Kennedy Jenks today announced that Charles Hand, PE, recently joined KJ to bolster the firm’s Facilities Engineering resources with focus on industrial water treatment for clients in the Pacific Northwest as well as grow our practice nationwide. Hand has an established background in complex water treatment projects, including groundwater and industrial and mine water treatment system design and implementation, startup and commissioning, cost estimates, permitting, schedule, regulatory reporting, and more.
“Charles brings a great mix of technical expertise and project management to KJ and is a trusted advisor to several of his clients,” says Jason Maglalang-Weakley, KJ Facilities Engineering Operations Manager. “Having him on board means that KJ will be able to enhance the services we currently provide to clients on their complex water treatment projects of all types including groundwater, landfills, mining, aerospace, and metals processing/finishing.”
Prior to joining KJ, Hand spent more than a decade managing projects and leading multi-disciplinary teams in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska including design-build-operate projects, industrial wastewater treatment programs, tailings disposal, RCRA and MTCA corrective actions, and more. His experience includes conducting investigations and remediation of soils, groundwater, stormwater, and wastewater as well as process engineering design, construction, commissioning, startup and facility optimization of industrial wastewater treatment facilities.
Hand, a registered professional engineer in Idaho and Washington, has both a Masters and Bachelors Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle.