Gundar Peterson


Vice President Operating Unit Manager, Principal Engineer

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Gundar Peterson, PE, is a Principal Engineer specializing in environmental investigation and remediation of soil and groundwater at hazardous waste sites, and the design and permitting of landfills and disposal facilities. Mr. Peterson has more than 25 years of experience in water and environmental engineering, including working with water and wastewater treatment; landfill projects for municipalities, private, and tribal entities; design and project management for remediation, landfill expansion, and reclamation; evapotranspiration (ET) cover design; surface water management; and contaminated soil and groundwater investigation projects. Gundar is the project manager for an on-call contract with the Pantex Plant, which offers support services to evaluate existing remediation systems, groundwater modeling, and GIS services.

Mr. Peterson has worked with a range of clients, including New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority (ABCWUA), University of New Mexico (UNM), and a variety of private commercial and industrial clients.


  • Education

    BS, Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico

  • Registration / Certification

    Professional Engineer, Arizona
    Professional Engineer, Idaho
    Professional Engineer, Illinois
    Professional Engineer, Nevada
    Professional Engineer, New Mexico
    Professional Engineer, Ohio
    Professional Engineer, Oklahoma
    Professional Engineer, Texas
    Professional Engineer, Washington

  • Specializations

    Environmental investigation of soil and groundwater at hazardous waste sites

    Remediation of soil and groundwater at hazardous waste sites

    Permitting of landfills and waste disposal facilities

    Design of landfills and waste disposal facilities

  • Affiliations

    American Society of Civil Engineers

    Engineers without Borders

    Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society

  • Additional Training

    MSHA New Miner Training

    OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

    OSHA 8-Hour hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Refresher

    OSHA Construction Safety and Health

    International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) 25-Hour Project Management Training

    Red Cross Certification, Basic First Aid/CPR

Select Publications and Presentations

Jayne, K., G. Peterson. 2019. Stormwater Design for a 1,000 Year Project Life. Presented at Colorado Solid Waste Association Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs, Colorado, October 10, 2019.

Isaacson, K., G. Peterson, J. Kay, and J. Kelsey. 2012. Case studies of performance monitoring of infiltration BMPs. Presented at StormCon 2012. Denver, Colorado, August 23, 2012.

Golden, T., M. McVey, G. Peterson, and J. Doesburg. 2012. Thermally enhanced remediation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and potential applications for chlorinated hydrocarbon remediation. Presented at Eighth Annual Conference, Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, California, May 21-24, 2012.

Golden, T, E. Pease, G. Peterson, and J. Kelsey. 2011. Thermally enhanced remediation. Presented by Thomas Golden on behalf of DBS&A at 2011 American Water Resources Association Annual Water Resources Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 7, 2011.

Peterson, G. 2004. Integrated membrane system. Presented at 2004 American Water Works Association WEA Rocky Mountain Wastewater Week, Rio Rancho, New Mexico, July 2004.

Peterson, G. 2002. Antibiotic resistance analysis of contamination in storm water. Presented at New Mexico Environmental Health Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 2002