Jamey Dotson is a Principal Engineer based in Tennessee with more than 17 years of professional experience focused in the areas of civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering; program management; and construction management. He supports major electric utilities clients in the southeastern United States, including the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), with a wide array of their coal combustion residual (CCR) management, dam evaluation, and operations and maintenance (O&M) projects.
Specializing in innovative, constructible, and cost-effective designs, Jamey helps clients from initial concepts through project closeout. Examples of Jamey's practice experience include assisting clients with the management of their large, multi-disciplinary projects and programs, often regulated by federal and state regulations such as RCRA and CERCLA. His project experience includes assisting clients with civil, environmental, geotechnical, and remediation design; the siting, design, and permitting of coal combustion residuals (CCR) disposal facilities; dam remediation projects; and project implementation and compliance (e.g., construction management and quality assurance).
Successful projects for his clients include the siting, design, permitting, operations, construction, and closure of waste disposal facilities, as well as the implementation of mitigation strategies for beyond-design-basis modifications to support NRC Order EA 12-049. Waste disposal facility design elements have included the mitigation of drop-outs/sinkholes and innovative filter/drainage systems. Jamey frequently aids clients in the design and permitting of alternative and conventional liner systems and cover systems for waste containment and remediation sites. Jamey has been directly involved in the design and construction of soil-cement-bentonite slurry walls, earthen embankments, geosynthetic lined reservoirs, industrial stormwater management systems, and low permeability soil and geosynthetic lining systems for waste disposal facilities.
Jamey is the author or co-author of multiple technical papers and has provided technical presentations to industry groups in the areas of CCR management and the use of CCRs as construction materials. Jamey was part of the Geosyntec-TVA team that was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) – Georgia 2014 Engineering Excellence Grand Award for the successful re-opening of a CCR disposal facility at the TVA Kingston Fossil Plant. In 2012, he was selected by TVA as an Ike Zeringue Engineer of the Year finalist. His programmatic support of the Kingston Recovery Project led to a TVA Salute to Excellence President's Award in 2011.