Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality


Bio photo_Charlie Natale

"Our goal for every ESS project assignment is to ensure that our technical services, schedule, and results effectively align with the business objectives of our clients. Positive results build the foundation for long-term client relationships."

Charlie Natale

Charles J. Natale

President & CEO

Charles Natale has been a principal owner of ESS Group, Inc. since 1997. With more than 27 years of national and international consulting experience, Mr. Natale is a recognized expert in his field. His diverse project experience and unique combination of public and private sector expertise allow him to provide clients with realistic and balanced perspectives on project designs, environmental issues, and regulatory compliance.

As President and CEO, Mr. Natale anticipates market trends to position ESS on the cutting edge of industry needs in the environmental consulting and engineering industry. He routinely serves as Principal-in-Charge for complex, multi-disciplinary projects, maintaining a senior management liaison with the client, participating in technical and regulatory strategy development, and ensuring the timely and efficient delivery of ESS consulting services. Recent ESS offshore energy projects, including numerous submarine electric transmission projects, have benefited from his expertise and decades of practical experience in coastal geology, oceanographic processes, installation methodologies, and cross-discipline permitting.

Related Experience

Program Chief and Chief Engineer, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Wetlands and Waterways
Environmental Engineer, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

Professional Affiliations

Member, VIMS Council and VIMS Foundation, College of William and Mary - School of Marine Science
Board of Directors, Environmental Business Council of New England


MS, Coastal Geology and Marine Science, College of William and Mary - Virginia Institute of Marine Science
BS, Environmental Geosciences, Boston College
SEA Program, Marine and Nautical Sciences, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute