ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, selected St. Paul District employee and Rochester, Minnesota, resident Sheldon Edd as its Construction Management Excellence Award recipient.
The annual award recognizes construction personnel exhibiting excellence in construction management and contract administration activities. An employee from each of the division’s six districts competed for the award. Edd will now compete against other division winners for the Corps of Engineers national award.
“Sheldon [Edd] was recognized for his efforts in completing the St. Croix Falls [Wisconsin] Waste Water Treatment Facility, volunteering to serve as the construction branch quality assurance lead until the position was filled, obtaining a contracting officer's warrant and being selected as a Corps of Engineers course instructor,” said Tom Johnson, St. Paul District Eastern Area Office chief. “Sheldon is well respected in the entire organization and his commitment to construction management excellence is exemplary.”
Edd serves as a resident engineer in the district’s Eastern Area Office in Winona, Minnesota. In this position, he is responsible for the administration of construction contracts throughout the district’s eastern geographic responsibility. The contracts vary and include electrical rehabilitation, dredging, sanitary sewer treatment facilities, levee construction and repair, lock construction and repair, underground utilities, street construction and more. He is a civil engineer and registered Professional Engineer in Minnesota, and has worked for the Corps of Engineers for 25 years.
The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2014 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.