W. MICHAEL BRINCHEK, P.E.

VICE PRESIDENT, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER


E:  mike@smithgardnerinc.com

With over 25 years’ experience in environmental engineering, Mr. Brinchek has provided planning, permitting and engineering design services for a wide range of solid waste projects including traditional landfill containment and closures, post closure end use for closed solid waste facilities, and solid waste transfer station and convenience centers.

OVERVIEW
CREDENTIALS
EXPERIENCE

DUTIES

Vice President

2023 – Present

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Solid Waste Facility Siting and Design
Landfill Closure Design
Stormwater Management

BIOGRAPHY

With over 25 years’ experience in environmental engineering, Mr. Brinchek has provided planning, permitting and engineering design services for a wide range of solid waste projects including traditional landfill containment and closures, post closure end use for closed solid waste facilities, and solid waste transfer station and convenience centers.

He is is a past President of the NCSWANA Chapter Board of Directors and is a past SWANA Advisory Board Delegate for North Carolina.

Mr. Brinchek is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina and Virginia.

Mr. Brinchek holds holds a M.C.E. in Civil Engineering and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

M.C.E Civil Engineering, (Water Resources) 2006 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

B.S. Environmental Engineering, 1998 North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS

Professional Engineer

NC, VA

Active NCEES Registration

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Solid Waste Association of North America NC Chapter – Past President
Solid Waste Association of North America – Board of Directors – Region 6 Representative

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Smith Gardner, Inc.

2015 – Present

CDM Smith

1995 – 2015

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATION

Brinchek, W. Michael. “How Much Water is Enough.” Presented at SWANA’s 11th Annual Landfill Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee, June 6, 2006

Brinchek, W. Michael. “Converting the North Wake Landfill into a Public Park – Trash to Treasure.” Presented at WASTECON 2010, Boston, Massachusetts

Brinchek, W. Michael. “Remediation of PFAS in Leachate.” Presented at the 2019 SWANA Quad State Conference, Asheville, North Carolina, August 29, 2019