Scott Luettich is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer and Director of Engineering for Geosyntec's solid waste management practice based in New England. He has more than 25 years of experience as the lead designer and/or project manager for the design, permitting, and construction of dozens of landfills located throughout North America.
He has successfully led multi-disciplinary project teams for several large facilities, and has considerable expertise in conducting public hearings and interaction with regulatory personnel. Scott is thoroughly familiar with requirements and procedures for RCRA and CERCLA facilities.
Specializing in landfill design, closure, and re-development projects, Scott's expertise includes evaluating the design and construction feasibility of waste re-grading plans, alternative final cover systems, and gas collection systems for landfills throughout the U.S. He has authored guidance documents for USEPA and was the lead author of a document for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection titled "Guidance Manual for Design of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Final Cover Systems." His experience with containment design/construction also encompasses waste stabilization and in-situ containment remedies such as slurry walls.
Scott has specialized expertise in leachate recirculation, bioreactor design, and thermal modeling as well as the evaluation of the causes and effects of high temperatures in landfills. He is a recognized expert in liner durability and landfill stability, and often speaks on the topic of optimizing disposal capacity at sites with difficult geometric or geotechnical conditions. He has considerable expertise in mechanically stabilized earth and reinforced soil slopes.
To continue to advance the state of the practice, Scott has authored over 20 technical publications, and was the recipient of a North American Geosynthetics Society Award of Excellence for his work in advancing design procedures for geotextile filters.