Accomplished Environmental Scientist/Environmental Professional with proven success delivering large-scale technical projects on time and within budget. Highly analytical and detailed with a wide range of experience managing multiple tasks, developing risk mitigation strategies and reviewing ESA reports. Possess comprehensive understanding of the big picture and an engineer's eye for detail with solid organizational skills. Outstanding communicator with engaging interpersonal skills and regulatory knowledge; easily interact with clients, vendors, staff and regulators. Possess two Master Degrees in Environmental Science and Chemistry and currently pursuing MBA at Wake Forest University, Charlotte Campus. Additionally proficient in:
Due Diligence Data & Report Review Work Plan Development
UST Compliance Audit Site Investigations Risk Analysis & Assessment Regulatory Compliance Report Preparation Remediation
Senior Environmental Scientist10/2011 to CurrentHRP Associates, IncGreenville, SC
Prepare and review Phase I and Phase II ESAs for several national banks, investment management firms, real estate firms, auto dealers, attorneys, and gasoline retail stations in NC, SC, GA, NY, NJ, FL, TN and TX.
Perform regulatory review, environmental risk management, desktop environmental risk analysis, hazardous material inspection, oversee UST removal and perform facility audits.
Serve in leadership role, perform project coordination and provide peer review for various technical aspects of due diligence projects, remediation projects and site assessments.
Responsible for providing technical support to evaluate the presence of hazardous waste, toxic substances and other environmental risks.
Provide senior level support for environmental remediation projects, including innovative remediation system design and determination of regulatory applicability.
Prepare, review and update work plan, environmental investigation and recommendation reports.
Environmental Scientist03/2008 to 10/2011YU & ASSOCIATES, INC
Lead efforts relating to due diligence, compliance audit and regulatory review.
Supervise execution of baseline ecological evaluations, site investigations, Phase I and Phase II ESAs, remedial investigations, and environmental impact statements.
Participated in development of remedial design, quality assurance plans, health and safety plans and remedial action work plans for state and federal government projects.
Develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates and write proposals.
Compliance Officer01/2004 to 01/2006BASF - THE CHEMICAL COMPANY
Due Diligence, Compliance Management and Health & Safety.
Coordinated with and served as key liaison to various regulatory agencies.
SHAH Page Two Accomplishments Generated significant additional client business by performing and reviewing over 200 Phase I ESAs and Phase I portfolios on time and within budget for major banks, auto dealers, real estate developers and gas stations in NC, SC, GA, NY, NJ, FL, TN and TX.
Successfully completed entire project life-cycle for over 75 Phase II ESAs from proposal preparation to final report preparation.
Managed 8- member team for Greenville Hospital System- Central Energy Plant expansion project; oversaw removal of two (2) 20,000 gallon diesel USTs and excavation of approximately 200 tons contaminated soils around the former USTs, client and subcontractor coordination, project management and final report preparation.
Managed 3-member team on Amtrak Portal Bridge project; oversaw preliminary and final environmental investigations, client and subcontractor coordination and report preparation.
Served as a liaison with regulatory agencies regarding compliance management and regulatory review.
Master of Business Administration (MBA)2014WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITYSelected to represent WFU Schools of Business to meet with Warren Buffet and spent a day at Berkshire Hathway Office in Omaha, NE.
*Selected to represent WFU Schools of Business in a national webcast on FOX Business with Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Charlie Munger.
Courses: Behavior & Leadership in Organizations, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Quantitative Analysis and financial modeling, Leading Change, Managerial Economics, Corporate Finance and Marketing Management.
Master of Science: Environmental Science2008NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY/RUTGERS UNIVERSITYNew JerseyEnvironmental Science Awarded three Provost Scholarships for academic excellence.
Master of Science: Chemistry2005UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAIMumbai, IndiaChemistry Completed two graduate projects both honored as the Best Project of the Year for "Soil Catalysis: A Green Catalyst" in 2004 and "Nanotechnology: Its Application and Environmental Effects" in 2005.
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry2003UNIVERSITY OF MUMBAIMumbai, IndiaChemistry
Certified Environmental Scientist (CES); National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP) 40-Hour HAZWOPER Certified/ First Aid and CPR Certified 4-Hour Hazardous Material Identification and 4-Hour DOT Hazardous Materials Training Certification Soil Vapor Encroachment Barrier Selection for New and Current Sites LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dhaval-shah-ces/5/b53/225