Jacob Strauss

Jacob Strauss
Senior Project Engineer
Parsippany, New Jersey
973-560-1400 X195

Mr. Strauss is responsible for the preparation, design, and oversight of remediation systems for EWMA’s clients. He recently completed an excavation project in which he provided air monitoring and remediation oversight for a construction project in New York City, and also assisted in a restoration project in which he provided landfill gas management and design services for a large retail building in central New Jersey. Mr. Strauss performs various field operations and site investigations, assists with remediation systems, prepares reports, handles permit applications, and provides in-house drafting services.



  • LSRP Oversight
  • Site Characterization and Remediation
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Litigation


  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University
  • New Jersey Professional Engineer License
  • New York Engineer License
  • OSHA HAZWOPER Supervisor
  • 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER Certification

Professional Activities

  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI)


Experience Highlights

Health and Safety Air Monitor during the excavation phase of a remediation project.  This included providing air monitoring to maintain worker and nearby residential safety, such as ambient gas readings, dust monitoring, and data collection.

Project Engineer for an ongoing project to remediate ground water contamination.  Oversaw ground water treatment system, wells, and in-situ chemical injections to remediate contamination.  Coordinates field personnel and equipment preparation for sampling and field tasks.  Prepared biannual remedial action progress reports (RAPR) to the NJDEP and monthly discharge reports (SMR) to the county utility authority.

Coordinated Installation of Monitoring and Extraction Ports for gas monitoring during the pre-construction phase of a remediation project.  During the construction phase, provided on-site gas management services to ensure a safe working environment including sub-floor and ambient gas readings, operating the gas control system, dust monitoring, health and safety monitoring, and data collection.  When not on-site, prepared design plans and specifications per the client, architect, or contractor needs.


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  • How vapor intrusion is discovered and remediated

    Co-Authored by Don Richardson, President and Jacob Strauss, Senior Engineer.

    Vapor intrusion has evolved into one of the highest risks commercial real estate developers and owners face. Vapor intrusion can pose a greater risk than contaminated soil or groundwater. The rise of vapors from contaminated sources into buildings can pose an immediate risk if they reach hazardous levels.

  • Tackling post-remediation care in New Jersey

    Environmental remediation projects are rarely a one-and-done undertaking. A site may need to be monitored and maintained long after regulatory agency closure, if the active remediation did not achieve the most stringent cleanup standards.

  • Before you excavate, explore compliance attainment

    Developers may not know that there’s more than one way to tackle a soil remediation project. Many assume that this kind of cleanup calls for a total excavation, carting off truckloads of contaminated soil to be cleaned or replaced entirely. However, for some projects, such an invasive and labor-intensive process may not be necessary.

  • Advancing Complex Brownfields Redevelopment, Made Simple

    Decades of unregulated, uncontrolled and poor environmental practices have led to millions of acres of “brownfields” in the U.S., properties which must be properly remediated before they are repurposed or redeveloped. These properties come in all shapes and sizes, affected by a vast array of contaminants associated with industrial operations. What is a brownfield, and what makes it different from other types of contaminated sites?

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