Our Environmental Division provides a full complement of assessment, remediation, design, management and compliance services to governmental, commercial and industrial clientele.  

From Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Property Condition Assessments, to UST and AST management, soil and ground water contaminant remediation, industrial cleanup and compliance, water resources engineering and permitting, our team can help your organization navigate the often complex and dynamic matrix of environmental regulation.

CES Group's Environmental Division staff is exceptionally well-trained and experienced in the disciplines of engineering, geology, hydrogeology, biology and chemistry. In addition to a high level of technical expertise, we understand the practical aspects of environmental management in today's business climate.

Environmental - Featured Projects

I-77 High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes
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Owner / Client
NCDOT / Sugar Creek Construction
Environmental Consulting, Hazardous Materials Manager

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade Area
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Owner / Client
City of Shelby, NC / Gavel & Dorn Engineering
Environmental Consulting, Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Management

Buried Drum Removal & Remediation
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Regional Construction Company
Environmental Consulting, Hazardous Waste Site Remediation

See how our rich history in environmental science can help your organization navigate complex environmental regulations.

Interested in joining our growing Environmental division? We’re currently recruiting for this team – learn more in Careers.

Judy Heleine, REM
Managing Partner / Principal Scientist
BS Environmental Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Registered Environmental Manager: NREP

As the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the firm, Judy Heleine leads CES across all service division lines, and is a principal contact for its wide array of private, commercial, industrial and public clientele. Her 30 years of in-depth experience as Environmental Division Manager and Project Manager for professional engineering consulting firms has focused on the investigation, remediation and reporting of special waste and hazardous waste sites. She is experienced in the preparation of comprehensive bid specifications, budgeting, and construction management, having a strong background in environmental drilling and sampling methodology, monitoring well installation, field instrumentation, and the analytical interpretation of petroleum hydrocarbon, chlorinated solvent, heavy metal and priority pollutant contaminants. Judy Heleine has also served as the environmental compliance manager for industrial facilities, and as the environmental liaison for industrial plant decommissioning projects in multiple states.

On the basis of her training, experience and successful passage of a comprehensive written examination, Judy has been certified as a Registered Environmental Manager by the National Registry of Environmental Professionals (NREP) since 1993.

Greg Hans, PMP
VP, Environmental Division
BS Environmental Studies, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Certified Project Management Professional: PMI

Greg Hans is a capable and experienced environmental scientist, whose 21+ year career has been focused on site assessment, monitoring, remediation and regulatory compliance, supported by broad knowledge of state and federal environmental regulations, rules and policies. His technical expertise and core strengths span the full range of environmental consultancy operations and management, from the performance and documentation of field services, through technical report preparation, communication and coordination with regulatory agencies and clients, project planning, budgeting, forecasting and tracking, direction and management of personnel, safety and loss prevention, and business development. His professionalism and business acumen are enhanced by learning agility and the proven ability to creatively solve complex problems.

On the basis of his training, experience and successful passage of a comprehensive written examination, Greg has earned internationally recognized certification by the Project Management Institute, as a Project Management Professional.

Chuck Heleine, PE, REPA
Senior Environmental Engineer (Retired – Available for special projects)
BS Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Licensed Professional Engineer:  NC, TN, IL
Registered Environmental Property Assessor:  NREP

Chuck Heleine has more than 44 years of engineering and management experience, encompassing a wide range of civil, environmental, geotechnical and facilities engineering projects. His design, construction and project management experience includes commercial buildings, industrial complexes, single and multi-family residential developments, electronic equipment environments, regional shopping centers, airports, interstate highways, local roads, waste water systems and water distribution systems. Since 1990, he has been responsible for environmental site characterization and remediation of soil and ground water contamination at many underground storage tank and hazardous waste sites. Mr. Heleine is experienced in both the preparation of plans and specifications and field supervision for the installation of above ground and underground storage tank systems. He has been a project manager for large-scale asbestos projects, and has performed indoor air quality, lead-based paint and asbestos surveys in commercial, institutional, industrial and residential buildings. As an environmental department manager and engineer, he developed programs related to collection and reporting of field and analytical data, and was responsible for compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements and industry guidelines.

A Co-Founder of CES in 2000, Mr. Heleine has been licensed as a Professional Engineer since 1981, and was first certified as a Registered Environmental Property Assessor in 1993.

Environmental Services


  • Site Assessment & Remediation – Phases I, II & III
  • Property Condition Assessment
  • Industrial Auditing & Compliance
  • Cleanup & Decommissioning
  • Waste Stream Management
  • Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Health & Safety Plans
Soil, Ground Water & Surface Water

  • Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Sites
  • Above Ground Storage Tank (AST) Sites
  • Dry Cleaning Facilities
  • Landfills
  • Brownfields & Industrial Sites
  • Investigation, Modeling, Remediation, Closure & Trust Fund Reimbursement
  • Wetlands Management

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Design Services

Geomatics & SUE