David W. Niemi, E.I. Environmental Engineer Education
Master of Engineering in
Environmental and Water
Resources Program, Florida
Boca Raton, Florida
Bachelor of Science in
Mathematics, Ohio University
Languages - FORTRAN
Software - AutoCAD,
MS Word and Excel
Palm Beach County 5-time
Golden Palm Award winner for
Palm Beach County ERM
4-time Employee of the
Quarter Award winner
Florida Native Plant Society
2012 Green Palmetto Award
for Community Service for
organizing an all-volunteer,
400-plant, no-cost habitat
restoration project at the
Snook Islands Natural Area
City of Lake Worth
Served on the Lake Worth
Planning and Zoning Board
12 years as a volunteer
basketball coach in
Greenacres and West
Palm Beach youth
Mr. Niemi is an Environmental Engineer with more than twenty years of experience working on environmentally-sensitive publicly-owned lands in the South Florida area. During those years, he worked on projects from both the land-management and the environmental-engineering perspectives.
Mr. Niemi is an experienced Project Manager with experience working on multi-agency government projects. He uses AutoCAD, Excel, Pathfinder (GPS), and MS Word software as tools to complete project tasks. He is experienced using GPS and land-surveying equipment to help develop project-site plans and permit/construction plan drawings.
Selected Project Development and Management Experience
Palm Beach County (PBC) Department of Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Project Designer II (12 years) Contributed to engineering/design plan-set development for projects that restored native South Florida habitat to a more historic condition. Contributing activities include: site-plan layout, hydrologic-restoration project design, public-use facilities design, creating (AutoCAD) construction/permit plans for mentioned project-types, and construction-phase oversight and inspection.
Contributed to developing natural area restoration-project permit applications, and monitoring reports, to federal, state and local regulatory agencies. Obtained local and state-level building permits for public use facilities construction on PBC/ERM managed natural areas.
Winding Waters Natural Area Wetland Restoration Project (managed AutoCAD file of over 10 years of project development/permitting).
Apple Custard Slough Restoration Project, PBC/John Prince Park,
Lake Ida Environmental Enhancement Project, PBC/Lake Ida Park.
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Environmental Restoration and Public Use Facilities project.
S. Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area Wetland Restoration Project.
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Wetland Restoration and Public Use Facilities Project.
Since 1994, many similar projects on PBC-Managed Natural Areas.
Experienced in management of environmentally-sensitive lands (PBC) as part of PBC/ERM's 30,000-acre Natural Areas' Program. Activities included wildlife monitoring, vegetation monitoring, hydrological monitoring, contributing to management plan development for individual natural areas, and writing permit-required monitoring reports for regulatory agencies.
Prior to natural-area related duties with Palm Beach County ERM:
PBC/ERM - Inspected pollutant storage tanks for compliance with Florida-state code.
Inspecting food processors, food outlets, and food service establishments for compliance with Florida state codes (PBC Health Department)
High School Teacher, State of Ohio Certified in Mathematics and Physics