James E. Zentmeyer

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Jim is a Vice President with CEC, leads its Vapor Intrusion Technical Advisory Group, and has directed CEC’s Environmental Practice in Cincinnati since 2007. Jim is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and received his B.S. and M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He has been licensed and active as a Certified Professional under Ohio’s Voluntary Action Program since 2002, and has participated in state and regional working groups for regulatory updates, guidance documents and best practices. Jim provides senior leadership and direction to environmental, site development and geotechnical engineering projects and assures that quality services are provided in a timely, cost-effective manner while also recognizing the best interests of the client.

 Jim has over 30 years of environmental consulting experience working on a wide range of projects, with an emphasis on assessing and mitigating environmental risks posed by impacted soil, soil gas and groundwater using remediation, risk assessment, engineering and institutional controls, permitting, and regulatory interface, for a combination of commercial, industrial, municipal, state, and federal entities. He has directed numerous vapor intrusion-related assessments involving technologies such as conventional sampling and laboratory analysis, mobile analysis using the FROG detector and a portable, laboratory-quality gas chromatograph, passive samplers, and compound-specific isotope analysis.  Jim has designed and/or directed vapor intrusion mitigation for new construction and existing facilities, ranging from single and multi-family residential settings to large, active industrial facilities, including interim measures to mitigate exposure risks prior to the installation and start-up of active mitigation, and associated regulatory interface.