Overview of Waste Management Planning, Engineering, and Design

From permitting and design through construction, Geosyntec delivers solutions of exceptional value. From permitting and design through construction, Geosyntec delivers solutions of exceptional value.

Geosyntec is a recognized leader in waste containment facility permitting and design. From concept to implementation, we assist our clients in achieving efficient, safe, and secure containment of their regulated wastes that require land disposal.

Our practitioners assist our clients in increasing commercial viability, achieving and maintaining compliance, and ensuring that short- and long-term needs are met for new and existing sites and projects. We are experienced in the permitting, design, and construction of expansions and closures of:

  • Municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills
  • Hazardous waste landfills
  • Coal combustion residual landfills
  • Construction and demolition waste landfills
  • Radiological and mixed waste landfills
  • Tailings impoundments
  • Mine waste rock piles and dumps

Our waste containment practice specializes in addressing the most complex and challenging projects through our innovative technologies and designs. Our practitioners assist clients with permitting greenfield sites and existing site expansions, maximizing disposal capacity, and solving complex site challenges.   Our practitioners also provide investigation, design, permitting, and construction oversight for on-site disposal facilities for cost-effective, safe on-site disposal of soils, sludges, and miscellaneous debris with a broad range of contaminants, including mercury, PCBs, and volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds.

Advancing the State of the Practice

The applied research of our practitioners has defined the state of the practice for more than 30 years. Through our close relationships and collaborative efforts with both government entities and academic institutions, Geosyntec is often first-to-field with emerging technologies and practices, and many of the waste containment design and methodologies we pioneered in the 1980s are now today's standards in the field. From developing guidance documents and guidelines for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF), and the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC), to partnering with academic institutions such as the University of Illinois and Drexel University, we continuously look to increase the efficiency, safety, and security of waste containment facilities and projects.

Lead Consultants

  • Rudolph Bonaparte, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, NAE
    Rudy Bonaparte is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on the areas of: geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; contaminate ...
  • Robert Bachus, Ph.D., P.E.
    Robert Bachus is a Senior Principal engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of professional experience focused on geotechnical engineering, geoenvironmental engineering, waste by-product ...
  • Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah, Ph.D. P.E.
    Kwasi Badu-Tweneboah is a Principal Engineer based in Florida with more than 30 years of consulting and research experience focusing on the design and construction of containment systems for solid, ...
  • J.F. Beech, Ph.D., P.E.
    Jay Beech is a Senior Consultant Engineer based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on design and construction of waste containment and subsurface barrier systems, sediment rem ...
  • David Bonnett, P.E., P.Eng.
    David Bonnett is a Principal Engineer based in Massachusetts with 30 years of experience focused on water and natural resources engineering and waste containment facility planning and design, inclu ...
  • Robert Bruce, P.E.
    Robert Bruce is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Malaysia with more than 30 years of experience focused on geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering projects. Robert speci ...
  • Paul Botek, P.G.
    Paul Botek is a Principal Geologist based in Maryland with more than 15 years of experience focused on the assessment and restoration of contaminated sites, provision of environmental management se ...
  • Haydar Azzouz, P.G.
    Haydar Azzouz is a Senior Consultant Geologist based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on the maintenance and closure of municipal solid waste and hazardous waste landfill ...
  • David Folkes, P.E.
    David Folkes is a Senior Principal Environmental Consultant based in Colorado with more than 35 years of experience focused on environmental and geotechnical consulting throughout the United States ...
  • Michael Houlihan, P.E.
    Michael Houlihan is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 30 years of experience focused on industrial and municipal waste management, waste containment system design, geotec ...
  • Beth Gross, Ph.D., P.E.
    Beth Gross is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in Texas with more than 25 years of experience focused on environmental site characterization and management, as well as siting, design, ...
  • Greg Corcoran, P.E.
    Greg Corcoran is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience with a focus on the design, construction, and operation of engineered systems for waste ...
  • David Espinoza, Ph.D., P.E.
    David Espinoza is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer based in Maryland focused on foundation design over soft soils, design of regulated containment facilities, and more recently, financi ...
  • Nandra Weeks, P.E.
    Nandra Weeks is a Senior Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the engineering and remediation issues associated with envir ...
  • Paul Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E.
    Paul J. Sabatini, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE. is a Senior Principal with Geosyntec Consultants in their Oak Brook, Illinois office.  He has been a practicing engineer for 22 years and has been involved in ...
  • Ganesh Krishnan, P.E., D.WRE
    Ganesh Krishnan is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 20 years of experience focused on water resources and geoenvironmental engineering. Ganesh specializes in design engin ...
  • Bertrand Palmer, Ph.D., P.E.
    Bertrand Palmer is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 20 years of experience focused on developing innovative approaches and designs for projects involving site assessme ...
  • Scott Graves, P.E.
    Scott Graves is a Principal Engineer based in Texas with experience focused on geotechnical, environmental, and water resources engineering. Scott specializes in landfill design and permitting, was ...
  • Scott Luettich, P.E.
    Scott Luettich is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Director of Engineering for Geosyntec's solid waste management practice based in New England. He has more than 25 years of experience as the ...
  • Hari Sharma, Ph.D., P.E., G.E.
    Hari Sharma is a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on the design and construction of waste containment facilities and geotechn ...
  • Beth Pittaway, PMP
    Beth Pittaway is a Senior Consultant based in Maryland with more than 25 years of utility engineering experience and over 10 years of project management experience as a certified Project Management ...
  • Cuneyt Gokmen, P.E.
    Cuneyt Gokmen is a Senior Principal Geoenvironmental Engineer with more than 20 years of experience focused in the areas of civil, geotechnical, and environmental engineering. Cuneyt specia ...
  • Thierry Sanglerat, P.E.
    Thierry Sanglerat is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of consulting experience focused on groundwater and soil remediation, brownfield site redevelopmen ...
  • Daniel Schauer, P.G.
    Daniel Schauer is a Senior Principal Geologist based in Florida with over 24 years of geological, hydrogeological, and geotechnical engineering consulting experience focused on multidisciplinary en ...
  • Kenneth Fredianelli
    Kenneth Fredianelli is a Principal Construction Management Professional based in California with more than 30 years of experience focused on managing engineering, construction, and design/build pro ...
  • Majdi Othman, Ph.D., P.E.
    Majdi Othman is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of engineering experience focused on geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering projects. His pr ...
  • John Seymour, P.E.
    John Seymour is a Senior Principal Civil Engineer based in Illinois with over 30 years of experience focused on site remediation, deep foundation engineering, and construction management. His clien ...
  • James Stout, BCES
    Jim Stout is a Senior Principal Environmental Scientist based in Texas with more than 31 years of experience focused on the effective management of environmental remediation projects for private an ...
  • Stefanie Fountain, Ph.D., P.E., PMP
    Stefanie Fountain is a Principal Engineer based in Tennessee with more than 17 years of professional experience focused in the areas or radiological waste management; on-site disposal facility siti ...
  • Krzysztof S. Jesionek, P.E.
    Krzysztof Jesionek is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 35 years of experience focused on solid and hazardous waste management, including facility design and clo ...
  • Turgay Dabak, Ph.D., P.E.
    Turgay Dabak is a Principal Water Resources Engineer based in Washington, D.C. with more than 30 years of professional experience specializing in civil and environmental engineering, stormwater man ...
  • Anthony Goh, P.E.
    Anthony Goh is a Senior Consultant and Environmental Engineer based in Malaysia with more than 30 years of experience focused on consulting for multinational clients across Malaysia and Singapore a ...
  • Thomas Ramsey, P.E.
    Tom Ramsey is a Principal Civil Engineer based in Maryland with more than 20 years of experience focused on engineering design, construction management, and economic analyses associated with contai ...
  • Scott Sheridan, P.E.
    Scott Sheridan is a Senior Principal Civil and Geotechnical Engineer based in Virginia with more than 15 years of experience focused on providing professional engineering, construction management, ...
  • Christopher Robb, P.E.
    Chris Robb is a Principal Engineer based in Wisconsin with more than 20 years of experience in environmental consulting, remediation design and construction, quality control, and project management ...
  • Janet Goodfellow
    Janet Goodfellow is a Principal Engineer based in Ontario with 19 years of professional experience focused on water and wastewater challenges for the food and beverage sector. Her area ...
  • Caroline Field, C.Eng., P.E.
    Caroline Field is a Principal Civil Engineer with more than 20 years of professional experience in the de­sign and analysis of a wide range of structures for the built environment. She specializes ...
  • John Hollar, P.E.
    John Hollar is a Principal Civil and Environmental Engineer based in Georgia with more than 25 years of experience advising a variety of industrial, power, and government clients in the development ...
  • Jamey Dotson
    Jamey Dotson is a Principal Engineer based in Tennessee with more than 16 years of professional experience focused in the areas of civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering; program manage ...
  • Jill Johnson, P.G.
    Jill Johnson is a Senior Hydrogeologist based in Florida with more than 17 years of experience focused on a wide range of environmental projects, including groundwater monitoring and reporting, con ...
  • Amer Hussain, P.E.
    Amer Hussain is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on groundwater assessment and remediation, regulatory compliance, and permitting ...
  • Scott Promer, P.E., MBA
    Scott Promer is a Principal Engineer based in Alabama with more than 20 years of professional experience in business development, operations, engineering, and project management delivering large an ...
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