As a senior geologist and environmental scientist based in California, Mr. Wittig has more than 18 years of experience in planning, conducting and managing multi-disciplinary projects involving contaminant investigations, human health and ecological risk assessment, development of remediation strategies, water quality evaluations, and environmental assessments for private and public sector clients.
Mr. Wittig leads and coordinates projects with the Department of Toxic Substance Control, various Regional Water Quality Control Boards, and counties and cities throughout California for properties contaminated with MTBE, fuels, chlorinated hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, metals, pesticides, dioxins and furans, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and petroleum hydrocarbons. As project manager, he directed the completion of the offsite Removal Action Workplan and onsite a Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study for a former pesticide manaufacturing facility under an Imminent and Substantial Endangerment Determination and Consent Order. Mr. Wittig, as project manager, coordinated field sampling of 50 sites throughout San Diego County in residential areas destroyed by the October 2003 wild fires to demonstrate the need for additional Federal disaster relief funding. On a schedule driven by the imminent potential for mudslides and localized flooding, he oversaw the compilation of field and laboratory data and authorship of a detailed draft report for regulatory review less than three weeks after the project’s inception.
Mr. Wittig has served as the Senior Hydrogeologist for groundwater services for an on-going project with a southern California county since 2002. As the Senior Hydrogeologist, Mr. Wittig is responsible for planning and developing work scopes; peer reviewing task order requests, work plans, routine groundwater monitoring reports, and site investigation reports; providing technical oversight during routine groundwater monitoring and non-routine field investigations; and assisting the county with regulatory issues pertaining to the landfills.