US Disaster Relief Construction Manager

Operation Blessing International – Virginia Beach, VA

Operation Blessing International (OBI) is a humanitarian organization dedicated to relieving human suffering.  OBI combats hunger, deprivation and physical affliction with the provision of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and other basic necessities of life. We also help facilitate the development of healthy, vibrant and self-sustaining communities by addressing larger issues of education, food security, potable water, employment, community health, and disaster mitigation projects.

OBI's Disaster Relief team specializes in responding to natural disasters and mobilizing teams to assist with major relief and recovery efforts in response to earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and floods. 

We are currently seeking a Construction Manager to work alongside our Deployment Manager to manage field operations that provide life-sustaining and life-changing relief during U.S.-based disasters. The Construction Manager is not just responsible for ensuring safety, excellent, and proper permitting, but also has the opportunity to work with our employees and volunteers, overseeing the execution of all construction projects.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of managing construction projects to include demolition and re-construction
  • Working knowledge of fleet maintenance with skills in mechanical and hydraulic maintenance and repair
  • Knowledgeable of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) laws and regulations
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Office & Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent logistical, decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent people, motivational and leadership skills
  • Strong ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and effectively multi-task
  • Self-starter with ability to effectively perform in a fast-paced customer service environment
  • Ability to travel on short notice for extended amounts of time
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment (skid steers, cranes, etc.) and lift up to 60 lbs.
  • Ability to make credit card purchases for OBI, as needed
  • Required to have a personal vehicle for non-disaster work responsibility

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • Licensed General Contractor
  • Valid driver’s license and excellent driving record
  • Forklift Certification
  • CDL Class “A” (Semi-Truck Restriction acceptable.)
  • Commercial Crane Operation License, preferred but can be obtained through on-the-job training


A Charity you can trust!

OBI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world. OBI provides strategic relief in 39 countries on a daily basis through core programs such as disaster relief, medical aid, hunger relief, vulnerable children and orphan care, clean water and community development.

Headquartered in beautiful Virginia Beach, Virginia, OBI not only offers you a competitive salary and full benefits, it offers you an opportunity to make a global impact! This job will challenge you spiritually as well as professionally, rewarding your commitment to perform with integrity and excellence.

If you desire to make a difference in the lives of others, share our vision and purpose, we would like to hear from you!  Visit our web site at www.ob.org to submit an online application. Resumes without applications will not be given full consideration.