• Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (expected 2021)
  • M.A. in Geology, Syracuse University
  • B.S. in Geological Engineering, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
“As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don't know we don't know.  It is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.  -Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

John Bartos

Senior Engineer
, PE, PG
  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, (expected 2021)
  • M.A. in Geology, Syracuse University
  • B.S. in Geological Engineering, Montana Tech of the University of Montana
“As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don't know we don't know.  It is the latter category that tend to be the difficult ones.  -Secretary Donald Rumsfeld

With over 20 years of experience, both as a professional engineer and professional geologist, John Bartos brings a wealth of technical knowledge and diverse skill set to the EHS Support team.

Specializing in technically complex sites using high-resolution site characterization, John provides conceptual site model formulation for everything from environmental projects, to water supply issues, to geotechnical applications. His meticulous attention to detail leads to more directed remediation and a shortened timeframe for closure, reducing long-term costs for clients.

John has worked on projects for myriad clients including Fortune 100 industrial, pipeline, mining companies, governmental, petroleum, and water supply entities. He has also provided litigation support for attorneys. His experience includes physical hydrogeology (aquifer test and slug test analysis), analytical and numerical modeling, chemical hydrogeology (fate and transport of a multitude of inorganic and organic chemicals and CSIA analysis), geochemical evaluations, population and regression statistics, fracture-trace analysis, geotechnical evaluations, integrating geophysical data with conventional and chemical unexploded ordinance, characterization/remediation, and risk assessments. John also has significant field-work experience with complex drilling techniques, installing various well types (horizontal, CMTs, FLuTEs, and Westbay wells), geophysical surveys (surface and downhole), groundwater sampling (low flow to packer testing), remediation system installations, and well rehabilitations.

Key Expertise

  •  Physical and chemical hydrogeology
  •  Structural geology
  •  High resolution site characterization
  •  Environmental site assessments and remedial design investigations
  •  Investigation and remediation of chlorinated solvents in porous and fractured media
  •  Finger printing and natural attenuation analysis of NAPLs and metals