Environmental Consulting & Technology, Inc. (ECT), is proud to welcome Catherine (Cathy) Soistman, P.E. (FL, CA) to the site assessment and remediation service line.
An accomplished senior level engineer, Cathy brings 20 years of experience performing site assessment and remediation on projects located in Florida, California, and Michigan. She builds strong relationships with her clients, identifies their needs, and tailors her approach for each project to meet those needs.
Cathy has managed environmental projects for a variety of federal, state, municipal, and private clients. Her site assessment and remediation projects have involved a variety of contaminants, including petroleum products, chlorinated solvents, pesticides, and polychlorinated biphenyls. She utilizes standard and innovative assessment and remediation technologies as appropriate to the site and nature of contaminants. Cathy’s environmental management experience includes Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, asbestos testing and removal, as well as spill prevention, control, and countermeasure plans.
Highlights from some of her more notable projects include:
- Developing a seven-layer groundwater flow and contaminant transport model for a large chlorinated solvent plume at a defense contractor’s manufacturing facility;
- Evaluating alternatives to remediate organochlorine pesticides in groundwater at a Superfund site, including performing multiple treatability studies using sodium persulfate, zero valent iron, BOS 100® (activated carbon impregnated with metallic iron), and granular activated carbon; and
- Preparing and implementing a remedial design utilizing large diameter auger remediation with injection of steam and zero valent iron to remediate the source area of a large chlorinated solvent plume at a former pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
As an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for more than 15 years on both the local and national levels, Cathy has won multiple awards, including Florida Section Young Engineer of the Year, Regional Outstanding Young Engineer in the Private Sector, Regional Outstanding Younger Member in Community Activities, and Nominee for E-Week Young Engineer of the Year. She is currently chair of the national ASCE Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Communications Council, and editor of the EWRI Currents newsletter, which is published nationally.
Cathy will be based in ECT’s Orlando, Florida, office. She received her bachelor’s degree in civil and environmental engineering from Stanford University, graduating with honors in environmental science, technology, and policy. She attended the University of Michigan with support from a National Science Foundation fellowship and graduated with a master’s degree in environmental engineering.
Cathy enjoys mentoring junior engineers and scientists and looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional professional consulting services to ECT’s clients.