The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivers projects, products, and services using a business model called the Project Management Business Process, wherein we form a team to define and deliver your mission requirements. We are most successful as a team when we adhere to the following business rules:
- Each project has one Project Manager and one Project Delivery Team. You, the customer, are an essential part of this team – after all, we are working for you.
- The fundamental document that guides project completion is the Project Management Plan.
The best PMPs clearly identify what you need, when you need it, and how you want us to communicate project status to you.
The Middle East District employs more than 500 professionals to serve you. We size our staff based on your mission requirements: our District does not have a fixed staff limit or rigid organizational structure.
Our staff has registered engineers, architects, contracting professionals, cost estimators, and certified project management professionals. We also have attorneys and other professionally registered staff.
Unlike many other U.S. federal agencies, the Middle East District is project funded. This simply means that you pay us for the services we provide you. Federal law prohibits us from either making a profit or suffering a loss at the end of a given year.
This project-funded, or pay-for-service, model is often new to people who are working with our District for the first time. We will work with you to determine if our services are provided at a flat rate, which is determined by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters, or at an “at-cost” rate. These details are part of the PMP. We are happy to provide you a full accounting of the funds you have entrusted with us. We return all available unneeded funds at the end of a project so you can use them elsewhere for your mission needs.