CES is a highly qualified, multi-disciplinary team of civil, chemical, environmental, and agricultural engineers, complementing soil scientists, geologists, hydrologists, biologists, and agronomists. This team specializes in helping clients find comprehensive solutions to the water management and environmental challenges facing today’s agricultural, industrial, and government customers.
Employees are CES’ most valuable assets. They are the channel of communication with clients, subcontractors, regulatory agencies and the community at large. The success that CES enjoys is simply the cumulative successes of each employee. CES strives to create an environment which encourages team innovation and action, dedication to clients, openness of communication, profit awareness and expense control, planning, coordination and cooperation between employees at all levels and locations.
CES is committed to high ethical standards in all client and employee dealings. Our goal is to provide employees opportunities for self-improvement and advancement through training and education; to employ only qualified individuals; to be supportive of their goals; and to design compensation programs based on level of responsibility and performance. These are the same principals that form the cornerstone beliefs of our parent company, Valmont Industries, Inc.
CES/Valmont recognizes that employees are a very important resource. Trust, communication, involvement, and sharing form the foundation of our work environment. In order to effectively utilize and maximize employees’ strengths, CES/Valmont has adopted an environment that builds on teamwork. Through teamwork, CES/Valmont encourages employees to make a contribution by pooling and sharing ideas, values, experiences, and problem-solving strategies. We believe that effective teamwork boosts performance, employee engagement, communication and involvement.
Engineers are trained in systems analysis, mechanical design, construction management, process design, and manufacturing facility management. CES environmental engineers have had specialized training and experience in wastewater treatment system design, landfill design, water supply planning, and air quality assessment. They also provide in-depth numerical cost analysis and computer modeling to meet the needs of other CES scientific staff.
Soil scientists are traditionally trained as agronomists with emphasis in crop production. They develop fertilizer, tillage, and soil conservation recommendations for the farm and forestry industries. CES soil scientists have expanded beyond the traditional agronomic base. Soil scientists at CES prepare nutrient loading budgets for wastewater and sludge land application programs, access fate and transport of fertilizer, pesticide and contaminants in soils and groundwater, and provide input for soil remediation. CES soil scientists are typically trained in specialties such as soil physics, soil chemistry and soil microbiology.
Geologists and Hydrogeologists
CES geologists/hydrogeologists have specific training in groundwater movement, aquifer characterization, environmental investigations, and subsurface processes. Geologists at CES have expanded their training to include special skills in groundwater investigations. These hydrogeologists have adapted their skills in geophysics and geochemistry to conduct site assessments, contaminant fate and transport analysis, groundwater migration studies and site cleanup. CES hydrogeologists have unique experience in computer modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant migration.
Hydrologists are traditionally trained in the distribution, circulation, and chemical and physical behavior of water, and in the relationship between the environment and water. CES hydrologists have applied their training to the processing, storage, and transportation of municipal and industrial wastewater for irrigation of farmlands. This beneficial use of wastewater reduces waste treatment costs while protecting our precious surface water resources. CES hydrologists also specialize in preparing water budgets and irrigation schedules.
CES also has scientific staff with general and specialized training in the environmental sciences. These staff members provide expertise in wetlands delineation, environmental impact assessment, hazardous waste characterization and disposal, and emergency response.
The majority of the CES technical staff had professional experience prior to joining the company. Individual staff members have a variety of industrial, regulatory, academic, and/or government experience. Almost half of the CES technical staff have master's degrees in their disciplines. Most are registered professionals with strong dedication to continuing education.
The dedicated professionals at CES are fully capable of providing consulting services for a broad range of environmental issues. They are well trained for, and ready to accept, any challenge put before them.