous work experience in a customer service environment and ability to effectively navigate difficult customer relations preferred.
  • Ability to  operate desktop and mobile computing platforms, and a familiarity with specification writing software preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills required with Google Office and Salesforce software experience preferred.
  • Ability to occasionally work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, as needed.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Must have and maintain a current Massachusetts driver's license and vehicle is required  (License must be maintained during employment.)
  • Appropriate educational substitutions may be made. 





Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU 888/N-21

Hours Per Week:        35



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