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Manager Project

Location:
Lodi, California, United States
Posted:
January 23, 2018

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JOSEPH T. LIPKA

*** ***** ******** ******, ****, California 95240

(907) ***-**** Cell

ac349z@r.postjobfree.com

Experience:

Twenty-four (26) years of environmental project management and environmental field program management experience, and 24 years of environmental compliance monitoring and reporting experience. Program and project management experience includes solid waste management, site assessment and characterization, remedial investigations, remediation system compliance monitoring, removal actions, thermal treatment system operations, and remediation system installation, operation and maintenance. Managed the environmental, utility plant operations, and health and safety programs for a military base operating support services contractor. Specific assignments and activities included the following:

Republic Services – 9999 South Austin Road, Manteca, California 95336

Environmental Manager – February 2016 to present

Responsible for the preparation of the Landfill budget, managing all spending for the Engineering department, and overseeing consultants and contractors during site development for the Forward Landfill (active) and the French Camp, Chateau - Fresno, and Chestnut Avenue closed landfills. Also responsible for permitting and ensuring the landfills remain in compliance with all applicable regulations.

Kodiak Island Borough – 710 Mill Bay Road, Kodiak, Alaska 99615

Solid Waste Manager / Environmental Specialist – August 2014 to February 2016

Manage Kodiak Island Borough (KIB) Baler Facility and Landfill staff which includes one Landfill / Baler Facility Supervisor and five Landfill / Baler operators. Responsibilities include maintaining compliance with Landfill Operating Permit including oversight (including performing / reporting) of Landfill Surface Water Monitoring, Methane Gas Monitoring, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention programs. Responsible for permitting new Leachate Treatment Plant Discharge Permit and hiring treatment plant staff. Also responsible for managing program to remove scrap metal from six villages located on Kodiak Island. KIB primary point of contact for the soon to be formed USACE Kodiak Formally Used Defense Sites (FUDs) Restoration Advisory Board. KIB Engineering and Facilities staff representative to the KIB Assembly Solid Waste Advisory Board.

Fairbanks Environmental Services – 3538 International Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

Senior Environmental Scientist – June 2010 to February 2016

Project Manager for the U.S. Army Engineering District, Alaska Formally Used Defense Sites (FUDs) in Kodiak, Alaska, Mr. Lipka provided contract management, personnel supervision, and technical oversight of monitoring and maintenance projects on Kodiak Island. Responsibilities included developing, planning, implementing, mobilizing, and performing site investigation and monitoring programs. Managed / trained field sampling staff and provided site specific safety training and oversight. Provided senior level review and evaluation of proposals, cost estimates, work plans, remedial action and investigation reports produced by Anchorage and Fairbanks office technical staff. Conducted briefings and presentations (oral and written) regarding status and proposed path forward of Kodiak FUDS projects to the Project Delivery Team which including the client (US Army Corps of Engineers), regulators (Environmental Protection Agency and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation), and stakeholders (United States Coast Guard and Natives of Kodiak). Performs post-remedial action storm event and maintenance inspections to assess the condition of an engineered cover placed over a former landfill and stormwater runoff control measures installed on the cover following placement and performs / directs maintenance activities to correct deficiencies noted during inspections. Produced reports, including summaries and recommendations, based on the data collected and project objectives.

Jacobs Engineering Group – 4300 B Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Environmental Project Manager – August 2007 to June 2010

Provided contract management, personnel supervision, and technical oversight of two removal actions, the abandonment and re-installation of 1,500 feet of storm water drainage channel, an ongoing insitu groundwater and soil remediation effort, a groundwater quality investigation, and the reporting efforts associated with these field activities. The removal actions included the excavation and disposal 3,400 tons of TSCA and non-TSCA PCB contaminated soil and debris, and 4,500 tons of chlorinated solvent contaminated soil. Project sites included cultural and historical resources and site restoration requirements. Supervised a project staff composed of 15 scientists, engineers, contract administrators, and project support personnel. Supervised a field staff of 10 scientists and engineers.

Conducted briefings and presentations (oral and written) regarding status and proposed path forward of Kodiak FUDS projects to the Project Delivery Team which included the client (US Army Corps of Engineers), regulators (Environmental Protection Agency and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation ), stakeholders (United States Coast Guard and Natives of Kodiak), and Jacobs Kodiak Project staff. Hosted public information sessions to update Kodiak residents on the progress of the FUDS projects. Provided oversight of the written materials provided as part of the sessions.

Responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, administering, evaluating, supervising, and coordinating the effort to provide third party oversight of U.S. Air Force contractors and subcontractor performing cleanup activities at four sites in Alaska. Duties included technical review of daily reports produced by the onsite personnel and preparation of weekly summary reports. Supervised a project and field staff composed of 10 scientists, engineers, contract administrators, and project support personnel.

Provided senior level review and evaluation of proposals, cost estimates, work plans, remedial action reports, site investigation reports, and remote recycling program cost/benefit analysis produced by Anchorage office technical staff. Provided hazardous waste / hazardous materials management training to junior technical staff. Provided site specific safety training and oversight to Kodiak project onsite personnel. Resource Manager for the 8 member Anchorage office publications and project support staff.

Kodiak Support Services - P.O. Box 1547, Kodiak, Alaska

Environmental / Health & Safety Program Manager - October 2006 to August 2007

Responsible for controlling and managing the environmental and health and safety programs for the KSS BOSS contract for the USCG Kodiak Project. Responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, administering, evaluating, supervising, and coordinating the KSS BOSS contractor operations to ensure regulatory and contractual compliance in the following areas: Regulated waste management including petroleum contaminated soil management, universal waste management, hazardous waste management, hazardous materials management, clean air act, pollution prevention, recycling, clean water act including domestic water (drinking water) program and sanitary water (waste water) program and storm water pollution prevention, environmental compliance / environmental stewardship, ozone depleting substance systems maintenance, used oil and liquid oily waste management, asbestos containing materials management, and lead-based paint containing materials management. Responsible for producing environmental and utility plant operational reports including clean air act reports, pollution prevention, clean water act report including domestic water (drinking water) program reports and sanitary water (waste water) program reports, environmental compliance / stewardship reports, ozone depleting substance systems maintenance reports, recycling program activity reports.

Supervised and performed environmental compliance / environmental stewardship inspection program, environmental and operational sample collection and analyses of domestic water (drinking water) quality monitoring samples, waste water discharge permit compliance samples, used oil and liquid oily waste samples, hazardous waste and petroleum contaminated soil (PCS) samples. Responsible for scheduling and performing storm water monitoring program. Implemented corrective actions in response to deficiencies noted during the inspections.

Maintained, promoted, and provided quality assurance / quality control of the ISC Kodiak / BOSS Contractor recycling program. Coordinated integration of the USCG Hazardous Substances Management System (HSMS) with BOSS Contractor operations. Prepared and maintained the KSS Emergency Response Plan and spill response team rosters, supervised the On-call Oil Spill Response Team, and assisted the ISC in conducting oil spill response training exercises and natural disaster response drills.

Trained BOSS Contractor employees in environmental management issues including stormwater pollution prevention, hazardous waste / hazardous materials management, and recycling.

Responsible for planning, developing, organizing, administering, evaluating, supervising, coordinating, and training the KSS Health and Safety Program to ensure work is performed in accordance with regulatory, contractual and, company requirements, policies, and procedures. Scheduling / coordinating health and safety related training for BOSS Contractor personnel.

Alutiiq Management Services – P.O. Box 1367, Kodiak, Alaska 99615

Environmental Manager / Utility Plants Supervisor - September 2001 to September 2006

Responsible for planning, developing, organizing, implementing, administering, evaluating, supervising, and coordinating the BOSS contractor operations to ensure regulatory and contractual compliance in the following areas: Regulated waste management including liquid oily waste management, petroleum contaminated soil management and universal waste management, hazardous waste management, hazardous materials management, clean air act, pollution prevention, recycling, clean water act including domestic water (drinking water) program and sanitary water (waste water) program and storm water pollution prevention, environmental compliance / environmental stewardship, ozone depleting substance systems maintenance, used oil and liquid oily waste management, asbestos containing materials management, and lead-based paint containing materials management.

Developed and produced environmental and utility plant operational reports including clean air act reports, pollution prevention, clean water act report including domestic water (drinking water) program reports and sanitary water (waste water) program reports, environmental compliance /stewardship reports, ozone depleting substance systems maintenance reports, recycling program activity reports, bulk fuel inventory reports, and fuel system testing reports.

Performed environmental compliance / environmental stewardship inspections of BOSS Contractor work spaces. Developed / produced monthly reports presenting the inspection findings and corrective actions.

Supervised environmental and operational sample collection and analyses of domestic water, waste water, used oil / liquid oily waste samples, hazardous waste, petroleum contaminated soil (PCS), and storm water monitoring program samples.

Implemented, maintained, promoted, and provided quality assurance / quality control of the ISC Kodiak / BOSS Contractor recycling program. Coordinated implementation / integration of USCG Hazardous Substances Management System (HSMS) with BOSS Contractor operations.

Prepared and maintained AMS Emergency Response Plan, supervised the On-call Oil Spill Response Team. Assisted the ISC in conducting oil spill and natural disaster response drills.

Trained BOSS Contractor employees in environmental management issues including stormwater pollution prevention, hazardous waste / hazardous materials management, and recycling.

Provided oversight of the operation and maintenance of ISC utility plants and bulk fuel storage / distribution facilities including supervising utility plant operators and fuel services staff.

Participated in contract compliance and performance evaluation meetings with USCG ISC Kodiak Contract Branch. Participated in labor contract negotiations, as part of the AMS management team, with the Teamsters Local 959 bargaining unit.

Jacobs Engineering Group – 4300 B Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Project Scientist / Task Manager – January 2001 to August 2001

Airport Staging Area Project – Kodiak, Alaska

Project management, quality control, directed excavation effort, and collected confirmation soil samples for interim removal action and thermal treatment of approximately 25,000 tons of petroleum contaminated soil from a former fire-training pit site located at the Kodiak Municipal Airport, Kodiak, Alaska. Project included historical / cultural preservation of World War II revetments in accordance with NEPA and SHPO guidelines.

Primary author of the Kodiak Island-Wide Civil Services, Soil Treatment Services and Survey Services Request for Proposal documents. Coordinated with technical and contract personnel to produce statements of work, pricing schedules, project schedules, and work specifications for each of the procurement documents.

Southeast Construction, Inc. - Soldotna, Alaska (Out of Business)

Senior Project Manager - April 2000 to September 2000

Scheduled, budgeted, mobilized, invoiced, budgeting petroleum contaminated soil remediation projects. Analyzed thermal treatment system data to track progress of remediation effort.

Prepared cost estimates, proposals, and marketing materials for remediation and construction projects located throughout Alaska.

Prepared contaminated soil handling plans, stockpile management plans, and waste management plans for the fire suppression water line installation portion of the Hangar III Renovation Project – United States Coast Guard ISC Kodiak.

Kent & Sullivan, Inc. – 53495 Thunder Road, Kenai, Alaska 99611

Senior Geologist - July 1998 to April 2000 and September 2000 to December 2000

As Field Program Manager, Mr. Lipka performed an extensive program of soil boring, and monitor well installation / development as a part of a soil / groundwater contamination investigation at a petroleum refinery located on the Kenai Peninsula. Compiled / summarized data collected as part of field programs then produced reports, including summaries and recommendations, based on the data collected and project objectives.

As Field Program Manager, Mr. Lipka completed a court-ordered environmental assessment which involved monitor well installation / development and groundwater sample collection at a leaking underground storage tank site located on the Kenai Peninsula. The field program was successfully completed during the trial under intense scrutiny by all parties involved.

Camp Dresser & McKee – One East Liberty Street, Reno, Nevada 89501

Environmental Scientist - January 1995 to July 1998

Field Program Manager for the following projects: 1) A complex drilling program which involved the construction and installation of thirty-six dual purpose ground water / soil vapor extraction wells for a soil / groundwater remediation system and an intrinsic bioremediation study at a bulk fuel storage facility located in Sparks, Nevada. 2) Site assessment of a hazardous waste landfill and low level radioactive waste repository located in southern Nevada. Supervised and performed monitor well installation / development and an extensive program of groundwater and soil vapor sampling. 3) Groundwater monitoring program at a former military installation, and a ground water extraction well installation and aquifer testing program at a former aerospace research facility.

Task Manager for the following projects: 1) Site compliance monitoring program for a soil and groundwater remediation project at a bulk fuel storage facility located in Sparks, Nevada. Obtained treatment system groundwater appropriation permits. Responsible for treatment system water groundwater appropriation permit compliance reporting. Obtained soil vapor treatment system air quality operating permit. Responsible for air quality permit compliance monitoring and reporting. Assisted in creating site database and monitoring report format. Provided technical oversight to both junior and senior staff during monitoring report preparation. Standardized field data collection and handling procedures and then ensured procedures were followed by field personnel. Designed vapor sampling protocols to track soil vapor extraction system performance and compliance. 2) Construction / implementation of an interactive database (ArcGIS) containing the bulk fuel storage facility monitoring data. Coordinated the efforts of the programmers and site monitoring data base manager with senior scientists and regulators to determine form / format and data sets to be incorporated into the interactive database and then ensured database was updated following each monitoring event.

Project Manager for contaminant transport assessment as part of an airport expansion project. Collected groundwater flow data, reviewed existing groundwater contaminant data to estimate potential impact of sewer line relocation dewatering activities on adjacent parcels.

Steffen Robertson and Kirsten – 5259 Neil Road, Reno, Nevada 89502

Environmental Scientist - February 1992 to January 1995

Project Manager responsible for all environmental monitoring and compliance activities at 23 leaking underground storage tanks sites located throughout northern Nevada. Acquired remediation system operation and discharge permits including NPDES and Underground Injection Control permits, air quality operating permits, and groundwater appropriation permits. Implemented / executed remediation site monitoring / sampling programs. Prepared permit compliance and remediation progress reports. Established then tracked monitoring program budgets. Responsible for proper handling, storage, and disposal of remediation and investigation derived wastes (drilling cuttings / purge water / spent GAC).

Pezonella Associates – 520 Edison Way, Reno, Nevada 89502

Environmental Scientist - July 1990 to February 1992

Project Manager for environmental site investigations and assessments. Provided support for geotechnical investigations. Supervised and scheduled company drill rig (CME-55) and crew.

U.S. Forest Service - Central Sierra Snow Laboratory –

P.O. Box 810 Soda Springs, California, 95728

Hydrologist GS-9 – September 1988 to July 1990 / Hydrological Technician GS-7- December 1986 to September 1988

Installed, calibrated, and maintained various hydrometeorologic instruments. Constructed and instrumented remote hydrometeorologic stations, collected precipitation and surface water samples from remote alpine sites.

Cedar Stratigraphic, Inc. - Reno, Nevada

Geologist - June 1988 to August 1989

Produced geologic maps and cross-sections, and various diagrams used in petroleum reserve potential studies conducted throughout the Great Basin. Performed microscopic analyses of drill cuttings obtained from petroleum exploration wells completed throughout the Great Basin.

Harding Lawson Associates - Reno, Nevada

Laboratory Technician - May 1987 to December 1987

Performed various geotechnical tests on soil, concrete, and asphaltic concrete samples.

Tenneco Minerals - Battle Mountain, Nevada

Geologist - September 1985 to March 1986

Logged exploratory borings at McCoy site prior to / then during initial stages of mine construction. Performed ground magnetic survey and stream sediment sampling programs at the Cove site.

Education:

M.S. in Geology, Oregon State University, 1987 (45 quarter hours)

B.A. in Geology, California State University, Chico, 1982 (124 semester hours)

Certifications and Training:

Certified Environmental Manager – Nevada – EM-1176 - 1993 to present

Alaska Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead - CCC-15-6000 – August 2015 to August 2018

Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Qualified Person – 1998 to present

OSHA 40 Hours Hazardous Waste Site Operations and Emergency Response, Hazardous Materials Handling, and Hazard Communication Training including Level C Supervisor Training. Also completed subsequent 8-hour refresher courses - 1991 through 2017

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety Training - 2015

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety Training - 1997

Jacobs Engineering Group Wage and Hour Employee Supervisor Training - 2010

Jacobs Engineering Group Preventing Workplace Harassment (Supervisor Edition)- 2008

Jacobs Engineering Group - US Army Mentor-Protégé Program - Hazardous Waste Management Workshop - November 2009

Jacobs Engineering Group - Construction Management Short Course - January 2008

USCG Environmental Management (ISO 14000-series) Training - July 2007

USCG Environmental Compliance and Hazardous Waste Management 28-hour Basic Workshop and subsequent 12-hour refresher workshops – 2001 through 2006

USCG Waste Accumulation Area Training (Annual)- 2001 through 2007

MSHA Experienced Miner – Surface / Non-Metal Operations - 2006

USCG Hazardous Substances Management System (HSMS) / Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) Crystal Reports Training - January 2003

AHERA Asbestos Supervisor Training - July 2003

AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector Training - July 2003

Shipyard Competent Person Training - February 2002

Permit Required Confined Space Train-the-Trainer Course - December 2002

Environmental protection Agency - Emergency Response to Hazardous Materials Incidents Training - November 2002

Incident Command System – 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800 Levels Training – April 2015

US Army Corps of Engineers – Construction Quality Management for Contractors - March 2001

First Aid / Adult CPR & AED – 2001 through 2015

Awards:

Jacobs Engineering - Manager of Excellence - 2008

US Army Corps of Celebrate Safety Award - Drury Gulch Project - December 2008

Kodiak Support Services – BOSS Contactor Employee of the Month – January 2007.

United States Coast Guard ISC Kodiak Unit Coin, September 2006 – Presented the Unit Coin as a member of the Alutiiq Management Services Senior Management Team for outstanding service to the Coast Guard in performing the 2001 to 2006 BOSS Contract.

Camp Dresser & McKee - Outstanding Performance Recognition Award - Sparks Project Management Team - July 1997 and Sparks Project Design / Build Team - September 1996 and Outstanding Performance Recognition Award - Individual Award - November 1996

Community Service:

Threshold Services, Kodiak, Alaska

Member Board of Directors, April 2003 to August 2004

Vice President, August 2004 to December 2005

President, December 2005 to May 2006

Threshold Services, a non-profit organization assists disabled citizens and those with barriers to employment by providing vocational and recycle services to the Kodiak community.

Kodiak Island Borough Solid Waste Advisory Board Steering Committee - 2005

Skills:

Proficient with Microsoft products such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



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