September 7, 2018 - 4:06 PM EDT
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Atwell Hires Christopher R. Rutledge as Vice President, Environmental Services


Consulting, engineering and construction services firm Atwell is pleased to welcome Christopher R. Rutledge to its team as Vice President, Environmental Services. With more than 25 years of professional experience, Rutledge is well known throughout the industry and is a frequent presenter at energy, utility, and environmental conferences nationwide. His professional portfolio includes projects in conventional power, renewable energy, and mining industries in the U.S. and internationally.

With a technical background in ecology, Rutledge has been involved in all aspects of environmental consulting, from baseline surveys to decommissioning and ecological restoration. He has also prepared and managed Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements submitted to a number of federal agencies on behalf of energy and mining projects.

Most recently, he has applied his expertise by assisting clients with compliance, specifically with the Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act. A particular niche is his wind energy-related avian and bat experience, including the management of pre-construction baseline and post-construction monitoring surveys. He regularly manages surveys of aerial raptor nests and for special status species, and he develops and implements mitigation protection measures for eagle conservation plans, habitat conservation plans, and bird and bat conservation strategies. He has also led ecological risk assessments, closures, reclamations/restorations, and monitoring assignments at former mining sites.

Rutledge joins Atwell from Environmental Resources Management (ERM) where he was a Partner focused on Impact Assessment and Planning, and he previously served as Vice President in the Highlands Ranch office of Arcadis. Rutledge’s ascent through management positions for other global consulting firms has given him the leadership acumen Atwell seeks for its Environmental Services business unit.

“The combination of Chris’ biological expertise and his vast experience across the energy and mining sectors will assist in elevating our position in the marketplace,” said Atwell Chief Operating Office, Dan McNulty. “We already have a great team, but we never settle. With Chris’ leadership, we have yet another asset to help support our clients and their growth.”

Atwell, LLC is a national consulting, engineering and construction services firm with offices throughout the country that deliver a broad range of strategic and creative solutions to clients in three core markets: real estate and land development; power and energy; and oil and gas. They provide comprehensive turnkey services including land and ROW support, engineering, land surveying, environmental science, and project and program management.

Timothy Augustine, Vice President
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Source: Business Wire (September 7, 2018 - 4:06 PM EDT)

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