Scott Elder is a Senior Principal and Construction Specialist based in Georgia with more than 30 years of experience focused on the management and implementation of complex field assignments, delivery of large enviro-civil projects, and provision of construction management and quality assurance services for clients.
A contractor and a consultant for construction strategies throughout his career, Scott has gained experience in and recognized for his skill at constructability and feasibility evaluations, cost estimating, and implementation of field-focused projects. With clients spanning the public and private sector including power generating and utility services, municipal waste disposal, attorneys, railroad operators, state and federal entities, telecommunications, and pest control services, Scott's experience portfolio touches almost every sector of enviro-civil construction. He is a licensed General Contractor in seven states and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP #2124683).
Scott's practice focuses on the execution of successful projects throughout the entire project lifecycle from concept to completion. His experience includes projects ranging from contractor oversight/support services on federal Superfund sites to managing enviro-civil construction and remediation projects. He has worked in the public and private sector, including projects in the residential, industrial, and commercial communities. He has managed site investigations and remedial projects, construction quality assurance (CQA) projects, wastewater and groundwater treatment plant construction, contaminated soil treatment and removal, landfill gas (LFG) collection and treatment system construction, and fuel storage and delivery system removal and construction.
The manager for some of Geosyntec's most complex construction projects, Scott is directly responsible for issues concerning contract compliance, cost and budget tracking, adherence to health and safety standards, resource allocation and scheduling, labor and subcontractor procurement, and overall project delivery. He is responsible for developing project concepts, creating specifications and contracts, and contractor oversight. Scott works effectively with regulators on the management of compliance and reporting issues.
Scott's first-hand knowledge of construction materials and methods provides clients valuable design/construction insights, allowing them to identify potential construction conflicts, manage contractors effectively, and realize innovative solutions to otherwise intractable issues.