Best Practices for Environmental Project Teams, Second Edition helps environmental project teams continuously improve competitiveness and performance on environmental restoration (ER) projects by providing action-oriented guidelines for executing essential business competencies. The book is primarily directed at project team members such as project managers, environmental engineers, geologists, chemists, and resource staff who support one or more project teams (e.g. QC Managers, Health and Safety Managers). Best practices described in this book can be implemented by smaller contractors who directly compete with larger Contractors. They can also help specialty subcontractors seeking to team with large or small prime Contractors. Contractor-perspective insights can help Government Environmental Restoration Service Providers obtain lower prices and better value for their ER funds, and help regulatory agencies support ER continuous improvement.
New topics in this fully revised and updated edition of Best Practices for Environmental Project Teams include smart phones, tablets and applications (e.g., i-phone applications, text messaging, etc.) that are being implemented in various ways. The number of graphics, flow charts and other visuals has increased compared to the previous edition, simplifying the learning experience and enhancing the overall reader experience.
- Focuses on actual problems and experiences on environmental clean-up projects
- Suited for professionals who work for small businesses who can quickly learn and apply interdisciplinary skills
- Describes the contractor and customer (usually government) perspective
- Provides candid, educational, and frank descriptions of common problems and process-oriented solutions
- Authored by professional practitioner with over 30 years of experience in this area
1. Best Practices for Environmental Project Teams 2. Understand Your Government Client Business Model 3. Implement a Flexible Environmental Quality Management System 4. Develop and Utilize User-Friendly Project Websites 5. Developing Superior Proposals 6. Develop Superior Project Work Plans 7. Implement Rigorous Scope Management Tools 8. Effectively Control Field Work 9. Implement Cause Analysis to generate Solutions 10. Design User-Friendly Work Processes for Project Teams
Dr. Stephen Massey shares practical experience acquired over a 30-year career of providing problem-solving and process improvement support to project teams who plan, perform and document critical functions associated with environmental cleanup. Experience includes implementing ISO-14001 environmental management systems and risk management techniques to decrease environmental impacts and increase resiliency.
He has served as Program Quality Manager on several large environmental contracts consisting of numerous individual project task orders. Key customers and stakeholders include the United States Department of Defense (Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, State and local regulatory agencies.
Projects involve soil, groundwater and facility contamination cleanup; military munitions and unexploded ordnance (UXO); and treatment plant construction, repairs and maintenance. In 2011, he authored "Best Practices for Environmental Project Teams (Elsevier, 2011), and earned his B.S. Degree in Geological Science from San Diego State University.