Cathy Armstead

Catherine Armstead earned an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and a B.S. in Chemical and Mineral Engineering with minors in Geology and Geochemistry from the Colorado School of Mines.  Ms. Armstead has more than 25 years of diversified program/project management, proposal development and environmental engineering experience.  Her management experience includes program management of contracts valued over $50 Million and project management of contracts valued from $100,000 to $20 Million.  Additionally, Ms. Armstead has managed over 40 people from various disciplines on her projects.  Her environmental engineering experience has been for the Department of Defense (DoD) and private industry and includes: development of exit strategies from long term operation and maintenance programs; engineering design for groundwater and soil treatment systems; design/build of water treatment systems; design/build of on-site groundwater treatment systems; remedial investigations for groundwater, air and soil; contract negotiation and administration; preparation of work plans; sampling plans, technology evaluation plans and reports, corrective measures studies (CMS’s), feasibility studies (FS’s), engineering evaluations/cost analyses (EE/CA’s), human health risk assessments (HHRA) proposed plans, community relations plans, environmental baseline survey (EBS); property transfers, records of decision (ROD’s); operation and maintenance (O&M) plans, spill prevention control and countermeasures plans (SPCCP’s), voluntary cleanup (VCUP) investigation and closure plans, utility infrastructure support and surveys; Global Positioning System (GPS) survey, treatability testing (both bench-scale and pilot-scale testing) for contaminated soil and groundwater; and participated in technical review teams for clients.  She has also provided support to public meetings, 3-D geospatial modeling and modflow modeling, and litigation as a fact witness.  In addition, she is experienced in state and federal hazardous waste regulations including asbestos regulations, development and successful regulatory negotiations of cleanup goals, secondary standards waivers, and preparation of various permits such as NPDES and RCRA Part B permits.