Thomas Friedrich

Vice President and Senior Consultant

“I always enjoy solving problems and working with people.  As consulting engineer, I work directly with clients to understand their needs and provide engineering solutions to protect the environment and improve public health and safety for the community they serve.” – Tom Friedrich

Get to know Tom, our charismatic collaborator! He is a Vice President and Senior Consultant in our Infrastructure discipline, with 27 years of experience in water and wastewater systems evaluation, design, large-facility project management, and construction administration. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineering with a Specialty Certification in Water Supply/Wastewater Engineering. His expertise includes Water/Wastewater Plant Process Design; Plant Operations; Water Quality; Biological Treatment; WW Biosolids Treatment & Disposal, and Leachate Treatment. He earned his Master’s Degree in Environmental Resource Engineering from SUNY CESF in Association with Syracuse University, and his Bachelors in Environmental Biology with focus in microbiology and water chemistry.

Cool Projects: Our award-winning 9-MGD H. Clay Whaley Senior Memorial Water Treatment Plant is one of my milestone projects because it cost effectively solved the City’s water quality problems. I had the privilege to serve as the project manager and engineer-of-record. We worked collaboratively with the City to analyze their system; brainstorm, design and implement energy- and cost-reduction solutions, such as using an innovative approach to treat groundwater using magnetic ion exchange (MIEX®) technology to remove THM precursors.  Within three days of putting the plant on-line, the City’s water distribution system was in compliance with the Stage I & II Disinfection Byproduct Rules. I am most proud that at the time, this facility was the largest operating MIEX® treatment plant in the United States treating a groundwater supply without any other treatment. This project received several awards and recognitions, including The Florida Institute of Civil Engineers (FICE) 2009 Engineering Excellence Grand Award, one of six national finalists for the ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award, and AAEE Excellence in Engineering Design Honor Award.

Fun Fact: I am an avid fisherman. I like to fly fish in both fresh and saltwater, and I tie flies and build fishing rods as a hobby. My proudest moment is when I caught an 80-pound tarpon on a fly in Great Exumas, The Bahamas.

Thomas Friedrich

Vice President and Senior Consultant

“I always enjoy solving problems and working with people.  As consulting engineer, I work directly with clients to understand their needs and provide engineering solutions to protect the environment and improve public health and safety for the community they serve.” – Tom Friedrich

Get to know Tom, our charismatic collaborator! He is a Vice President and Senior Consultant in our Infrastructure discipline, with 27 years of experience in water and wastewater systems evaluation, design, large-facility project management, and construction administration. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the American Academy of Environmental Engineering with a Specialty Certification in Water Supply/Wastewater Engineering. His expertise includes Water/Wastewater Plant Process Design; Plant Operations; Water Quality; Biological Treatment; WW Biosolids Treatment & Disposal, and Leachate Treatment. He earned his Master’s Degree in Environmental Resource Engineering from SUNY CESF in Association with Syracuse University, and his Bachelors in Environmental Biology with focus in microbiology and water chemistry.

Cool Projects: Our award-winning 9-MGD H. Clay Whaley Senior Memorial Water Treatment Plant is one of my milestone projects because it cost effectively solved the City’s water quality problems. I had the privilege to serve as the project manager and engineer-of-record. We worked collaboratively with the City to analyze their system; brainstorm, design and implement energy- and cost-reduction solutions, such as using an innovative approach to treat groundwater using magnetic ion exchange (MIEX®) technology to remove THM precursors.  Within three days of putting the plant on-line, the City’s water distribution system was in compliance with the Stage I & II Disinfection Byproduct Rules. I am most proud that at the time, this facility was the largest operating MIEX® treatment plant in the United States treating a groundwater supply without any other treatment. This project received several awards and recognitions, including The Florida Institute of Civil Engineers (FICE) 2009 Engineering Excellence Grand Award, one of six national finalists for the ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award, and AAEE Excellence in Engineering Design Honor Award.

Fun Fact: I am an avid fisherman. I like to fly fish in both fresh and saltwater, and I tie flies and build fishing rods as a hobby. My proudest moment is when I caught an 80-pound tarpon on a fly in Great Exumas, The Bahamas.