William Pfeifle
Project Scientist III

  • B.S., Medical Technology, Medical College of Virginia, 1987  

  • Biology/Ecology Curriculum, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1983-1985 

  • U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division, 1980-1983 

  • Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector and Inspector for Stormwater Management (No. DIN 1230) 

  • 10-Hr OSHA Construction Industry Training 



Bill Pfeifle retired from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality with 31 years of service in 2015.  The last nine years with DEQ Bill worked in the Virginia Water Protection (VWP) Permit Program as a wetland permit writer and inspector.  He was responsible for reviewing proposed construction project permit applications for adequate avoidance and minimization measures and adequate mitigation plans for unavoidable impacts to tidal and non-tidal surface waters. Responsibilities also involved inspecting construction projects for compliance with authorized surface water impacts. He also conducted environmental impact assessments for projects impacting tidal and non-tidal wetlands, stream channels, open waters, and other jurisdictional resources through evaluation of the joint permit application and construction compliance monitoring.  Bill served as the Project Manager for regional Federal navigation channel dredging projects along the Middle and Upper James River and tidal tributaries of the Rappahannock River.  He conducted field surveys of jurisdictional areas for project impact verification and DEQ enforcement referral process.  Prior to joining Aegis, Bill worked as a Construction ECC at the Chesterfield Power Station CHIAP project where he was responsible for conducting and reviewing SWPPP inspections, ensuring proper construction of storm water control structures, recommending and reviewing plan modifications for additional storm water control measures, reviewing proposed and permitted wetland impacts, inspecting wetland impact areas for permit compliance, performed wetland delineations with regulatory agencies, performed required semi-annual wetland assessments and ensured the proper disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. He routinely consulted with regulatory agencies and contractors to resolve environmental compliance issues when needed and tracked all regulatory requirements stipulated by storm water and wetland permits. After leaving the CHIAP project Bill was assigned to various Dominion Energy solar projects as an ECC.