NickBarclay_Bio

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Expertise:

  • Design-Build Project Management
  • Development of Project Plans and Specifications
  • Engineering Cost Estimates
  • NPDES Water Permitting
  • Air Discharge Permitting
  • Construction Management
  • AutoCAD
  • ArcGIS
  • MS Project
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Visual MODFLOW

  • Full Profile

    Nick is a licensed professional engineer with eight years’ experience focused on engineering project management, design, system installation, and operations and maintenance. He has worked with clients across the U.S. including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy and various private companies.

    Education

    • Master of Engineering Management, Ohio University, 2014
    • B.S., Civil Engineering, Gonzaga University, 2010

    Certifications and Training

    • Professional Engineer, State of Ohio
    • 40-hour HAZWOPER with current 8-hour training
    • 8-hour HAZWOPER Supervisor training
    • USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors

    Professional Affiliations

    • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)

    Key Experience

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Air Station Tongue Point Landfill Site, Astoria, Oregon

    Project Manager

    Nick acted as the contractor quality control supervisor (CQCS), resident engineer and project manager. He performed all of the duties of a CQCS and was on site during periods of construction activities. The project required the team to inspect, operate and maintain the existing landfill cap and Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid (LNAPL) recovery and separation system for the Tongue Point Landfill. The project included regular inspection of the LNAPL system; operations and maintenance of landfill cap and treatment system; design for and the addition of approximately 1,500 linear feet of armor aggregate to address shoreline erosion; placing a total of 64 tons of 3/4-inch minus stone, 698 tons of filter stone and 1,589 tons of armor stone; and reconfigured the LNAPL recovery and separation system to optimize treatment system operation. His duties included supervision of the shoreline erosion repair subcontractor, USACE client interaction, daily field reports, and assisting in the LNAPL recovery and separation system optimization. Mr. Barclay created the Shoreline Erosion Repair and LNAPL Recovery & Separation System Optimization Completion Report.

    Private Industrial Client, Acid Mine Drainage Treatment, Sarver, Pennsylvania

    Project and Site Engineer

    Nick was the Project Engineer and Site Engineer for the design, fabrication, assembly and installation of a mobile water treatment system. The system consisted of three treatment sections: 1) metal and sulfate extraction 2) metal stripping and 3) sulfate stripping. The modular (skid-mounted) system was designed for ease of installation and mobility to serve other sites if warranted. The system was also designed with remote instrumentation and controls capability to allow operators to view the system remotely and to allow programming changes to take place without mobilizing to the site. The design phase for this project was successfully completed on an expedited basis to meet the client’s startup and operation deadline. Nick also led the fabrication and installation phase involving construction-phase services and field inspections.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rockford Beach Dam Stabilization, House Springs, Missouri

    Project Manager

    The overall objective of the project was to stabilize the Rockford Beach Dam. The site is part of the EPA Southwest Jefferson County Mining Superfund Program. The on-site work included construction of access ramps, placement of approximately 4,700 ton of riprap stone, establishment of turf, pre-construction and post-construction bathometric surveys, weekly conference calls, on-site meetings, site security, and daily reporting. Nick led the proposal team, served as the project manager, developed the work plans, served as the on-site quality control represented and prepared the Completion Report. The project schedule was compressed due to client requirement but, the project team met the client’s schedule and was on budget.

    Private Industrial Client, Groundwater Treatment System Expansion, Lansing, Michigan

    Project and Site Engineer

    The project was a groundwater pump and treat system expansion for a private industrial cleanup in Lansing, Michigan. The project included installation of 4,000 feet of underground piping, two underground equipment vaults, five underground well vaults, and connections to existing treatment system. Nick provided engineering support for the development of the project specification and created the project drawing set. He also provided on-site engineering oversight of the general contractors.

    U.S. Department of Energy, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant C-612 Ion Exchange Treatment, Paducah, Kentucky

    Engineering Design Lead

    Nick led the design and oversaw the construction of the C-612 ion exchange mobile treatment system which was designed to remediate Tc-99 and TCE with a working pressure of 100 PSI. The mobile treatment system consisted of a 53-foot long insulated trailer with two treatment trains in parallel and four carbon steel high pressure liquid treatment vessels with ASME code stamps. Nick also led the selection of the ASME stamped pressure vessels, developed the factory acceptance testing plan, and was responsible for conducting the factory acceptance testing of the entire treatment system.

    U.S. Department of Energy, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant C-410 Water Treatment, Paducah, Kentucky

    Engineering Design Lead

    The C-410 trailer mounted system was designed to remediate the radioisotopes, Tc-99 and uranium. The trailer mounted system consisted of two sand pod filters, two carbon vessels, and four ion exchange vessels. The system includes six carbon steel high pressure liquid treatment vessels with ASME code stamps. Nick led the design and procurement of the trailer mounted treatment system. He oversaw the selection of the ASME stamped pressure vessels and the development of the factory acceptance testing plan. Nick also assisted with the setup and startup training of the field personnel.

    U.S. Department of Energy, Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant Phase IIA C-400 Groundwater Treatment, Paducah, Kentucky

    Project Engineer and Resident Engineer

    The project included the installation of above ground piping, cooling tower, vacuum blowers, steam boiler, steam regenerated carbon treatment system, and emergency generators for the electrical resistance heating groundwater remediation system. As a resident engineer, Nick provided technical support for the development of the project specifications. He assisted with the procurement of all materials associated with the project. In addition, Nick provided on-site oversight and technical support for the labor force during the construction and commissioning of the system.

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Forbes Atlas Missile Site S-7, Wamego, Kansas

    Contractor Quality Control Supervisor

    Nick was the contractor quality control supervisor (CQCS) during periods that soil excavation and groundwater remediation activities occurred on this USACE Kansas City District multi-phase CERCLA groundwater and soil remediation performance-based task order. Remediation at the former missile site consisted of source removal, soil vapor extraction, in-situ chemical injection/oxidation, and monitored natural attenuation. He had full CQCS responsibility for construction phase services and field inspection of the soil vapor extraction system construction/installation, in-situ chemical oxidation chemical injection system, and chemical injection operations. He was responsible for the construction management, construction oversight, quality control, and operation and maintenance activities. Nick documented daily activities including safety meetings, inspections of work areas, and observation of project operations. He produced daily, weekly, and monthly field reports, conducted weekly project meetings and oversaw implementation of specific changes to plans. He ensured construction activities complied with work plans, the performance work statement, and other requirements and that documentation and reports complied with the project Quality Assurance Project Plan.

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Division Street Outfall (DSO) of Muskegon Lake Dredging and Remediation, Muskegon, Michigan

    Project Engineer

    The remedial action site was located within a bay of Muskegon Lake, which is connected to Lake Michigan through a shipping channel. Previously, the DSO was a point source of pollution from local industry. The project successfully completed all aspects of the performance-based remediation project including dredging 3 feet of sediments in 20-30-foot-deep water, design and construction of sediment dewatering beds for 43,500 yards of sediments, design/construction and operation of a solids removal/chemical treatment system, removal of abandoned pier posts and pilings, dredge spoils and wastewater management, community involvement and shoreline restoration.

    As a project engineer, Nick provided technical support for the remedial design and remedial action of this environmental dredging project. He assisted in preparing the remedial action work plan, site-specific health and safety plan, and Quality Assurance Project Plan. Nick coordinated with subcontractors in developing a cost-effective approach for surveying, dredging, and waste disposal for the project site contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and mercury. He assisted in the design of the offloading and dewatering site layout, including the sizing and design of the drying/stabilization bed; optimizing disposal trucks routing; reviewed the final bases of design for the remedial action; and prepared project submittals including bathymetric survey, excavation, and erosion control.