John P. Schroeder

Mr. John Schroeder is a civil and environmental engineer with more than 25 years of experience in planning, design, and construction of stormwater, water, and wastewater systems. Mr. Schroeder has a wide variety of skills in sales, marketing, project management, technical director, technical mentoring and project implementation. Mr. Schroeder currently leads CDM Smith’s national trenchless technology and pipeline assessment/rehabilitation technical discipline.

His specific qualifications include: sewer system assessments, pressure pipe assessments, pipeline design, pipeline rehabilitation, pump station design, stormwater master plans, infiltration/inflow (I/I) studies, stormwater pollution prevention plans, NPDES permitting and stormwater quality sampling, water transmission design, construction inspection, and cost estimating. Mr. Schroeder is a certified master trainer in the NASSCO pipeline, manhole, and lateral assessment and certification programs (PACP, MACP, LACP), and has been training and recertifying hundreds of professionals across the country in this program.

PIPELINE CONVEYANCE SYSTEMS

Senior Technical Reviewer, Pipeline Assessment and Rehabilitation, Various Locations. As CDM Smith’s national leader in trenchless technologies, pipeline assessment and pipeline rehabilitation, Mr. Schroeder has been providing senior technical review and oversight for asset management, pipeline cleaning/assessment/rehabilitation, and trenchless pipeline projects across the country for more than 50 municipalities.

Project Manager, 120” Scioto Main Sanitary Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Design, Columbus Ohio Division of Sewers and Drainage. Mr. Schroeder is currently managing a local team of sewer experts to evaluate and design a long-term rehabilitation of 7,700 linear feet of 120” Scioto Sewer Main that enters the Jackson Pike WWTP. The project also included performing approximately 14 MACP Level 2 inspections of manholes using tablets, MACP software and a pole-mounted GoPro Camera. Mr. Schroeder procured and is managing Multi-Sensor Inspection (MSI) equipment (Sonar) to gather digital video, and debris locations and quantities in the sewers. A diving company was procured to remove a PVC lining blockage in the pipe and to perform Schmidt Hammer testing of the exposed bare concrete to document the estimated compressive strength of the 120” RCP. These inspections provide high-definition video with NASSCO PACP coding and assessments of debris levels and H2S concentration levels at several manholes.

Project Manager, Sanitary Sewer Asset Management, Jefferson County AL. (2012 to Present) For Jefferson County AL, Mr. Schroeder is teamed with Hazen and Sawyer for the program management of the sanitary sewer system. As CDM’s project and technical manager he has been developing GIS based decision tools to manage over 3000 miles of sanitary sewers from 8” to 72” in diameter. CDM Smith is working with several other consultants to improve their CCTV & cleaning operations with tools such as the SL Rat sewer acoustic inspection tool, developing a prioritized capital improvement plan for structural, hydraulic and O&M improvements. The project is also being conducted to determine the locations and causes of SSOs and excessive inflow and infiltration to pinpoint problem areas of flooding and sewage back-ups and SSOs. John is currently overseeing the multi sensor inspection of the large diameter sewers and will be developing prioritized solutions for cleaning and rehabilitation of these sewers. Project Engineer/Manager, Stormwater Relief Trunk Sewer, Columbus, Ohio, 2001- 2008. For the City of Columbus Bliss Run trunk sewer improvements project, Mr. Schroeder was the project manager and project engineer for the planning, design and construction services of the 3-Phased Bliss Run parallel trunk storm sewer. This $25 million multi-phase project involved planning and design of a two-mile long, 12-foot by 8-foot parallel trunk storm sewer in the 2,500-acre Bliss Run drainage area to relieve extensive flooding problems. Mr. Schroeder designed and managed all three phases of design and was actively involved with construction inspection of all three phases, which consisted of over two miles of storm sewers (12- to 108-inch) and 12-foot by 8-foot box culvert construction. The project also required a tunnel that was originally designed as a 400-foot long 84-inch Hobas one pass tunnel with an open-faced tunneling machine but due to unforeseen large boulders was modified to a 100-inch diameter ribs and lagging tunnel and sliplining the 84-inch Hobas pipe.

Project Engineer/Task Manager, Sanitary Sewer I/I Studies, Columbus, Ohio. 2005- 2012. For the City of Columbus Livingston James I/I study and Northwest Alum Creek I/I study, Mr. Schroeder managed all the field work and was the lead design engineer for developing a 30-year prioritized capital improvement plan for structural, hydraulic and O&M improvements. The I/I studies were conducted to determine the locations and causes of inflow and infiltration to pinpoint problem areas of flooding and sewage back-ups and recommend cost-effective corrective actions, including how to mitigate I&I from entering the system. Over 220 miles of 8- to 60-inch sanitary sewers were cleaned and inspected as part of these I/I studies. The private and public I/I investigations utilized numerous field methods and engineering evaluations including flow monitoring, surveying, hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling, dye testing, CCTV inspections of mainlines and laterals, basement inspections, and wet-weather inspections to determine the precise locations and quantities of I&I in the system. To manage and evaluate this vast amount of sewer inspection data, CDM Smith uses specialized software and decision tool to view and query the NASSCO PACP defect code database and link photos and video to the GIS.

Project Manager, Large Diameter Storm and Sanitary Sewer Assessment, Columbus Ohio Division of Sewers and Drainage. Mr. Schroeder managed the CDM Smith team that utilized man-entry inspections and GoPro video cameras for over 1,700 linear feet of storm sewers, combined sewers, and manholes ranging in diameter from 42 inches to 144 inches.  The project also included performing approximately 200 MACP Level 2 inspections of manholes using tablets, MACP software and a pole-mounted Go Pro Camera. Mr. Schroeder helped procure and manage Hydromax USA to perform CCTV and Multi-Sensor Inspection (MSI) equipment (Sonar) to gather digital video, and debris locations and quantities in the sewers. The inspection provided high-definition video with NASSCO PACP coding and assessments of debris levels and H2S corrosion. Mr. Schroeder prepared a written summary about the sewer’s structural integrity and provided rehabilitation recommendations. Mr. Schroeder is leading the technical team to develop final design of prioritized rehabilitation, replacement and cleaning solutions for the most severely impaired sewers in this downtown area. Technical Advisor, Blueprint Linden Agler/Berrell Area Green Infrastructure Preliminary Design, Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Schroeder was the lead technical advisor for all field investigations associated with the project. Field investigations included PACP cleaning and televising of 25,000 linear feet of storm sewer, televising of 665 private sanitary laterals, GIS mapping, conventional survey information, AutoCAD drawings, H&H model information, photo documentation of the project area, and all project-related documents and reports.

Culvert Inventory and Inspection, Ohio Department of Transportation District 10, Southeast, Ohio. Mr. Schroeder was the project manager working with a team to perform culvert inventory, inspection, and assessment for stormwater culverts in southeast Ohio DOT District 10. The collected culvert data will be incorporated into a comprehensive database which will is used to prioritize culvert replacement, repairs, and maintenance across the state. They inspected approximately 2500 culverts using ODOT’s inspection manual, procedures and handheld digital collection devices to collect geospatial and culvert condition data. A physical man-entry inspections of culverts 48 inches and larger were performed and structural and O&M defects were documented such as holes, failing liner, missing inverts, channel entrance/exit blockage and debris levels. Project Manager, Sewer Rehabilitation Specialist, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. For Capital Region Water, Mr. Schroeder has been leading a team to assess more than 30 miles of large diameter interceptor sewers from data collected from specialty (RedZone Robotics) closed-circuit television (CCTV) inspection data (CCTV, Laser, and Sonar). He developed and prioritized structural rehabilitation/replacement and operations and maintenance (O&M) sewer improvements that will be implemented over 10 years. He was the lead designer and construction manager for the heavy cleaning of the high-priority interceptors to remove hundreds of tons of debris with specialized cleaning equipment. For the Paxton Creek trunk sewer (a non-circular sewer over 100-years old with many significant structural defects), he is the technical advisor for designing a corrosion resistant cementitious based spray-on lining system CCCPL.

Design Engineer, Sewer Rehabilitation Design, Zanesville, Ohio, 2007. Mr. Schroeder was a design engineer and technical expert responsible for the planning and design for the 40,000-foot sewer system rehabilitation project. He oversaw the CIPP installation of the first phase (15,000 feet of 18 to 24-inch sewer) of construction in 2008. Technical Advisor, Minnesota Department of Transportation. For the Gervais Road 72-inch RCP culvert, Mr. Schroeder assisted with the assessment and rehabilitation design of a high-strength, cementitious polymer mortar.

Project Engineer/Manager, Bliss Run Stormwater Flood Management, Design, and Construction Management, Columbus, Ohio. 2001-2008. For the City of Columbus Bliss Run trunk sewer improvements project, Mr. Schroeder was the project manager and project engineer for the planning, design, and construction services of the parallel trunk storm sewer. This $25 million, four-phase project involved a flood study, reviewing complaint records to identify problem areas, alternative analysis, hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling, permitting, and the detailed design of a two-mile long, large storm sewer (eight by 12 feet; 48 to 108 inches) in the 2,500-acre Bliss Run drainage area to relieve extensive flooding problems. Mr. Schroeder designed and managed all three phases of design and was actively involved with construction inspection of all three phases. The project also included a a 100-inch diameter ribs and lagging tunnel and sliplining the 84-inch Hobas Pipe.

Project Engineer/Task Manager, Sanitary Sewer Inflow and Infiltration Studies, Columbus, Ohio. For the City of Columbus Livingston James I/I study and Northwest Alum Creek I/I study, Mr. Schroeder managed all the field work and is the lead design engineer for developing a 30-year prioritized capital improvement plan for structural, hydraulic and O&M improvements. To manage and evaluate this vast amount of sewer inspection data, CDM Smith uses specialized software and hardware to view and query the NASSCO PACP defect code database and prioritize the future maintenance, repairs, rehabilitation, and replacement of the sewers.

Design Engineer, Sewer Rehabilitation Design, Zanesville, Ohio. Mr. Schroeder was a design engineer and technical expert responsible for the final review of plans and specifications for the 40,000-foot sewer system rehabilitation project. He oversaw the CIPP installation of the first phase (15,000 feet of 18- to 24-inch sewer) of construction. Technical Advisor and CIPP Specialist, Sewer Rehabilitation Design and Construction Oversight, Duluth, Minnesota. For the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District WLSSD, Mr. Schroeder was the technical advisor and CIPP specialist responsible for preparing and reviewing plans and specifications. This fast-track set of projects utilized laser profiling, sonar, and CCTV to assess and prioritize CIPP projects for sewers 18 to 36 inches in diameter.

Project Manager and Lead Design Engineer, Interceptor and Lift Station, Springfield, Ohio, 2006. Mr. Schroeder was the project manager and lead design engineer for the Erie Interceptor and Lift Station. The design consisted of a 1-mile long, 24-inch sewer extension and a new 1- to 2‑mgd lift station for their sanitary sewer system to service recent and anticipated growth west of the City. The new interceptor sewer required four separate trenchless crossings ranging from 760 linear feet to almost 200 feet to cross beneath a public road, railroads, and several small streams. The trenchless crossings utilized 48-inch diameter steel casing pipes via pipe jacking and 24-inch PVC carrier pipes that were grouted inside the 48-inch pipelines. CDM Smith provided periodic inspection services, ship drawing review, and start-up services during the construction of the project. Value: $1.7 million; Linear Feet: 6000.

Technical Reviewer, CMOM Programs. MDC CT & Fontana CA. Mr. Schroeder provided technical guidance and review for several large CMOM programs for MDC Hartford CT. and Fontana CA. The work involved assessing the current wastewater collection system organization and identifying areas for overall improvement of the wastewater collection system. The study included the wastewater collection system, including, wastewater collection system O&M and CIP activities.

Technical Advisor and Sewer Rehabilitation Specialist, Miami Beach, Florida, 2011. For the City of Miami Beach Sewer Assessment and Rehabilitation Design project, Mr. Schroeder is the technical advisor and CIPP specialist responsible for assessing 60,000 feet of sanitary sewers in a dense commercial area and developing a program for reducing I/I below the 5,000 gallons-per day-per-inch-mile as per the requirements of the consent order. Value: $1.64 million; Linear Feet: 60,000