Environmental Services


The cleanup of a contaminated site can be an uncertain and expensive process. Cleanups mandated through the federal Superfund and RCRA Corrective Action programs, as well as state regulatory programs, can cost well in excess of their original estimate. Our experience in remediations can minimize cleanup impacts to our clients and expedite site remediation.

  • Site assessment
  • Feasibility studies
  • Bench- and pilot-scale testing
  • Remediation system design, construction, and operation
  • Human and ecological risk assessment
  • Litigation support
  • Regulatory negotiation
  • Natural attenuation evaluation and monitoring
  • Long-term monitoring services
  • Data Management and Presentation (e.g., GIS, environmental visualization systems, etc.)
  • Cost estimating (e.g., life cycle)


Kennedy Jenks has a diverse team of environmental professionals to address operations issues in a timely and effective manner. Whether you need a complete environmental compliance audit, or whether you have a specific compliance or regulatory need, our staff can assist you in addressing your environmental issues. Our approach to environmental compliance planning is not simply to identify problems that require correction but to identify opportunities for smoother operations and reduced operating costs.

  • Environmental management
  • Waste characterization and disposal
  • Environmental audits
  • Wetland assessments
  • Environmental assessments
  • Hazardous waste contingency planning
  • Stormwater permitting and planning
  • Spill prevention planning (SPCC Plans)
  • Facility Response Plans
  • Environmental training and development of environmental training
  • Inspections
  • Risk assessment
  • Underground storage tanks


Few firms understand both the world of railroading and wastewater treatment. Kennedy/Jenks is the nation’s most experienced railroad wastewater consultant. We are the go-to specialists when it comes to railroad industrial wastewater solutions. In the past decade alone our team has completed more than 30 Class I wastewater projects in 26 states ranging from a basic oil/water separator, to lagoons, to complex mechanical treatment plants. The constructed cost of these projects exceeds $50 million.

  • Planning
  • Studies
  • Wastewater characterization
  • Wastewater collection, lift stations, lagoons, oil/water separation, dissolved air flotation, sludge handling, drying beds
  • Stormwater characterization
  • Stormwater collection, conveyence, detention, retention, and treatment
  • Procurement
  • Construction services (bidding, contract negotiations support, construction observation, commissioning, startup, O&M manuals)
  • Design/build
  • Permitting
  • Instrumentation and control
  • Permit negotiation support
  • Planning, Permitting, Design, Bid, Contract Administration, Resident Engineering & Construction Management

Engineering Services


Our railroad industry experience ranges from design and construction of $12 million complex 6-stanchion, two-track, concrete mainline service platforms, to custom pneumatic sanding systems, to a simple fuel truck spill pad.

  • Mainline & Service Fueling Facilities
  • Tank car loading & unloading facilities
  • Truck loading & unloading facilities
  • Tank farms
  • Tank farm lining
  • Pump houses
  • Diesel fuel, lube oil, journal oil, methanol, & water systems
  • Sanding Systems
  • Yard Air Systems
  • Utilities
  • Truck pads
  • Planning, Permitting, Design, Bid, Contract Administration, Resident Engineering & Construction Management


Improving the existing structures of railroads by either upgrading from a timber bridge to a concrete or steel bridge is essential to improving the velocity and tonnage capacity of the today’s trains. Kennedy/Jenks Consultants railroad structures group understands how a professionally engineered structure can impact the velocity of a train, which impacts movement of good and services to its customers. We are here to serve our client, by designing an efficient, functional structure, according to railroad and AREMA standards.

  • Bridge design
  • Structures/Culvert design
  • Bridge Surveys
  • Feasibility study and conception design
  • Design review
  • Hydraulic and Hydrology Studies
  • Cost Estimates


Whether it’s expanding the double or triple mainline or improving the track capacity of an intermodal yard facility, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants has the diverse team of rail professionals to address operational issues in a timely and effective manner. Service we offer includes:

  • Mainline
  • Yard
  • Sidings
  • Industry
  • Track alignments
  • Feasibility study and conceptual design
  • Survey
  • Hydraulic and Hydrologic studies
  • Design Review

Yards & Terminals

Improving the velocity and congestion of railroad yards and terminals is essential to the railroads in meeting the commitment of its customers. Improving internal yards and terminal velocity improves the velocity throughout the railroad corridor.

  • Feasibility studies and conceptual design
  • Site and terminal yard development
  • Planning support
  • Operational consulting
  • Yard and terminal expansion
  • Velocity studies


Kennedy/Jenks Consultants has the knowledge and expertise in rail, intermodal, and infrastructure design to enhance your rail operations.

  • Site assessment
  • Feasability studies
  • Intermodal master planning
  • Intermodal yard expansion
  • Operational consulting
  • Planning support
  • Facilities
  • Velocity Studies
  • Design Review