#TechWomen17 at Northgate

#TechWomen17 at Northgate Northgate is thankful to participate in the TechWomen program. This fall, as we have done since the TechWomen program was launched in 2011, Northgate welcomed emerging women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to join us in our Oakland office for five weeks of mentoring and professional exchange. TechWomen is an international exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that empowers, connects, and supports early to mid-career leaders from Africa, Central and South Asia, and the Middle East by providing them the access and opportunity needed to advance their careers, pursue their dreams, and inspire women […]

Northgate Presents at State of the Estuary Conference

      Northgate is proud to have once again presented at the State of the Estuary Conference. The State of the Estuary Conference focuses on the management and ecological health of the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and showcases the latest information about the estuary’s changing watersheds, impacts from major stressors, recovery programs for species and habitats, and emerging challenges. This year, The 13th Biennial State of the Estuary Conference was held at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland, CA. Northgates presented posters included: Applications of UAS (Drones) for Aerial Mapping for Shoreline and Wetland Restoration and Management; presented by Pascual […]

Join Northgate at the WiSTEM Conference on September 11-12 in San Francisco, California

Northgate is looking forward to The 4th Annual Global Women in STEM Conference on September 11-12, 2017 in San Francisco. Northgate Principal Maile Smith will be joining the conference as a panelist in the Future of Energy and Cities track, speaking about the opportunities and challenges related to land and water resources in an increasingly urbanized and resource-constrained world. Ms. Smith and her fellow panelists will share thoughts on how we get to a future where 100 percent of our energy comes from wind, water, and solar (WWS) power, and how to get there efficiently, safely, and sustainably. WiSTEM brings together an […]

Northgate Selected for Port of San Francisco Contract

Northgate has been selected for a multi-year contract to provide As-Needed Environmental Services to the Port of San Francisco! For the Port of San Francisco contract, Northgate joint ventured with AGS, Inc, a local engineering firm headquartered in San Francisco. Our team brings key technical components to support the Port with high quality and adept environmental planning and engineering including sediment characterization and dredge program support, storm water compliance and climate change evaluation services. We look forward to supporting the environmental needs of the Port along its pier and bay margin properties with cost-effective and sustainable practices through the term […]

Northgate Welcomes Wes Irons to our Oakland Office

Northgate is pleased to welcome Wes Irons to our group of experienced geologists, engineers, and scientists. Wes is joining our team as a staff scientist with five years of experience in the areas of geophysical analysis (seismic refraction/electrical resistivity), geologic field mapping and interpretation, soil identification & classification, engineering surveying, GIS and remote sensing, and optical mineralogy. Prior to Northgate, Wes interned with Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW) and performed field and research assistance with California State Polytechnic University.  Northgate is excited to see our staff grow and continues to focus on building upon our team talent in various disciplines of […]

Northgate Welcomes New Staff to our Oakland Office

Northgate is pleased to announce that our team is growing! We are happy to welcome Álvaro Domínguez and Sarah Acker to our group of experienced geologists, engineers, and scientists. Álvaro Domínguez is joining our team as a project scientist with over ten years of experience. He has broad experience with environmental investigations and geochemical characterization of everything from petroleum impacts to naturally occurring asbestos. Sarah Acker, who joins us as a staff engineer, comes with over three years of experience in the environmental field. Prior to joining Northgate, Sarah worked for the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board […]

Northgate Supports 2015 TechWomen Program

Northgate is proud to welcome emerging leader Nomvelo Siwela as part of the 2015 TechWomen program.  Nomvelo, an environmental manager from South Africa with a particular interest in green infrastructure and waste-to-energy recycling, will be joining the Northgate team for the month of October. Having participated in the US Department of State sponsored TechWomen mentorship program since its inception in 2011, Northgate is eager to continue to learn from these STEM leaders from around the world. While we share our experience and expertise with green remediation, waste and resource evaluations, and environmental footprinting, we will learn more about Nomvelo’s experience […]

Northgate Welcomes New Staff Geologist to Southern California Office

Northgate is pleased to announce that Michelle Hughson has joined our Northgate team. Having completed her honor’s thesis in developing a Site Conceptual Model of groundwater flow conditions at a solid waste landfill and having previously worked with Southwest Energy in Houston, Texas, Michelle comes to Northgate with strong academic and technical training as a staff geologist. She will be assisting the Laguna Hills, California office with environmental due diligence, soil and groundwater investigations, and remediation field oversight.

Northgate Principal Becomes President of Sustainable Remediation Forum

 Northgate is pleased to announce that Maile Smith, Principal Geologist, has been elected as the 2015 President of the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF).  SURF is a consortium of technical experts in the industrial, regulatory, consulting, and academic arenas focused on promoting the use of sustainable practices in environmental cleanups, aiming to balance economic viability, conservation of natural resources, and enhancement of the quality of life in surrounding communities.  Ms. Smith was a founding member of SURF and is excited for this opportunity to lead this groundbreaking community that is shifting the remediation practice in a fundamentally positive way. Northgate is […]