John D. Elliott III, P.E.

Principal Engineer

Mr. Elliott has over 20 years of consulting experience on environmental projects, including assessment and remediation, project management, litigation support, regulatory compliance, and insurance claim evaluation. His experience includes environmental investigation, site remediation, permitting, cost estimating, due diligence and report preparation. Mr. Elliott has expertise in environmental site assessments, site characterization studies, remedial alternative feasibility studies, site cleanups, and remedial system optimization, operation and maintenance. Projects include CERCLA and RCRA facilities, petroleum and solvent UST sites, and a variety of industrial sites throughout the United States. Mr. Elliott’s previous work includes extensive experience in designing treatment systems for remediation of chlorinated solvents in soil and groundwater, conducting performance evaluations for existing treatment systems, installing remote monitoring and operation control systems and implementing and assessment of innovative remedial technologies, including the injection of biological and chemical products to enhance cleanup. Direct field experience includes drilling, sampling, monitoring and extraction well installation, well development, pump tests, air monitoring, site remediation through excavation, groundwater pump and treat, soil vapor extraction, air-sparging combined with GPT and SVE, and enhanced natural attenuation bioremediation studies.

Mr. Elliott has experience on projects involving manufactured gas plants (MGPs), foundries, pipelines, bulk storage terminal facilities, hazardous waste treatment facility, abandoned mines sites, dry cleaning facilities, leaking underground storage tank (LUST) sites, and electrical transformer stations. Mr. Elliott’s work has consisted of cases involving environmental cost recovery, particularly cases requiring the audit of both past and future environmental cost claims made by insured parties against their insurance companies. Mr. Elliott has provided expert testimony of the technical facts and costs associated with insurance claims, classification of costs into various categories for negotiation and settlement, categorizing the costs as defense or indemnity, and assessing the reasonableness and appropriateness of the activities performed by the claimant relative to specific coverage issues, and identifying whether or not the insured presented appropriate documentation.