At Lewis Creek Builders, we are all about people: our employees, our clients, and our community.

 

As a member of the Lewis Creek team, you will have the opportunity to learn and take on new challenges in a supportive and respectful environment. We value communication, transparency, and partnership at every level. We work hard to provide the highest level of service to our clients and have fun doing it. We welcome humans of all backgrounds and identities.

LEAD CARPENTER

Residential Construction and Remodeling


Role Qualities

A successful candidate has a well-rounded background in residential building and remodeling, outstanding communication skills, and enthusiasm for the work and the team. The Lead Carpenter role requires strong organizational skills and the ability to be both an advocate and facilitator for the client, the project, and the crew. A successful member of the Lewis Creek Builders team is kind, flexible, and dedicated to providing excellent service to our community. 

 

Role Summary

The goal of the Lead Carpenter is to oversee and facilitate the successful execution of construction projects from start to finish. This role manages the work of journey-level carpenters and apprentices, coordinates with and supervises subcontractors, and acts as the primary point of contact for the client during the build phase. This is a hybrid ‘belt-on’ and ‘belt-off’ role, with anywhere from two to twelve hours per week dedicated to belt-off tasks such as project management, subcontractor coordination, and interfacing with clients.

 

Principal Duties:

  • Supervises and participates in the construction, installation, repair, maintenance, and inspection of all elements of residential carpentry including framing, sheathing, wall assemblies, floor assemblies, roof assemblies, demolition, drywall installation and repair, and finish carpentry.

    • Delegates tasks effectively and efficiently, utilizing the skills of other team members and helping them build on those skills as appropriate.

    • Manages and directs daily operations of the jobsite, setting clear expectations for schedule, quality, and behavior.

    • Applies company and industry standards to the work, initiating corrective actions when necessary to secure satisfactory results and timely project completion.

    • Assists in the performance evaluation process for carpenters and apprentices. 

  • Using the project work scope and budget, develops a project schedule, planning for materials procurement, equipment usage, subcontractor work, and other necessary procedures.

    • Keeps organized records of time, invoices, and receipts related to the project and submits them to the office weekly.

    • Act as a primary liaison for the client during the build phase, attending weekly progress report meetings with clients, presenting project information and updates, setting critical expectations, and escalating questions and issues to the appropriate team member as needed.

    • Documents and communicates change orders, schedule changes, and any variance from the plan reflected by the project documents.

  • Provides input and collaborates with the Sales, Design, and Project Management team to determine material and labor estimates as requested.

    • Provides feedback to Project Manager on budget documents and project approach.

    • Reviews select small scope projects such as rot repairs, work orders, and warranty repairs as needed to provide insight, estimates, and industry knowledge.

    • Takes a collaborative approach to project management by mastering and internalizing the project, budget, drawing set, and schedule. Works on a peer to peer basis with Project Managers to meet project goals and deadlines.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills in managing client expectations and serving client goals.

  • Strong knowledge of the tools, equipment, and materials common to the trade.

  • Strong knowledge of common codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Understanding of basic structural loads and considerations related to walls, loads and footings.

  • Skill in installation, repair, and maintenance of all systems and assignments common to all aspects of carpentry in residential construction and remodeling.

  • Familiarity with estimating time and material requirements for projects in all aspects of carpentry in residential construction and remodeling.

  • Experience managing others in either/both a direct site management role or a project management role. 

  • Strong organizational skills and excellent communication skills.

  • Desire to grow in knowledge of the trade including new techniques in green building, passive home construction, and all associated materials in an ever-changing industry.

  • Physical requirements include but are not limited to: Ability to lift 40+ pounds, stand, walk, bend, reach, and kneel for extended periods of time. Ability to work from heights on ladders, scaffolding, and other OSHA-approved setups

Qualifications

10+ years of carpentry experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education deemed appropriate by hiring managers.

 

Compensation

Position is an hourly full-time position with an hourly pay rate of $26.00-$30.00 per hour. Actual compensation varies based on qualifications, skills, success and experience of the candidate

Other Duties

Other duties will invariably come into play with this position. Duties are not limited to those outlined above.

Please respond to this posting with both a COVER LETTER and RESUME. No cold calls. Applicants that do not provide a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

PROJECT MANAGER
Residential Construction and Remodeling

Role Qualities

A successful candidate is organized, focused, and able to balance multiple deadlines and priorities.  This role requires the ability to collaborate with others with a high level of partnership and accountability, as well as the ability to self-motivate and work independently. A successful member of the Lewis Creek Builders team is kind, flexible, and dedicated to providing excellent service to our community. 

 

Role Summary

The goal of the Project Manager is to work the sales and design process toward completion in a timely manner by gathering, collating, delegating, and creating drawings, specifications, and estimated costs, organized digitally. This is a full-time position expected to work 40 hours per week with 80-90% of those hours billable to clients as project development and project management time. This position works on a peer to peer basis with the design, development, and build teams.

Many of the following duties may be performed remotely.  Lewis Creek Builders is committed to our employee safety and invests in the resources necessary to support remote work.
 

Principal Duties:

  • Facilitate client meetings regarding the project schedule, budget updates, change orders, increases in project scope--any and all design and project changes throughout the project.

  • Serve as a reliable, accessible, and knowledgeable resource for clients.

  • Draft Work Scope documentation, including written narrative work scopes, mechanical and electrical drawings, structural specifications and detailing, and other technical drawings related to construction projects.

  • Develop project estimates using construction drawings and a strong knowledge of industry metrics.

  • Maintain and apply various metrics related to project estimating, such as: average price per square foot of similar projects; recent costs of fixtures; lessons learned from recent projects.

  • Track and analyze ongoing and completed projects to improve project planning and estimates.

  • Work toward complete development of a project plan, including all specifications and trade quotations.  Help to facilitate the smooth hand-off of a project from the design to the construction phase.

  • Gather information regarding existing systems including structural systems; mechanical systems; electrical and plumbing systems; discussing project impact with subcontractors and vendors.

  • Use foresight to apply knowledge of structures and building systems while exploring preemptive solutions to potential project challenges.

  • Troubleshoot and find solutions to on-site problems through collaboration with Lead Carpenters, Designers, Subcontractors and other project stakeholders

  • Communicate, update, organize and maintain all project related information such as quotes, contracts, material orders, change orders and drawings.

  • Balance deadlines and priorities for multiple projects by understanding the design and development process and systems. 

  • Assemble and maintain digital folders for each project, organizing critical and relevant data while making all documentation of progress accessible to design and build teams.

  • Steward project tracking systems and documents to ensure continued collaboration between teams, reflecting updated project schedules that analyze project and workforce performance.

  • Diligently track and accurately record billable and non-billable time.

  • Participate in and take an active role in the collaborative management environment of Lewis Creek Builders’ design and production management systems and improvements to those systems.

  • Other duties as needed and assigned.

  • Practice, maintain, educate and enforce safety practices and procedures across projects.

  • Model and set expectations for a high quality of workmanship.

  • Establish and foster friendly, professional relationships with existing and potential clients for the duration of the project and beyond.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic computer literacy as well as an intermediate to strong working knowledge of spreadsheet tools (Excel and Google Sheets).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people with different skills and backgrounds.

  • Ability to take ownership of tasks and see them through to completion.

  • Strong knowledge of residential building and remodeling, including a strong understanding of building components and how projects come together.

 

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of design, estimating, project management, lead carpenter or construction management experience.

  • This is a senior level position with a peer to peer relationship with Designers and Lead Carpenters at Lewis Creek Builders. The right candidate will be considered even without the education or experience listed above.

Compensation

This is a salaried position, working an average of 40 hours per week, and earning between $60-75k per year. Actual compensation varies based on qualifications, skills, success and experience of the candidate.

 

Please respond to this posting with both a COVER LETTER and RESUME. No cold calls. Applicants that do not provide a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

JOURNEY-LEVEL CARPENTER

Residential Construction and Remodeling

Lewis Creek Builders are ready to add a new carpenter to the team.  Returning to the construction industry?  Looking for a new work environment that will support your growth and provide outstanding benefits, as well as a crew of energetic carpenters, project managers and designers? 


We're currently searching for a Journey Level Carpenter with 3+ years experience in frame-to-finish residential building/remodeling.

 

Lewis Creek Builders is a full service design-build team. We are architectural designers and craftspeople well versed in the most practical and energy efficient products and methods.  We care about our community, clients, and their homes.

 

Role Qualities and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years carpentry experience, residential remodeling preferred.

  • Experience with framing and interior and exterior finish work.

  • Investment in professional growth and teaching others.

  • Highly organized and able to work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Passion for the craft of home building.
    Positive attitude.

  • Strong communication skills and sense of accountability.

  • Interest and/or background in energy efficiency and home performance is a plus!
     

Compensation:

We have a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health insurance with a generous monthly employer contribution, as well as an HRA.  We provide group short and long term disability and life insurance coverage at no cost to the team member.  We also have retirement contribution matching.

The position is based in the greater Burlington, Vermont area.

Please respond to this posting with your resume and a cover letter about why you are interested in a position at Lewis Creek. No cold calls, please. Applicants that do not provide a resume will not be considered.

18A Morse Drive 
Essex Junction, VT 05452 
802-662-1630

 

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