GARLAND ENVIRONMENTAL & GEOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS           Principal Geologist                              Feb 2017 to Present

Ellijay, GA

Owner

Garland Site Solutions is dynamic design build firm with a diverse background in geology, geotechnical engineering, soils, site evaluations, specialty civil projects, construction management, and environmental compliance. Garland Site Solutions specializes in value added services and solutions for complex sites. We offer expert management for all of your earth science, geological  and environmental needs. 

 

SOUTHERN COMPANY GENERATION    

Georgia Regional Construction    

Multiple Sites

Construction Lead                               Oct 2016 to Feb 2017

Plant McManus Demolition and Ash Pond Closure: Managed $20 Million Coal Plant Demolition Project and $40 Million Ash Pond Closure. 

 

Geologist-Site Manager                       Jun 2015 to Oct 2016

Plant McIntosh Ash Monofill Cells 1&2: Developed Bid Package and Scope of Work. Coordinate constructability with Engineering and Design to ensure permit requirements were satisfied. Managed the biding and contractual awards. Served as site manager for the new Cell 2 Landfill Construction and existing Cell 1 Closure. Through value added services was able to reduce original bid cost from $10 Million to $7.5 Million and through change order management was able to reduce change order cost by 50%.

 

Geologist-Project Lead                          Aug 2014 to Jun 2015

Huffaker Road CCB Retrofit Project: Transferred to project after contractor mobilization. Managed project and provided on-site field supervision ensuring, specifications, and permit regulations were met. Left project at 75% completion to transfer to current Plant McIntosh. Successfully managed to get project back on track and reduced original $3 Million change orders for lack of suitable clay and constructability concerns to $1 Million by acquiring  alternative borrow source with a more workable clay, having specifications adjusted for new and existing soil characteristics, and coaching contractor through alternative material handling techniques to achieve a working material handling and compaction process. 

 

Geologist-Project Lead                          Dec 2012 to Aug 2014

Plant Bowen M.A.T.S Project: Directly managed construction of Plant Bowen CCB Cells 3&4 and 9&10 (both projects covered 200 Acres, for 70 Acres of new landfill, required 4 Million C.Y. of cut/fill and cost $20 Million), Final closure of 250 Acre Ash Pond, and all Bowen Environmental Project Environmental Compliance. 

 

Geologist-Project Coordinator              Jan 2012 to Dec 2012

Plant Hammond Ash Pond #4 Closure: Managed Plant Hammond Ash Pond #4 Closure. $7 Million closure consisted of a 50 acre ash pond back in to compliance and in a satisfactory ranking with the GAEPD.

 

Civil Field Services

Macon, GA

 

Geologist-Construction Manager        Dec 2010 to Dec 2011

Plant Hatch and Plant Farley Emergency Notification Projects: Coordinated construction, provide oversight, install and implementation of Siren Systems.

Installation of 160 Emergency Warning sirens. Liaison to Land department on selection and acquisition easements for suitable desired siren locations. Worked in collaboration with City and County officials and State DOTs to facilitate project requirements. Worked with Environmental affairs for permitting requirements and stream and wetland issues. Coordinated and directed site preparation, clearing, and access improvements for all 160 sites. 

 

Geologist                                                  Jun 2007 to Dec 2010 

Drilling Services: Provided oversight and project management for all Southern Company geotechnical and environmental drilling projects in the Eastern footprint.  Identified and implemented the use of drilling contractors with the most effective, efficient, and advanced drilling techniques and technologies available and consistently devised creative solutions to overcome complex challenges.  Successfully built and maintained productive professional relationships with a diverse system wide client base, consisting primarily of Transmission and Generation with support for Distribution and others as needed.  

 

ECOLOGICAL LAND CLEARING, LLC                    

Macon, GA

Owner                                                    Nov 2006 to May 2009

Specialized land clearing, vegetation management, and property beautification company, which serviced the Middle Georgia area. http://www.constructionequipment.com/ecologically-friendly-land-clearing-georgia

 

GEOTECHINCAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS                           

Macon, GA 

Staff Geologist                                       Jun 2004 to Jan 2007

Provided oversight, testing monitoring and evaluation of soil and groundwater. Performed geotechnical evaluations, direct oversight for drilling operations including well installation, and UST site monitoring. Performed wetland and stream delineation, phase I and II environmental site assessments, solid waste consultation (owner’s representative for EPD correspondence), landfill construction oversight, methane monitoring, regulatory compliance quality assurance, soil surveys, soil stratification and identification, soil density testing, pile installation monitoring, boring layout and report preparation.

 

STONE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL                                

Black Mountain, NC

Counselor                                            Nov 2001 to Mar 2004

Wilderness Therapeutic School methodology to engage, train and modify adolescent behavior patterns to assist in development of coping mechanisms with their asserting themselves while being a person with disabilities in society. Partnered with individuals and groups to create, foster and inspire life-long coping skills. 

 

WATERMARK PADDLE SPORTS                             

Easley, SC

Kayaker/Boat Builder                      Sep 2000 to Oct 2001

Worked with Research and design to, develop and test new prototype kayaks. Also engaged with production for creation of new molds and build-out for new boats for retail. 

 

MILITARY

 

GEORGIA ARMY NATIONAL GUARD                  

Thomaston and Statesboro, GA     

Private First Class                           Mar 1995 to Mar 2003

Honorable Discharge: Infantry

 

EDUCATION

 

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM                Apr 2014   

M.E. Construction and Engineering Management 

WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY                                 May 2004

B.S. Environmental Geology

 

GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY                                May 2000

B.S. Commercial Recreation and Tourism 

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