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Nathan Brandner

Senior Geologist

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Nathan Brandner has nearly 15 years of experience in environmental site investigation and characterization, specializing in the development of complex and dynamic conceptual site models for advancing impacted sites toward closure. He manages a wide variety of projects, including former manufactured gas plants, environmental due diligence and brownfield projects, and active underground mining sites. He has knowledge of a variety of sampling techniques, including soil, soil vapor, groundwater, and geophysical investigation techniques. His geophysical experience has included several years of electromagnetic induction, ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, seismic refraction, and multichannel analysis of surface waves. Nathan also has experience in geotechnical field investigations, geologic risk assessment (e.g., karst, mass wasting), and technical report writing. His other work has included pipeline construction and restoration services, such as permitting and right-of-way post-construction agricultural soil damage assessment. He also has experience assisting clients with stakeholder collaboration, including interactions and negotiations with attorneys and regulators.


(616) 512-7002


MS, Geology, Western Michigan University

BS, Geology, Central Michigan University


Barr Engineering Co.
4771 50th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Phone: 616-512-7000
Fax: 616-554-3211
Toll free: 800-632-2277