Government: Municipalities, Counties, and Local

We work closely with clients to address today's environmental challenges, such as beneficial reuse of closed landfills and protective strategies for watershed management. We work closely with clients to address today's environmental challenges, such as beneficial reuse of closed landfills and protective strategies for watershed management.

At Geosyntec, we understand the business of local government and the daily demands of strict accountability, tight budgets and deadlines, and answering to a diverse range of customers -- who are also constituents.

We have served municipalities and local/regional agencies throughout the United States continually since our founding in 1983, providing services in environmental consulting, natural resources management, and engineering design and construction management. We work closely with clients to address today's environmental challenges, such as beneficial reuse of closed landfills and protective strategies for watershed management.

Geosyntec professionals design and implement practical, often innovative solutions that help our clients meet management objectives as well as resolve the site-specific technical challenges. We can expedite a project to alleviate imminent concerns or, conversely, perform a project in phases to meet the annual limitations of a capital improvement program. We have also helped our clients identify funding mechanisms and secure grants to provide needed capital for projects. Geosyntec is accustomed to operating in accord with the contracting and reporting requirements of local governments, and we routinely help clients to meet management goals in many areas, such as minority business utilization and local subcontracting. Our practitioners are also skilled in supporting public relations efforts. For example, we provide technical information to stakeholders and public interest groups in everyday language, and host public meetings that promote understanding and teamwork.

Services

  • Site assessment and remediation services
  • Environmental management and strategic planning
  • Brownfields site redevelopment
  • Solid waste management and facility design
  • Wastewater management
  • Water supply management
  • Stormwater and watershed management
  • Wetlands protection and restoration
  • Human health and ecological risk assessment
  • Environmental site assessment for real estate transactions (due diligence)
  • Grant writing and implementation
  • Regulatory liaison
  • Litigation support

Representative Clients

    • Municipalities:
      • Chicago
      • Jacksonville
      • New York City
      • Phoenix
      • Portland
      • Sacramento
      • San Diego
    • Counties:
      • Ann Arundel (MD)
      • Dekalb (GA)
      • Fulton (GA)
      • Indian River (FL)
      • Los Angeles (CA)
      • Miami-Dade (FL)
      • Orange (CA)
    • Regional Agencies:
      • Fresno Metro Flood Control District
      • Los Angeles Unified School District
      • Maryland Port Authority
      • Metro. Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
      • Northwest Florida Water Management District
      • Port of Houston Authority

Our Consultants

  • Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E.

    Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product characterization, and the permitting and design of waste containment facilities. He provides analysis, design, and forensic investigation services on projects related to these practice areas. He also provides expert consultation on matters in litigation. Bob is nationally recognized for his ...
  • J.F. Beech, Ph.D., P.E.

    Jay Beech is a Senior Consultant Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on design and construction of waste containment and subsurface barrier systems, sediment remediation, demolition and remediation of former industrial sites, and consulting on projects involving complex geotechnical and civil engineering issues. He has extensive experience managing complex projects involving municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, ash, coal combustion products, low-level ra ...
  • Sam Williams, P.G.

    Sam Williams is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contamination at industrial and commercial properties. Utilizing his experience in site characterization and innovative remediation programs to work with clients on converting impacted properties into community assets as commercial developments through Brownfields site redevelopment programs, Sam has worked ...
  • Nandra Weeks, P.E.

    Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the engineering and remediation issues associated with environmentally-impaired property redevelopment. She also specializes in the design and implementation of environmental compliance and site remediation programs at municipal solid waste landfills, coal combustion product disposal sites, and other properties. Nandra has developed site-specific app ...
  • Eric Strecker, P.E., BCEE

    Eric Strecker is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Oregon with more than 30 years of experience focused on the design, monitoring, and evaluation of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and the development of major project and watershed master plans. Eric has provided technical direction and assistance to public and private sector clients in stormwater master planning, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting, total maximum daily loa ...
  • Michael Houlihan, P.E.

    Michael Houlihan is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 30 years of experience focused on industrial and municipal waste management, waste containment system design, geotechnical engineering, environmental remediation, revitalization of impaired properties, construction engineering, and litigation support, including expert witness work.  Examples of his recent projects include: closure and remediation of coal-ash disposal sites at electric-power generating st ...
  • Greg Corcoran, P.E.

    Greg Corcoran is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience with a focus on the design, construction, and operation of engineered systems for waste containment facilities and brownfield sites impacted by contaminants in soil, soil gas, and groundwater.  During his career, he has become a recognized national expert in the design, permitting, and construction of liner and cover systems for municipal, industrial, mine, mill, and haza ...
  • Todd Hagemeyer, P.G.

    Todd Hagemeyer is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on development of environmental management solutions for the manufacturing and service facilities of Fortune 500 companies and the remediation of commercial and public sector properties impacted by chlorinated solvents, metals, and petroleum hydrocarbons. Todd has years of experience managing and implementing environmental projects that include hydrogeologic site characte ...
  • Ruth Custance

    Ruth Custance is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and effective communication of risk-based approaches for site assessment and remediation. Ruth has lead project teams in utilizing the latest risk assessment and data analysis technologies to optimize remedial approaches. These approaches provide adequate risk reduction while being cost-effective. She has provided critical input into the risk ...
  • Tom Peel, Ph.D.

    Tom Peel is a Senior Principal based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental science and engineering including the development of regulatory and risk-based strategies to obtain cost effective closure and redevelopment for environmentally impacted properties. He specializes in applying innovative risk-based approaches to reduce the cost of site assessment and remediation activities. Tom has directed investigations and remedial strategy development for ...
  • Duane Graves, Ph.D.

    Duane Graves is a Senior Principal Scientist based in Tennessee with more than 30 years of experience focused on environmental biotechnology; environmental forensics; in situ groundwater, soil, and sediment remediation; evaluation of airborne biological contaminants; and remediation of groundwater in karst formations. Duane specializes in the development, selection, feasibility evaluation, design, and deployment of remedial solutions for hazardous, radioactive, and mixed-waste, contam ...
  • Bertrand Palmer, Ph.D., P.E.

    Bertrand Palmer is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on developing innovative approaches and designs for projects involving site assessment, remedial investigation, feasibility study, chemical fate and transport analysis, risk assessment, and soil and groundwater remediation. He is experienced in remediation system design, construction, operation, monitoring, and maintenance. With more than 20 years experience in geotechnical ...
  • Hari Sharma, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.

    Hari Sharma is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on the design and construction of waste containment facilities and geotechnical structures and foundations in seismically active areas. Hari has been a leading practitioner in the engineering design, permitting, and closure of hazardous, industrial, and municipal waste landfills. He has pioneered design techniques widely used today for liner, leachate collection, a ...
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Geosyntec is a specialized consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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