Kevin Lewis, CESSWI, QSP

Senior Staff Geologist
Career Summary: 

Mr. Lewis has over 15 years professional experience performing stormwater  and surface water quality monitoring, dredge reuse anddisposal studies, and engineering and geologic projects. He has performed these projects for federal, state (Caltrans), and local (municipalities) agencies in northern, central, and southern California. His water quality experience includes lead and support roles for several National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Phase II stormwater transportation corridor and municipal permitted projects, surface water quality studies, receiving water quality sampling, and wastewater monitoring programs. He has participated in off shore sediment sampling, GIS mapping, and has performed on-site assembly and installation of hydrologic, water quality and seismic monitoring equipment. Mr. Lewis  has provided in-house project support with desktop-based site assessment, and has experience with client communication to obtain site permission and permitting.  He has collaborated on a range of reports working in data management, data processing, and the generation of report components (tables, figures and graphs).

Mr. Lewis’s experience includes: installation, operation, and maintenance of remote monitoring stations for stormwater BMP efficacy studies; calibration of water quality monitoring systems; installation and operation of stream rating equipment; and routine downloading of water quality, flow metering and tidal data. He has extensive experience in the collection of stormwater composite and grab samples, generation of field quality control samples, and field filtration for dissolved constituent analysis. He has performed on-site assembly and installation of inclinometers to monitor dam conditions and seismic stability at several dams, sample handling/processing and QA/QC oversight for dredge materials use and disposal studies.

As an intern at the University of California at Santa Cruz Geographic Information System (GIS) lab, Mr. Lewis performed two GIS mapping and spatial analysis projects incorporating ArcMap and/or ArcGIS software for the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Service  and UCSC Geology department. Similarly, for ADH he participated in a desktop-based analysis in the identification of all watersheds and determination of the Water Quality Volume (WQV) for freeway and non-freeway corridors Right-of-Way in Caltrans District 7.

Areas of Proficiency: 
  • Field Investigations Site Monitoring Assessments
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Implementation and Facility Inspections
  • Best Management Practices Evaluations and Effectiveness Studies
  • Remote Monitoring Equipment Design, Configuration, Installation and Operation
  • Water Quality Parameter Instrumentation
  • Dredge Material Reuse/Disposal Projects Sediment Sampling
  • GIS Mapping and Spatial Analysis
  • B.S., Earth Sciences with emphases in Environmental Geology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2007
  • Coursework in GIS studies for mapping and spatial analysis incorporating ArcMap and ArcGIS
Certifications & Affiliations: 
  • Qualified SWPPP Practitioner #23275
  • Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI), Certificate # 3057
  • CERCLA/SARA 40 Hour Health and Safety Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120
  • 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training (40 hour) in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120
  • CERCLA/SARA 8 Hour Confined Space Entry in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146
Starting Year of Employment: 
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