Jesse Varsho is a Principal Engineer and Geologist based in Illinois with more than 15 years of experience in environmental consulting, landfill engineering, construction quality assurance, permitting, compliance, and project management for solid waste management clients throughout the United States.
Jesse's practice includes helping clients by developing of designs and construction of landfill liners, leachate collection systems, landfill gas collection systems, final cover systems, stormwater management systems, engineering analyses, operating/phasing plans, stormwater management system, closure and post-closure care plans, cost estimates, and permit applications. His solid waste experience includes work for both public and private sector clients in the municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial waste sectors.
Responsible for assisting with the siting, zoning, design, permitting and closure of solid waste management facilities, Jesse's clients include those responsible for municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, materials recovery facilities (MSF), and coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills. He evaluates existing facilities for compliance with local, state and federal regulations and conducts hydrogeological field investigations. Jesse assists his clients with capacity estimates and cost estimates for closure, post-closure care, construction, and remediation. Jesse also has extensive experience developing stormwater management systems for clients with a focus on green sustainability design concepts.
Jesse has demonstrated success with understanding stakeholder goals and concerns and communicating complex technical data in a transparent and understandable manner that satisfies the various stakeholders goals and concerns. His team-building approach along with his passion for taking on complex solid waste projects allows him to implement and execute cost effective environmental solutions. Jesse was technical lead on developing the compliance activities and schedules, overseeing and implementing the compliance activities and submitting the compliance reporting to demonstrate compliance with the consent orders. He also provided expert witness testimony during a dispute over compliance with the consent order.