Parsons Brinckerhoff Adds Environmental Scientist
Richard Pfingsten will be located in the company's Baltimore office
Richard Pfingsten has been named a senior supervising environmental scientist in the Baltimore office of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering, and program/construction management organization.
In his new position, Pfingsten will serve as a senior technical resource for the Baltimore office and throughout Parsons Brinckerhoff’s water practice in the area of ecosystem restoration. He will lead the assessment, design, and construction support of ecosystem restoration projects with special emphasis on ecological assessment and restoration; watershed analysis; and stream/wetland restoration design.
Pfingsten has nearly 30 years of experience providing technical and managerial expertise on a wide range of natural resource and water resource assessment projects, primarily focused on ecological restoration. His areas of expertise include wetland assessments and monitoring, wetland mitigation/restoration design, stream assessment and restoration design, environmental permitting and regulatory agency coordination, watershed planning, and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System storm water compliance. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a project manager and senior ecological restoration scientist at a national environmental engineering, science, and technology firm, and a division chief and senior associate at an engineering, environmental, and construction management consulting firm, both of which are based in Maryland.
Pfingsten received a B.S. in wildlife and fisheries biology/management from Frostburg University. He is a member of the Society of Wetland Scientists and has certification from that organization as a Professional Wetland Scientist. He is also a member of Society of Ecological Restoration and American Water Resources Assn.