Graham Webb originates from New Zealand where he obtained an honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Canterbury in 1985. He has 20 years of work experience in environmental consultancy in Ireland and the UK, with a background in civil and geotechnical engineering before leaving New Zealand.
Mr. Webb's technical expertise includes the design of soil and groundwater remedial programmes (including physical and hydraulic containment solutions, LNAPL recovery, soil and groundwater bioremediation, soil vapour extraction and advanced oxidation systems), as well as project management of turn-key remediation projects up to €1 million in value. He has extensive experience in the investigation and remediation of oil-related and solvent-related contamination.
Mr. Webb manages Geosyntec's Ireland operations and programme manages or directs all major projects within the island of Ireland. Recent projects have included a major site remedial investigation and pilot testing programme at a pharmaceuticals site, corrective action commencing in 2013; various site investigation and IPPC-driven groundwater monitoring programmes; and high-profile site investigation at so-called orphan sites for the Irish EPA.
Working for URS in the past, Mr. Webb was lead consultant for all soil and groundwater assessment projects completed over a 10-year period at a major chemical works in Northern Ireland. He was also director of environmental aspects of a project involving the remediation and divestiture of approximately 50 retail filling stations in Ireland. The project included detailed environmental site assessment, tank pulls, quantitative risk assessment, remedial plan development, monitoring of remedial plan implementation, and associated reporting of results and findings. Another role was as project director of three major remediation projects for rail transport sites, involving recovery of free-phase oil using down-hole skimmer pumps, vacuum-enhanced product recovery, in situ bioremediation, and excavation followed by off-site treatment.