Scott Luettich is a Principal Geotechnical Engineer based in New England with more than 30 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 is Director of Engineering for Geosyntec's New England solid waste management practice.
He has successfully led multi-disciplinary project teams for several large solid waste facilities, and has considerable expertise in conducting public hearings and interacting 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 and sheet-pile cutoff walls.
Scott has specialized expertise in leachate recirculation, bioreactor design, and thermal modeling of heat transfer in landfills. For more than a decade, he has researched and advanced the state-of-practice to evaluate the causes, effects, prevention, and remedial cooling systems for elevated temperature landfills (ETLFs). 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 embankments and reinforced soil or waste slopes.
He 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.