CEC Houston is Growing!

September 1, 2020

We’re committed to providing the highest quality service to our clients, so we’re investing in significant growth of our capabilities in the Houston area. The office currently provides the following services.

Waste Management

Construction Management

  • Project scheduling
  • Project management
  • Budgeting
  • Quality control/inspection

Geotechnical Engineering

  • Foundation systems design
  • Subsurface investigations
  • Data interpretation

We provide these services primarily to the oil & gas, manufacturing, and solid waste sectors.

Meet Our Growing Team!

Harold Barber, P.E., M.ASCE
Vice President and Houston Office Lead
Civil Engineering
800-365-2324 x7802

Serving as the Houston office lead, Harold has 31 years of managerial and engineering experience in the domestic and international oil & gas industry and in the solid and hazardous waste industry. He has executed a variety of projects in all the shale basins and in the Gulf of Mexico, including:

  • Deep foundation design for offshore oil & gas platforms and pipelines;
  • Onshore pipeline design;
  • Horizontal direction drilling (HDD) pipeline crossings;
  • Midstream asset engineering design and construction management;
  • Permitting of exploration and production (E&P) waste facilities; and
  • Design and construction of waste facilities.

In the solid and hazardous waste industry, Harold assists owners and operators with regulatory compliance regarding:

  • Landfill gas projects;
  • Permit application filings;
  • Data collection;
  • Air permit management;
  • Engineering design;
  • Document preparation;
  • Construction management; and
  • Construction quality assurance.

He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas and Louisiana.

Mike WidnerMike Widner, P.G.
Waste Management

Mike has more than 24 years of experience implementing sampling and operations and maintenance programs at solid waste facilities across the country as well as supervising the installation and construction of landfill gas collection and monitoring systems, including probes, extraction wells, piping systems, condensate management systems, blowers, flares, and ancillary systems. He has supervised initial system start-up and balancing as well as long-term system operation, monitoring, and maintenance. He has prepared various landfill gas system manuals and has provided operator training to landfill owners and operators. He can conduct environmental monitoring for site compliance and can monitor the effectiveness of landfill gas systems. A registered Professional Geologist in Texas, Mike is a member of the Solid Waste Association of North America.

Robert Pedersen of CEC Houston

Robert Pedersen, P.E.
Senior Project Manager
Civil Engineering
800-365-2324 x7810

Robert is a geotechnical engineer with 31 years of experience supporting landfill, oil & gas, and power capital projects, both domestically and abroad. His scope includes soil borings, piezometers, laboratory testing, geotechnical reports, pavement design, and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans. Most recently, he has supervised geotechnical investigations for Houston-area paving and drainage projects. Prior to that, he spent six years in the field for high-voltage power line construction projects. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

Burgess Stengl of CEC Houston

Burgess Stengl
Project Manager III
Waste Management
800-365-2324 x7804

Burgess has worked in the field of solid waste and hazardous waste since the Texas implementation of Subtitle D in 1994. He spent 11 years at the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC), where he worked in surface casing, groundwater, and municipal solid waste permitting. He has also worked for Allied Waste/Republic Services as an environmental manager responsible for compliance support and preparation of engineering budgets at several major Texas landfills. He has overseen the construction of multi-million dollar new landfill cells, gas system expansions, and infrastructure projects. He’s also experienced in hydrogeology and the Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

Chad Ellinger of CEC Houston

Chad Ellinger, P.E.
Project Manager III
Waste Management
800-365-2324 x7803

Chad has more than nine years of experience in environmental and solid waste projects. His expertise includes preparation of construction plans and bid documents for various landfills in Texas and Louisiana, development of permitting documents for submittal to regulatory agencies in Texas and Louisiana, construction quality assurance (CQA), surveying, and various quantity calculations. His CQA experience includes being the Professional of Record (POR) and Assistant POR for liner construction events for waste disposal facilities in Texas and Louisiana. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Illinois.

Mario Nunez
Project Manager
Waste Management

Mario has 13 years of experience. He specializes in landfill gas and his expertise is in compliance monitoring, troubleshooting, wellfield tuning, pump maintenance, and construction quality assurance.

Lawrence Forbes of CEC Houston

Lawrence Forbes
Assistant Project Manager
Waste Management
800.365.2324 x7806

Lawrence has 22 years of experience with construction quality assurance, geotechnical investigations, and operations/safety. He has expertise with geosynthetic liner installations, nuclear density testing, soils testing, soil and groundwater sampling, geotechnical reports, construction material testing, and construction inspection.


Earlier this year, Harold chatted about the office and the services his team is performing. Check out the video below!

You can find our Houston office at:

16010 Barkers Point Lane, Suite 570
Houston, TX 77079

Interested in a career with us? View open job postings for our Houston office here.

Visit our CEC Houston homepage here. We hope to hear from you soon!

About the Author

CEC Staff

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) provides comprehensive market-oriented consulting services to advance client strategic business objectives. CEC is recognized for delivering innovative design solutions and integrated expertise in air quality, civil engineering, ecological sciences, environmental engineering and sciences, manufacturing infrastructure services, survey/geospatial, waste management, and water resources.

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