PLEASANTON, Calif. – SCS Engineers, an award-winning environmental consulting firm, has hired James Ritchie as a Project Director in the Environmental Services Southwest Group where he will lead the Northern California Environmental Services practice. Ritchie is a registered professional geologist in California and Washington with a career marked by work in the field of environmental consulting and site restoration throughout the western United States.

Ritchie has developed and led multi-disciplinary teams, combining technical expertise and contractual know-how, in collaboration with regulatory agencies, clients, involved stakeholders, and the public to achieve successful outcomes for many challenging property restoration and redevelopment projects.

Ritchie’s technical experience covers a spectrum of environmental projects and policies including property transaction and development support, subsurface investigation, restoration and preservation, as well as mediation and litigation support, emergency response management, regulatory agency negotiation, and site closure.
“Jim brings great experience working with a range of public and private customers that dovetails nicely with SCS’s client base,” said Dan Johnson Vice President and Southwest Environmental Services Director for SCS. “His extensive experience in remediation, brownfields, and with a variety of pricing and client delivery models, including guaranteed fixed price, make him a perfect fit to help us grow.”

Ritchie will work out of SCS’s Pleasanton, Calif., office where he will direct the Northern California Environmental Services team.
About SCS Engineers
Since 1970, employee-owned SCS Engineers has delivered economically and environmentally sound solutions for solid waste management and environmental projects throughout the world. Engineering News-Record’s (ENR’s) latest report rates SCS Engineers a top performer in six environmental categories, and, for seven years, SCS has been rated the number one solid waste engineering company.

SCS provides engineering, construction, and long-term operations and maintenance services to private and public sector clients through a network of 66 offices in 30 states and worldwide. For more information about SCS Engineers, please visit our website at www.scsengineers.com or contact service@scsengineers.com.