Our team of engineers is experienced, professional, multi-disciplined and ready to assist you with all your environmental engineering and consulting needs.
Ken L. Faulkner, P.E. / FC&E Engineering, LLC
Mr. Faulkner is a seasoned environmental engineer with over thirty (30) years of environmental engineering experience. Mr. Faulkner is a Principal Engineer with FC&E Engineering. Mr. Faulkner initiated his career as a project engineer in the Municipal Wastewater Construction Branch of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality. Mr. Faulkner later moved to the Air Quality Division of MDEQ and became the Branch Chief of the Title V Air Permitting Branch before leaving MDEQ for the private sector.Read more
In 1999, Mr. Faulkner was selected by Mississippi Chemical Corporation to become their Sr. Coordinator of Environmental Affairs. In this position he coordinated environmental activities for MCC’s facilities in five states and the Republic of Trinidad/Tobago. Additionally, Mr. Faulkner lead MCC’s environmental compliance audit team in performing comprehensive audits at all MCC locations.
In 2004, Mr. Faulkner started FC&E Engineering, LLC. Through FC&E, Mr. Faulkner has provided extensive environmental compliance and engineering consulting services to various facilities throughout the southeast and southwest U.S. Specialty areas include air quality permitting, wastewater permitting and compliance management, environmental compliance audits, training in environmental areas such as storm water and spill prevention management as well as air quality management. Mr. Faulkner holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Mississippi State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, New Mexico, Ohio and Arkansas. FC&E Engineering has since grown to a full service environmental engineering company with offices located in Brandon, Starkville, Monroe and St. Louis.
Richard Harrell, P.E., BCEE
Mr. Harrell is Director of Operations for FC&E Engineering. Prior to joining our firm, he was Director of the Office of Pollution Control at Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, where his work included developing policy and regulation for many of MDEQ’s programs. He has more than 20 years’ experience in environmental programs and leadership experience in directing small teams to large staffs and large budgets. Mr. Harrell played lead roles in historic natural and manmade disasters, including the BP Oil Spill, the Great Mississippi River Flood of 2011, hurricanes and tornadoes.Read more
Russ Twitty, P.E., BCEE
Mr. Twitty is a senior engineer with FC&E Engineering assisting clients with RCRA hazardous and solid waste management issues including environmental permitting and compliance needs and environmental site assessments. Russ also serves as project manager for multifaceted engineering design and construction projects. Prior to joining FC&E Engineering in 2010, he worked at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for twenty-four years as a compliance engineer and served as a branch manager for the Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Division.Read more
Harry M. Wilson III, P.E., BCEE – Environmental Permitting
Mr. Wilson has over twenty-six years of environmental engineering experience. Mr. Wilson served as MDEQ’s Chief of Environmental Permits Division for over 11 years before retiring from State government. As the Chief of the Environmental Permits Division, he was responsible for managing the Departments multimedia (air, water, solid waste and hazardous waste) permitting division which included all the major pollution control programs for the State. Prior to this role, he served as a Branch Manager in the Environmental Permits Division where he was responsible for multimedia industry sector permitting and also MDEQ’s NPDES and Pretreatment Wastewater coordinator for program delegation from USEPA Region 4. Mr. Wilson has extensive experience managing staff, projects, schedules and coordinating permitting activities for large or diverse projects and expertise in industrial wastewater permitting and compliance.
Mr. Wilson holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer and Board Certified Environmental Engineer from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.
Clarke Thomas, R.P.G.
Mr. Thomas is a senior associate geologist with FC&E Engineering. Prior to joining FC&E Engineering, he worked for Tellus Operating Group as the corporate HSE Manager. Mr Thomas has over thirty-one years of experience in environmental consulting. He is proficient in remediation project management, soils and groundwater assessments, as well as environmental and safety auditing. He has extensive knowledge of Environmental Site Assessments, OSHA, NEPA, SPCC, and storm water programs.Read more
- Management of the Assessment and Remediation of the residual Soil and Groundwater contamination associated with one of the largest land-based crude oil spills in Mississippi history. Project spanned 10+ years and included coordination with numerous State and Federal Agencies. Project was successfully remediated with No Further Action.
- Assessment of petroleum contamination at a former bulk fuel facility. Preparation of Corrective Action Plan (CAP), design, and implementation of remediation activities.
- Performed assessment of oilfield site for Louisiana client. Project scope included initial assessment of site, preparation of site closure plan for regulatory agency submittal, and excavation and disposal of contaminated soil.
- Evaluated various potential areas of concern including soil contamination, naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM), and historic saltwater spills as part of Due Diligence for Acquisition.
- Performed more than 90 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments of various agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential properties in numerous states including Alabama, California, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas.
- Performed field work and prepared SPCC Plans for oil and gas production facilities in several states. Sites included crude oil production and storage facilities ranging in size from small tank batteries to large bulk terminals.
- Provided Due Diligence services for oil and gas fields located in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.
- Major clients included Plains All American Pipeline, LP; Hunt Southland Refining, Denbury Onshore, LLC; State of Mississippi Brownfields Program; Federal LUST Program; Morris Petroleum.
Steve Mangum – Construction Management and Oversight
Mr. Mangum has over thirty years of experience directly in the environmental industry with wide-ranging education and skill in hazardous material emergency response, including transportation incidents, oil spills, remediation, and demolition projects. Areas of expertise include project management, project development, contract review/negotiations, construction management, storm water protection, all types of heavy equipment use, work plan development, health and safety plans, and maintaining project schedules/budgets. Responsibilities include oversight of all contractor installations on various environmental and civil engineering projects. Accountable for maintaining adherence with approved plans and specifications and permit conditions, reviewing job submittals, contractor payments, change orders, and ensuring construction schedules are maintained. Typical installations have included landfill construction, wastewater pump stations, wastewater treatment systems (cleaning and closures), force main, gravity sewer lines, gravel absorption beds, land clearing and grubbing, storm water erosion protection, placement of rip rap for slope protection, ensuring best management practices, performing inspections and recommendations, spill containment and flow diversion installations.
Toby Cook, P.E., BCEE
Mr. Cook is a professional chemical engineer with 40+ years’ experience. Mr. Cook is a senior engineer with FC&E Engineering. During his lengthy and ongoing career, Mr. Cook has worked in research and development for a large chemical company, worked in the regulatory arena for an Environmental Regulatory Agency, and has now been a consultant for five years. Mr. Cook’s experience includes 20 years of industrial experience managing projects which included development of process improvements and technology to reduce or control pollution, and stack testing to determine emission levels. Additionally, Mr. Cook spent twenty years’ with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, where his work involved: multimedia permitting and compliance activities including air, water, and hazardous waste programs. Mr. Cook is experienced in conducting environmental audits for industrial and medical facilities, and preparing environmental permit applications.
Rusty Lyons, P.E., BCEE – Wastewater Permitting & Treatment System Manager
Mr. Lyons has over twenty-nine years of environmental experience. Mr. Lyons is the wastewater permitting and treatment system manager for FC&E Engineering. Mr. Lyons experience includes managing an environmental engineering staff, overseeing compliance and enforcement actions regarding environmental matters, performing compliance inspections, conducting enforcement meetings, and leading in settlement negotiations. Experience also includes developing and providing technical environmental training and providing onsite technical assistance and troubleshooting at wastewater treatment facilities. Project management experience includes wastewater permitting and compliance, storm water management, municipal separate storm sewers (MS4), EPA and State enforcement issues, coordination of support for public works during disaster response, wastewater facility closure plans, categorical pretreatment regulations, and wastewater permit renewals/modifications. He is a Professional Engineer, Board Certified Environmental Engineer, Certified Environmental Trainer and Certified Pollution Control Operator.
Chad Winter, P.E.
Mr. Winter is a senior environmental engineer with FC&E Engineering. Mr. Winter has 14 years of diversified permitting experience, including, Air Title V, NPDES Wastewater and Storm Water, Air Emission Inventories, Anti-degradation Studies, PSD/Air Quality Assessments, etc. Chad attended Mississippi State University, where he received his BS and MS in BioEngineering, as well as a Materials Science & Engineering Certification. Chad also completed a Netherlands-America Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. Chad has served as a Director for the Board of the Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council and as a Director for the State Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association. He has been an adjunct faculty member at FSCJ since 2004 and has served in the same capacity for MSU and other local community colleges at various times since 2004. Chad currently serves on the MSU Agricultural & Biological Engineering Alumni Advisory Board and serves his community via membership in the Eupora Chapter of Rotary International (Past President) and the town’s youth recreational leagues.
Charles O. M. Peel, R.P.G.
Mr. Peel is FC&E Engineering’s Senior Geologist. Prior to joining our firm, Mr. Peel worked with EarthCon Consultants in Madison, Mississippi. His career spans more than 25 years and includes a wealth of experience in managing projects related to oil & gas production and refining, environmental due diligence, Brownfields redevelopment, hazardous waste, environmental compliance, solid and groundwater investigation, delineation and remediation, environmental construction oversight, emergency response, litigation support and petroleum contamination.Read more
Wayne Stover, R.P.G.
Mr. Stover is a senior geologist with FC&E Engineering. Prior to joining FC&E Engineering in 2015, he worked at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for twenty-nine years with experience in Compliance and Enforcement in Hazardous Waste, NPDES, Pretreatment, Storm Water, Groundwater Remediation and Solid Waste Management. Mr. Stover was a member of the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) duties of which included coordinating emergency response efforts. He served as the State On Scene Coordinator (SOSC) for the BP Oil Spill.Read more
Bruce Ferguson, P.E., BCEE – Ambient Air Modeling Manager
Mr. Ferguson is a senior engineer with FC&E Engineering. Mr. Ferguson has extensive ambient air dispersion modeling experience and has tremendous working knowledge of PSD analyses as well as NSR and PSD permitting. Additionally, Mr. Ferguson has vast experience in hazardous waste assessments and RCRA permitting from his previous regulatory agency tenure. Mr. Ferguson has managed clients in the timber and wood products, oil and gas, and inorganic chemicals categories to meet environmental permitting and compliance needs. Many of these projects involved comprehensive PSD evaluations and air quality dispersion modeling for new source review construction permits. Prior to joining FC&E Engineering in 2013, Mr. Ferguson worked at the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for twenty-four years as a permit writer and served as the branch manager for the Environmental Permits Division Modeling Section.Read more
Mr. Virden has thirty years’ of environmental engineering experience in consulting, industry and state government. Mr. Virden is a Senior Environmental Manager for FC&E Engineering. Environmental practice areas include due diligence, permitting, compliance, auditing and enforcement support for Air, Waste Water, Hazardous Waste, Environmental Management Systems, TSCA, SPCC, Storm Water and other environmental areas. He has experience in multiple jurisdictions, both domestic and international. Education includes B.S. Petroleum Engineering, M.S. Chemical Engineering (Environmental) and a J.D.
Charles Cook, P.E.
Mr. Cook has 9 years of diversified consulting experience. Mr. Cook is a project engineer with FC&E Engineering. Mr. Cook is a comprehensive permitting engineer with extensive experience in storm water permitting, construction storm water permitting and inspection, wastewater sampling and NPDES permitting, petroleum spill prevention plans (SPCC and FRP), chemical spill clean-up and remediation projects, asbestos inspector and management planner, toxic release inventories, and air quality permitting of industrial clients. Regulatory consulting for a wide array of clients in fields such as concrete industry, hospitals, chemical, oil & gas, steel manufacturing, power plants, municipalities, and renewable fuel products facilities. Graduated from Mississippi State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, obtained Mississippi Professional Engineering Certification in 2014, and is a Certified Asbestos Management Planner.
Mr. Edgens has over 20 years career work experience ranging from regulatory, private facility contractor to consulting services. Mr. Edgens is a senior environmental specialist for FC&E Engineering. Mr. Edgens received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University in 1992. Mr. Edgens has coordinated negotiations with numerous environmental regulatory agencies, prepared applications relating to various medias in Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Texas, Tennessee, Louisiana and New Mexico for a range of industrial clients. Experienced in a wide range of environmental programs involving permitting and compliance issues including: Title V and Synthetic Minor Source Permitting, NPDES permitting, Hazardous Waste Management, HazMat Studies, Storm Water Training and Inspections, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans, Environmental Site Assessments, Compliance and Stewardship Audits, Disaster Response, and Environmental Management System Development.
Jeremy Smith – FC&E Wetlands Manager
Mr. Smith is a biological engineer with FC&E Engineering. Mr. Smith graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Biological Engineering. Shortly after graduating, Mr. Smith began his environmental consulting career in Louisiana with a focus on permitting and compliance within the oil and gas industry. His area of specialty has been wetland delineations and Section 10/404 permitting through the Army Corps of Engineers. Upon joining FC&E in 2012, Mr. Smith’s experience has grown with exposure to a vast variety of industries across the southeast. He has been able to build upon his initial environmental experience to being able to provide a wide range of permitting and compliance services to FC&E clients. Mr. Smith and his wife live in the Historic Belhaven Neighborhood in Jackson, where they constantly plan new improvements to their 1940 home.
Mrs. Taylor has more than 10 years’ experience working in the environmental field. Mrs. Taylor is an air quality specialist with FC&E Engineering. Mrs. Taylor specializes in air quality management including air permitting and compliance for industrial clients. Mrs. Taylor also has experience in other environmental media such as water and wastewater. Mrs. Taylor has extensive knowledge and experience with the wood products industry. Additionally, Mrs. Taylor is very familiar and knowledgeable with the state of Louisiana environmental regulatory requirements.
Laura Rounsaville – Environmental Specialist
Mrs. Rounsaville has over 13 years’ experience in environmental consulting. She has programmatic experience with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and coordinating with FEMA recovery efforts. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University and has consulted on wetlands delineations, environmental reviews on behalf of Mississippi Development Authority and federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She extensive experience in planning activities for MDA, HUD and other agencies. She additionally has aided facilities with permitting associated with wastewater NPDES permits and air pollution control permits, including TV Operating Permits, Synthetic Minor Operating Permits, and modifications of existing permits.
Aaron Fitzhugh, P.S. – Professional Surveyor
Mr. Fitzhugh is a senior level surveyor with over twelve years of experience in environmental, boundary, topographic, and construction surveys. He has additional experience in computer aided design for environmental, civil and transportation projects. He is a licensed Professional Surveyor (PS) in Mississippi, member of the Mississippi Association of Professional Surveyors and Member of the National Society of Professional Surveyors.