Environmental Management System Development and Implementation

Geosyntec environmental management services build compliance solutions, generate defensible valuations of impaired properties, distinguish between potential and actual environmental risks, and reduce energy and water-resource utilization. We help clients manage risk while meeting their organizational goals for environmental stewardship and financial management.

Our environmental management systems (EMS) and compliance practice relies on experts with detailed knowledge of businesses, permitting close evaluation and the generation of specific, actionable reviews and recommendations. Geosyntec utilizes a holistic approach to assist facilities operators in safely and effectively meeting environmental goals while complying with relevant laws and regulations.

Our EMS and compliance service offerings encompass water footprinting and use-minimization strategies; waste compliance management program implementation; and process safety management (PSM), environmental health-and-safety (EH&S) and treatment, and storage and disposal facility (TSDF) audits.

One notable success was the establishment of a comprehensive environmental management system for the U.S. General Services Administration's Denver Federal Center, an expansive, 640-acre campus hosting 28 federal agencies and nearly 7,000 employees. The center is the largest concentration of federal agencies outside of Washington, D.C., and Geosyntec's practitioners helped GSA leaders achieve measurable improvements in environmental performance and cost savings by guiding the development of a sustainable campus.

In another large-scale project, Geosyntec practitioners turned their attention to the 342-acre Potomac Yard in Alexandria, Virginia, the site of an historic rail yard that had been de-listed from Superfund and was being prepared for redevelopment. Geosyntec's expertise and comprehensive understanding of environmental impacts across the site was used during property transaction negotiations for buyers to make timely and informed financial decisions. Our practitioners helped the client delineate the nature and extent of residual wastes and impacted soil at the site and identify a disposal alternative for more than 50,000 cubic yards of cinder ballast and other materials. Subsequently, Geosyntec personnel remained on hand during redevelopment activities to provide geotechnical recommendations during contractor excavations; to develop and oversee the implementation of a soil characterization and disposal plan; and to provide oversight of a human health and ecological risk assessment.

Lead Consultants

  • Michael Kavanaugh, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
    Mike Kavanaugh is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of consulting experience focused on the areas of water quality, water treatment, and groundwa ...
  • Michael Berman, P.E., CHMM
    Michael Berman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 25 years of experience focused on assessing, modeling, and quantifying the nature, extent, and cost of environ ...
  • Randy Brandt, P.G.
    Randy Brandt is a Senior Principal Geologist based in California with more than 30 years of management and technical experience with environmental and hazardous waste issues. He has focused on dev ...
  • Susan Hill, P.E.
    Susan Hill, P.E., a Senior Principal at Geosyntec, is an Environmental Engineer with more than 30 years of experience focused on the investigation and remediation of sediment mega sites. She has wo ...
  • Paul Botek, P.G.
    Paul Botek is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Maryland with more than 15 years of experience focused on the assessment and restoration of contaminated sites, provision of environmental manage ...
  • Neal Durant, Ph.D.

    Neal Durant is a Senior Principal Consultant based in Washington, D.C. with more than 28 years of experience investigating, remediating, and managing complex contaminated sites.

  • David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E.
    David Espinoza is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Maryland focused on foundation design over soft soils, design of containment facilities (e.g., municipal solid waste, mining ...
  • Karen Kosiarek, P.E.
    Karen Kosiarek is a Senior Principal Remediation Engineer based in Montana with more than 22 years of experience focused on the characterization and remediation of soil and groundwater contaminatio ...
  • Todd McAlary, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.G.

    Todd McAlary is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 30 years of international consulting experience focused on the evaluation of contaminant fate and transport in soil and groundwater.

  • Douglas Larson, Ph.D., P.E., LSP, MWO
    Doug Larson is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Massachusetts with more than 30 years of experience focused on the investigation and cleanup of hazardous waste sites throughout the United State ...
  • 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, geotec ...
  • Paul Brookner, P.G.
    Paul Brookner is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in Minnesota with more than 30 years of experience focused as a regulator, consultant, and environmental manager for a multinational corpora ...
  • Sam Williams, P.G., CHG
    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 ...
  • Beau Hodge, P.G.
    Beau Hodge is a Principal Geologist based in North Carolina with more than 25 years of experience focused on environmental site investigation and remediation with a focus on recalcitrant compounds ...
  • Nandra Weeks, P.E.
    Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on the engineering and remediation issues associated with envir ...
  • Kate Graf, PEE
    Kate Graf is a Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 20 years of experience focused on providing air quality services to industrial clients. Her experience spans environmental eng ...
  • Poppy Staub
    Margaret "Poppy" Staub is a Senior Principal Consultant based in Colorado with more than 20 years of experience focused on environmental compliance, Superfund site management, pollution prevention ...
  • J. Chris Herin, P.G.
    J. Chris Herin is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist practitioner in the field of environmental risk management and minimization based in Florida with more than 30 years of environmental consulting ...
  • 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 strateg ...
  • Chriso Petropoulou, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
    Chriso Petropoulou is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Illinois with more than 25 years of consulting experience focused on a wide variety of clients in the industrial manufacturi ...
  • 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 ser ...
  • Marcus Ford, CGeol.
    Marcus Ford is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in the United Kingdom with nearly 30 years of experience focused on environmental liability management and the assessment and remediation of c ...
  • 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 ...
  • Elaina Modlin, P.E.
    Elaina Modlin is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on a wide variety of environmental services including regulatory compliance and pe ...
  • James Langenbach, P.E.
    James Langenbach is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer for Geosyntec Consultants based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on assisting clients with environmental assess ...
  • James Linton
    James Linton is a Principal Environmental Scientist based in Florida with more than 30 years of experience focused on site assessment and remediation. He specializes in innovative contaminated site ...
  • Eric Nesbit, P.E., CQM
    Eric Nesbit is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer with more than 15 years of experience focused on program management, executing environmental remediation actions, removal actions, and remed ...
  • Daniel Schauer, P.G.
    Daniel Schauer is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Florida with over 24 years of geological, hydrogeological, and geotechnical engineering consulting experience focused on multidisciplinary en ...
  • Jennifer Wilkie, Ph.D., P.E.
    Jennifer Wilkie is a Principal Engineer based in Illinois with more than 20 years of experience in environmental research and consulting focused on providing multidisciplinary services and support ...
  • John Seymour, P.E.
    John Seymour is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in Illinois with over 30 years of experience focused on site remediation, deep foundation engineering, and construction management. His clien ...
  • Gary Wealthall, Ph.D.
    Gary Wealthall is a Senior Principal Consultant based in United Kingdom with more than 25 years of experience focused on contaminant hydrogeology research and practice. He advises regulatory author ...
  • Kenneth Fredianelli
    Kenneth Fredianelli is a Principal Construction Management Professional based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on managing engineering, construction, and design/build pro ...
  • Andrew Montgomery, P.E.
    Andrew Montgomery is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 20 years of environmental consulting experience focused on developing regulatory and risk-based strategies to achiev ...
  • AW Armstrong
    AW Armstrong is a Senior Principal based in Texas with more than 20 years of consulting experience focused on compliance assurance, operational risk management (ORM), environmental, health and safe ...
  • Leah MacKinnon, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
    Leah MacKinnon is a Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the United States, Canada, and Europe focusing on remediation of groundwater containing recalcitrant and ...
  • James Stout, BCES
    Jim Stout is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in Texas with more than 31 years of experience focused on the effective management of environmental remediation projects for private an ...
  • Denise Tripp
    Denise Tripp is a Senior Consultant based in Massachusetts with more than 30 years of experience focused on environmental assessment and remediation and litigation support projects for the paper, p ...
  • Matthew Bardol, P.E., CFM, CPESC, D.WRE
    Matthew Bardol is a Senior Principal Engineer with more than 20 years of diverse environmental and water resource engineering experience, providing a breadth of technical expertise to address the m ...
  • Lisa Van Tassell, P.E.
    Lisa Van Tassell is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 15 years of experience focused on soil and groundwater remediation systems; site investigation and c ...
  • Dale Prokopchak, CIH, CSP
    Dale Prokopchak is a Principal Industrial Hygienist and Occupational Safety Specialist with more than 30 years of experience as a leader in industrial hygiene, safety, corporate environmental, heal ...
  • Jim Wragg, FGS
    Jim Wragg is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in the United Kingdom with more than 20 years of experience focused on the detailed investigation, assessment and remediation of contaminated so ...
  • Jimmy Whitmer, P.G., CHMM
    Jimmy Whitmer is a Senior Principal Geologist and Hydrogeologist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience directing multidisciplinary projects focused on water supply development, sit ...
  • Bruce Sass, Ph.D.
    Bruce Sass is a Senior Consultant based in Ohio with more than 20 years of experience focused on the development and implementation of chemical process improvements and environmental remediation te ...
  • Gregory Roush, P.G.
    Gregory Roush is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on directing multidisciplinary projects involving site assessments and corrective action ...
  • John Hollar, P.E.
    John Hollar is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience advising a variety of industrial, power, and government clients in the development ...
  • Scott Struck, Ph.D.
    Scott Struck is a Principal based in Colorado with more than 15 years of experience focused on planning, design, and implementation of stormwater infrastructure and watershed management to meet dra ...
  • Joseph Mizerany, P.G.
    Joe Mizerany is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Florida with more than 30 years of professional experience focused in the areas of environmental media assessment and remediation, complex hydr ...
  • Cory Reiter, P.E.
    Cory Reiter is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Missouri with more than 18 years of experience focused on managing federal civil and environmental projects in the areas of flood control, utilit ...
  • Marc Rogoff, Ph.D.
    Marc Rogoff is a Senior Consultant based in Florida with more than 38 years of professional experience focused on solid waste management waste collection studies, facility feasibility assessments, ...
  • David Richardson, P.E, P.G.
    David Richardson is a Senior Engineer based in Minnesota with more than 30 years of consulting experience focused on managing and executing environmental and engineering projects for private and pu ...
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