His project management responsibilities include contract negotiations, front-end design, detailed engineering design, design/build, construction management, start-up, and operation services. He has successfully managed the completion of several large and complex multi-party projects with an integrated project staff that included client staff, joint venture partners, and subcontractor staff.
Ken is the project director for the design/build of the $25 MM remedy for a 39-acre hazardous waste landfill in Southern California. The remedy includes consolidation of wastes, stabilization of soil, RCRA equivalent cap, gas collection and treatment, and the remediation of one area of the site under an enclosed structure with internal air handling and treatment and workers in Level B PPE (supplied air). Previously, Ken successfully managed two projects at that landfill with a combined value of $22 MM – an emergency action to address unstable soil berms, and an interim action to remove 90,000 tons of tarry waste under the regulatory control of the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Ken also recently managed a Brownfield site clean-up for the City of Huntington Park, California. The former steel fabricating and foundry facility remedy included soil excavation and disposal, and assisting the City in negotiating a settlement with the California Environmental Protection Agency for the groundwater remedy, having discovered a regional plume in groundwater to which the site was contributing. A "No-Further-Action" letter was issued by the State accepting the soil remediation and groundwater settlement and supporting the pending sale of the property for beneficial business use.
He also assisted ConocoPhillips with the management of the Sumps Removal Project in Santa Maria, California. The project involves the surgical excavation of hydro-carbon impacted soil down to 32-feet below ground adjacent to residential properties. He developed a contracting strategy, bid documents and managed the bid process, developed a project master schedule and cost control system, and provided oversight of the implementation and safety performance of the contractor.