Quote To Live By: “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”–Robert Collier


  • Closure Strategy Development
  • Remedial Design
  • Regulatory Negotiations
  • Project Management
  • Health and Safety.

  • Full Profile

    Jay Reid is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years’ experience in design and construction of environmental systems, project management, and plant operations and maintenance management. His previous roles have included Vice President and serving as Principal in Charge (PIC) for multi-national clients, operations and project management, and technical implementation on a wide range of projects. In his PIC role, he has worked closely with these major companies to understand their business objectives and develop strong project team relationships. These client relationships provided significant value in regards to helping control environmental expenditures, supporting acquisition/divestiture due diligence, and ensuring day-to-day compliance through application of environmental health and safety services.

    As a Project Manager Jay has successfully implemented small to large scale environmental projects focused on compliance, assessment/characterization, remediation and closure of sites impacted with hazardous substances and petroleum. He serves a diverse stakeholder base including commercial, industrial, municipal and institutional entities in brownfield, plant closure, redevelopment, divestment, and mergers and acquisitions scenarios. His Project Manager responsibilities included: developing strategies and implementation plans for site characterization and remediation; compliance; cost estimating; reserve analysis; risk and remedial alternatives assessment; liability evaluation; scope negotiation; maintaining client and regulatory agency contact; health and safety management; coordination of staff, subcontractors, supplies, and equipment; budget tracking, cost control and invoicing.

    From a technical perspective, Jay has served as project director, project manager or project engineer on numerous Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), wastewater treatment, and hydrocarbon related projects, including projects that were designed to allow for reuse or divestiture of the property. He has specific brownfield remediation experience with projects being conducted under the Ohio Voluntary Action Program (VAP) and Pennsylvania Land Recycling Program (Act 2).

    Jay has directed many environmental system design, installation, permitting, and operation projects. His experience includes the implementation of several innovative remedial strategies, including intrinsic bioattenuation, in-situ enhanced reductive dechlorination, and in-situ oxidation to remediate chlorinated compounds in groundwater, and phytoremediation to remediate soils and groundwater contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents. He also has substantial experience with agency negotiation and has successfully negotiated modifications to the scopes of work for implementing remedial designs at several National Priorities List (NPL) sites. These modifications provided significant cost savings to his clients.


    • M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


    RCRA Experience

    Confidential Chemical Manufacturing, Sites Across Northeast and Southeast United States 
    Client Manager/Technical Lead

    Support management of a portion of client’s U.S. environmental remediation portfolio, which includes many sites that have RCRA obligations. These sites generally involve the investigation, risk assessment and/or remediation of chlorinated solvents and inorganic compounds in soil and groundwater. Provide overall coordination of resources, as well as detailed technical and regulatory strategy support for these projects spread across ten states and three U.S. EPA Regions. Involved in their environmental reserve management process and supports due diligence projects when they arise.

    Confidential Chemical Manufacturing, North Carolina 

    Provide senior technical direction and regulatory negotiation support on the cleaning of a lined pond within a closed loop recycle system. While the facility was proceeding to complete the lined pond clean-out under a NC Division of Water permit, significant RCRA waste issues were identified that could dramatically increase the cost of the remedial action. Led negotiations with the NC Divisions of Hazardous Waste and Water to gain concurrence that the material in question met the deminimus exemption rules and, therefore, was not a listed hazardous waste. This successful negotiation saved the client well over $1 million in disposal costs.

    Confidential Automotive Manufacturing, Southwest, Ohio 
    Project Officer (formerly Project Manager)

    RCRA Corrective Action program being implemented at a three plant automotive manufacturing complex in Ohio. Provided both technical and regulatory support to successfully negotiate a reduced list of units requiring further action. Provided senior review and support for the DOCC report, which was accepted by U.S. EPA with no comments. Of the 36 units evaluated, only 6 were recommended for further action. Provided engineering and technical support for the interim measures work plan (U.S. EPA approved this plan without comment) that recommended implementing innovative remedial technologies to address chlorinated VOCs in groundwater (enhanced reductive dechlorination and Fenton’s reagent oxidation). These technologies were successfully tested at the site and have been implemented full scale as the final site-wide remedy, precluding the need for a formal CMS. Completed numerous presentations and negotiations with U.S. EPA Region V throughout this project. Completed the Environmental Indicator Form 750 for this site and assisted with a client-developed guidance document on how to complete the Environmental Indicator Form 725, which was provided to U.S. EPA Region V to facilitate/standardize their review of these forms at this client’s many sites.

    Owens Corning, Granville, Ohio
    Project Officer

    RCRA Corrective Action project being undertaken at a research and development facility in central Ohio. Assisted with preparing a Current Conditions Report that effectively used available data and an exposure pathway analysis to eliminate SWMUs and negotiate a reduced scope of work in the RFI. The RFI Work Plan received Ohio EPA approval, and the RFI field investigation and preparation of the RFI Report, including both human health and ecological risk assessments were completed successfully. The RFI Report, which contains a site-wide no further action recommendation, has been approved by Ohio EPA.

    State Voluntary Action Programs Experience

    LORD Corporation, Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
    Project Officer (Formerly Project Manager)

    Implementation of a voluntary investigation being conducted at an active manufacturing facility under Pennsylvania’s Act 2. This site is ranked as a high-priority RCRA site with a PA/VSI previously conducted in U.S. EPA Region III. Instrumental in developing and presenting the site strategy to PADEP for evaluating the SWMUs identified in the PA/VSI, and gaining their insight on how best to proceed. Oversaw completion of the phased investigative approach, which has been used successfully to control the investigations scope and costs. Based on the presence of a DNAPL, identified during the investigations, developed a risk-based corrective action strategy that was successfully negotiated with the PADEP under the Act 2 regulations. Evaluated the site using U.S. EPA’s Environmental Indicator (EI) Forms. Based on the evaluation of site-specific conditions, a “Yes” determination was achieved for both the Human Exposure Under Control and Migration of Groundwater Under Control Forms. A groundwater to surface water mixing zone analysis was also conducted to allow a thorough evaluation of the situation. A phytoremediation barrier with groundwater elevation monitoring to mitigate potential impacts of VOC discharges to a creek was accepted as the final remedy.

    Alcatel/Lucent Technologies, Columbus, Ohio
    Project Officer

    Implementation of a voluntary investigation being conducted at an active manufacturing facility under Ohio’s VAP. This 253-acre facility had a RCRA PA/VSI previously conducted that identified 22 SWMUs and 1 AOC (VOCs in groundwater). Oversaw the completion of a VAP Phase I Property Assessment that evaluated current and historical site conditions. During this process it was determined that the SWMUs identified in the PA/VSI do not require additional investigation. Subsequently developed and implemented a focused sampling and analysis plan to further evaluate the presence of VOCs in groundwater within the bedrock, as well as verify that a release of hazardous materials or petroleum constituents had not occurred within several localized areas. During completion of this project, the property was sold for mixed-use redevelopment, including residential and commercial end-uses. The VAP strategy for achieving No Further Action status was developed to support this brownfield redevelopment, greatly enhancing the client’s sale price for the property.

    CERCLA Program Experience

    LORD Corporation, Saegertown, Pennsylvania
    Project Officer (formerly Project Manager)

    Implementation of a remedial design at an active industrial facility that is an operable unit at a federal NPL site in Region III. Identified that technologies selected in the Record of Decision (ROD) were inappropriate for site conditions and developed a creative remedial strategy to utilize in-situ enhanced reductive dechlorination of chlorinated VOCs in groundwater as the most appropriate cost-effective remedial strategy. Based on the results of an effective pilot study, successfully negotiated a ROD modification to implement the innovative in-situ remedial strategy, which was implemented in 2004. This ROD modification saved the client over $5,000,000. This remedial effort has been successfully implemented and active in-situ remediation halted in 2010 and site moved into a monitoring only phase as this NPL site moves toward closure.

    LORD Corporation, Saegertown, Pennsylvania, West Tank Farm
    Project Manager

    Design of a bioremediation system to address VOCs in soil detected beneath a tank farm undergoing secondary containment upgrading. Negotiated with PADEP – Meadville Office to gain approval of the strategy, then designed the aboveground-engineered biopile for remediating excavated soils. This treatment system successfully met cleanup criteria within four quarters and allowed the Client to avoid off-site disposal of 800 cubic yards of soil. Negotiated and designed an in-situ bioventing system to address residual VOCs in soil beneath the tank foundation that could not be removed. This system successfully met cleanup goals within three quarters, and approval was received to shut the system off.

    Confidential Chemical Client, Northern and Southern California Sites
    Project Officer

    Developed innovative remedial strategies to address VOCs in soil and groundwater at one facility being prepared for divestiture and another that had previously been sold and was being operated by another company. In both instances led a technical team in developing enhanced conceptual site models which were used to develop a more comprehensive remediation strategy and support negotiations with the appropriate state regulatory agencies. The remedial strategy for the site to be divested provided for an expedited clean-up that would allow re-development to occur during the remedial timeframe, while the remedial strategy for the site being actively operated by a 3rd party owner provided a more comprehensive clean-up strategy focused on using interim measures to move the site toward closure. Each of these projects is currently in the remedial implementation phase.

    Petroleum Hydrocarbon Experience

    Three Major Petroleum Marketers, Across Ohio
    Project Manager

    Remediation of petroleum hydrocarbon release sites in Ohio using a range of active remedial technologies, including vapor extraction to address residual benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX) and total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) contamination in the vadose zone, total fluids recovery and treatment using aerators, carbon adsorption and an innovative technology referred to as “reverse air stripping”, and dual-phase extraction using high vacuum liquid-ring pumps to remediate soil vapor and groundwater simultaneously. Responsible for the successful operation of these systems, which allowed the Bureau of Underground Storage Tank Regulations (BUSTR) to approve shutdown of these systems, and the modification of the remedial action plans to monitoring only, prior to receiving a determination of No Further Action.

    Project Manager

    Multiple bioattenuation assessments and development of remedial action plans for active gasoline station sites in Ohio. Based on experience with bioremediation, identified these sites as candidates for using intrinsic bioattenuation as the most cost-effective remedial alternative. Site-specific, cost-effective sampling programs were developed to obtain data to define the level of intrinsic bioattenuation occurring at the site. The sampling results generally indicated the sites were under a definable level of biological control, both horizontally and vertically. Remedial action plans calling for groundwater monitoring only, or limited enhancement of aerobic conditions, were developed. These creative approaches were approved by the BUSTR and eliminated the need to design, install, and operate more costly active remediation systems.

    Project Manager

    Development of risk assessments at former gasoline station sites to evaluate the potential for obtaining “No Further Action” status of these sites from BUSTR. Risk-based soil cleanup goals for BTEX and TPH were developed that showed no potential risks, and groundwater pathways were proven to be incomplete, which allowed BUSTR to issue notices of “No Further Action” for these sites.

    International Experience

    Confidential International Chemical Manufacturing Clients, U.S. based, (partial list below)
    Project Manager/Client Liaison

    Facilitated the set-up and management of these projects for several different multi-national chemical clients by helping create the “best team” ensuring they were properly contracted in-country.

    • Sao Paulo, Brazil – Phase I/Phase II due diligence for site acquisition.
    • Shanghai, China – Remedial Action designed to remediate former underground storage tank release of volatile organic compounds and TPH.
    • Querétaro, México – Environmental assessment to support property acquisition.
    • Northern Italy – Remedial action designed to remediate VOC impacts in soil from an on-site drainage system.
    • Antwort, Germany – Engineering Design support as a subconsultant to Client’s Project Architect for expansion of their manufacturing facility.
    • British Columbia, Canada – On-going investigation and remediation project designed to address nitrogenous compounds in soil and groundwater.
    • Molndal, Sweden – Provide on-site Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) management services and regulatory guidance.
    • Hamburg, Germany – Advise on environmental issues associated with closing and transferring the site.


    Reid, J.J., J. Berk, and N.A. Gillotti, 1996. Intrinsic Bioattenuation of Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds. HAZWASTE WORLD Superfund XVII Conference Proceedings. October. Paper presented at the HAZWASTE Superfund XVII Conference, Washington, D.C., October 15 – 17, 1996.

    Reid, J.J., 1998. Groundwater Modeling to Support Bioattenuation Strategy for Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds. Department of Defense Modeling and Simulation Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, May 4, 1998.

    Reid, J.J. and D. Balcer, 1999. Pilot Study for Enhanced Biodegradation of Chlorinated VOCs. Engineered Approaches for In Situ Bioremediation of Chlorinated Solvent Contamination. The Fifth International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, San Diego, California, April 19-22, 1999.

    Golla, W. M. and Reid, J.J., 2000. Phytoremediation for Hydraulic Control of Shallow Groundwater Impacted by Petroleum Hydrocarbons. The 16th Annual International Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments, and Water Proceedings. October 2000.