About Us - Key Personnel

John Coffey
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Technical Specialties

Wetlands Mitigation and Restoration, MGP Site Remediation, Hazardous Waste Management and Remediation, Landfill Cell Construction and Capping, Drum Handling, Demolition, AST/UST Services, Groundwater Extraction and Treatment Systems, Slurry Walls, and Soil Stabilization.

Experience Summary

More than 32 years experience in hazardous waste management, site remediation, wetlands mitigation and construction management, including 23 years managing remedial action construction projects. Extensive experience preparing proposals and cost estimates, negotiating contracts and interacting with regulatory agencies. Prepared and implemented project plans on a variety of private and publicly funded projects. Worked with design engineers on design/build projects from conceptual phase through project closeout.

Credentials

  • B.S. Environmental Science, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1977
  • B.A., Liberal Arts, Syracuse University, 1977
  • 1991, Competent Person, Excavation Training
  • 40-Hour USEPA Hazardous Materials Training for First Responders, 1987 (29 CFR 1910.165)
  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Response (29 CFR 1910.120)
  • 8-Hour Supervisory Training, 1989 (29 CFR 1910.120)
  • 8-Hour Annual Refresher Training
  • 40-Hour Tank Car Transfer Training

Key Projects

  • Senior Project Manager at the East Side Remedial Components Design/Build Project. Retained by Pfizer as the prime contractor to design and construct the East Side Remedial Components (ESRC) project. The project involves implementation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) approved site-wide corrective measurements and also includes regulatory involvement by the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for work in tidal wetlands located adjacent to and in the Quinnipiac River. The design phase of the project began in May 2011 and involved an evaluation of the conceptual remedial approach presented to the USEPA in the Corrective Measures Study and yielded a final design that was submitted to the regulatory agencies in the winter of 2013. Meetings were held with the various involved federal, state and local agencies to facilitate an expedited review of initial construction activities that enabled mobilization to occur in the spring of 2013. Remedial construction will be performed during two construction years (2013 and 2014) and some weather-sensitive wetlands plantings will extend into the spring of 2015, if necessary. The remedial construction activities will include the Construction of a 5,425 foot long low-permeability hydraulic barrier wall with an average depth of 22 feet and a maximum depth of 32 feet extending a minimum of 3 feet into the underlying clay layer constructed using an excavator mixing method and a reagent mix prepared during the design phase via bench-scale testing; installation of new groundwater extraction wells and conveyance piping with all associated instrumentation and controls to collect and convey water from inside the barrier wall to the existing on-site groundwater treatment facility (GWTF); the excavation and relocation of almost 30,000 cubic yards of PCB impacted soil associated with 2 existing landfills and the subsequent installation of a soil and geosynthetic capping system on each landfill; excavation of almost 75,000 cubic yards of impacted soil from proposed wetland construction areas and relocation to a third landfill for use as subgrade material to facilitate consolidation prior to capping; construction of 6 acres of inland wetlands in these areas by installing a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) to isolate the base of these areas from the water table and to provide adequate water storage to support the proposed inland wetland and covering the GCL with 24 inches of wetland soil in preparation for the required plantings; mechanical dredging of almost 3,000 cubic yards of impacted sediment from 3 locations within the tidally influenced Quinnipiac River; and site restoration activities including access road construction and installation of walking trails with educational signs. The entire site will be restored with an integrated ecological enhancement system that includes a combination of upland meadows, inland wetlands, and tidal wetlands and will be constructed to provide for educational purposes under a planned restricted site access agreement after the project is completed. The tidal wetlands will involve an area of creation and a few areas of mitigation that are require due to temporary and permanent impacts to tidal wetlands during construction. This work will be performed under a separate wetlands mitigation plan approved by both USACE and CTDEEP’s Office of Long Island Sound Protection (OLISP).
  • General Manager at the Camden Coke Former MGP Site. This project included preliminary demolition activities; installation of approximately 22,000 vertical square feet of water tight sheeting along the Delaware River to depths of 40’ and approximately 120,000 vertical square feet of temporary sheeting to depths ranging from 25’ to 40’; excavation and off-site disposal of nearly 55,000 tons of MGP impacted soil to specified depths; off-site transportation and beneficial reuse of approximately 33,000 tons of waste gypsum; collection and on-site treatment of impacted construction water and subsequent discharge to the CCMUA; and backfill and site restoration activities including paving. The project was completed at an active manufacturing plant and also included coordination and assistance with the unloading of two ships each carrying more than 40,000 tons of raw gypsum.
  • Senior Project Manager at the Wilmington Coal Gas Site Southern Parcel Stabilization/Excavation Project. The scope of the project was to implement an in-situ stabilization (ISS) effort which was the selected remedy to address manufactured gas plant (MGP) constituent impacted soil including coal tar non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL). ISS was performed in two areas of the site. The work included the demolition and disposal of the Combustion Turbine Facility and ancillary equipment; excavation and off-site transportation and disposal of over 8,000 tons of MGP impacted over-burden soil; ISS of over 12,000 cubic yards of soil to depths of up to 23 feet using an excavator approach and a batch plant to deliver the grout to each area; installation and operation of a temporary water treatment system for construction water; and site restoration activities. The site was adjacent to a minor league baseball team in the main parking lot and the work was required to be completed and the parking lot returned to its original condition prior to the opening day of the baseball season.
  • General Manager at the Solvent Savers Superfund Site. The objective of the project was to excavate down to the water table and remove soils contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The work included demolition of a former in-situ vapor extraction treatment system and associated buildings; excavation and handling of 46,500 cy of soil to depths of 39’ with equipment using GPS technology; off-site transportation and disposal of nearly 45,000 tons of soil with five different waste classifications; collection, containerization and off-site transportation and disposal of 450,000 gallons of construction water as a characteristic hazardous waste; and site restoration activities. The work included the development and implementation of the project specific plans including an excavation plan, transportation and disposal plan, health and safety plan, and traffic control plan. The project was completed during 2 construction seasons having worked more than 33,000 man-hours without an OSHA recordable.
  • General Manager at the National Lead Radiological Soil Remediation Site. The National Lead Project entails radiological and conventional soil remediation components and the implementation of permanent storm water management features. The proposed future use for the 60 acre brownfield site includes a large scale residential and commercial development to be financed by both private and public funding sources. The work includes the excavation, blending and either on-site reuse as backfill or off-site transportation and disposal of over 400,000 cubic yards of radiological impacted soil, concrete and buried debris; the in-situ stabilization (ISS) of roughly 370,000 cubic yards of titanium dioxide sludge using Type 1 Portland cement and mechanical mixing techniques; installation of 300 linear feet of permanent box culvert outfalls at 3 locations; and site restoration activities. The radiological excavation work required close coordination with a third party radiological consultant responsible for screening the soil and designating the material for either reuse as backfill material or for off-site T&D. The ISS work included a mix design of 7.5% Type 1 Portland cement using an excavator mixing method to achieve the treatment criteria of a minimum unconfined compressive strength of 65 psi at 28 days. The work is being performed under a Project Labor Agreement and the site has worked more than 65,000 man-hours without a lost time accident.
  • Senior Project Manager at the PJP Landfill Closure. The goal for the PJP Landfill Closure was for the site to be sold to Jersey City for use as a city park. The overall scope of work was to remediate and close an approximately 26-acre landfill site with 3 distinct landfill lobes and included the excavation and relocation of nearly 90,000 cubic yards of material between the lobes; installation of a capping system over each lobe consisting of a 40-mil HDPE liner, geocomposite drainage net, and 2-foot earthen cap; installation of horizontal and vertical gas venting system; wetlands plantings along more than 1,500 linear feet of tidally influenced river front; and construction of access roads and walking trails. The project was time-critical for the client due to meeting a deadline for the property to be deeded to Jersey City before the end of the calendar year.
  • General Manager at the Former MGP Site in Paulsboro, NJ. The purpose for conducting this work was to implement a Remedial Action at the site to address soil contamination to depths of up to 20’ below ground surface. The work included removal and relocation of both overhead and underground utilities; vibration and settlement monitoring; excavation and off-site transportation and disposal of over 15,000 tons of MGP impacted soil; In-Situ Stabilization (ISS) of approximately 19,000 cubic yards of MGP impacted soils to depths ranging to 20’ below ground surface using an excavator mixing method; installation of a hydraulic barrier wall to a depth of 20’ below ground surface using an excavator mixing procedure; backfilling and site restoration activities. The stabilized soil was required to meet the treatment criteria of a minimum unconfined compressive strength of 50 psi at 28 days and a minimum hydraulic conductivity of 1 x 10-6 cm/sec as well as the modified SPLP concentrations for leachability.
  • Senior Project Manager at the Old Turtle Thorofare Wetland Mitigation Bank. The Old Turtle Thorofare Wetland Mitigation Bank was constructed to gain credits to be used to off-set wetland impacts associated with the widening of the Garden State Parkway. The purpose of the project was to excavate and grade the areas to the design elevation to prepare the site for installation of plantings by others. The work included the excavation and relocation of almost 9,000 cubic yards of material along a 75 foot wide former railroad easement that extended almost 11,000 feet into Grassy Sound. The work area was bisected by the Old Turtle Thorofare so an essential element of the project consisted of crossing the waterway to gain access to the eastern portion of the site. A 400 foot wide floating bridge with ramps at both shores and spuds to stabilize the bridge against any lateral movement was utilized to provide access for trucks and heavy equipment to complete the work. A permit was applied for and granted by the Coast Guard to install the bridge. In addition to removing over 350 loads of soil for reuse, 85 roll-off containers of debris were disposed of at a local landfill as part of the work.
  • General Manager at a Former MGP Site in Camden, NJ. This project included preliminary demolition activities, including the dismantling of a 125’ tall aboveground gas holder; excavation and off-site disposal of nearly 50,000 tons of MGP impacted soil to specified depths; and ISS treatment of over 24,000 cubic yards (cy) of soils using an excavator mixing method. The stabilized soil met the treatment criteria of a minimum unconfined compressive strength of 50 psi at 28 days and a minimum hydraulic conductivity of 1 x 10-6 cm/sec as well as the modified SPLP concentrations for leachability. This project was the first MGP project in New Jersey where the ISS technology was successfully utilized to remediate MGP waste and was time-critical for the client as there was a new substation planned to be constructed on this property starting in the spring of 2012.
  • Senior Project Manager at a Former MGP Site in Elmira, NY. This site is an active substation and site activities required coordination between utility crews and remediation crews. The scope of services for this project was to remediate MGP impacted soil to depths of up to 30’ below ground surface. The work was completed using a combination of excavation/off-site transportation and disposal and In-Situ Stabilization (ISS). The excavation task was completed using water tight sheet piling installed to 54’ deep to facilitate excavation to 25’ below ground surface. Approximately 17,000 tons of MGP impacted soil was excavated for off-site transportation and disposal. ISS treatment of 7,800 cubic yards (cy) of soils using an excavator mixing method was completed to depths of up to 25’. Other tasks included site preparation for excavation and ISS work and site restoration activities. The stabilized soil routinely met the treatment criteria of an unconfined compressive strength between 50 psi and 175 psi at 28 days and a minimum hydraulic conductivity of 1 x 10-6 cm/sec. The project was performed incident free and on-schedule.
  • Senior Project Manager at a Former MGP Site in Norwich, NY. An active shopping center is constructed on the Norwich Former MGP Site and it remained opened during all site activities. The health and safety of the tenants of the shopping center and their customers was a critical component of the work and involved coordination between the tenants, the local government and the work force. The scope of work included the excavation, transportation and off-site disposal of 27,000 tons of MGP-impacted soil; the In-Situ Stabilization (ISS) of over 55,000 cubic yards of MGP-impacted soil using a 10-foot diameter auger; and the subsequent site restoration activities. The stabilized soil was required to achieve a minimum Unconfined Compressive Strength of 50 PSI after 28 days and a minimum hydraulic conductivity of 1 x 10-6.
  • General Manager st the MRI 3 Wetlands Mitigation Bank. The purpose of this project was the construction of a wetland mitigation bank where the credits would be used to off-set impacts to wetlands primarily associated with the construction of the Empire Mall project adjacent to MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands area of New Jersey. The work consisted of the excavation to lower the site surface to tidal marsh elevations and to fill areas too low to support tidal marsh habitat so as to establish the proposed planting subgrade across the site and to establish emergent marsh zones and open water or mudflat tidal pools. The required earthwork included a cut volume of roughly 60,000 cubic yards and a fill volume of over 35,000 cubic yards. Excavation work was performed using a group of long-reach excavators to cut to the required elevations and to place material in fill locations. Crane mats were also provided and used to provide access to the work. Wooden mat roads were installed down the center of the site to provide access into and out of these swampy areas.
  • Project Manager at the Honeywell LCP Superfund Site. The scope of work included the excavation and stabilization of nearly 100,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and sediment from various areas of concern; consolidation of the stabilized material within an area to be capped; demolition of remaining structures in the areas of concern; pre-trenching 3,400 linear feet of slurry wall alignment and construction of a slurry wall totaling 200,000 vertical square feet to depths as great as 65 feet below grade; backfilling and seeding of all excavated areas; construction of a groundwater extraction and conveyance system; installation of an interim cap consisting of a reinforced 10-mil polyethylene liner and earthen cap consisting of 18” of cover soil and 6” of topsoil over an area of 16.5 acres; restoration of over 10 acres of wetlands areas; and final site restoration activities including fence installation and seeding.
  • Project Manager at the Hartford Landfill Superfund Site. The work was a design/ build project involving the final design, construction and installation of a 220,000 square foot soil bentonite slurry cutoff wall and the maintenance and operation of the groundwater flow control system. Developed and implemented all project related plans and specifications and was responsible for daily cost and schedule control.
  • Operations Manager and Site Manager at the BROS Superfund Site Wetland Sediment Remediation Project located in Bridgeport, New Jersey. The design-build wetland remediation project is a major component of the work at the site. Developed and refined the technical approach to remove PCB-impacted sediment from two different locations at the site totaling more than 16-acres in size. Worked with the design engineers to develop the project drawings and specifications and oversaw their implementation during construction. Was the main point of contact during construction and interacted with the USEPA on a daily basis. Major components of the work included installation of temporary infrastructure (100 gpm temporary water treatment system, soil staging pad, decontamination pad, and access roads); installation of Aqua Barriers, diversion channels and berms; excavation, stabilization/solidification, transportation and disposal of 16,000 cubic yards of PCB-impacted sediment; daily survey and grade control; installation of geotextile and Reactive Core Mat (RCM); backfilling and final restoration. Long reach excavators worked on timber crane mats to remove the sediment to the prescribed depths. The excavators relocated the sediment to temporary wooden plank roads where the material was “high piled” and allowed to gravity dewater. The sediment was then loaded into off-road dump trucks for transportation to the soil staging pad where Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) was blended with the sediment at a pre-determined ratio prior to shipment off-site. After the areas where excavated to the prescribed elevations, the geotextile or RCM was deployed over the entire area followed by the placement of up to 18-inches of fill followed by 12-inches of topsoil. The area was restored with a mixture of upland and wetland plantings.
  • Operations Manager for a 41,000-ton excavation project. Provided resources, staffing and technical support leading to the successful completion of remedial activities at a former electronics manufacturing facility in Highland Park, New Jersey. The work comprised the excavation and disposal of 41,000 tons of RCRA, TSCA and non-hazardous soils along with the removal and replacement of sanitary and storm sewer lines, fire lines and hydrants. Installed over 20,000 SF of vertical HDPE barrier to demarcate disturbed zones from undisturbed areas. The project was under a severe time constraint to meet insurance recovery deadlines. Utilized trench boxes to maintain excavation integrity and minimize over excavation and excess soil disposal. The trench box system also allowed the project to be performed without the use of costly sheeting. Additional services included clearing the site of trees and vegetation; demolition of on-site structures; and the removal of concrete and asphalt surfaces. Utilized a 100,000-pound excavator, loader, dozer and compaction equipment to remove impacted soils and place clean certified fills. At the height of the project loaded over 90 trucks per day for transportation of soils to various facilities depending upon waste classification. Site restoration included using geotextile, clean stone and topsoil. A vegetative cap was placed over the entire disturbed area.
  • Operations Manager for a $1.5-million MGP source removal project in central New Jersey, which involved the excavation and disposal of 9,000 tons of benzene and PAH impacted MGP soil. All work was conducted in accordance with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection technical guidance regulations. The project was won based on an innovative approach of leap-frogging trench boxes to maintain excavation integrity without the use of sheeting. The project included the construction of an access road, installation of sedimentation and erosion control measures, a 200 gpm well-point dewatering system with the onsite treatment of over 1 million gallons of impacted groundwater and subsequent discharge to an on-site subsurface recharge gallery, excavation of the impacted soils using trench boxes and the load out, transportation and disposal of the impacted soil to an approved thermal treatment facility. The site was restored with a geotextile fabric layer, 18-inches of clean stone and a topsoil/vegetated cap over the area.
  • Operations Manager for a large-scale in-situ chemical oxidation pilot test for MGP waste at a former Manufactured Gas Plant Site in New York State. The first in-kind testing of a co-solvent based in-situ oxidation program utilized 185,000 lbs of activated sodium persulfate in addition to a catalyst/co-solvent mixture targeting MGP impacted soil and groundwater from 10’ to 50’ bgs. The injection system was designed utilizing 12 vertical injection wells, in-line static mixing system, three (3) trailer mounted duplex pump stations with potentiometric pump controls for variable design flow rates, inline digital turbine flow meters, inline pressure and temperature injection stream monitoring with multiple injectant stream sampling locations. Batch mixing and chemical storage system included multiple 21,000-gallon storage and mixing tanks, multiple stainless steel tankers for sodium persulfate stock solution containment with all storage vessels set within a lined containment area. Injection operations were completed in 2 phases working 24-hours per day, 7 days a week until all reagents were successfully injected.
  • Operations Manager for a wetland mitigation project at the Stipson’s Island Wetlands Mitigation Site. The scope of work for the project was to establish and maintain approximately 35 acres of created, restored, enhanced and preserved wetlands and uplands in accordance with the provisions of a Mitigation Banking Instrument and permits issued by various regulatory agencies. Installation of various soil erosion and sediment control devices (silt fence, turbidity barriers, silt bags, construction entrances, etc.) as well as performing ongoing survey verification throughout the entire operation. Construction elements consisted of site clearing; removal of materials from various habitats; the naturalized placement of stumps within certain zones; the excavation of new habitat pools; filling of various drainage ditches; hydrologic enhancement of certain areas; and the construction of a new soil berm to separate freshwater areas from saltwater areas. Using standard excavators, approximately 19,000 cubic yards of soil and sediment materials were removed from various locations and either used during fill operations on the site or relocated to an off-site location and stockpiled. Restoration of the work areas included the planting of low marsh and high marsh plant species, various shrubs and grass seed mixtures.
  • Project Manager for Mill Creek Wetlands Mitigation Site, Secaucus, New Jersey. Regulatory compliance and cost/schedule control were primary responsibilities. The project received a “Best Projects Award for 1998” from ENR Magazine and was recognized by the State of New Jersey for achievements in quality. Worked with the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission (HMDC) to develop and implement the site-specific work plans. The work involved the re-establishment of tidal flow and the creation of more than 140 acres of marsh habitat by the mechanical excavation of over 450,000 cubic yards of spoils from the existing wetlands. Due to low-level heavy metals contamination in the excavate material, all activities were in compliance with 29 CFR.
  • Operations Manager for an Emergency Response Action at a Penn DOT Bridge Construction project located in Driftwood, Pennsylvania. Provided on-site direction during the planned emergency response activities and interacted with the USEPA, PADEP and Penn DOT on a daily basis. Approximately 3,500 tons of soil from historic waste burning activities were uncovered during bridge construction activities that contained unknown petroleum distillate products that were immediately dangerous to life and health. Soil samples were collected and bench tested to determine optimum chemical oxidant dosage, sodium persulfate activation methodology and effects of odor reducing foam on limiting airborne contaminants during soil mixing activities. Following bench testing that showed >99% reduction of contaminants in the soil phase and limited volatilization by use of short duration odor control foam, the oxidant was blended in two 3,000 gallon stainless steel chemical mix tanks. A custom-built 500-cfm stainless steel downdraft hood was fabricated and attached to an excavator mounted mix head to inject the oxidant at the prescribed dosage rate. A second 55,000 lb excavator was utilized to blend the oxidant and contaminated soil insitu. Short and long duration foam delivery systems were utilized to minimize odors and multiple 1,000 cfm vapor phase carbon vessels in series polished any mixing zone vapors collected by the downdraft hood. 75,000 lbs of sodium persulfate and approximately 50,000 lbs of lime were mobilized to the site to complete insitu soil mixing. During mixing activities, continuous perimeter air monitoring and work zone air monitoring was performed to evaluate potential emissions, with the data being used to determine the appropriate level of protection for site workers. All exclusion zone workers utilized Level B PPE and contaminant reduction zone workers Level C PPE. Following mixing and confirmatory soil testing, all soil was transported and disposed of at a permitted landfill.
  • Operations Manager at a soil and groundwater remediation project in Danville, PA. The project involved the construction of a steam enhanced soil and groundwater vapor extraction system to recover separate phase LNAPL, DNAPL and CVOC/PCBs at a former automotive manufacturing facility. The remedy designed and installed consisted of a series of stainless steel injection wells, stainless steel extraction wells, main header carbon steel conveyance piping and stainless steel braided branch hose to move the product. Injection wells were connected to a main distribution manifold that originated at an 850 HP, 37,500 lb/hour, 150-psi natural gas fired steam boiler.

    The steam boiler and potable water softening systems were designed and sized with the goal of increasing subsurface temperature to approximately 100-degrees C to enhance the mobility of sorbed phase CVOCs and viscous DNAPL and LNAPL into the extraction and treatment system.
  • Project Manager for the Marsh Resources, Inc. Wetlands Mitigation Site, Carlstadt, New Jersey. Worked on the design and oversaw its implementation during construction. Had ultimate project responsibility in all areas but was most intimately involved in contract negotiation, cost and schedule control, and regulatory compliance. The scope of work for the design/build project was the restoration of a 120 acre degraded wetland site. The site is the first tidal wetlands mitigation bank in the Hackensack Meadowlands District.
  • Operations Manager for a full-scale chemical oxidation project for chlorinated VOCs at a former industrial manufacturing facility in Morris Plains, New Jersey. The project included the design and installation of an ISCO system and 100-gpm groundwater extraction/treatment system to remediate impacted shallow and deep aquifers over an area of approximately 5-acres. 60,000 pounds of sodium permanganate (as 5% solution) was injected in the shallow perched horizon and 475,000 pounds of potassium permanganate (as 2.5% solution) was injected into the deep aquifer to remediate the contamination. The injection period lasted approximately 4-months and post-injection groundwater monitoring has indicated near 90% destruction of contaminants after 6-months, with monitoring still continuing.
  • Operations Manager for the PSEG Salt Hay Farm Construction Project, Commercial Township, New Jersey. Provided on-site operations support for this design/build estuary enhancement project which involved the restoration of a 4,000-acre Salt Hay Farm. Worked with the design engineer to develop and implement the project work plan and prepare bid specifications and was responsible for the subsequent procurement and supervision of subcontractors. Work activities included the hydraulic dredging of 500,000 cubic yards of material to create more than 50,000 linear feet of new tidal channels, with spoils material being utilized to create high marsh habitat. More than 25,000 linear feet of internal berms were created using onsite materials. Upland projective dikes were constructed by importing over 200,000 cubic yards of off-site material. Public access facilities including boardwalks and bird observation platforms were constructed.
  • Site Manager for W. A. Cleary Corporation Site, Somerset, New Jersey. The project involved the closure of a 10 acre lagoon used during the manufacturing of fertilizer. The major components of the work were the excavation, transportation and disposal of more than 20,000 tons of soil contaminated with heavy metals and the removal, transportation and disposal of 200,000 gallons of contaminated ground water. Developed and implemented the Work Plan, Health and Safety Plan and the Sampling and Analysis Plan for the site and supervised all work activities.
  • Operations Manager at a PCB-contaminated soil remediation project for Pfizer located in Parsippany, NJ. The project involved the excavation and removal of soil associated with an on-site septic system that had become contaminated with PCBs. TSCA and non-TSCA soils were removed and segregated for off-site transportation and disposal. Additional services included the removal of several electrical transformers and other ancillary systems. Most of the excavation areas were in tight locations with poor access or were adjacent to buildings. Precision excavation techniques were utilized to protect surrounding structures and to eliminate the potential for cross-contaminating non-TSCA soil with TSCA soil. The work was completed on time, on budget, and without incident.
  • Operations Manager for remedial activities at a former manufacturing facility located in central Connecticut. The primary objective of the project was the creation of a Permeable Reactive Barrier (PRB) via in-place mixing of Zero Valent Iron (ZVI) with contaminated soil in the aquifer to treat residual contamination. The work also included excavation, stockpiling, transportation and disposal of contaminated soil. The soil was blended using conventional excavation equipment to achieve the optimum ZVI-saturated soil ratio.
  • Operations Manager for a private lake dredging project. The scope of work was to dredge and restore two lakes to their original condition. Clearing and stabilization was performed to allow the construction of twelve (12) truck access ramps into the lake areas. Implemented all of the soil erosion and sediment control measures required by the various approving authorities. The access ramps allowed for the safe ingress and egress of tri-axle-dump trucks. Using five (5) 60' long reach excavators, two (2) standard excavators and crane mats & plank roads, a total of 78,000 cubic yards of lakebed sediment was excavated and subsequently beneficially re-used by others as sub-grade material for the construction of new athletic fields. Excavation was performed up to the limits of residential bulkheads, docks, bridges, culverts and other structures. All excavation activities were controlled by daily and final elevation surveys. During the sediment removal, the active work areas were continually isolated by diverting the base water flow through the lakes. In addition, the areas being dredged were dewatered and the excavated sediment gravity dewatered via “high piling”. Rock check dams, floating turbidity barriers and silt fence were installed to minimize the discharge of sediment-laden water downstream of the project site. Upon the completion of all excavation activities, new plants and vegetation were installed at the truck load-out locations and at wetland & upland portions of the park area. Project duration was eight months with a contract value of $2.5 million.
  • Project Manager for Honeywell LCP Superfund Site in Solvay, New York. The scope of work included the excavation and stabilization of nearly 100,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil sediment from various areas of concern; consolidation of the stabilized material within an area to be capped; demolition of remaining structures in the areas of concern; pre-trenching 3,400 linear feet of slurry wall alignment and construction of a slurry wall totaling 200,000 square feet to depths as great as 65 feet below grade; backfilling and seeding of all excavated areas; construction of a groundwater extraction and conveyance system; installation of an interim cap consisting of a reinforced 10-mil polyethylene liner and cover soil over an area of 16.5 acres; restoration of over 10 acres of wetlands areas; and final site restoration activities including fence installation and seeding.
  • Project Manager for the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation Former Manufactured Gas Plant Superfund Site, Saratoga Springs, New York. Primarily responsible for all cost and schedule issues. Negotiated all subcontracts and interacted on a daily basis with the US Army Corps of Engineers and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The project involved the excavation, transportation and disposal of 85,000tons of coal tar contaminated soil; construction of temporary and permanent water treatment systems; over 1 mile of stream diversion and wetland mitigation work; demolition of several buildings; relocation of a National Historical Building; perimeter air monitoring; construction/installation of over 60,000 sf of watertight steel sheeting; and installation and relocation of affected utilities.
  • Project Manager for the Brooklyn Commons Former MGP Site, Brooklyn, New York. Directed the daily operations at the site and had overall responsibility for daily production as well as for cost and schedule control. Was the primary point of contact with the client and interfaced with the NYS DEP daily and was responsible for procuring all permits. Negotiated all change orders with the client and all subcontracts with vendors. Involved with the design and approval of the remedial action work plan, health and safety plan and all related project documents and was responsible for their implementation at the site. The scope of work included the excavation and off-site transportation and disposal of 33,000 tons of impacted soil; and the on-site treatment and subsequent discharge to NYC sanitary sewer system of 750,000 gallons of contaminated water. All work was performed within temporary enclosures equipped with Vapor Management Systems.
  • Project Manager for the New Jersey Natural Gas Former MGP Project, Long Branch, New Jersey. Responsible for daily operations at the site and had full responsibility for cost and schedule control. Responsible for negotiating all change orders and worked with the client to resolve several issues resulting in significant savings to the overall project budget. The scope of work included excavation and segregation of 50,000 tons of contaminated soil for off-site recycling; the installation of 25,000 square feet of water-tight steel sheet piling and 30,000 square feet of temporary steel sheet piping; installation of a cover/capping system in select areas; construction of a storm water management system; installation of a temporary groundwater dewatering and treatment system to treat more than 17,000,000 gallons of impacted water; installation of a temporary enclosure with vapor management system where soil handling activities were preformed; and odor/vapor suppression activities.
  • Operations Manager for a wetland mitigation project at the Bass River Wetlands Mitigation Site. Developed and refined the technical approach with the design engineer that allowed the project team to overcome major access issues. The scope of work for this design/build project was to establish and maintain approximately 83 acres of wetland, upland and other aquatic habitat through the creation, restoration, enhancement and preservation of estuarine wetlands. Various soil erosion and sediment control devices (silt fence, turbidity barriers, silt bags, construction entrances) were installed. Daily control and survey verification was critical throughout the entire operation. Construction elements consisted of site clearing; removal of materials from various habitats; and the construction of temporary wooden plank roads. Using long-reach excavators working on crane mats, approximately 6,300 cubic yards of soil and muck materials were removed from various locations on an island to create drainage channels. Approximately one-half of the excavated material was re-used on the island to construct/create new upland areas and animal habitats. The balance of the material was loaded onto a barge, transported across the Bass River, off-loaded on the mainland and either shipped offsite for disposal or stockpiled onsite for later reuse by the client. Restoration of the work areas included the planting of low and high marsh plant species and various shrubs; installation of goose protection fence; and final restoration with grass seed mixtures. In addition, a 177-foot long ADA compliant fishing/observation pier was installed along with a parking lot to accommodate visitors to the pier.
  • Project Manager for the KeySpan Bayshore/Brightwaters Yard Former MGP Site, Bayshore, New York. This site is an active gas construction and maintenance (GC&M) operations base. The former Bay Shore/Brightwaters MGP site manufactured gas for lighting and heating from solid and liquid fuel such as coal, coke and oil. Responsible for all daily operations at the site. The focus of the remedial activities at the site was to remove the source of the contamination and to restore the site for on-going utility operation. Excavated and transported for off-site disposal approximately 1,200 tons of contaminated soil. Installed approximately 10,000 square feet of sheet piling adjacent to an active rail line. All work was performed inside a temporary enclosure using Level B PPE.
  • Project Director for Square D/Yates Circuit Foil Site, Bordentown, New Jersey. The scope of work included the removal, HazCat, transportation and disposal of approximately 1,000 containers of chemicals from an 8-acre manufacturing building (chemicals included Picric, Sulfuric, Nitric, Hydrochloric and Arsenic Acids, Copper, Hex Chrome, Zinc, Lead and Cobalt Sulfates and miscellaneous Oxidizers, flammables and bases); removal and disposal of 3 miles of fluorescent bulbs and 2 tons of ballasts; containerization of 40+ tons Zero (0) pH Copper, Lead and Hexavalent Chrome Sulfate sludge; decontamination and demolition of extremely hazardous tanks and/or process equipment; and decontamination and demolition of the entire facility.
  • Project Manager for the closure of Lagoon 5 at the American Cyanimid/American Home Products Superfund Site, Bound Brook, New Jersey. Responsible for managing all project costs and schedule and the implementation of all site-specific plans. The scope of work included the excavation, on-site ex-situ stabilization, and subsequent placement in an on-site containment cell of 25,000 cubic yards of impacted soils, sediment, drum carcasses, and debris. All excavation and stabilization activities were performed in Level B PPE. The excavated material exhibited low flash point characteristics and had a very low odor threshold. Excavation activities required the use of Vapor Suppression foam and continual point source and perimeter odor control measures to mitigate the deflagration hazard and eliminate fugitive vapors. Stabilization was performed inside a temporary enclosure equipped with air handling and treatment systems utilizing a modified pugmill treatment system outfitted with negative air odor control systems.
  • Project Manager for a Contract with the Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority at the Hartford Landfill Superfund Site located in Hartford, Connecticut. The work was a design/ build project involving the final design, construction and installation of a 220,000 square foot soil bentonite slurry cutoff wall and the maintenance and operation of the groundwater flow control system. Developed and implemented all project related plans and specifications and was responsible for daily cost and schedule control.
  • Project Manager for the Williams Road Landfill Closure located in Uncasville, Connecticut. The design/build project involved the closure of a 5 acre landfill which was used for the disposal of process generated, non-hazardous waste. Developed and implemented all project related plans and specifications and was responsible for cost and schedule control. The scope of work included initial site grading; relocation of existing waste; creation of drainage swales and perimeter berms; placement of an 18 inch clay barrier layer; installation of a passive gas collection system; placement of 6 inches of topsoil; and reestablishment of the vegetative layer.
  • Site Manager at the Occidental Chemical Corporation Site, Niagara Falls, New York. The scope of work was the cleanup of soil and river sediment contaminated with various solvents and NAPL .Was directly responsible for the day-to-day activities at the site including scheduling activities for company crews and subcontractors, QA/QC, regulatory compliance, and implementation of the site-specific Health and Safety Plan. The scope of work included the excavation and stabilization of over 12,000 cubic yards of soil and sediment from the Niagara River using conventional excavation equipment and diver-operated hydraulic dredges; onsite treatment of over 100 million gallons of contaminated water; and the subsequent transportation of the stabilized waste to an on-site repository.
  • Operations Manager for an MGP site in Morristown, New Jersey. Supported operations during the excavation and removal of MGP impacted soil from a remote location and the transfer of the material across the Whippany River using rock boxes and cranes to avoid operating within the riverbed. All operations were completed in accordance with the approved Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan, a LURP permit and local construction requirements.
  • Operations Manager as part of a contract with the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) at 20 Air Force Bases nationwide. The scope of work involved the demolition and removal of buildings and USTs associated with the base fuel farms and the excavation, transportation and disposal of any associated contaminated soil. Coordinated resources between the sites and provided oversight of all operations. Designed and prepared bid specifications and was responsible for the procurement and supervision of all subcontractors. Involved in the development and implementation of all site-specific plans and interacted with the regulatory community on a daily basis. More than 400 USTs and 50,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil were removed as part of this contract.
  • Site Manager for American Home Products Corporation, Cranford, New Jersey. Directed all field operations during the removal of 25 USTs and the transportation and disposal of more than 12,000 tons of associated contaminated soil. The site was a former pesticide manufacturing plant. Designed and built a temporary water treatment system capable of treating up to 50 gpm of contaminated ground water.
  • Site Manager at the Swope Oil Superfund Site, Pennsauken, New Jersey. The work involved the removal/closure of more than 60 aboveground and underground storage tanks; decontamination and demolition of 3 buildings; the closure of 2 lagoons; and the transportation and disposal of 24,000 tons of RCRA and TSCA wastes.
  • Project Manager for the NJ DEP Storer Drum Dump Site, Marlboro, New Jersey. The scope of work included the excavation, sampling/characterization, and off-site disposal of over 850 drums of paints, resins, and unknown solvents. After the drums were characterized, the wastes were consolidated and transported to a fuels blending facility for reuse. All work activities were completed utilizing Level B protection and were performed under the direct supervision of the NJ DEP as part of the X-350 New Jersey Small Cleanup Contract. Directed all field operations and administered the X-350 contract. Interacted with the NJ DEP daily was and was responsible for all aspects of the project including operation, cost and schedule control and regulatory compliance.
  • Site Manager at the Syncon Resins Superfund Site located in Kearney, New Jersey. Directed on-site operations during the inventory and removal of unknown chemicals/drums from an abandoned warehouse, including characterization and consolidation of the wastes prior to transportation and disposal at a subtitle C facility. All work activities were performed in Level B PPE. The project was performed for the NJ DEP under the X-350 New Jersey Small Cleanup Contract.
  • Operations Manager for the demolition of the Fiske Brothers Oil Refining plant in Newark, New Jersey. Provided operations support and coordinated resources during the demolition and removal of 23 aboveground storage tanks (AST’s) in two tank farms; demolition of two 120-year old brick buildings; removal of over ½ mile of former product piping; and the excavation, characterization, transportation and disposal of 750 tons of non-hazardous petroleum contaminated soil, brick and concrete. The final construction activity included the installation of a 100-LF subsurface product recovery pipe gallery.
  • Operations Manager for a soil remediation project for GE located in Providence, Rhode Island. The site is a former defense electronics manufacturing facility with LNAPL contamination. The work included the removal and disposal of 600 tons of LNAPL impacted soil with dewatering and on-site treatment of approximately ¬¬¬¬¬50,000 gallons of impacted groundwater. A slide-rail shoring system was utilized to protect adjacent buildings and utilities during excavation activities. All excavated soil was transported to a thermal facility for treatment.

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