Jason Kerstiens is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Colorado with more than 20 years of experience focused on process engineering, regulatory compliance, water resource optimization, and strategic planning services to industrial, municipal, state, and federal organizations.
Jason works with clients to evaluate and solve challenging water management, treatment, and reuse issues. He has managed many projects, evaluating water resource management strategies, conducting infrastructure condition assessments, and optimizing water treatment performance through operational and capital improvements. His experience includes facilities ranging in size from less than one million gallons per day of treatment and conveyance capacity, to very large and complex projects at facilities that can handle several hundred million gallons per day. Clients turn to Jason for help using water resources as efficiently as possible and maximizing the use of existing capital assets before investing in expensive capital improvements.
As a senior technical advisor, Jason managed and served on projects involving water quality assessments, engineering capital improvements, cost estimating, strategic planning, procurement of large capital infrastructure agreements, and optimization of existing assets. Jason’s experience includes evaluating and implementing innovative treatment technologies by conducting and analyzing treatability studies, bench-scale testing, and pilot-scale testing. He managed over 50 different projects involving multidisciplinary teams of technical staff, regulatory stakeholders, public stakeholders, and environmental organizations.
A strong proponent of health and safety in every aspect of his projects, Jason has completed many health and safety training classes, and he is certified from the Mine Safety and Health Administration for surface, coal, construction, metal, and nonmetal areas. Recently, Jason managed a $20M design-build project that included a team of design engineers, construction professionals, and health and safety experts with no lost-time incidents. This project lasted over two years and included 45,000 construction labor hours.
Jason has presented and authored articles on a wide variety of technical topics involving water treatment, regulatory compliance, site-wide management tools, and strategic planning. He won awards for client satisfaction and the development of innovative technical solutions. In addition, Jason managed one project helping small drinking water systems across Colorado to comply with the Radionuclide Rule; this project earned the Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies and the Grand Prize from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.