Jesse Varsho is a Principal Engineer and Geologist based in Illinois with more than 19 years of experience in environmental consulting, landfill engineering, construction quality assurance, permitting, compliance, and project management for solid waste management clients throughout the United States.
Jesse's practice includes helping clients by developing of designs and construction of landfill liners, leachate collection systems, landfill gas collection systems, final cover systems, stormwater management systems, engineering analyses, operating/phasing plans, stormwater management system, hydrogen sulfide removal systems, closure and post-closure care plans, cost estimates, and permit applications. His solid waste experience includes work for both public and private sector clients in the municipal solid waste (MSW) and industrial waste sectors.
Responsible for assisting with site investigations, zoning, design, permitting and closure of solid waste management facilities, Jesse's clients include those responsible for municipal solid waste landfills, transfer stations, materials recovery facilities (MSF), and coal combustion residuals (CCR) landfills. He evaluates existing facilities for compliance with local, state and federal regulations and conducts hydrogeological field investigations. Jesse assists his clients with capacity estimates and cost estimates for closure, post-closure care, construction, and remediation. Jesse also has extensive experience developing engineering and monitoring systems for elevated temperature (ETLF) landfills.
Jesse has demonstrated success with understanding stakeholder goals and concerns and communicating complex technical data in a transparent and understandable manner that satisfies the various stakeholders goals and concerns. His team-building approach along with his passion for taking on complex solid waste projects allows him to implement and execute cost effective environmental solutions. He also provided expert witness testimony during a dispute over compliance with the consent order and odor lawsuits. He also is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University.