Buzz Oates

Construction Project Manager

Company Overview

Buzz Oates is one of the largest commercial real estate investment management companies in California with over 23 million square feet under management. Over the last 60 years, the company has constructed over 60 million square feet of industrial warehouse and distribution facilities, business parks, office buildings and retail centers. Buzz Oates leases approximately 3 million square feet and executes on $100 million in purchases and sales annually. Viewed as a dominant market leader, Buzz Oates is a vertically integrated full-service commercial real estate development and management company focused on value creation through development, land entitlement, asset management and construction. The company is privately controlled and extremely well capitalized. Our investment philosophy centers on providing a single point of contact for a full suite of commercial real estate services. The company is positioned for growth, with targeted new developments and acquisitions throughout the Western half of the United States.



The role of the Project Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes coordinating the necessary resources and efforts of Buzz Oates team members, subcontractors and consultants in order to deliver multiple concurrent projects without exceeding budgeted amounts and on or whenever possible ahead of schedule.

The Project Manager provides critical leadership as required to guide their project teams to success. He or she is an excellent communicator who develops and maintains strong business relationships with new and existing clients, subcontractors, government officials, and others as necessary for Buzz Oates success.


  • Required to run multiple concurrent projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Thoroughly understands Buzz Oates subcontract and subcontractor/supplier proposal terms.
  • Supports the preconstruction/estimating department, acting as a resource for current information relevant to the goal of providing comprehensive and accurate preliminary costs.
  • Prepare accurate and comprehensive RFP’s to eliminate scope gaps – Execute Well Together.
  • Review subcontractor/supplier bids for completeness, accuracy and adequate pricing detail.
  • Negotiate scope and pricing with subcontractors/suppliers to achieve maximum value.
  • Initiate subcontracts within PM authorization thresholds as allowed per Buzz Oates policy.
  • Present subcontractor recommendations to VP as required per Buzz Oates policy.
  • Develop and manage a master schedule for all projects, coordinating with Superintendent.
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, formulate solutions and identify budget impact.
  • Timely processing of subcontractor/supplier invoicing, pay only for work in place/stored materials.
  • Mentor and lead Project Engineers to execute the tasks summarized in their position description.
  • Set and maintain an expectation with Superintendents/Subcontractors for high quality control and performance at all times.
  • Always follow safety protocols, wear proper PPE while on jobsites that have commenced through completion, and expect everyone on jobsites to do the same.
  • At regular Buzz Oates team meetings, and as requested by VP, provide comprehensive project updates including but not limited to budget vs. cost to date, schedule, high exposure items and proposed solutions, and other items of discussion as necessary for project success.
  • Manage project to successful completion, permit sign-off, CO issuance and closeout.
  • Fully participate in the Post Project Evaluation (PPE) process as required for all qualifying projects.
  • Attendance is an essential function.
  • This job description is subject to change at any time.


Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Engineering, Construction Management or other applicable field; and 5+ years related work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be very computer literate and fully capable working with the following programs:

  • Word and Excel software
  • Procore and Microsoft Project scheduling software
  • Timberline Project Management software
  • Other programs as needed


Buzz Oates offers a great work culture with an open space work environment in a Class A office building in Downtown Sacramento, close to the area’s top destination entertainment centers. We offer a full benefit package: health, dental, vision, EAP, LTD, parking, as well as a matching 401(k) program and education reimbursement.


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