Principal Consultant Brent Jorgensen, CHMM
1983 – B.S. in Chemistry, San Francisco State University
1984 – Graduate Studies – Chemistry, Cal State Hayward
1987 – Graduate Studies – Business, Cal Lutheran
1998 – Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, Masters Level
1990 – Class I Registered Environmental Assessor (REA No. 1787)
2006 – Updated 40-Hour HazWaste Operations Training / Supervisor
2010 – Certified Environmental Construction Inspector (I.D. No. 44606)
January 1997 – April 1998 Kennedy/Jenks Consultants, Portland, Oregon
Senior Associate Scientist
Responsible for environmental regulatory compliance assessment, Level I, II ESAs, environmental compliance planning, industrial waste treatment, site investigation and remedial planning and cleanup oversight, USEPA Form R and biennial reporting, air and water quality projects, waste minimization planning, spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) planning, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permits and compliance evaluations, CERCLA and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) auditing and site cleanup, and NPDES permitting. Also responsible for business development and supporting other K/J staff with project completion. Work included management of projects for electronic component manufacturers, real estate developers, municipal water and wastewater facilities, and corporations in the metal finishing, pesticide, circuit, transportation, wood products and power industries. Responsibilities also include public speaking, budget management and correspondence with regulatory officials.
July 1995 – January 1997 BROWN AND CALDWELL, Portland, Oregon
Environmental Compliance Supervisor
Responsible for supervising staff personnel and managing environmental services projects including conducting dozens of level I, II property transfer assessments; environmental compliance audits related to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), OSHA; voluntary site cleanup projects; negotiating cleanup standards with State and Federal regulators; designing wastewater treatment systems; hazardous waste minimization planning; RCRA compliance evaluations; CERCLA and TSCA cleanup, and TSDF or NPDES permitting. Work included preparing proposals and RFPs, statements of qualifications, and managing projects for a variety of corporations. Responsibilities also include marketing, public speaking, budget management and correspondence with USEPA and DEQ personnel.
September 1989 – July 1995 EMCON NORTHWEST, INC., Portland, Oregon
Senior Project Environmental Scientist
Responsible for managing multimedia environmental compliance audit projects; Phase 1 and 2 ESAs, including industrial site investigations for complex active industrial sites and Brownfields properties; regulatory permitting, planning and reporting; and design and construction of wastewater treatment systems. Also prepared comprehensive environmental management polices and developed environmental management systems for private corporations in the electronics, wood products, pesticide, and land developing industries.
June 1988 – August 1989 CHARLES H. LILLY COMPANY, Portland, Oregon
Corporate Environmental, Health & Safety Manager
Responsibilities included implementing and maintaining environmental compliance and health and safety programs. Tasks involved TSCA, RCRA and FIFRA auditing, pesticide registration, property assessment, waste water permitting, emergency preparedness, contingency planning, and client representation on environmental compliance issues with Oregon DEQ and USEPA for a pesticide formulations and distribution facility. Additional work included the design and implementation of a customized waste reuse and treatment system for pesticide rinse water and baghouse dust. This work required comprehensive understanding of local, state , and federal regulations, strong communication skills and a proficiency in computer applications. Additional responsibilities have included environmental tax credit evaluations, initiation of waste minimization planning, coordination of personnel training, remedial action implementation and budget management.
April 1986 – November 1987 AUGAT MICROTEC, Newbury Park, CA
Process Control Chemist/Environmental, Health & Safety Manager
Responsible for implementing and maintaining an environmental compliance program and for conducting health and safety training at a printed circuit manufacturing facility in southern California. Work also included bench-scale treatability research to establish new waste treatment reuse methods for chelated ammoniacal electroless copper plating solutions and dissolved photoresist stripping solutions.
July 1983 – February 1986 EVEREST AND JENNINGS, INC., Camarillo, CA
Process Control Chemist/ Environmental, Health & Safety Manager
Responsible for maintaining the proper chemistry in 26 electroplating processes, and for general laboratory supervision at a wheelchair manufacturing facility. Additional work activities focused on chemically-related cost reduction projects for the metal finishing and environmental engineering departments. Promoted to environmental engineer and then responsible for project work on special waste minimization techniques, such as chrome recovery, ion exchange and reverse osmosis. Also responsible for performing environmental chemistry using atomic absorption and gas chromatography.
May 1980 – September 1982 U.S. STEEL CORPORATION, Pittsburg, CA
Process Control Chemist
Performed metallographic spectrophotometric analysis and general quantitative chemistry on wire, tin-plated and steel samples from the fabrication mills. Maintained pickle line acid wash solutions by potentiometric titration and was expected to show proficiency in metallography and statistical process control. Additional work included lab management and coordination of metallurgical research projects.