E. Brandes, P.G., Vice President / Senior Geologist
Jonathan Brandes has a Bachelors of
Science in Geology and Geophysics from the State University of New York at Fredonia and is
a registered Professional Geologist. Mr.
Brandes has over 14 years of professional experience in environmental consulting. His expertise is in project management,
groundwater monitoring, site characterization, geographic information system (GIS) and
data management. Mr. Brandes utilizes Arcviewâ GIS and Microsoftâ Access Database as tools to help efficiently
manage environmental data. Experience has shown that a properly maintained project
GIS/Database is a long term cost savings.
Mr. Brandes has great communication
skills and has a proven track record of maintaining excellent working relationships with
clients, regulators, co-workers and subcontractors. He has been a key member on large
projects requiring multiple consultants and contractors working together to efficiently
complete project objectives. Mr. Brandes is an experienced project manager having
successfully managed projects in excess of $700,000.
Some of Mr. Brandes additional
experience includes preparation of work plans, sampling and analysis plans, quality
assurance plans, health and safety plans and reports. His broad field experience includes
drilling and well installation, direct push drilling, cone penetrometer testing using ROSTTM,
many types of sampling techniques, conducting GPS surveys, surface and borehole
geophysical logging, and operation and maintenance of water treatment and AS/SVE systems. Mr. Brandes has additional experience in
construction oversight of AS/SVE systems, geosynthetics installation and contaminated soil
remediation. Mr. Brandes is 40 hour OSHA HAZWOPER trained, OSHA HAZWOPER Supervisor
trained, and has had incident investigation, line supervisor and audit safety training. Mr. Brandes has substantial experience working in
hazardous conditions utilizing training, personnel protective equipment, air monitoring
devices and various air sampling techniques to ensure worker safety. Additionally, Mr. Brandes has had Bridge Training
which is designed to train professionals to properly relate, communicate and manage third
party situations involving environmental projects.