Environmental Scientist, Environmental Services Group
Office: Dallas, TX
Time with ENERCON: 7 + years
Trudy provides environmental due diligence review services for a leading financial institution Environmental Due Diligence Contract, which involves reviewing due diligence documents, writing and completing QA of technical review memos, and participating in follow-up conversations with the client and associated parties. She has also worked with others on the team and beyond to streamline the review of portfolios and to develop new/updated portfolio deliverable templates, plus associated training.
What is your vision for your role?
I would like to find ways to continue to increase my team’s efficiency by improving our internal processes and client deliverables, developing new/updated training documents/guidance, and finding ways to make the portfolio review process more accessible for individuals with limited environmental due diligence experience but strong technical proficiency in other service areas at ENERCON.
What is something many people may not know about you?
I am on the board of directors for a non-profit called Hope Rising based out of McKinney, TX that puts on arts related events (plays, concerts, flash mobs, art exhibits, etc.) to raise awareness and funds for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The organization has donated tens of thousands of dollars to local non-profits that provide services for survivors and work to update legislation.
What makes ENERCON different from other places you’ve worked?
There is a lot of opportunity to explore the different service areas and find your niche within the company. It has been the most multi-faceted job that I have had. I started out in the NEPA group completing wetland delineations and environmental assessments. Prior to joining the due diligence team, I also completed SPCC plans, SWPPPs, waste vendor audits, manifest tracking for a dig and haul operation, and GIS mapping and analysis for wetland permitting.
What’s the most unusual/surprising thing you’ve encountered in your job?
There have been several occasions where I have reviewed due diligence documents that were prepared for properties I have visited before. Examples include reviewing Phase I ESAs for the mall in my hometown which I frequented very regularly growing up and a commercial building in Colorado that I happened to visit on vacation because my nephew wanted to go to a parkour class there.