Owner/Principal Environmental Scientist

Philip I. Brilliant, CHMM, LSRP has had an extensive and distinguished career with more than 25 years experience in the environmental consulting field. Prior to launching Brilliant Environmental Services, LLC (Brilliant), he was owner of the Toms River, NJ-based Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) from 1993 to 2003 and became president in 2002.

During his decade-long tenure at EEG, Phil helped grow the company from one office, four employees, and gross sales of $425,000 to two offices, 38 professionals, and $7+ million in sales. In addition, he transformed the firm into one of the most reputable underground storage tank remediation firms in NJ, providing consulting services for a number of Fortune 100 companies.

His well-rounded expertise also includes project management; field supervision; quality control of field data and data-acquisition techniques; development and implementation of site-specific sampling methodologies for air, soil, and water contaminants; environmental permitting for development and site compliance; soil boring; child care licensing environmental assessments in NJ; and well-installation supervision.  In October 2009, Phil was approved as one of the first Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP) in NJ in accordance with the Site Remediation Reform Act.

Mr. Brilliant has managed numerous environmental due diligence portfolios and is frequently tapped for expert environmental litigation testimony. He also provides testimony at planning and zoning board meetings throughout NJ, NY, and PA.

A graduate of Cook College at Rutgers University, Phil earned a Bachelor of Science degree in international environmental studies/law and institutions and has since been awarded numerous registrations and certifications from State and national organizations. He is past President of the Ocean County Business Association (OCBA), Treasurer of the Greater Toms River Chamber of Commerce, on the Board of Directors of GreenFaith and the President of Congregation B’nai Israel in Toms River.

In May 2010, Phil was nominated by NJ Governor Christie to serve on the State’s Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board (SRPLB)  as one of the thirteen members.  In June 2010, Phil’s nomination was confirmed by the NJ State Senate.  In 2015, Phil was re-confirmed by the NJ State Senate for another term on the SRPLB as the LSRP who represents a Statewide Environmental Organization (GreenFaith).

Phil resides in Toms River with his daughter Sara and has 2 older step-daughters, Andrea of Charleston, SC and Jessica of Toms River.

Senior Project Manager/Senior Hydrogeologist

Jonathan Libourel oversees Brilliant’s underground storage tank operations, including soil and groundwater investigation and remediation on residential and commercial properties. He is responsible for remedial activities and investigations, along with the firm’s remedial action workplan design and implementation in NJ, using technologies like in-situ chemical oxidation and multi-phase recovery. Jonathan provides development and implementation of site-specific sampling methodologies for contaminants in the air, soil, and water; permitting and operation of remedial systems for contamination of soil, groundwater, and surface water; soil boring; well-installation supervision; groundwater modeling; and report preparation.