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Construction Project Manager


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 Construction “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.


Apply a “Relentlessly Proactive” approach to this position as a primary guiding principle.

  • Thoroughly understands BOC contracts and Subcontractor/supplier contracts
  • Ensures subcontractor/supplier compliance with BOC contract terms and conditions

Work with Buzz Oates Development and Asset Manager to:

  • Assist in formation of A/E design team and engage as needed to meet schedule
  • Ensure timely & cost-effective construction methods are implemented during design
  • Verify building permit and utility applications are submitted as to avoid schedule delays
  • Works in cooperation with BOC Estimator during prelim estimating, buy-out and close out to:
    • Prepare accurate and comprehensive project bid docs to ensure no scope gaps
    • Respond to Owner RFP’s with complete, accurate and timely proposals
    • Review subcontractor/supplier bids for completeness and accuracy
    • Assist in preparing subcontractor/supplier recommendations to SVP
    • Maintain cost estimating database primarily utilizing recent project data
    • Maintain subcontractor database with project specific performance reviews
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, formulate solutions and identify budget impact
  • Closely monitor subcontractor/supplier invoicing and pay only for work in place/stored materials, never allow frontloading of project cash flow by subcontractors/suppliers
  • Process RFI’s and submittals as needed to avoid schedule delays
  • Coordinate with and assist Superintendents as necessary to stay on budget/schedule
  • Develop a critical path based schedule for each project and utilize for monitoring on-going progress across the various scopes of work
  • Set an expectation with BOC Superintendents/Subcontractors for high quality control standards.
  • At regular BOC team meetings, and as requested by SVP, 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
  • Provide honest, accurate and relevant feedback to SVP regarding BOC processes/procedures, and/or other issues needing discussion and possible action
  • Manage project close-out to successful completion, permit sign-off and CO issuance
  • Act as the lead in development of Post Mortem project report, coordinate with other BO departments as needed, and submit to SVP within 60 days of project close-out
  • Effectively delegate tasks to appropriate BOC support staff
  • Required to run multiple concurrent projects of varying size and complexity.


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 on previous page

  • 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.


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.  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 Processing  and Spreadsheet software
  • Primavera or Microsoft Project scheduling software
  • Timberline Project Management software
  • Other programs as needed

Physical Demands:

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 occasionally required to stand and walk, have dexterity and use of hands and fingers.  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.