Seismologist, Geotechnical, Environmental Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Oil and Gas
  • Military

This expert has a Ph.D. in Geology from the University of South Carolina.

This expert has a M.S. in Geology from West Virginia University.

This expert has a B.S. in Geology from Juniata College.

Seismologist, Geotechnical, Environmental Expert Consultant Resume

This associate is an expert in geology, structural geology, faults, and capable faulting. This expert is experienced with earthquakes, seismology, seismic design, and probabilistic seismic hazard analysis. This associate’s background includes nuclear power, international geology, engineering geology, and geotechnical. Further expertise includes environmental geology, environmental remediation, groundwater remediation, and project management and program management. This expert has experience with Appalachian geology, soil removal, landfill cap design, and oil and gas.

Additional experience and specialization includes petroleum geology, Superfund sites, soil and groundwater investigations, and groundwater recovery and treatment systems. Further expertise includes chemical oxidation of groundwater plumes, soil vapor extraction systems, in situ bioremediation for groundwater and soil, and phytoremediation.

This consultant is also knowledgeable in areas including business development, client relations, contract and subcontract negotiations, and general management. Further areas of expertise include technical and operational staffing, training, oversight of project managers and program management, and regulatory negotiations.

This associate is highly experienced in areas including siting studies and site investigations for nuclear power plants, dams, and other critical facilities. This expert’s capabilities include regional analysis of earthquakes, establishment of seismic design criteria, performing earthquake relocation studies for local events, and operating a small microseismic network correlating natural fracturing and radon emissions with microearthquake activity.

This consultant's experience includes litigation support, expert witness testimony, and performing investigations of recent faulting.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in professional registered geology, seismology, geotechnical and environmental consulting, groundwater remediation, litigation support and expert witness testimony, structural geology and geophysics research, project management, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Technical Manager-Deputy Program Manager, environmental and industrial services firm

Was the deputy program manager and technical manager for the Tulsa TERC Program, a $215 million contract, and the CEC Program, a $200 million contract, with the Army Corps of Engineers. As deputy program manger was responsible for the entire program in the absence of the program manager. In addition, daily responsibilities included review of project and program financial results and projections, assignment of project managers, and interaction with the client and representatives of various military installations. As technical manager wqs responsible for all technical work done on the programs, including, staffing, assignment of staff, review and approval of all documents including technical reports, contracts, designs and specifications, and subcontracting documents. Was responsible for a technical staff of 18 geologists, engineers, and scientists.


Vice President, Locus Technologies, Newark, CA

Was a Vice President and Partner for a small environmental company in California. Provided technical management and technical oversight for projects in northern California. Projects included a groundwater remediation project in Mountain View, and groundwater projects in Richmond and Newark that utilized monitored natural attenuation. Other duties included project management, business development, and marketing.


Senior Project Manager/ Senior Geologist, Smith Technology Corporation (formerly Canonie Environmental Services Corporation), Pleasanton, CA

Primary responsibilities included project management, business development, technical and financial oversight of other project managers, manager of geology, and management of engineering office in Los Angeles. Was responsible for the management of a Master Service Agreement with Northrop-Grumman Corporation and management of a $5 million remediation project for FMC Corporation. Served as acting regional manager in the absence of the regional manager. Management of the Los Angeles office included profit and loss responsibility, business development, proposal preparation, staffing, and technical oversight of engineering and remediation projects. Responsibilities included renegotiation of a Record of Decision for a site in Fresno that significantly reduced the soil and groundwater remediation costs for the client. Successfully negotiated reduced technical requirements with the Dept. of Toxic Substance Control and the Regional Water Quality Control Board.


Project Director, Roy F. Weston

The project director role included business development, proposal evaluation and preparation, client relations, and oversight and training of project managers. Provided program management for a $5 million IDO contract with the USACE – Tulsa District for projects within EPA Region VI, and program management of an IDO contract with Houston METRO. Client mix was approximately 60 percent industrial/ commercial and 40 percent government.


Project Manager and Senior Project Manager, IT Corporation

Was responsible for execution of RCRA and CERCLA projects for government and private sector clients. Also responsible for business development, go-no go decisions, proposal preparation, project reviews, and contract and subcontract management. Program manager for two USACE $5 million IDO contracts with the Huntsville District, program manager for Chevron UST projects in Texas, LA, AL, MS, and AR, and UST projects for Southland Corporation (7-Eleven) in Texas and Arkansas.


Assistant Professor, University of South Alabama

Was an Assistant Professor of Structural Geology and Geophysics. Taught courses in structural geology, regional tectonics, earthquake seismology, introductory geophysics, seismic interpretation, physical and historical geology. Conducted research on the neotectonics of northwest Pakistan, geothermal gradients in the Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico, and the relationship of oil and gas fields to gravity anomalies in south Alabama.


Consulting Geologist

Provided exploration consulting services to companies exploring and developing oil and gas resources in the central and southern Appalachian plateau and overthrust belt, the pinnacle reef trend in Michigan, and the Smackover/ Norphlet trend in south Alabama and west Florida. Clients included Freeport – McMoRan, Sterling Drilling and Production Company, Delta Drilling, the Appalachian Company, and Discovery Oil.


Senior Staff Consultant, D’Appolonia Consulting Engineers

Specialized in structural geology and seismology investigations for nuclear power plants, nuclear processing facilities, and other critical facilities. Worked on projects throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Far East. Served as technical manager for site investigations, preparation of Preliminary Safety Analysis Reports, and other nuclear licensing documents. International projects were located in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the former Yugoslavia, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, and Korea.


Environmental Project Experience: Program Manager

Was the program manager for two $5 million Indefinite Delivery Order Contracts for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntsville District. The contracts were for hazardous, toxic, and radioactive waste, with ordnance for military bases within EPA Region VI. Was responsible for negotiation of delivery orders, preparation of cost proposals, submittal of monthly and annual reports, assignment of project managers and staff, and overall responsibility for financial, business, and technical aspects of projects.

Evaluation of Contaminant Sources from Adjacent Facilities


Numerous publications on topics related to geology, seismology, nuclear power, and more.

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