Ask the Expert: Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson, PE is a Senior Engineer with over 20 years of experience in environmental consulting and renewable energy. He is the lead for EHS Support’s Renewable Energy Services.

What do you find most rewarding about the work that you do?

Establishing strong working and personal relationships while teaming with coworkers, clients, and contractors – all while doing challenging and interesting work.

What are you currently working on?

Currently, I am focused on growing EHS Support’s Renewable Energy service line team. We are making improvements to our renewables evaluation and engineering process and preparing to drive and manage the design and permitting for a client’s next two solar PV sites.

A quote from my high school science teacher has stayed with me throughout my career: “There’s more energy available to us from the sun and the wind than we could ever use; we just need to learn how to harness it.” From then on, I thought a lot about harnessing the sun and wind to produce energy, but did not start applying it professionally until 30 years after he made that remark. Thank you, Mr. (Frank) Accomando.

How can our clients benefit from this service/particular innovation?

Renewables provide a unique opportunity for our clients to meet their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals and help them control their electricity costs at the same time.

What is a little-known fact about you?

I am an MASW Master Woodworker. I designed and built this music armoire for my mom, Judy Anderson, a talented lifelong musician. She was a gifted singer from a young age, and taught herself to play several acoustic instruments. She sang and played in vocal groups and gospel bluegrass bands her entire life, even within months of her passing. The armoire features frame and panel construction with waterfall bubinga on the exterior. The interior is curly maple and illuminated when a door is opened – a nod to Mom’s natural ability to share the light inside of her with anyone and everyone she met. The inside is fitted with shelves and stanchions to fit her instruments, sheet music, and recordings. The door handle is solid curly maple in the shape of a guitar body and the door rails feature inlayed brass wires to emulate the six strings on a guitar. Sadly, we lost Mom to cancer last year. Her memory lives on through her music and those she shared her light with.




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