NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 27, 2013) – Jamie James, a project manager in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District Project Management Division, is the District Employee of the Month for April 2013.
James is recognized for his accomplishments as the lead project manager for the Nashville District’s Workplace Strategy Renovation project which included complete renovation of 6th floor space and partial renovation and completion of the 4th and 5th floors. He also coordinated the movement of the 6th floor staff from the United Methodist Publishing House building.
“Jamie was assigned these duties on very short notice, but rose to the occasion and quickly gained the confidence and respect of his colleagues, peers and the project contractors,” said Fred Ragan, deputy chief, Planning, Programs and Project Management Division.
James’ responsibilities included project management and oversight of the various construction phases of this massive rehabilitation project, plus monitoring the obligation and expenditure of project funds in a changing environment.
“Jamie’s knowledge, professionalism, creativity, flexibility and adaptability were keys to his success as project tasks and funding parameters changed throughout the project,” Ragan added.
James was lauded for going beyond the call of duty by working nights, weekends and staying late to provide guidance and direction during the installation of key components of the project.
“Jamie exercised exemplary project management oversight and provided invaluable leadership in the execution of this important rehabilitation project,” said Lt. Col, James A. DeLapp, commander, Nashville District. “His performance is an outstanding reflection on him, the Nashville District and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,” DeLapp added.
As a project manager, James also manages the planning, engineering, design and execution of Corps civil works projects throughout the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers Basins, ranging from navigation and hydropower to flood mitigation and other Corps missions.
James holds a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, graduating magna cum laude from Tennessee State University, and holds a Masters Degree with an emphasis in Public Works Engineering and Management from the University of Tenn. He is a licensed professional engineer in Tenn., Ky., N.C., and Ga., and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control and a Certified Professional in Storm Water Quality.
He served as a Navy Operations Specialist from 1981 to 1988, completing two major deployments and a number of minor deployments. He is married, and has two children.