Geoffrey Waterhouse appointed Senior Principal
Geoff Waterhouse, Senior Project Manager, and newly appointed Senior Principal has over 30 years’ experience working in a wide variety of geological, geotechnical and hydrogeological investigations.
Geoff assesses and remediates active and abandoned petroleum infrastructure sites. This work includes geologic and environmental assessments, the identification of key sensitive receptors, and the remediation necessary to protect those receptors.
He works closely with the client, regulatory agencies, and other involved parties to streamline site progress in the most efficient and effective way.
Over his 30-year career, Geoff has worked on environmental projects, construction projects, geologic hazards assessments, fault studies, and slope stability investigations. These projects have ranged from hospitals and elementary schools to pipelines and active and decommissioned refineries.
“I’ve worked with great people to tackle challenging projects and remediate tough industrial environments. I’m especially proud of working cooperatively with the client, homeowners, and regulatory agencies over the course of months and years to clean up difficult sites – it’s always a team effort.”
Much of Geoff’s work focuses on the efficient management of multiple remediation systems in consultation with refinery personnel and state regulators to reach consensus on site conditions and the most effective path forward. He recently managed the implementation of a facility-wide corrective action designed to protect a scenic river used for drinking water from groundwater impacted with free product and dissolved-phase benzene.
“I’m proud of the work our team performed remediating the site of a former petroleum refinery, including the removal of over 11,000 tons of hazardous and non-hazardous waste and over 4,000 feet of piping, some still containing product. We encountered and removed soils containing over 10 percent lead. Our team worked steadily over more than 10 years to clean up the site and protect residents living in former refinery housing adjacent to the property.”