EDUCATION

B.S. University of Illinois 1984 – Agriculture/Soil Science

CERTIFICATIONS

  • ACI, Certified Level I Concrete Technician
  • Nuclear Densimeter Moisture Gauge
  • IDOT QA/QC Training Programs
  • IDOT Portland Cement Concrete Level I and Level II
  • IDOT 5-Day Aggregate Technician Course
  • IDOT Bituminous Concrete Density Tester
  • IDOT Hot Mix Asphalt Level I
  • HAZWOPER (40-hr OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Smith has been a laboratory manager and soil scientist with Quality Testing and Engineering, Inc. since August of 2002. His responsibilities as soil scientist include performance of Phase One Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs); installation of soil borings, soil sampling, installation of monitoring wells and extraction wells, continuous core soil sampling, monitoring well development, water sampling, aquifer testing, supervision of underground storage tank (UST) removal and excavation of associated contaminated soils, operation and maintenance of remediation systems, subcontractor coordination, field-supervision, performance of level surveys and monitoring well abandonment.

Mr. Smith is also Laboratory Manager for our physical soils testing laboratory. Mr. Smith has conducted soil suitability testing for on-site septic systems. He also has experience as a construction field technician including the observation, testing, and monitoring of compacted earth and rock fill, placement of Portland Cement Concrete and asphaltic concrete; and performing footing observations during all phases of construction.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECT EXPERIENCE

  • Conducted Phase One ESAs for lending institutions, attorneys, developers, and private landowners. His direct experience includes approximately 100 Phase One ESAs.
  • Soil Scientist for remediation Pilot Testing at an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
    (IEPA) leaking underground storage tank (LUST) site. Responsibilities included supervision of Fenton’s Reagent and Bioremediation Pilot Testing, supervised excavation of 12,500 cubic yards of petroleum-impacted soil, coordination with on-site personnel, confirmation soil sampling, the installation of groundwater monitoring wells, level surveying, and the collection of groundwater quality data.
  • Soil Scientist in charge of the operation and maintenance of a combination soil/vapor extraction system and free-product recovery system at an IEPA LUST site. Duties included supervising the removal of 1,000 cubic yards of petroleum-impacted soil, confirmation soil sampling, installation of monitoring wells, level surveying, and the collection of groundwater quality data.
  • Soil Scientist in charge of a Phase One ESA of an approximate 30-acre property developed with retail, commercial, and light industrial facilities. Subsequent Phase Two work included the collection of soil sampling using geo-probe hydraulic equipment, the installation of geo-probe monitoring wells, the collection of groundwater quality data, and the subsequent abandonment of the monitoring wells.
  • Soil Scientist in charge of performing hydraulic conductivity testing (slug testing) at numerous IEPA LUST sites. This data was then to be used in contaminant transport modeling.
  • Soil Scientist in charge of the characterization of 1,500 cubic yards of stockpiled soil, which was believed to be impacted with elevated levels of arsenic. Responsibilities included coordinating with subcontractors, excavating the appropriate number of trenches within the stockpile, the collection of samples from within the stockpile, laboratory coordination, and assistance with report preparation.
  • Septic Suitability permits for subdivisions in Madison and St. Clair County.
  • Over 100 individual septic evaluations for on site systems
  • Laboratory hydraulic conductivity testing for liner material of power plants in the St. Louis area.
  • Classification of soils for geotechnical purposes on commercial and industrial sites.