William Steier is a Principal Engineer based in Maryland with more than 20 years of experience in civil engineering, environmental remediation, and solid waste engineering.
As an environmental engineer and project lead, William helps clients meet their complex remediation, site development, and redevelopment goals. He is the Engineer-of-Record for the design of a concrete energy dissipator constructed as part of a major sluiceway renovation. In West Virginia, William led design and construction oversight teams for breaching a 30-ft high regulated dam along the Potomac River. The study and application of non-traditional waste containment designs is another important career highlight. He is experienced in incorporating geomembrane cover systems and high-strength geotextiles into projects. The textile is often placed over weak foundation soils to minimize the client’s construction costs while meeting regulatory requirements.
William supports clients with permit applications, design plans, and implements construction oversight for coal combustion residual (CCR) facilities. William serves utility clients by conducting CCR landfill and impoundment evaluations for certification of facility compliance under the Federal CCR Rule. He has also served as one of several principal investigators for the Coal Combustion Residuals Pond Closure, Guidance for Dewatering and Capping (EPRI 2014). This document was produced to provide power companies with guidance and information related to the engineering issues associated with dewatering and capping of CCR ponds.
As a writer, William co-authors guidance documents sponsored by the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) and Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The Guidance Manual for Engineering use of Scrap Tires (Geosyntec, 2008) was developed for MDE to promote the beneficial reuse of waste tires in Maryland by providing engineering characteristics of scrap tires materials, addressing benefits and challenges in replacing traditional building materials.