Kieran J. Purcell

Director, Environmental Division / P.E., LEED AP / Houston


Mr. Purcell is a registered professional engineer in the environmental engineering discipline. He received his Bachelor’s in Environmental Resource Engineering from Syracuse University.

Mr. Purcell's fields of expertise include soil and water evaluations and exposure assessments of chemical contaminates. During his professional career, his responsibilities have ranged from those of a field representative/technician to an expert consultant in environmental legal disputes. He is also skilled in various industry-related software packages and is knowledgeable in both federal and state environmental regulations. Currently, Mr. Purcell is a supervisor in the Environmental Division and is active in client development and training.

Representative Engagements

  • Storage tank disputes including:
    • Fueling station operations and regulations.
    • Heating oil systems and delivery operations and regulations.
    • Fuel storage terminal operations and regulations.
    • Release determination and causation.
    • Pollutant timing and determination of responsible parties.
    • Incurred expense analysis and projected expenditures.
    • Use of alternate remediation strategies.
    • Standard of care for investigation and response activities.
  • Spills, releases and upsets:
    • General project management for cases involving chemical exposure from overturned vehicles and derailments. Project management activities include contractor procurement, rate negotiations, invoice analysis, sampling, and site closure.
    • Standard of care for emergency cleanup response.
  • Miscellaneous site disputes:
    • Pipeline releases and subsequent response activities, pollutant timing, incurred expenditure analysis, and environmental awareness.
    • Incurred expense and projected expense analysis for various sites including manufactured gas plants, refineries, superfund sites, and commercial/industrial spill sites including dry cleaners, landfills, and manufacturing facilities.
    • Environmental investigation disputes (i.e. Phase I standard of care).
    • Drilling operation disputes concerning hydraulic fracturing, blow-outs, and mud/water disposal practices.
    • Residential and commercial property water contamination disputes.
  • Commercial facility compliance permitting.
  • Phase I investigations.


  • B.S. Environmental Resource Engineering, SUNY at Syracuse University