Ms. Maria Violetta ThomasPrincipal Consultant
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Environmental Management Plan
- Preliminary and Detailed Engineering Design
- Environmental Monitoring
- Environmental Auditing
- Feasibility Studies
- Master of Technology (Environmental Management), University Malaya
- Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University Malaya
Ms. Maria Violetta Thomas has more than 30 years of consulting experience in environmental impact assessments (EIA), environmental management plans, environmental monitoring and compliance audits, environmental site assessment studies, sectoral studies for structure plans, and feasibility studies.
The future is green energy, sustainability, renewable energy.
To-date Maria has completed more than 40 EIA studies including Detailed EIAs, giving her an in-depth understanding of the EIA requirements in the country, from scoping of the studies, identification of key issues, evaluation of assessment results, to recommendations on measures required to minimize the impacts to acceptable/ sustainable levels. She takes on the role of the project manager/ study team leader in most major projects, leading a team of consultants from multiple disciplines. Her experience covers a wide range of sectors, including infrastructure (highways, railway lines, sewage treatment plants), industrial projects (oil & gas, iron & steel, cement plants) and urban development (coastal resorts, townships, mixed residential & industrial developments). Her projects were undertaken for the Government and private sector, including public-listed companies and multinational clients. Maria was involved in developing specific EIA guidelines for the development of industries and petrochemical plants for the Department of Environment. In the sewerage industry, she has been involved in the design of sewage treatment plants ranging in capacity from 10,000 PE to 600,000 PE, and carried out several sewerage catchment strategies and sludge management studies for both public and private sector.
She is registered with the Department of Environment, Malaysia as an EIA Consultant, and is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC). She is fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
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