Julia K. Wilson, PhD, PG, LPST CAPM

Principal Geologist Operations Director


Contact Information

Phone: (281) 397-3805

Email: jwilson@rouxinc.com

Location: Houston, TX

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Site Assessment and Investigation

Industrial and Petroleum Site Remediation

TCEQ IHW Permitting

Pre-Dredge Sediment Investigation/Sampling and Permitting


PhD, Geological Oceanography - Texas A&M University

MS, Geology - Georgia State University

AB, Environmental Geology and History - Colgate University

Julia K. Wilson, PhD, PG, LPST CAPM

Principal Geologist Operations Director

Dr. Julia Wilson is a Principal Geologist with Roux, having eighteen years of experience in site assessment, site remediation, operations & maintenance, pre-dredging sediment investigations and permitting, and RCRA permitting. She holds a PhD in Geological Oceanography from Texas A&M University, an MS in Geology from Georgia State University, and an AB in Environmental Geology and History from Colgate University. Dr. Wilson has expertise in emergency response and remedial assessment and remediation of industrial and petroleum releases. She has managed large-scale remedial investigations and implementation of recovery systems at major industrial facilities, petroleum refineries, Manufactured Gas Plant sites, and former wood treatment plants in Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Louisiana.

representative projects
  • Petroleum Pipeline Release, Corpus Christi, Texas. Provided response to client within hours of being notified of the release and coordinated initial cleanup and investigation/delineation of the release, including installation of a remediation system and staffing of the system 24/7 for approximately 6 months. The Site is currently undergoing product recovery and is progressing toward closure under the Texas Risk Reduction Program (TRRP) following submittal and acceptance of the Affected Property Assessment Report (APAR). A subsequent release from the same pipeline, further to the west, included a release to the ship channel, as well as the wetlands adjacent to that section of pipeline. An interim remediation system was installed at that location and the Site is progressing toward closure under TRRP following submittal and acceptance of the APAR. Additional remediation and investigation into impacts to the wetlands were required and the chosen remedy was accepted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • Multiple Refinery Operations & Maintenance Projects, Houston/Corpus Christi/Three Rivers/Sunray, Texas. Management of hydrocarbon recovery operations and ongoing maintenance at multiple petroleum refineries within Texas, all of which were governed differently (i.e., by RCRA permit, Agreed Final Judgement, Agreed Order, etc.). These systems were kept operational and in good working order to keep the refineries in compliance. Responsible for investigating and closing various on-site and off-site releases related to refinery activities and for renewal of permits and orders, as necessary.
  • Pre-Dredge Sediment Investigation and Permitting, Various Sites, Texas. Provided expertise and management of pre-dredge sediment investigation and sampling at multiple locations along the Texas Gulf Coast. Investigations included coordination with engineering firm regarding desired dredge depth, calculation of required number of samples, and field implementation. Also included coordination with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Galveston, TX.
  • Water Quality Investigation, Superfund Site, Seattle, Washington. Sedimentologist responsible for a water quality investigation in Seattle, WA, in relation to ongoing investigation and remediation at a Superfund site.
  • Multiple Hexavalent Chromium Investigations, New Jersey. Field lead and project manager on multiple soil and groundwater investigations for a confidential client in New Jersey. Also International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) certified for the shipment of hazardous materials and dangerous goods for shipping contaminated water off-site.
  • Utility Operations Center, West Nyack, New York. Project manager in charge of all areas of quarterly groundwater monitoring, sampling, and report preparation. Involved in all aspects of project planning, from budgeting and staffing to final submission of quarterly and annual reports to the appropriate state and local government offices.
  • Former Manufactured Gas Plant, New York, New York. Field lead on rotosonic drilling from a barge in the river off of a former manufactured gas plant site. Involved in all aspects of project planning, from budgeting and permit application to completion of the drilling program and sediment sampling. Field lead in background grab sampling and vibratory coring sampling in the river to fill in data gaps from the previous rotosonic drilling operation. Directed field program and was involved in all aspects of the effort, including permitting, sampling, and identifying suitable background locations for data comparison. Also responsible for reducing data and aiding with report writing for land-side, as well as river work.
  • Lyle, M., R. A. Pockalny, P. J. Polissar, J. Lynch-Stieglitz, S. C. Bova, A.G. Dunlea, H. L. Ford, J.E. Hertzberg, S. A. Hovan, A. W. Jacobel, C. King Wertman, A. E. Maloney, R. W. Murray, J. Shackford Wilson, K. Wejnert, and R. C. Xie. Dynamic carbonate sedimentation on the Northern Line Islands Ridge, Palmyra Basin. Marine Geology, 379 (2016), 194-207.

  • Lynch-Stieglitz, J., P. J. Polissar, A. W. Jacobel, S. A. Hovan, R. A. Pockalny, M. Lyle, R. W. Murray, A. C. Ravelo, S. C. Bova, A.G. Dunlea, H. L. Ford, J.E. Hertzberg, C. A. Wertman, A. E. Maloney, J. K., Shackford, K. Wejnert, and R. C. Xie (2015). Glacial-Interglacial Changes in Central Tropical Pacific Surface Seawater Property Gradients. Paleoceanography, 30, 423-438, doi: 10.1002/2014PA002746.

  • Wilson, Julia Keegan (2014). Early Miocene Carbonate Dissolution in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Available electronically from https://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/153962.

  • Shackford, Julia K., Lyle, Mitchell, Wilkens, Roy, and Tian, Jun, (2014), Data report: raw and normalized elemental data along the Site U1335, Site U1336, and Site U1337 splices from X-ray fluorescence scanning. In Pälike, H., Lyle, M., Nishi, H., Raffi, I., Gamage, K., Klaus, A., and the Expedition 320/321 Scientists, Proc. IODP, 320/321: Tokyo (Integrated Ocean Drilling Management International, Inc.).

  • Tian, Jun, Yang, Mei, Lyle, Mitchell W., Wilkens, Roy, and Shackford, Julia K., (2013), Obliquity and long eccentricity pacing of the middle Miocene climate transition. Geochem., Geophys., Geosyst., 2013, 14, 6, 1740-1755.

  • Durocher, Kristen, Sullivan, Anna, Shackford, Julia, and Hughes, Christopher F. (2013). Establishing Background Conditions at MGP Sites on Urban Waterways [presented at the EPRI Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) 2013 Symposium, Savannah, GA, 12-14 November 2013].

  • Shackford, Julia Keegan, "Continuous Late Pleistocene Paleoclimate Record from the Southwest African Margin: A Multi-Proxy Approach." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2005. Available electronically from https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/geosciences_theses/1.