BEL Environmental Engineering – 5 Years
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, May 2016
Certified Nuclear Density Gauge operator and US DOT/HAZMAT training.
Mr. Kawalec has experience with various aspects of solid waste management and landfill gas collection system operations including construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring
Mr. Kawalec has experience in working with multiple earthwork, geosynthetic, and piping contractors, as well as gas and leachate system piping construction
Mr. Kawalec has on the job training under PE supervision
Mr. Kawalec is proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D and KYPipe
RELEVANT PROJECT EXPERIENCE
Landfill Design & CAD Drafting
Completed various LFG Design projects for gas system expansions at solid waste facilities in Pennsylvania, Michigan, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio. This included, but was not limited to, LFG conveyance systems, condensate management systems (i.e., sumps, knockout pots, pumps, controls and LFG flow meters), GCCS Final Development Plans, KYPipe analysis, mining reclamation, 5-Year budget modelling, and evaporation pond construction.
Project Manager for various LFG, Cell and Final Cover construction projects at several solid waste facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. This included but not limited to, ensuring our CQA services are meeting CQA plan & specific project requirements, completing quantities and estimating costs, soils and geosynthetic lab data analysis, manage construction meetings, construction certification reports, communication with various parties involved in construction (i.e., governing agencies, environmental managers, and contractors).
Completed AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and KYPipe drawings for various solid waste facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Michigan. Trained multiple employees to use CAD software effectively. This included, but was not limited to, aerial budget modeling, LFG system layouts and construction drawings, disposal cell layout and construction drawings, final cover area layout and construction drawings, survey data formatting and upload, GCCS Final Development Plans, 5-Year budget models, and KYPipe.
Carbon Limestone Landfill, Ohio
Project Engineer from 2020 to present, services include development of construction drawings based on site specific needs, development of enhanced monitoring plan for high temperature wells, attending monthly LFG Meetings and production of construction documentation reports. Served as CQA technician during expansion of landfill gas collection system and cell construction. Services included supervision of field operations, subcontractor management, verification of landfill gas well depths and locations, nuclear density testing, air monitoring, documentation of installation, and monitoring to ensure compliance with the construction quality assurance plan.
Project Engineer from 2021 to present, services include development of cell construction drawings based on site specific needs, development of 5-yr budget model drawings and spreadsheets, soils and geosynthetic lab data analysis, construction certification reports, communication with various parties involved in construction (i.e. governing agencies, environmental managers, and contractors).
Middle Point Landfill- Project Engineer from 2022 to present, services include development of construction drawings based on site specific needs, attending monthly LFG Meetings and production of construction documentation reports.
East Carolina Landfill- Served as CQA technician for landfill gas collection system expansions in 2019. This included supervision of field operations, documentation, as well as field fitting unforeseen issues.
Green Valley Landfill, Kentucky - Provided CQA services on landfill gas collection system expansion in 2019. This involved verifying drilling locations, depths, temperatures, and managing contractor operations as well as coordination with other firms due to ongoing slope stability issues.
Imperial Landfill, Pennsylvania – Provided CQA services on multiple aspects of landfill gas construction including drilling operations, landfill gas conveyance system expansion, temporary liner cap, and new cell construction over 2019. Additionally, was heavily involved in certification reports for this site.