As a consultant, Alex specializes in geologic hazard assessment and subsurface characterization with extensive project experience related to new construction of gas and water pipelines, LNG facilities, dams, landfills, tunnels, railroads, and electrical transmission. He has advised clients in the oil and gas, electrical utility, municipal, and private sectors on engineering mitigation of naturally occurring geohazards such as landslides, faults, and ground subsidence in support of Front End Engineering Design (FEED).
At locations throughout California, Arizona, and portions of Alaska, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina, Alex has managed, coordinated, and performed extensive field investigations consisting of exploratory drilling, structural geologic mapping, and geophysical surveys to characterize subsurface conditions in support of engineering design. His engineering geologic work has also included project experience in British Columbia, Canada, northern Baja California, Mexico, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Alex has also developed and currently leads a team of Qualified Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) Practitioners and Developers (QSPs and QSDs) that specialize in stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and ground stabilization techniques in accordance with National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) construction compliance. Following the roll out in 2009 of the new California State Water Quality Control Board Construction General Permit (CGP) for storm water discharges, he helped develop the standard of practice for utility clients across southern California in regard to field construction compliance while managing the SWPPP component of the Sunrise Powerlink Project, which was the largest project under the new permit in California at that time.