Chris Shores is a Senior Environmental Engineer based in North Carolina with more than 12 years of experience focused on contaminated site assessment; the design, construction, and operation of in situ and ex situ remedies; and environmental liability cost valuation.
Chris guides clients with a broad array of remediation technologies, from feasibility through design, construction management, and operations. His combination of technical acumen and deep understanding of project delivery, including alternative contractual strategies like Design/Build, enables him to lead diverse teams of engineering disciplines and project control specialists to deliver innovative work for complex site-specific challenges. Many of his projects are large multidisciplinary efforts requiring a critical path schedule and substantial coordination of private, regulatory, and public stakeholders. One of his recent accomplishments is a passive, gravity-powered flow-through cell design that is removing over 99% of PFAS from highly impacted streams at a manufacturing facility.
With experience using a wide array of in situ and ex situ remedial technologies, Chris helps clients deploy thermal remediation, air sparging/soil vapor extraction (SVE), in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), hydraulic containment, enhanced in situ bioremediation, horizontal directional drilling, soil mixing, vapor intrusion mitigation, conventional civil engineering solutions (including caps, slurry walls, soil excavation, and stormwater management), and monitored natural attenuation (MNA). This experience includes numerous self-performed pilot tests.
Chris also provides environmental litigation support for his clients, including technical support to recover claims compensation from the client's insurance carrier related to environmental remediation expenditures. He has also performed environmental liability valuation estimates for industrial clients providing estimates of probability and cost for appropriate environmental remediation scenarios.
A skilled writer, communicator, and cost estimator, Chris can leverage his broad remedial experience to participate in site strategy and the preparation of feasibility studies (FS) for private and federal clients. His specialties also include innovative horizontal directional drilling (HDD) approaches for clients with active assets, such as oil and gas terminals and refineries and United States Air Force assembly buildings.