Jim Wragg is a Senior Principal Hydrogeologist based in the United Kingdom with more than 30 years of experience focused on the detailed investigation, assessment and remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, working primarily with site owners across a wide spectrum of industrial sectors.
Jim has extensive experience delivering successful projects for many complex sites in the UK and internationally. He has particular expertise in corrective action program design and implementation, including regulatory negotiation, which places him among the leading consultants in this field in the UK.
As a consultant, He has worked with numerous clients in the chemicals, pharmaceuticals, power (gas, coal and nuclear), manufacturing, oil and gas sectors. Jim has managed and directed long-term programmes of work to identify, characterise and remediate soil and groundwater contamination at active industrial complexes in the UK, Ireland, continental Europe, South Africa and Brazil. These projects incorporated the use of a broad range of remedies including process-based contaminant extraction, enhanced insitu bioremediation, insitu chemical oxidation and thermally enhanced remediation. Key challenges overcome in delivering these projects have included low permeability and fractured rock source areas, recalcitrant and novel contaminants. These were addressed using a range of high-resolution investigation and remedial characterisation techniques to provide cost effective solutions tailored to the site conditions.
In addition to working with clients seeking to manage their site legacy liabilities, Jim frequently assists clients in understanding environmental liabilities in the context of environmental due diligence assessments during property transfers. These have included numerous large industrial sites and property portfolios. In addition to working with sites in transition to new uses, he has served as project director for Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) baseline assessments of soil and groundwater contamination and designed Site Protection and Monitoring Programs (SPMPs) for a variety of active facilities including those in ferrous metal manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, food production, and electric power generation (fossil fuel and nuclear).