James Ritchie

Mr. Ritchie is a Vice President of SCS, with three decades of environmental consulting and site restoration experience throughout the Western United States. He is registered professional geologist in California and Washington. He has led site investigation, remediation, and large-scale groundwater monitoring and reporting projects, and has overseen the application of remedial approaches to variety of site conditions, including supporting site closures. He has developed and led many multidisciplinary teams in accomplishing project objectives, and has worked with myriad local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, clients, and contractors to identify common goals and develop short- and long-term plans for achieving project solutions.
Mr. Richie has established and grown offices for environmental consulting firms, and has performed business development, project acquisition, project funding, client management, staff hiring and mentoring, and technical, managerial, and profit and loss (P&L) duties in support of clients in the public and private sectors. His clients have included municipalities, utility and energy providers, airports, ports, regulatory agencies, and US Department of Defense (DoD) branches. His technical experience covers a wide spectrum of environmental programs and projects, including property transaction and development, subsurface investigation, restoration and preservation, mediation and litigation, emergency response management, regulatory agency negotiation, and site closure. He has assisted clients in assessing the reliability and vulnerability (sustainability) of their water supplies and associated watersheds, and in developing recommendations for projects to protect the watershed habitat. He also has extensive experience with fixed price costing, contractual indemnifications, and environmental insurance products resulting in guaranteed price risk transfer solutions for impaired property cleanup and redevelopment.