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Jacob Gruzalski

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Jacob Gruzalski
Principal Geoscientist
Knoxville, TN

Professional Experience

Mr. Gruzalski has over 20 years of experience in the environmental field with expertise in environmental sampling (program design and sample collection), Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Health and Safety, construction and field engineering, remediation design and implementation, technical writing, and document development; he joined Environmental Standards in 2010.

Mr. Gruzalski has extensive experience in performing oversight of remediation subcontractors to ensure compliance with project health and safety requirements, project engineering technical specifications, project material testing requirements and project environmental compliance requirements. These duties were performed on an OSHA Voluntary Protection Program site as an Environmental and Safety Supervisor.   

Mr. Gruzalski’s upstream oil and gas experience includes developing Spill Prevention and Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) plans that meet US EPA regulatory requirements for on-shore oil production facilities and the design and implementation of due diligence Environmental Baseline Studies (EBS) for exploration and production sites to identify potential existing environmental impacts and perform EBS sampling. Elements of the EBS programs include wetland delineation, developing and implementing sampling plans and EBS reports.

Mr. Gruzalski’s professional experience also includes developing and implementing Quality Assurance programs for environmental programs that focus on the quality and defensibility of analytical data, geotechnical and agronomic data evaluation; Phase 1 and Phase 2 environmental assessments; and developing design analysis, technical specifications, and project drawings for complex remediation projects

His Credentials include:

  • 40-Hour OSHA Hazardous Waste Health and Safety Training, 2001.
  • 30-Hour OSHA Construction Safety, 2008.
  • 8-Hour OSHA Supervisor Training, 2008.
  • 8-Hour OSHA Refresher Training, current.
  • 10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety, 2005.
  • US Army Corps of Engineers Construction Quality Management for Contractors Training, 2009.
  • Trenching and Excavation Safety, 2004.
  • Visual Determination of Opacity of Emissions from Stationary Sources Training, 2015.


Mr. Gruzalski received a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, with a concentration in Biology, from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 1996.