James Ness

Geologist

  • Detroit, MI
  • ness.jamesb@gmail.com

Work History

Work History

ARCADIS U.S., INC.

May 2012 - Present

GEOLOGIST

  • Several years experience working on an extensive variety of environmental consulting projects with a strong emphasis on the automotive industry
  • Expert knowledge of production facility operations at both dormant and active manufacturing plants
  • Solely responsible for preparing FCA facility episode plans + storage tank compliance manuals
  • Project work:
    • Compliance, data + tracking documentation, equipment decommissioning, contractor oversight, sample collection for lab analysis [wipe, pain chip, oil, equipment, groundwater + soil]
  • Field work:
    • Subsurface investigations using numerous drilling + well installation techniques
    • Coordination of multiple on-site jobs [plant decommissioning, well abandonment, site security + drum removal]

FCA Landfill Audit

Treatment, Storage, Disposal + Recycling Facility Audit

  • Led inspection + audit of approved disposal facility to ensure compliance with corporate requirements
  • Managed collaboration between senior landfill engineer + landfill operations supervisor to ensure alignment on permit documentation, site history, material logistics, site capabilities + storage practices
  • Summarized site information and authored [# of pages] report

Skills

Skills

OFFICE SKILLS

  • Expert knowledge of:
    • gINT + LogPlot software
    • Job safety analysis preparation
    • Groundwater elevation, contour + isoconcentration maps
    • Soil boring logs

Education

Education

ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

B.Sc., Geology

Successfully defended senior comprehensive project based on three weeks of field work in Butte Montana titled "Assessment of Provenance and Paleoflow in Tertiary Fluvial Channel Conglomerates: Big Hole, Divide, and Beaverhead Basins, Southwestern Montana."

ATHLETICS