Grifols TherapeuticsJanuary 2011 to CurrentPrincipal Engineer Clayton, NC
I am an environmental engineer with 20 years of experience in project management, design, and construction administration related to water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and stormwater infrastructure.
I am a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) with specialty certification in water supply and wastewater by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and a Diplomate in Water Resources Engineering by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.
My specialties include biological nutrient removal, treatment plant hydraulics, pump hydraulics, sludge digestion, and stormwater management.
GHDJanuary 2003 to January 2011Senior Project Manager Raleigh, NC
An international company that specializes in design of water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, water distribution systems, and wastewater collection systems.
Responsible for preparing proposals, reviewing and developing engineering reports, managing designers and engineers, developing budgets and schedules, and coordinating with sub-consultants to develop contract documents for wastewater treatment plants and pumping stations.
Engineering duties include reviewing and developing contract drawings and specifications, supervising the work of engineers and designers, conducting employee reviews, administering and conducting both internal meetings and external meeting with clients, preparing hydraulic profiles, sizing and design of pump stations, performing process design calculations, developing and reviewing cost estimates, and managing construction projects.
Representative projects include:.
Inland Bays Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant; Sussex County, Delaware.
Project manager responsible for the expansion and upgrade of the plant to a 2.0 million gallon per day Biolac® treatment system designed for biological nutrient removal.
Wastewater Treatment Plant, Wet Weather Flow Improvements Project; Town of Pittsboro, North Carolina.
Project manager responsible for developing contract documents and obtaining stimulus funding from the 2009 American Recovery Reinvestment Act for facility improvements to enhance plant operations and address operational problems associated during wet weather flow events at the plant.
Project highlights included a 675,000 gallon offline flow equalization basin, 1,100 gpm equalization basin pumping station, a return activated sludge pumping station, and a 1.1 mgd UV disinfection system.
Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility Enhanced Nutrient Removal Upgrade; Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Responsible for plant hydraulics, upgrade and design of new facility pump stations, and the design of a wet weather process using the Bio-Actiflo process for a membrane bioreactor (MBR) facility designed for a total nitrogen concentration of 3.0 mg/L and a total phosphorus concentration of 0.3 mg/L for an average daily flow of 15 mgd and a peak daily flow of 45 mgd.
Lexington-Rockbridge Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant, for the Maury Service Authority.
Lead design engineer responsible for upgrading the solids treatment train for a 3.0 mgd facility.
Project highlights included the construction of two additional aerobic digesters, design of a fine bubble diffused aeration system for the two existing and two new aerobic digesters, three 125-horsepower rotary lobe positive displacement blowers equipped variable frequency drives, design of four submersible screw centrifugal pumps for removing thickened waste activated sludge from the digesters, design of a new 2.0 meter gravity belt thickener for thickening waste activated sludge prior to the digesters, two progressive cavity pumps equipped with variable frequency drives for conveying thickened waste activated sludge to the digesters, two waste activated sludge pumps equipped with variable frequency drives, and design of a sludge vortex mixing system for the existing post sludge storage tank.
North Shouneh Wastewater Treatment Facility; North Shouneh, Jordan.
Design manager responsible for developing plans and specifications for implementing a low-cost/low technology treatment solution for the United States Agency for International Development and the Water Authority of Jordan to treat the wastewater generated from the Town of North Shouneh to Jordanian Standards for agricultural reuse.
The project involves the design of a 317,000 gpd facility treating solely septage to produce a nitrate-nitrogen effluent of 10 mg/L.
Design manager responsible for developing plans and specifications for implementing a low cost/low technology treatment solution for the United States Agency for International Development and the Water Authority of Jordan to treat 185,000 gallons per day of septage generated from the town.
Mattawoman Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent Pumping Station Expansion; La Plata, Maryland.
Project manager responsible for preparing the engineering report for expanding the existing 24 mgd effluent pumping station to an ultimate firm capacity of 60 mgd.
Project responsibilities included pump hydraulics, field tests for existing pumps, evaluation of wet-well hydraulics, surge analysis for 11,500 lineal feet of 54 inch force main, preparation of cost estimates, and report preparation.
Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade and Expansion, for Talecris Biotherapeutics.
Project manager responsible for developing plans and specifications for the design of a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) and dissolved air flotation unit for upgrading the Talecris wastewater treatment facility.
The MBBR process will be the first installation in the State of North Carolina and is designed to treat 0.5 mgd with an influent biochemical oxygen demand of 3,197 mg/L.
Marshall Miller & AssociatesJanuary 2002 to January 2003Project Manager Raleigh, NC
A diverse consulting and engineering company offering a wide spectrum of services including civil and environmental engineering.
Responsible for developing plans and specifications for stormwater collection facilities and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.
Management duties included the direct oversight of multiple projects, supervising work performed by engineers and designers, coordinating project work performed by sub-consultants, internal quality assurance reviews and developing engineering design standards for companywide implementation.
Engineering duties included process design, hydrology calculations, developing hydraulic profiles, and pump station design.
Marketing duties consisted of proposal development and fostering new client relationships.
Project manager responsible for developing plans and specifications for an industrial wastewater treatment facility for processing contaminated stormwater runoff from rail yard.
The design consisted of a split-level building with a below ground equalization basin, dissolved air floatation unit, waste storage tanks, granular activated carbon filters, and three pumping stations.
Project manager responsible for developing plans and specifications for a fueling platform designed to contain and convey stormwater runoff to an onsite pretreatment facility at the Ludlow Engine Terminal operated by Norfolk Southern Railway Company.
Hazen & SawyerJanuary 2001 to January 2002Project Engineer Raleigh, NC
A national company that provides services which encompass the planning, design, and construction management of water and wastewater-related projects.
Responsible for developing plans and specifications for municipal wastewater treatment facilities.
Primary responsibilities included interacting with clients to identify project objectives, preparing design reports, process design calculations, developing hydraulic profiles, pump station design, cost estimates, overseeing designers and coordinating with interoffice disciplines to prepare contract plans and specifications.
Representative projects include:.
North Cary Water Reclamation Facility; Town of Cary, North Carolina.
Project engineer responsible for the design of a 12 mgd plant expansion designed for biological nutrient removal.
Work included the design of a BioDenipho oxidation ditch process with secondary anoxic zones and a reaeration zone, one 130-foot diameter rapid suction type secondary clarifier, return activated sludge and waste activated sludge pump station, influent distribution box, ultraviolet disinfection system, cascade reaeration system, and a submersible duplex scum pump station.
South Cary Water Reclamation Facility; Town of Cary, North Carolina.
Project engineer responsible for design development of a sludge dewatering and thermal biosolids dryer facility to treat the sludge from the Cary wastewater treatment facilities to a Class A biosolids.
Work included the design of two sludge transfer pump stations using progressing cavity pumps, two centrifuges, multiple shaftless and shafted screw conveyors, chemical feed system, truck unloading stations, and a pump station equipped with vertical turbine pumps installed in the existing filter clear well to provide cooling water to the thermal biosolids dryer.
Conway Wastewater Treatment Plant; Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority.
Project engineer responsible for the design of a 4.0 mgd secondary treatment facility for the Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority.
The scope of the work consisted of designing a new headworks facility, converting a lagoon treatment system into an oxidation system designed for nitrification, and converting an existing chlorine contact chamber into an ultraviolet disinfection system.
W.K. Dickson & CompanyJanuary 1999 to January 2001Project Engineer Raleigh, NC
A multi-disciplined consulting firm specializing in total community infrastructure solutions including environmental and water resources.
Responsible for developing plans and specifications, engineering reports, preparing permit applications, conducting bid openings, and assisting in proposal preparation and marketing efforts for municipal water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Primary responsibilities included developing process design calculations, treatment plant hydraulics, pump station design, preparing a master sewer plan, preliminary engineering reports for water and wastewater treatment facilities, developing cost estimates, assisting in the development of facility 201 plans, project coordination, and managing of design plans and specifications for municipal wastewater treatment facilities.
Representative projects include:.
Northeast Brunswick County Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility; Brunswick County, North Carolina.
Project engineer responsible for the design of a 1.65 mgd regional wastewater treatment facility designed for biological nutrient removal.
Work included the design of a fine screen, vortex grit chamber, hydrocyclone with a grit classifier, BioDenipho oxidation ditch process, two rapid suction type secondary clarifiers, return activated sludge and waste activated sludge pump station, continuous backwashing sand filters, ultraviolet disinfection system, high service water reuse pump station, rotary drum sludge thickener, autothermal thermophilic aerobic digestion (ATAD) designed for Class A biosolids, sludge transfer pumps, and a plant outfall discharging to the Cape Fear River.
Hillsborough Wastewater Treatment Facility; Town of Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Project manager responsible for developing design plans and specifications for upgrading the solids handling facilities at the Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Work included the design and sizing of multiple pump stations, conveyance piping, and a rotary drum sludge thickener for thickening waste activated sludge to increase aerobic digester capacity.
Kruger, IncJanuary 1995 to January 1999Process Engineer Cary, NC
A supplier of technology and equipment for wastewater and drinking water treatment.
Responsible for proposal preparation, process design development, equipment recommendations, start-up services, and marketing of biological treatment processes for nutrient removal and sludge digestion using the ATAD process for class A biosolids for the municipal wastewater industry.
Work included start-up supervision and training of municipal wastewater operating personnel on biological nutrient removal processes and sludge digestion processes, providing process recommendations to engineering consultants using computer modeling programs to determine optimal reactor sizing and layouts, piping configurations and equipment requirements for biological treatment systems to comply with NPDES effluent requirements.
Process engineer responsible for the modeling and design of a 6.5 mgd MLE process with secondary anoxic zones and reaeration zones for biological nitrogen removal.
Aeration system included diffused aeration with centrifugal blowers using inlet valve throttling for automatic dissolved oxygen control.
Hillsborough County, Florida.
Process engineer responsible for the design of a 4.5 mgd dual-oxidation ditch system using the BioDenipho process for biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal.
Lenoir, North Carolina.
Process engineer responsible for the design of converting an existing concrete lagoon system to a 6.0 mgd A2/O process.
Design included centrifugal blowers using inlet valve throttling for automatic dissolved oxygen control.
Georgia Institute of Technology2001Master of Science: Environmental EngineeringAtlanta, GeorgiaEnvironmental Engineering
North Carolina State University1994Bachelor of Science: Civil EngineeringRaleigh, North CarolinaCivil Engineering
North Carolina State University1994Bachelor of Science: Environmental EngineeringRaleigh, North CarolinaEnvironmental Engineering
Registered Professional Engineer in Environmental Engineering, North Carolina, Certification No. 025066
Water Environment Federation
*American Water Works Association
*American Society of Civil Engineers
*American Academy of Environmental Engineers
*Water Supply and Wastewater - American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
*Vice Chair of the Industrial Committee - North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association
Board Certified Environmental Engineering (BCEE) in Water Supply/Wastewater with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists.
Diplomate in Water Resources Engineer (D.WRE) by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.
"Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor Technology - Experience and Performance with the First Installation in North Carolina," WEFTEC 2012, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2012.
*"Experience with the Design and Operation of Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Facilities for Pollution Control and Water Reuse in Morocco and Jordan," International Water Association, 2011.
*"Wet Weather Flow Treatment at the Cox Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility with the Bio-Actiflo Process," North Carolina AWWA/WEA Spring Conference, Wilmington, North Carolina, 2011.
*"Biological Nutrient Removal and Applications of Blowers for Wastewater Treatment," presentation for the 4th Annual Operators Conference on behalf of the North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association, Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC, 2009.
*"Adapting Data from Aerated Biological Filters to Design Unaerated Recirculating Sand Filters for Carbon and Nitrogen Removal for Wastewater in Developing Countries," WEFTEC 2007 Specialty Conference for Nutrient Removal, Baltimore, Maryland, 2007.
*"Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor Technology: A Full-Scale Installation for Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater," North Carolina AWWA/WEA Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2007.
*"Wastewater Optimization and Troubleshooting for Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal," presentation on behalf of the North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Federation, NCSU McKimmon Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2005.
*"Blower Applications for Wastewater Treatment," American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association, Clayton, NC, 2005.
*"Cost-Effective Techniques for Implementing BNR in Existing Wastewater Treatment Facilities," Lumberton, City of Goldsboro, and Hickory, NC for the North Carolina Rural Water Association, 2005.
*"Membrane Treatment Technology for Industrial Wastewater," presentation for the City of Raleigh's Annual Industrial Pretreatment Day, 2005.
*"Math for Wastewater Operators," North Carolina American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association, 2004. Reviewed the theory and math problems associated with the activated-sludge process and sedimentation to prepare operators for the certification exam.
*"Improving Stormwater Collection Efficiency for Fueling Platforms at Rail Yards: A Cost-Effective and Aesthetically Appealing Approach," National Railroad Environmental Conference, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2003.
*"Odor Control Seminar for Municipal Wastewater," American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association, Durham, North Carolina, 2002.
*"Odor Control Seminar for Municipal Wastewater," American Water Works Association and Water Environment Association, Durham, North Carolina, 2001.
*"Phased Isolation Ditch Technology for Biological Nutrient Removal," Annual North Carolina American Water Works and Water Environment Association Conference, Pinehurst, North Carolina, 1997.
*"Biological Nutrient Removal Technology in North America," Asia Seminar on Advance Technology of Water Treatment, 1997.
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Master of Science : Environmental Engineering Bachelor of Science : Civil Engineering Bachelor of Science : Environmental Engineering Registered Professional Engineer in Environmental Engineering, North Carolina, Certification No. 025066
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