FONDLY NICKNAMED ‘ROCKY’ FOR HIS PASSION FOR GEOLOGICAL FORMATIONS, RICHARD IS A GEOCHEMIST WHO BRINGS ENERGY AND INTERNATIONAL KNOW-HOW TO ENVIRONMENTAL RISK
Richard has a wide range of expertise in environmental risk and contaminated land and remediation, including geophysical geochemistry expertise in subsurface contamination investigations and remedial activities. He also has extensive experience in groundwater monitoring, collection and assessment, as well as a sound knowledge of groundwater equipment.
Overseas and in the US, Richard conducted soil, air and groundwater sampling at numerous sites, collecting real time data from subsurface investigations and carrying out analysis through gas chromatograph – mass spectrometry. In the United States he underwent Hazardous Waste Site Worker (HAZWOPER) training, a prerequisite to working on any contaminated land or construction site in the U.S. He remains HASWOPER certified today and has been for over 10 years now.
In previous roles as a Site Supervisor and Project Geologist he worked with, and still has a thorough understanding of, a range of geophysics equipment, including Ground Penetrating Radar, electromagnetic imaging, electrical resistivity, geophysical software applications, and geophysical data processing. He also conducted a range of subsurface investigation and remediation projects for military and defence clients.
His experience in asbestos management includes performing asbestos surveys, assessments, asbestos soil remediation, 3rd Party abatement supervision, and asbestos clearances in New Zealand, the Pacific Islands and North America. He is also a licensed Asbestos Assessor.