2020 40 Under 40: Timothy J. McGuire, PE, 35
Senior Project Engineer, H2M architects + engineers, Melville, N.Y.; B.S. Chemical Engineering, Clemson University
From a young age, McGuire has always enjoyed problem-solving and helping the community, which is part of what led him to become an engineer. Since joining H2M, McGuire has spent his time applying his experience in water resources, which includes but is not limited to, groundwater well construction, well rehabilitation, well head treatment, transmission and distribution. Specifically, McGuire’s project with the Water Authority of Western Nassau County, made a priority by WAWNC, consisted of the treatment of five wells — four for volatile organic compounds and one for nitrate. Before treatment, these wells had been out of service for several years due to concentrations above the state’s maximum contaminant levels, which means they’re not allowed to be used as a drinking water source. McGuire was also instrumental in the company’s rapid deployment of the emerging treatment technology advanced oxidation processes for the treatment of the emerging contaminant 1,4-dioxane. McGuire is well-versed in the characteristics of 1,4-dioxane and the proper way to initiate treatment. For volunteer work, McGuire has been involved with the Leadership Huntington Foundation, is chairman of the Long Island Water Taste Contest and has been a booth speaker for the Long Island Water Conference at the SUNY Farmingdale Earth Day Fair. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his two children, whether at the beach, park, library or somewhere new. He’s an avid Clemson Tigers fan and spends his Saturdays watching the games with friends and family.