Jim Deitsch is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience focused on site remediation, remediation system design, water and wastewater treatment system design, and execution of design-build/construction management at risk projects. Jim's experience includes sites regulated under various RCRA, CERCLA, state-led, and voluntary cleanup programs.
Jim's project experience includes the following: site characterization and feasibility analyses; engineering and technology evaluations including bench-scale and pilot testing; civil and mechanical design of remediation and industrial wastewater treatment systems; management of construction activities during design-build and construction management at risk projects; and system commissioning and operations. These activities demonstrate Jim's passion for taking projects from start to finish. Jim has designed remediation systems for VOCs, SVOCs, pesticides, naturally occurring inorganic constituents, and emerging chemicals such as perchlorate, PFAS, and 1,4-dioxane.
Recent examples of Jim's project successes include serving as project manager and technical lead for the completion of a feasibility study to evaluate remedial alternatives for a low permeability aquitard unit acting as a long-term source of perchlorate to the underlying aquifer unit. The feasibility study demonstrated that an optimized extraction well network could reduce the long-term extraction volume from the aquifer by 60% and significantly reduce overall life-cycle costs compared to the existing remedy. He was design lead for a 2,000-gpm raw water line distribution system and a 1,500-gpm leachate and impacted surface water system for a low-level radiation disposal facility. Additionally, Jim was project manager and lead design engineer for the design, construction and start-up of a 750 gallon per minute groundwater remediation system. Jim received the following comment from the client for his work on this project: "We wanted to write a short note to express appreciation for the long-term, superior service Jim has lent to our important project in California. For years, we have come to rely upon Jim's incomparable technical ability and his ability to think from our perspective and truly help us achieve our technical and financial goals. Please accept this note of sincere appreciation for your efforts and the tangible, positive results delivered!"