Buzz Oates

Project Engineer

Company Overview

Buzz Oates is one of the largest privately held commercial real estate investment management companies in the country, geographically focused in California’s Central Valley. With comprehensive expertise in the industrial and office markets. Buzz Oates Construction is the construction services provider to the Buzz Oates 23 Million SF Office & Industrial Portfolio. Collectively Buzz Oates Construction has built over 75 million SF of space in seven decades and continues to build with the highest standard of workmanship.



The role of the Project Engineer is assisting the Sr. Project Manager, Project Manager and Superintendent to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes assisting in coordinating the necessary resources and efforts of BOC 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 Engineer will experience a variety of project types and sizes and will work very closely with Sr. PM/PM/Superintendent in a mentoring environment to become a self-sufficient and highly effective member of our construction team as quickly as possible.

REPORTS TO: Sr. Project Manager (Sr.PM), Project Manager (PM)


  • Follows the “Team Approach”, fulfills all PM responsibilities described therein, and holds other team members accountable for their contribution in a professional and positive manner
  • Assist Sr. PM/PM with various tasks, including but not limited to:
    • Maintain complete and accurate plans and specifications in the project files, Procore and other IT platforms as necessary.
    • Processing of submittals, shop drawings, material samples, etc…
    • RFI drafting, submittal to respondent, receiving a response and posting to progress plans.
    • Assist in development of critical path based schedules for each project and utilize for monitoring on-going progress across the various scopes of work
    • Attend regular OAC (Owner/Architect/Contractor) update meetings and support Sr. PM/PM as needed.
    • Review and understand subcontractor monthly progress billings as they relate to work completed to date
  • Assist Superintendents on jobsites with various tasks, including but not limited to:
    • Verification of layout/work in place being in conformance with plans/specs to assure quality control of all scopes of work for project
    • Work with superintendent and subcontractors to identify discrepancies/potential conflicts in the plans/specs and drafting RFI’s to clarify discrepancies prior to cost/schedule impact
    • Monitoring safety compliance of subcontractors, suppliers, and other personnel on jobsite
    • Limited jobsite supervision as GC representative when Superintendent is not able to be onsite, including meeting with inspectors as needed to keep project moving forward.
    • Coordinate regular jobsite subcontractor meetings; notify all to ensure all required parties attend.
  • Lead punch list development and remediation, as-built plans and OM&W materials (Operations Manuals/Warranty info) collection and assembly of entire project for submission to Owner at closeout.
  • Attendance is an essential function.
  • This job description is subject to change at any time.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • All descriptions and items listed as previously stated above
  • Must be flexible during times of innovation change within our organization
  • Strong oral/written communication, critical thinking, customer service, organization, fiscal awareness, critical and on-the-fly decision making skills
  • Must take a “Safety First” approach, and expect/require this of BOC and Subcontractors
  • Must be self-motivated, punctual, professional and polished in appearance and speech and always represent themselves and BOC in a professional manner.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands and fingers to handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision

Ability to visit and navigate job sites during all phases of construction. Work outside of normal business hours will be required to meet project deadlines.


Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Engineering, Construction Management or other applicable field. Relevant work experience in the construction industry is preferred, yet not a strict pre-requisite, as this position is recognized as entry level in nature for some candidates. Ongoing continuing education is strongly encouraged and financially supported by BOC, as deemed appropriate for both employee development and BOC success.

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
  • Other programs as needed


Buzz Oates offers a great work culture with an open space work environment in downtown Sacramento, at 555 Capitol Mall. We offer a full benefit package: health, dental, vision, EAP, LTD, parking, as well as a matching 401K program and education reimbursement.


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