MINNEAPOLIS — GEI Consultants Inc., a civil, geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firm, expanded into Minneapolis. Jonathan Murer, P.G., branch manager, and Curt Mann, P.E., CHMM, senior professional, have joined GEI to lead the expansion. Murer and Mann provide local environmental and engineering services for GEI, integrated with civil, geotechnical, water resources and ecological science and engineering services supported by hundreds of GEI’s technical experts from across the U.S., including more than 100 GEI Central Region colleagues.

“Jonathan and Curt have a reputation for excellent client advocacy and a client-first approach, which dovetails with GEI’s standards of strong client service delivery. In addition, their project experience parallels the needs of clients we support across the country, particularly in the environmental services field for freight rail, energy and utility clients,” said Ray Hart, GEI’s chief operating officer. “Given their track record with projects in the north central United States, we are very excited for Jonathan and Curt to lead this strategic expansion, buttressed by full-service support from colleagues across the region and the firm.”

Jonathan Murer, P.G., branch manager, has 23 years of experience in environmental consulting serving the needs of industrial clients. He has worked successfully with freight rail clients for more than 21 years. As a project hydrogeologist and project manager, he has planned and implemented subsurface investigation and remediation activities at numerous railroad-related project sites. His experience as a geologist and project manager associated with subsurface remediation projects has involved planning for, leading, and performing project activities that include sampling of soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water, soil and groundwater corrective actions, and regulatory negotiations leading to site closure. Jonathan received a master’s degree in water resource management and a bachelor’s degree in geology/geophysics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is a registered professional geologist in the state of Wisconsin.

Curt Mann, P.E., CHMM, senior professional, has 16 years of experience as a project manager and environmental engineer specializing in the completion and management of environmental site assessments and remediation projects for clients within the transportation, utility and oil industries. He is particularly skilled with regulatory communications and negotiations; site characterization and evaluation; construction management and supervision; response action planning and implementation; and remedial system design, installation, and operation. He received a bachelor’s degree in geological engineering from the University of Minnesota and is a certified professional engineer in Minn. and Wis.