Lee Richard Peterson, P.E.


1506 West DeepCreek Rd

Morgan, UT 84050

(801) 829-6348

[email protected]





Professional Engineering (PE) Exam-April 2001

Utah- Passed


Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam- April 1995

Utah- Passed


Certified Public Manager (CPM) Graduate - December 2006
State of Utah, Department of Human Resource Management




M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering/Groundwater December 1999

Utah State University Overall GPA: 3.45


B.S. Environmental Engineering/Water and Wastewater    June 1996

Utah State University Overall GPA: 3.6 Cum Laude


Scholarships 1989-1996

Utah State University





Environmental Engineer

Utah Division of Drinking Water

Feb 2001 present


        Program Manager for the Division's loan program (coordinate all funding within the Division)

        Process State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan applications, pay requests, change orders and make presentations to the Drinking Water Board

        Staff Engineer responsible for the review of plans & specs of drinking water facility construction projects

        Oversee construction of drinking water projects

        Perform sanitary surveys on public drinking water systems and inspect water treatment plants throughout the state of Utah

        Witness grout sealings of drinking water wells throughout the state

        Develop & Maintain Division's website and internal database


Design Engineer

Pinncale Engineering                          

Jan 2007 to July 2007 (part time)


·        Design & draft subdivisions for various clients (land developers) using AutoCAD Civil 3D

·       Prepare Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans for various clients (land developers)


Environmental Engineer

ThermoRetec Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah

Feb 2000 Feb 2001


        Field Engineer responsible for construction oversight of Hanging Wall Barrier installation at a former refinery in Wyoming

        Responsible for installation and O&M of hydrocarbon recovery system (Selective Oil Skimmer) at a railroad yard in Idaho

        Responsible for managing lead contaminated soil sampling, removal, and disposal at a former petroleum refinery in North Dakota

        Staff Engineer responsible for preparing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments at several locations across Utah and Idaho

        Prepared Annual Reports for several Flying J and BP Amoco refineries involving site assessment and data analysis

        Responsible for the Health and Safety issues at construction sites

        Performed network troubleshooting tasks


Research Assistant

Utah Water Research Lab/Utah State University

Jun 1995 Dec 1999


        Developed a vapor transport model for simulating fate of degradable compounds in the vadose zone


        Performed data analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of monitored natural attenuation using multiple lines of evidence at former petroleum refinery in Wyoming

        Submitted post-closure groundwater monitoring program reports for former petroleum refineries located in Wyoming and North Dakota

        Significantly modified aerobic and anaerobic fate and transport models for petroleum hydrocarbon plumes

        Developed an interface for two groundwater models accessible through the Internet

        Analyzed integrated watershed models and presented results to committee

        Developed animated injection/recovery and capture zone simulation in Excel and Mathematica


Environmental Engineering Internship

Geneva Steel, Orem, Utah

Jun 1994 Sept 1994


        Prepared portions of Geneva's renewal of the SPCC (Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasure) Plan

        Inspected and monitored PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) spills

        Performed a solvent audit throughout the plant

        Reviewed MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) and updated Geneva's database





        Highly Skilled in Windows, DOS, Unix, and Macintosh environments

        Expert in advanced programming using MS Excel & Access

        Competent using AutoCAD, WaterCAD & ArcVIEW

        Maintained web server on a Mac and currently webmaster for the Division of Drinking Water

        Proficient in programming using Visual Basic, Fortran, and UserLand Frontier (web scripting for Macintosh)





40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training

8-hour OSHA Supervisor Training

American Red Cross CPR and First Aid





Peterson, L.R., 1999, "Numerical Simulation of Oxygen and Hydrocarbon Coupled Biodegradation and Diffusion in the Vadose Zone": Thesis (M.Sc.) Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 42 p.