Buzz Oates

Project Manager

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 Manager is to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes 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 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 BOC success.

REPORTS TO: VP Construction


  • 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
  • Required to run multiple concurrent projects of varying size and complexity
  • Thoroughly understands BOC 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 BOC policy
  • Present subcontractor recommendations to VP as required per BOC 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.


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 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; 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 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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