Environmental scientist Sean P. Thomas named manager of Alaska office of MACTEC Engineering and Consulting by MACTEC president J. Allen Kibler, Jr.

January 19, 2009 |

ALPHARETTA, GA, Jan. 16, 2009 – Sean P. Thomas, RES (Registered Environmental Scientist), has been appointed Alaska Office Manager.  J. Allen Kibler, Jr., President of MACTEC Engineering and Consulting, (www.mactec.com), made the announcement.  Thomas is based in the firm’s Anchorage office.


Thomas has been with MACTEC since 2007. Prior to serving as Office Manager, Thomas was the Alaska Environmental Planning and Permitting Business Unit Leader and Operations Manager.


“Sean brings to his new position a proven project management track record,” said Kibler.  “His leadership skills have also enabled him to coordinate complex projects and numerous permitting efforts with a wide variety of stakeholders, including state and federal regulatory agency officials and village representatives throughout Alaska.”


Thomas was also recently honored as one of Alaska’s top professionals younger than 40 by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce and the Alaska Journal of Commerce.  “Alaska’s Top Forty Under 40’ was created in 1998 to award recipients who have demonstrated professional excellence and a commitment to their community. 


Thomas has recently diversified MACTEC’s services and bolstered its Alaska capabilities through numerous strategic hires and partnerships. MACTEC’s Alaska operation has provided civil, geotechnical, water/wastewater, solid waste and environmental engineering services, coupled with geosciences, environmental permitting, planning and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) services at over 200 locations statewide to local, state, federal and private clients.


In addition to setting the tone and vision for MACTEC’s Alaska operations, Thomas is a Project Manager and Principal Scientist and is directly responsible for the on-time quality delivery of multiple projects with revenues exceeding $3 Million.


Key projects he has recently supervised in Alaska have included:


Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE), Eareckson Air Station, Shemya Island – Responsible for project management of water/wastewater system evaluations and subsequent design of wastewater conveyance system.


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – HTRW Task Orders – Program Manager for Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) contract, spearheading multiple task orders requiring a variety of environmental activities including site characterizations, soil sampling and ground water monitoring.


Alaska Railroad Northern Rail Extension EIS – Managed and authored multiple environmental sections of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for 80-mile rail extension from North Pole to Delta Junction.


BP Exploration Alaska, Prudhoe Bay – Supervised field sampling and data analyses for more than 20 North Slope drilling pads and reserve pits.  Developed work plans, technical memoranda and reports in support of North Slope site remediation efforts. Program Manager for MACTEC’s ongoing support of the Prudhoe Bay Fire & Gas Planning Team, having provided continuous services since 2001.


Thomas is a Registered Environmental Scientist, National Association of Environmental Professionals; and a Registered Environmental Professional, National Registry of Environmental Professionals.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental sciences from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science degree in marine resource management from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from the University of Alaska.


Thomas is a member of the Alaska Resource Development Council; Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; National Association of Environmental Professionals; American Society of Civil Engineers; and the Society of American Military Engineers.


MACTEC, based in Alpharetta, GA, is a leading infrastructure engineering firm focused on four strategic business practice areas: Facilities, Transportation, Water, and Energy. With annual revenues over $450 million, MACTEC’s 3,000-plus employees work from over 80 offices nationwide. MACTEC consistently ranks in the top 10% of Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms. The company has been a fixture in Alaska since 1969.



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