Kate Snider, PE, RLA


Kate Snider is a professional civil engineer and registered landscape architect with more than 35 years experience in site engineering and site cleanup. Kate’s strengths and reputation are in management of complex project teams, agency negotiations, multi-party facilitation and strategy development for cost-effective remedial design coupled with design for future redevelopment. Kate is a certified mediator and has significant skills in facilitating diverse or multi-jurisdictional teams to reach solutions optimizing group objectives.

Kate has been one of the leaders in developing and implementing area-wide solutions to contaminated site management, both in upland and aquatic environments. She has played an important role in many of the precedent-setting Brownfield projects in the Pacific Northwest.

Several of Kate’s recent projects have involved the facilitation and management of complex environmental issues for multi-party groups. Such projects have included facilitating the multi-party Sediment Phthalate Work Group, as well as supporting the Dredged Material Management Program agencies to elicit stakeholder input and determine an updated framework for open-water disposal of dredged material containing dioxins.

During the last several years Kate has also managed multi-disciplinary teams to conduct investigation and remediation of contaminated sediment sites under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Model Toxics Control Act (MTCA). Kate managed design and construction for Todd Pacific Shipyards (now Vigor Shipyards) to remediate marine sediments, soil, and groundwater at the Todd portion of the Harbor Island Superfund Site, and to construct nearshore aquatic habitat. For the City of Seattle, she also manages the remedial investigation and feasibility study for the cleanup of the Gas Works Sediment Area in North Lake Union.

Kate holds an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture (MLA) from Cornell University.