Scott Sheridan, P.E.

Scott Sheridan is a Senior Principal Civil and Geotechnical Engineer based in Virginia with more than 15 years of experience focused on providing professional engineering, construction management, and consulting services to solid waste, power utility, and industrial clients.


As a consultant, Scott has established broad experience in solid waste design, permitting, construction, operation, and financial management for clients such as EnviroSolutions, Waste Management, Republic Services, Dominion Resources, and local municipalities. He has notable experience in the permitting of solid waste facility expansions, particularly through the use of a technology that utilizes mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) berms. Scott has permitted and managed the construction of MSE berms from the Northeast to Virginia that used both conventional and unconventional designs and construction techniques.

Through his experience in all aspects of solid waste facility design, Scott has utilized innovative technologies to address key issues for solid waste owners and operators. These technologies have helped advance the state of leachate management, post-closure landfill use, and landfill expansion in the Virginia solid waste market. For example, Scott has implemented the use of innovative leachate management technologies such as phytocap leachate remediation and constructed wetlands to lower the costs of leachate management with a sustainable technology.

Scott has also established experience in civil and geotechnical design and permitting services for the power utility market. Specifically, Scott has experience in design and compliance related to the Coal Combustion Residual Rule and Effluent Limitation Guidelines. Scott has overseen the design, permitting, and construction support of a coal combustion residual surface impoundment closure and a low volume wastewater treatment system project for a coal fired power plant. Scott also provided geotechnical investigation services for the design of horizontal direct drill pipes for a major natural gas pipeline in the mid-Atlantic region.

To advance the state of the practice in solid waste engineering, Scott presents at numerous conferences, providing training to regulators, and by participating in research efforts with university research centers such as the University of North Carolina Charlotte's EPIC Center.

Contact Scott Sheridan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +1-804-767-2206.

Career Summary: Scott Sheridan, P.E.

  • Specialties: Coal Ash Residual Design and Permitting; Waste Containment Facility Planning and Design; Geotechnical Infrastructure and Foundation Engineering; Watershed and Stormwater Management; Erosion and Sediment Control; Grading and Earthworks
  • Practice Areas: Water and Natural Resources, Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Waste Management
  • Disciplines: Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Geotechnical Engineering
  • Education: B.S., Statistics, University of South Carolina, 1995; M.S., Statistics, University of Florida, 1997; M.E., Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, 2003
  • Registration: Florida Professional Engineer, 67817; Virginia Professional Engineer, 0402 045360
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