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Professional Geologist/Environmental Manager

Jacksonville, FL, 32257
August 09, 2012

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DAVID S. MAXAM, PG, CIEC **** Victoria Chase Court

904-***-**** / Jacksonville, Florida 32257

OBJECTIVE: I am seeking an opportunity with a growing, successful and stable environmental consulting company that needs leadership in the areas of business development, environmental assessment/remedial project management and staff development.


• Professional Geologist in FL, GA, SC, NC, AL and MS

• 22 Years of Environmental Assessment/Remedial Experience

• Significant Business Development/Sales/Marketing Skills

• Extensive Project Management Technical Experience (Managed Budgets to 1M)

• Mentored/Supervised up to 20 employees/subcontractors

• Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC)

• Mold/IAQ/Asbestos Management Trained

• OSHA HAZWOPER Trained/Former Office EHS Manager


04/07-04/12 Environmental Department Manager

J2 Engineering, Inc.

Jacksonville, Florida

Senior manager of medium to large environmental site assessments and remedial projects for many southeastern military installations. Managed staff scientists and technicians. Final reviewer for assessment and remedial project reports. Prepared reports and reviewed cost proposals, APP’s, work plans and managed budgets. Conducted asbestos and lead-based paint inspections. Managed the 500K+ renovation of a multi-phase air sparge remediation system at a USACE Superfund NPL creosote-contaminated site in Pensacola, Florida. Since repairs were made, approximately 100K gallons of creosote and over 1M gallons of contaminated groundwater were treated and disposed. Managed a USACE Superfund 600K DDT hazardous waste soil remediation project in Georgia.

06/06-03/07 Senior Geologist

Ellis & Associates, Inc.

Jacksonville, Florida

Senior project manager of Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments and remedial projects. Final reviewer for assessment and remedial project reports. Prepared cost proposals and interacted with clients and regulators. Supervised junior-level scientists and engineers. Managed indoor air quality projects.

07/01-06/06 Technical Director of Environmental Services

Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc.

Jacksonville, Florida

Manager of numerous Phase II environmental assessments and remedial projects. Projects included FDEP UST sites, dry cleaning sites, former landfills and real estate developments. Clients included the FDEP, local municipalities and developers. Managed an 850K remedial project utilizing HRC to degrade dissolved chlorinated solvents. Reviewed technical reports, prepared cost proposals, conducted feasibility studies and wrote Remedial Action Plans. Marketed company services and supervised junior-level scientists. Wrote SWPPP’s, CUPs and managed approximately 50 IAQ assessment projects and observed remediation of a dialysis clinic that contained high levels of mold. Acted as Office Health and Safety Manager.

06/99-07/01 Sr. Project Geologist

Environmental Resources Management, Inc.

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Senior project manager of multi-phase hydrogeologic assessment sites. Conducted compliance audits of industrial facilities. Reviewed various wastewater ordinances to determine if permitting and/or pretreatment were necessary for the client’s wastewater discharges. Completed air construction permits, wrote integrated contingency plans and submitted reports. Prepared proposals, completed work plans, marketed company services and supervised staff scientists and subcontractors.

06/98-06/99 Sales & Marketing Manager

Southeast Response and Remediation, Inc.

Wilmington, North Carolina

Marketing manager and project manager of remedial sites located throughout the Carolinas. Created and developed new client relationships, maintained current client base and ensured client satisfaction. Created and submitted project bids to prospective clients. Ensured projects were completed at or below budgetary limits. Supervised company technicians and subcontractors at remedial sites and ensured OSHA compliance. Responsible for creating and developing tailor-made emergency spill supply kits for an industrial client. Generated approximately 500k in new work.

12/95-06/98 Project Geologist

Shield Environmental Associates, Inc.

Charlotte, North Carolina

Project manager of 100+ multi-phase UST hydrogeologic assessment project sites. Developed and reviewed technical reports, interacted with State agencies and property owners, selected sampling locations, coordinated project activities, set personnel schedules, and supervised geologists, technicians and subcontract personnel. Managed project budgets and marketed company services.

07/90-10/95 Geologist

Rust Environment & Infrastructure, Inc.

Columbia, South Carolina

Conducted hydrogeologic site assessments and remedial investigations as field manager and site geologist. Managed two contract employees that were responsible for the daily operations of a pump and treat remedial system. Assisted in the design and operation of a soil vapor extraction pilot system. Responsible for the design and implementation of soil and ground water sampling programs, oversight of monitoring well installations, development and implementation of site specific health and safety plans and preparation of project reports, work plans and proposals.

07/89-07/90 Geologist

North Carolina Department of Transportation, Geotechnical Unit

Charlotte, North Carolina

Determined soil/rock suitability for proposed roadway development, supervised drilling operations, surveyed property, co-authored Environmental Impact Statements, conducted stratigraphic logging, operated vibration analyzer, and OVA.


B.S., Geology, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI


Professional Geologist - States of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi and Alabama

Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) – American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)

State of Florida Certified Mold Assessor – MRSA705

EPA-approved Asbestos Inspector, Management Planner, Respiratory Protection and Project Design Certificates, 2012

40-hour HAZWOPER trained with annual 8-hour updates, 1990-2012

First Aid, CPR and Confined Space Certifications

Numerous indoor air quality courses, 2002-2011

30-hour seminar “OSHA Construction Safety and Health”, 2009

24-hour seminar “Hazardous Materials Safety and Security – Operations”, 2012

16-hour seminar “USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors”, 2011

8-hour seminar “Excavation Safety and Competent Person Training”, 2010

8-hour seminar “Bloodborne Pathogen Training”, 2010

8-hour seminar “DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation”, 2008

Trident Technical College semester course "Hazardous Materials Management", 2000

8-hour seminar "Hazardous Waste Management for Small Quantity Generators", 1998

8-hour seminar "Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response", 1998

2-week DOE class "Hazardous Chemical and Radiation Health", 1994

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