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Jeffrey R. Littell, R.G.
Chief Operating Officer/
Executive Vice President

 

 

Expertise

Jeffrey R. Littell, a senior geologist with over 25 years of environmental consulting experience, joined Hydro Geo Chem in 2017. His experience includes in-depth knowledge in environmental and engineering consulting firm operations. He has successfully worked within the context of multiple environmental, engineering and water resources service lines, providing value added consulting and contracting services to industrial, commercial, manufacturing, and local and state government clients and markets. He has successfully led small and large cross-functional teams to achieve outstanding business results. His proven communication and leadership skills, and his success in establishing and leading National and regional operations, market sectors and programs, have resulted in rapid and successive increases in professional growth and responsibility. Jeff is a seasoned senior leader with proven experience in leading and managing profit and loss, business development, and marketing and sales business for multi-million dollar consulting operations. He has experience negotiating with state environmental agencies in Arizona, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Region IX.  He specializes in federal and state Superfund programs, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and leaking underground storage tank (LUST) investigative and remedial activities, and has also conducted numerous Aquifer Protection Permitting and National/Arizona Pollution Discharge Elimination System permitting activities.  Mr. Littell has performed regulatory program development for the State of Arizona and the USEPA, including preparing, overseeing and training staff in environmental regulations.  He has served as the State of Arizona’s hazardous waste pre-remedial program manager, at which time he developed the regulatory program’s quality assurance program plan and oversaw the development of the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF or state Superfund) Eligibility and Evaluation model (similar to the federal Superfund Hazardous Ranking System).

Education

-B.S. (Geology) Kansas State University, 1994
-M.S. Program (Civil Engineering) Arizona State University, Completed Coursework

Registrations/Certifications

Registered Professional Geologist, Arizona Registration No. 49658

OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER, 1994; 8-hr Refresher

OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor Training

MSHA Certified Mine Safety Training

Representative Experience

Senior Vice President, Matrix New World Engineering - Phoenix, Arizona: Lead firm’s National Client Programs as well as company’s West Coast Operations. Responsible for P&L, with an annual portfolio in excess of $20MM. Successfully established and lead an integrated, national program of market sectors and service lines. Developed aggressive growth plans, leading to a significant expansion of Western U.S. operations.

Responsible for multiple offices and business units, using effective leadership techniques. Partner with corporate colleagues, regional management, client service teams and technical practice directors to drive revenues and increase labor multipliers by providing full service procurements to clients and strategic new client development.

Created business development plans, letter proposal and marketing material boilerplates for consistency across client market sectors and practices. Developed client market sectors, technical practices and strategic growth initiatives across the firm. Established national industrial water and wastewater treatment practices to lead and oversee the design and construction of process water/wastewater systems.

Vice President, Cardno - Scottsdale, Arizona: Led firm’s global Food, Beverage & Retail Market Sectors, which included over 200 active regional, national and international clients. Responsible for sector P&L, with an annual portfolio in excess of $15MM. Successfully grew client sector revenues by over 20 percent each calendar year. Partner with regional management, client service managers and technical practice directors to drive revenues and increase labor multipliers within the client sector by providing full service procurements to clients and strategic new client development.

Created business development plan, letter proposal and marketing material boilerplates for consistency across client market sectors and practices. Developed client market sectors, technical practices and strategic growth initiatives across the firm’s Americas Region. Established national industrial water and wastewater treatment practices to lead and oversee the design and construction of process water/wastewater systems.

Vice President/Managing Hydrogeologist, Brown and Caldwell - Phoenix, Arizona: Led firm’s Desert Area Private Sector Enterprise, responsible for private sector operation P&L. Instrumental in restructuring company’s municipal engineering service-focused business approach to better focus on private sector clients, as well as provide municipal clients with environmental and water resources service lines. Served as the Food & Beverage Market Sector and State and Local Government Market Sector Director nationally, with an annual portfolio of $10MM+.

Responsible for national marketing and sales of the market sectors, leading client service managers and service line directors to grow revenues in the markets and supporting full service procurements to clients. Client service manager for national and international food and beverage corporations, environmental law firms, local and state governments, and industrial/manufacturing clients.

Provided oversight and senior technical review on environmental projects. Served as a project director and project manager for small to large sized environmental compliance, permitting, auditing, investigation and remedial action projects and complex Brownfield remediation projects. Provided senior technical reviews and strategy development for compliance, site characterization and remediation projects, and serve as a regulatory liaison for environmental projects. Assisted local/state government and private sector clients with program development, monitoring, coordinating and supporting continuous improvements for environmental compliance performance. Responsible for managing geologists, engineers, environmental scientists and field staff that conduct industrial water quality assessment and treatment, environmental and engineering investigations, remedial actions, due diligence activities such as Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), regulatory compliance assistance and auditing, and permitting.

Site Assessment Unit Manager and Hydrologist III, Arizona Department of Environmental Quality - Phoenix, Arizona: Managed ADEQ’s Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF or State Superfund)) Preliminary Investigation (PI) and Superfund Preliminary Assessment/Site Inspection (PA/SI) programs. Responsibilities included: Supervision of project managers, hydrologists, engineers and environmental protection specialists that conduct environmental investigations under WQARF, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Brownfield programs; Maintained the Arizona Superfund Program List, WQARF Registry and WQARF PI List; Listing eligible hazardous waste sites on the WQARF Registry and negotiating the listing of eligible hazardous waste sites on the Superfund National Priorities List with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), Region IX; Developed WQARF PI, PA/SI, Brownfield, RCRA Facility Assessment and Declaration of Environmental Use Restriction fiscal year work plans for project managers and staff; Budgeting; Regulatory program development including the preparation of, and training staff in federal and state environmental rules and regulations, policies, and guidance; and served as the Waste Programs Division’s public information request contact, and the Technical Support Section’s quality assurance contact, chief hydrologist and senior technical advisor.

Project Manager/Environmental Geologist, Knightly Environmental, Inc. - Lenexa, Kansas: Project manager for the environmental firm providing consulting services for suspected and confirmed contaminated sites. Responsibilities included: conducting all aspects of compliance assistance, site investigations and remedial actions for leaking underground storage tank, hazardous waste, solid waste and Superfund sites; scheduling and supervising environmental field activities; collecting soil, soil vapor, surface water, groundwater and air samples; supervising technical staff responsible for conducting field activities and environmental report preparation; preparing work plans, site characterization reports, and corrective action plans for environmentally contaminated sites; budgeting; and, interacting with Federal, state and municipal environmental programs.


Environmental Geologist, Grant Environmental Consultants, Inc. - Topeka, Kansas: Geologist for the environmental firm which conducted consulting services for suspected and confirmed contaminated sites. Responsibilities included: completing all aspects of Phase I and II ESAs; collecting soil, soil vapor, surface water, groundwater and air samples; and, interacting with Federal, state and municipal environmental programs.

Clementine Mine / Project Manager / Sunbelt Holdings / Peoria, AZ. Conducted remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS), remedial and reclamation activities for a former closed-loop heap leaching operational mill located in the Hieroglyphic Mountains of central Arizona under the ADEQ Voluntary Remediation Program (VPP) and APP program.  Under VRP, the site’s mine tailings area (MTA), heap leach pile (HLP), pregnant leach solution pond (PLSP), and barren pond (BP) facilities were targeted during RI/FS activities, and remedial actions were conducted at the PLSP for metal contaminants of concern in excess of their applicable remediation levels.  Based on the results of the RI/FS and remedial actions, ADEQ determined that additional remedial actions and controls were unnecessary and issued no further action (NFA) determinations for the facilities.  Following remedial actions, backfilling and capping reclamation activities were conducted at the PLSP and BP facilities and abandonment of monitor wells was completed under APP.  The APP closure activities were completed in such a manner that surface and aquifer water quality standards would not be violated at the applicable points of compliance, and current and reasonable foreseeable future uses of the aquifer are protected.  As a result, the client received a permit release for completion of APP closure and post-closure requirements from ADEQ for the facilities.  The release caused all APP requirements, including monitoring, reporting and annual registration fees to immediately cease.  As a result of NFA and APP closure determinations, the client was able to have unrestricted use of the brownfield property for residential redevelopment.

Investigation and Remediation, ADEQ State Lead Projects, Arizona / Principal-in-Charge. Responsible for LUST- related release investigation and soil and groundwater remediation projects in Arizona. Projects are generally performed at orphaned sites and contracted by ADEQ. Oversight includes preparation and review of proposals, work plans, design, system operation and optimization and closure strategy to ensure successful and on time implementation of each project and meeting the goals and objectives of the client. The remedial solutions include remedial excavation, bioremediation, air sparging, chemical oxidation, soil vapor extraction, multiphase extraction, groundwater pump and treat, vacuum enhanced skimming and natural attenuation.

Investigation and Remediation, Quik Trip, Midwestern U.S. – Project Manager and Hydrogeologist. Responsible for numerous LUST-related release investigation and soil and groundwater remediation projects in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma. Projects were all performed at active convenience store and filling station sites under a portfolio account for Quik Trip. Project activities included the preparation of proposals, work plans, sampling, design, system operation and optimization and closure strategy to ensure successful and on time implementation of each project and meeting the goals and objectives of the client. The remedial solutions included remedial excavation, air sparging, soil vapor extraction, multiphase extraction, groundwater pump and treat, vacuum enhanced skimming and natural attenuation.

Investigation and Remediation, Gila River Indian Community, Komatke, Arizona – Project Director and Hydrogeologist. Responsible for LUST-related release investigation and soil and groundwater remediation project at the St. Johns Mission.  Project activities included preparing USEPA Brownfield grant applications, characterizing the full extent and degree of soil and groundwater contamination, , completing a cost comparison for alternative remedial technologies, and soil and groundwater remedial actions using air sparging and soil vapor extraction.

Assessment and Remediation, Dolphin, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona – Project Hydrogeologist and Regulatory Liaison. Conducted soil and groundwater investigation and remediation at an industrial facility subject to consent orders with ADEQ and USEPA. Assisted with development of consent order language including site characterization criteria intended to limit the scope and cost of investigation activities.  Project activities included designing and installing multi-zone soil vapor extraction and air sparging systems intended to remove chlorinated organic compounds from soils having physical properties that vary by depth and groundwater. Soil and groundwater remediation have been completed in the targeted zones and the remediation systems have been decommissioned.

Assessment and Remediation, UNS Electric, Nogales, Arizona – Project Manager. Managed remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) activities at the Valencia Power Plant for releases of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs), petroleum hydrocarbons and hexavalent chromium. The site is located in the former Nogales Wash Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) Registry Site and is adjacent to the Nogales Wash Preliminary Assessment/Site Inspection (PA/SI) Site. The remedial project at the Valencia Power Plant is currently being managed by ADEQ under the Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP).  RI activities have included technically complex soil and groundwater characterization, well use surveys, source control, downhole geophysical testing and aquifer testing. The downhole geophysical testing was conducted at two on-site production wells and included video and temperature logging, spinner flowmeter surveys, and depth-specific groundwater sampling and testing. The aquifer testing included constant rate pumping and recovery tests to estimate local aquifer characteristics and evaluate the hydrologic connection between hydrostratigraphic units identified at the site. These investigations were undertaken to identify constituents of concern, delineate the nature and extent of contamination, gather data to verify source areas, and evaluate potential contaminant migration and exposure pathways.  FS activities at the site included the evaluation of  remedial alternatives for chlorinated VOCs and hexavalent chromium in groundwater.  A remedial alternatives analysis was completed as part of the FS, in which chemical oxidation, soil vapor extraction and air sparging, and biodegradation were evaluated.  In-situ pilot testing was performed to evaluate the effectiveness of using a slurry reagent to augment subsurface conditions that will support rapid treatment of dissolved contaminants by biodegradation. During monthly pilot test monitoring and subsequent biannual groundwater monitoring, chromium and VOC concentrations were shown to have significantly decreased in the application areas.

 

 

 

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