Jim Riedel

Marine Operations and Compliance Manager
NRC West – Seattle

27+ Years Industry Experience

Meet Jim Riedel

As the Marine Operations and Compliance Manager for NRC, Jim is primarily responsible for ensuring that all marine and oil spill response personnel and equipment on the US West Coast and Hawaii are operational and deployable, in compliance with USCG and State OSRO requirements. Jim also serves as NRC’s Senior Response Manager for large response events on the US West Coast.

One our top marine oil spill response experts, Jim’s vast experience includes hundreds of national and international incidents involving major spills of oil or hazardous substances. Some of the notable incidents he’s played a major role in include the Athos I-Delaware River spill, Hurricane Katrina/Rita oil spill response – Gulf of Mexico, the M/V New Carissa spill-Coos Bay, OR, and the Port of LA oil spill.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Operations management
  • Marine and Oil Spill Emergency Response
  • Spill Response Management
  • Government
  • Resource Management
  • Logistics Coordination


Education and Specialized Certifications:

  • 40-Hour Hazwoper Training
  • 8- Hour Supervisor Training
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / First Aid – Current
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Government (Federal & State) Regulatory Liaison
  • Incident Command System Training – ICS 100-200, ICS 300
  • BP Safety Passport Training
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Safety Training
  • Facility Response and Contingency Training for Oil Facilities
  • Instructor – Northwest Oil Spill Control Course
  • Instructor – Northwest Outer Coast – Tribal Response Team Training