Theodore H. Sobieski, PG, CHMM, Senior Geologist & Lead Investigator – Ted Sobieski has worked in the environmental consulting field for 27 years, and has worked as a senior geologist and lead investigator for RedHawk the last 7 years. Ted has worked on a broad range of sites from residential USTs to highly complex former industrial sites. Ted has conducted Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) at hundreds of agricultural use properties slated for residential development in NJ, PA, DE, NY and other states; and has been involved with 30 brownfield redevelopment projects at former industrial sites along the Hudson River waterfront in Hoboken and Jersey City, and in other areas of Hudson County and Lester, PA. In addition to soil and groundwater issues, these projects also involved PCB and asbestos management; interior plant decommissioning; and hazardous and non-hazardous waste cleanup.
Ted has been involved with over 350 residential and commercial insurance claims in NJ due to releases from petroleum product UST, dry cleaner solvents, and pesticides at agricultural properties. Ted’s involvement with these sites has ranged from site investigation for claim determination, forensic analysis for age dating and identifying sources, overseeing remediation, and peer review and cost analysis for subrogation litigation assistance related to these claims.
Education: M.A. Geology, 1984, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; B.A. Geology, 1981, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA; IBM PC Applications in Groundwater Pollution and Hydrology, Princeton, NJ, 1993; Additional courses in Engineering Geology, Human Health Risk Assessment, Ecologic Risk Assessment, Bioremediation Engineering, and Environmental Forensics
- Sobieski, T.H., and McGovern, J.J. "Avoid the Cookbook Approach to Site Assessments", TriState Real Estate Journal, August 19, 1994, pp. 9 and 16.
- Anderson E.J., Goodwin, P.W., and Sobieski, T.H. "Episodic Accumulation and the Origin of Formation Boundaries in the Helderberg Group of New York State", Geology Magazine, 1984, Volume 12, pp. 120-123.
- Professional Geologist Registration: Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Kentucky
- New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP)
- New Jersey UST Work License and Registration: Subsurface Evaluation (SSE)
- New Jersey Licensed Test Borer
- Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
- Certified Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) Building Inspector
- Pennsylvania Licensed Asbestos Building Inspector
- Health and Safety: OSHA Hazardous Site Operations, 29CFR 1910.120 (40-hour worker and 8-hour supervisor)
Years with RedHawk: 7