Scott Graves is a Principal Engineer based in Texas with experience focused on geotechnical, environmental, and water resources engineering. Scott specializes in landfill design and permitting, waste site remediation, and construction management/construction quality assurance (CM/CQA) for public and private clients in the waste management, electric utility, and petrochemical industries, as well as redevelopment companies and hazardous waste site responsible parties (PRP groups).
Scott has been involved in the permitting or design of over twenty major landfills and surface impoundments throughout the United States. His technical specialties include slope stability evaluations, civil layout/site grading, consolidation/settlement analyses, landfill gas extraction system layout and analysis, retaining wall design, leachate generation studies and collection system design, roadway design/layout, and hydrology/hydraulics design. His CM/CQA experience at over a dozen facilities ranges from construction of landfill and impoundment liners and caps, gas collection and control system installation, earthwork, pile driving, clay liner test pad programs, geosynthetics installation, retaining walls, waste regrading, asphalt and concrete paving, and bridge construction.
He has conducted site geotechnical investigations, coordinated land use studies, and he has managed hydrogeology investigations. He has also prepared solid and hazardous waste permit applications for landfill expansions, site development plans and site operating plans, zoning permits, master planning of phased development, and related design calculation packages. In many cases, he was the engineer of record for these projects. He is experienced in regulatory agency meetings and negotiations, and has applied this expertise to assist many clients with permitting issues. He has given numerous presentations to regulatory agencies and public committees on behalf of his clients, and has provided litigation support and expert testimony in related matters.