Tim Cook, PG, PE, CEG, QSD

Senior Geological Engineer
Career Summary: 

Tim Cook has over 36 years of experience conducting geological investigations and designing systems to improve the environment. He has served as the vice president of a construction/engineering firm, performed research, performed field inspections, and provided oversight during large earth moving projects. His expertise includes stormwater management, groundwater remediation and feasibility studies and solid waste management. He has managed over 300 investigations and construction projects and has built a working relationship with many state and local regulators. His expertise lies in his detailed understanding of environmental regulations, monitoring surface water and groundwater quality and knowledge of construction industry techniques to implement Best Management Practices (BMPs) for improving water quality.

Mr. Cook has provided training on BMPs for stormwater management, underground storage tank monitoring, groundwater hydrology and contaminant transport, Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) health and safety, and project management. Mr. Cook has published several technical papers on the application of geophysical techniques to map the extent of groundwater contamination. He is a California certified underground storage tank (UST) operator and has managed many regional environmental programs such as the UST replacement programs for Pacific Gas and Electric Company  (PG&E), General Telephone of California,  California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), and Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO); implemented a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for Hansen Aggregates and a variety of environmental remediation programs for the U.S. Navy, Air Force Reserves, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, San Mateo County Transportation Agency, U.S. Steel, East Bay Municipal Utility District, the City of Redwood City, and Campbell Soup. Recently, Mr. Cook has served as a SWPPP inspector for the Caltrans Devil’s Slide Tunnel Project performing construction activities field inspections with respect to sediment erosion and water quality discharges.

Areas of Proficiency: 
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plans
  • Underground Storage Tank Investigations
  • Construction Management
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • M.S., Geological Engineering, Washington State University, 1985
  • B.A., Geology, University of Montana, 1976
Certifications & Affiliations: 
  • Professional Engineer (Civil) #C54036, California
  • Professional Geologist #4328, California
  • Certified Engineering Geologist #1444
  • California Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD) #00591
  • Certified Caltrans SWPPP Inspector #100915-1982-04
  • Certified Professional Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) #3822
  • General Engineering Contractor License # 921387
  • Certified UST System Operator #5252299-UC, California
  • CERCLA/SARA Health and Safety Training (HAZWOPER), 40 hour, 29 CFR 1910.120
Starting Year of Employment: 
2 004