5.Track resources. As the crew leader, you must be sure the necessary resources are available on the project site on the day the work is to be performed. For materials on site, this will be as easy as submitting a material request, NAVSUP Form 1250-1, to the material liaison office (MLO) several days in advance. For local purchase requirements, such as a concrete request to MLO, a request may be required 2 to 3 weeks in advance.
6. Control resources. As the crew leader, you are also responsible for on-site supervision of all work performed. Productive employment of available resourees to accomplish assigned tasking is your greatest challenge.
An understanding of the operations (Ops) organization and its responsibilities in the planning and execution of construction tasking is necessary before any further discussion of project management. You can refer to figure 2-1 for a clear picture of the organization.
The S3 has functional authority over the construction and disaster preparedness programs in the battalion. In this capacity he or she has direct supervisory authority over the line companies. The S3 reports directly to the commanding officer. The S3 is responsible for the assignment of all construction
Figure 2-1. - Operations department organization.
resourees: personnel, equipment, tools, and materials. Since the project planning process involves allocating these resources to specific projects, the S3 controls the project planning process, oversees each planning phase, and approves all final project packages.
The S3A is generally responsible for the administrative/executive efforts and record keeping of the Ops department. The S3A in case of his or her absence.
The S3C is normally responsible for the day-to-day coordination of personnel within the acts for the Ops officer department and assists them in carrying out their duties. The S3C also assists crew leaders through daily visits to the jobsites and generally assigns E6 and below OF-13 personnel within the battalion.
Engineering Division The engineering division provides a variety of engineering services including surveying, concrete slump and strength tests, compaction tests and drafting. Engineering also maintains the "as-built" drawings for projects under construction.
In addition to typing operations reports such as situation reports (SITREPs), the Ops admin staff also provides centralized timekeeping and personnel distribution status.
The QC division is staffed with a group of highly skilled technicians capable of instructing personnel to perform the work in the plans and specifications. These technicians are normally included in the planning and estimating and deployment planning groups. They have detailed knowledge of all facets of a project and are knowledgeable on the critical inspection items that must be followed for each network activity during each phase of construction. This group of technical experts, as agents of the Ops officer, is the group within the battal- ion most capable of resolving field problems with the individual construction units.
The QC division develops a QC plan intended to be a single-source document. This document outlinesContinue Reading