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Richard TobiaPE

Technical Director, Strategic Environmental Services

Richard Tobia serves as Technical Director for Strategic Environmental Services. Mr. Tobia has over 30 years of environmental engineering experience in the specification, design, troubleshooting and installation of various soil and groundwater environmental remediation and industrial wastewater pretreatment systems. For 26 of those years, he has also worked as a project manager/engineer with technical focus in environmental engineering for industrial clients and the Federal government. His consulting experience spans privately and publicly held industrial clients from diverse industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum, consumer goods, food, retail, manufacturing, and law firms.

Mr. Tobia has been involved in soil and groundwater investigation and remediation, vapor intrusion investigation and mitigation design, underground storage tank (UST) and aboveground (AST) closures and installations, characterization and disposal of contaminated soil, wastewater and stormwater compliance, and industrial wastewater pretreatment system design and installation. Mr. Tobia has more than 8 years of Superfund experience in the execution of bench-, pilot- and full-scale remediation systems and multi-media site characterization.

As Technical Director and a Professional Engineer in multiple states, Mr. Tobia is responsible for development of remediation strategies, preparation of remediation system design documents, and technical document development and review.

Education & Certification

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Rutgers College of Engineering

Professional Engineer (PE) – Chemical/Environmental, States of: CT, NJ, NY, WA

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Environmental, Hazardous Waste