Environmental Biologist/Technician

Daniel C. Thumm has been an Environmental Technician with Porter Consulting Engineers, P.C. for more than five years. Dan's responsibilities include the performance of environmental site assessments, wetland identification and delineation, engineering surveys and site mapping, wastewater treatment design, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan preparation, soil and water sampling, as well as construction inspections. Dan is also proficient in the use of computers and computer software applications, and he maintains and monitors various client database information including waste hauling and transportation data, groundwater monitoring data, etc. Additionally, Dan performs project related Quality Assurance/Quality Control inspections and record keeping. Dan's educational background in biology and for environmental sciences along with his knowledge and experience with industrial, commercial and land development needs, is beneficial to the efficient development and completion of project designs.

Education

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology
          Pennsylvania State University

Short Courses, Seminars, and Workshops

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers & Crawford Conservation District
          - Wetlands Delineation
Pennsylvania Sewage Enforcement Officer Continuing Education Training
          -On-lot Management Program
          -Hydrogeology
          -Real Estate Transfer Issues
          -The Cyber-SEO
          -Morphological Assessment in Pennsylvania
          -Conflict Management and Resolution
          -Planning Issues
          -Advanced Soils
          -Soil Profile Descriptions
Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors
          -GPS Application & Equipment
          -Erosion & Sedimentation Control Occupational Safety and Health Administration
          -Confined Space Safety (29 CRF1910.146)


Professional Memberships

Pennsylvania Association of Sewage Enforcement Officers


Professional Certifications

Sewage Enforcement Officer - Certification No. 03095


Experience

01/1999 - 07/2003
10/2004 - Present
Porter Consulting Engineers, P.C.; Meadville, Pennsylvania

Environmental Technician

Responsible for the performance of environmental site assessments, wetland identification and delineation, wastewater treatment design, construction inspection, and project data acquisition.
 
07/2003 - 10/2004 Kurtanich Engineers & Associates, Inc.; Hermitage, Pennsylvania

Environmental Technician

Responsible for performance of construction inspections, field surveys, wetland identifications and delineations, and project data acquisition
 
1998 Erie County Conservation District (Internship)

Assisted technical staff with review of Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans and inspection of plan implementations
 
1997 USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (Internship)

Assisted in the performance of field surveys, water and soil testing, environmental/conservation planning and design, and wetlands construction and restoration.

2003 Porter Consulting Engineers, P.C.
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