Meet Our Chief of Programs and Civil Works Project Management Branch: Jeff Livasy
Explain your job in three sentences.
Our branch oversees a diverse mission conducting studies, construction, and operations and maintenance of navigation, environmental infrastructure, coastal storm risk management, and flood risk management projects in South Carolina. I also serve as the District’s congressional delegation point of contact, ensuring strong relationships with congressional staffers and providing regular updates on our projects, appropriations, and public concerns.
What is the most unique thing you bring to the District?
I have an innate drive and passion for improvement. Although I occasionally tilt windmills, I consistently engage to ensure our field teams have quality design packages, our ineffective internal processes are reworked, our IT systems get improved, and that our staff have leadership support and the tools needed to execute.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Building “things.” I measure the pride in my job not by the dollars I make or position I hold, but by being able to show my two boys the work we do not for ourselves, but for others.
Highlight a notable milestone or memory in your career.
Being part of large construction projects that improve the quality of life for our service members, the mission effectiveness of the Department of Defense, and the economy of South Carolina. My fondest memories are turning over quality projects after years of oversight and especially the specific actions that saved taxpayers’ dollars.
What goals do you have for your career at the Charleston District?
Continuous improvement and growth, serving in leadership roles where I can add value, and being an advocate for our mission, our dedicated workforce, and our stakeholders.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I graduated from Virginia Tech twice in one year; the first in May 2001 to get my Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and the second in December 2001 to get my Master of Science in Civil Engineering – Construction Engineering and Management. Go Hokies!