Expanding Contaminated Land Team into Scotland
ESG, the UK’s leading inspection, compliance and geotechnical services provider, is expanding its Contaminated Land operations north of the border by appointing Neil Brown as principal environmental scientist.
Neil, who joins ESG from Parsons Brinckerhoff where he was senior environmental consultant, brings with him significant regulatory and consultancy experience. Previously responsible for the management of a number of environmental projects in Scotland, Neil is well-placed to lead the contaminated land operation for ESG in Glasgow.
A qualified chemist and experienced site assessor, Neil has worked in the environmental industry for both public and private sector organisations for more than a decade, with expertise in practical field work, laboratory analysis, regulatory function and consultancy. Prior to working for Parsons Brinckerhoff, Neil was contaminated land officer at West Lothian Council for seven years.
In addition, he has conducted detailed quantitative risk assessments for human health, the water environment and other statutory receptors, and will provide ESG’s clients with authoritative guidance on complying with Part IIA (Contaminated Land) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and associated legislation.
Charlotte Reeve, operations manager - Contaminated Land, Geotechnical Services Division – at ESG, commented: “Following our significant contaminated land investment, it is the perfect time to expand our offering into Scotland. Neil further strengthens our existing Glasgow operations team and will considerably enhance the Contaminated Land team’s quantitative risk assessment capabilities”.
Neil added: “This is an exciting time for ESG, following significant investment in our national Contaminated Land offering. Working with the operations team in Glasgow, I’ll be helping to drive the further development of our Contaminated Land assessment capability in Scotland, as well as providing technical support to existing and future clients.”
Neil’s appointment follows the announcement that ESG has invested £500,000 in its geotechnical and laboratories divisions to meet increased client demand for contaminated land services.