US Army Corps of Engineers
Far East District

Program and Project Management Division

 Mission

  • Support the Far East District Mission to provide quality planning, engineering, design, and construction services to USFK and the service components in Armistice and Contingency
  • Program Management
  • Project Management – Life Cycle
  • Business Process Management
  • Project Manager – Project Delivery Team Leader
    • Engineering Div, Construction Div, Contracting Div, Counsel, Resource Mgmt, Architect-Engineers
    • USFK, Service Components, Installation, User
  • Customer care and Team work
  • Execute, execute, execute

About our processes

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The Project Management Business Process is the conceptual guidance by which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers execute projects in a consistent manner. The PMBP imperative is to govern the successful completion of projects.

PMBP establishes the philosophy and Implementing guidelines for how FED manages projects through the essential phases of the project life cycle, Initiation, Planning & Execution and Close Out. Each phase is as critical as the next for project success and customer satisfaction.

The project manager leads the Project Delivery Team (PDT), which is responsible for project success. Each team member shares in the management of project delivery. This means that team members are focused not solely on their individual work product but on the delivery of the product. (Teamwork is the Key.)

Project management services are available to transform customer ideas into viable construction projects, engineering questions into detailed reports, and engineering requirements through the processes to completed engineering services

You identify your requirements and request our services. A lifecycle Project Manager, with assistance from the entire Project Delivery Team (including the customer) will:

  • Develop the scope of work and define customer expectations.
  • Document the scope, schedule, cost, procurement strategy and
  • PDT members in the Project Management Plan.
  • Provide detailed design scope for the design contract.
  • Negotiate design fees and award contract with qualified Architect-Engineer firm.
  • Coordinate design submittals and review process.
  • Monitor funding and allocation of resources.
  • Perform regular line item reviews with the customer on the status of their projects.
  • Coordinate the construction contract solicitation, evaluation and award process.
  • Monitor construction progress, resolve issues and manage project changes through beneficial occupancy and warranty.

The Far East District has a rich history and enjoys a reputation as one of the premier engineering organizations in the Pacific. The Products and Services Guide outlines our most often requested capabilities.

The Products and Services Guide answers the question “What can FED do for me?” to quickly connect someone with knowledge and responsible for a particular area of concern. Each P&S sheet provides a brief outline of the type of assistance available, how to obtain it and cost guidance.

Directory of Services

  • After-Action Review
  • Architect-Engineer Service
  • BCOE Review (Biddability, Constructibiliy, Operability, and Environmental)
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
  • Charrettes
  • Construction Surveillance
  • Cost Engineering
  • Design Build Multiple Award Task Order Contract (D-B MATOC)
  • Door to the Corps of Engineers
  • Environmental Project Services
  • Environmental Testing Services
  • Environmental Training
  • Fire Protection and Life Safety
  • Force Protection Surveys
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Geotechnical Engineering Services
  • Groundwater Resource Development
  • IDIQ Construction
  • Installation Master Plan
  • Materials Testing Service
  • Planning Charrettes
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Plan (PMP)
  • Project Orders
  • Quality Assurance Services
  • Reimbursable Engineering Services
  • Supervision & Administration (S&A)
  • Technical Design Review
  • Value Engineering Studies / Suggestions / Change Proposals

 

The Far East District has been certified under the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 standards since 2003. FED holds the distinction of being the first Corps of Engineers District to be ISO 9001 certified in all areas.

The second ISO 9001 certification renewal took place in 2006 and in 2009 FEDs’ ISO 9001 certification was renewed for a record third time! This record is an achievement FED employees view with pride as it was achieved with the help and corporation of all FED employees.

The International Organization for Standardization is headquartered in Switzerland. ISO has a variety of standards but the ISO 9001 Standard; Quality Management System – Requirements, is recognized worldwide as the standard of quality to which an organization should aspire. ISO 9001 certification recognizes that FEDs’ Quality Management System documentation and FED's execution of work processes and procedures are in line with an internationally recognized standard for quality.

FED can point to our ISO 9001 certification as an example of FED's dedication to quality, customer service, and continual improvement. ISO 9001 continual improvement also means that each office reviews their processes annually to ensure the process is relevant and still reflects current work procedures.

Lloyds Registry of Quality Assurance as external assessor/auditor conducts surveillance and certification renewal audits to validate FEDs’ continual efforts to meet the ISO 9001 standard. The annual surveillance audits are usually conducted in April with the certification renewal audits conducted every three years.

Key points noted by the auditors were:

Attitude toward customer satisfaction appeared sound and genuine throughout the District and was displayed by all levels of personnel. This was evident during interviews with the Commander and personnel, in the QMS documentation (procedures, policy and objectives), meetings with customers, and effective use of the customer surveys. Management’s commitment to and support of the quality management system is strong. This was evident through communications regarding the system and the knowledge level of personnel. It was also clear during interviews that personnel (various levels of management to field inspectors) understood they were held accountable for implementing the system. Management system documentation is clear and concise. Good buy-in from personnel by involving them in developing the procedures for their areas of responsibility. Personnel interviewed were highly skilled in their area of responsibility, professional and respectful of the District’s commitment to implementation of the management system. In general, personnel treated this assessment as an opportunity to learn and improve their way of doing business. As FED moves on with the challenges of the Yongsan Relocation Program in addition to its normal workload, it is inspiring to see the continued commitment to quality service that is reflected in all FED employees. This commitment will ensure FED continues its record ISO certification renewal every three years.