Scott Forbess, P.E.

Scott Forbess is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 17 years of professional experience focused on remediation design, Remediation Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) programs, treatment system process engineering, operations and maintenance, in situ remediation design, pilot testing, stormwater compliance, and permitting for clients in the public and private sectors.


Examples of Scott's practice experience include serving as engineer-of-record for numerous large scale soil and groundwater remediation sites including the Lincoln Center Environmental Trust in Stockton, California; the Vendo Floway remediation project in Fresno, California; and the former Whittaker Ordinance Facility in Hollister California. Scott also served as Senior Project Engineer for several major Superfund remedial projects including the Aerojet Rocketdyne Site in Rancho Cordova, California and the former Selma Wood Treatment Facility in Selma, California. He has been the Project Manager for several large underground storage tank portfolios including for the California Department of Transportation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Additionally, his project experience includes engineering design for landfill closure projects, stormwater retention and industrial general permit compliance programs, and operations and maintenance for complex soil and groundwater remediation systems.

To advance the state of the practice, Scott has been a leader in identifying, testing, and implementing innovative remediation approaches for complex sites by combining various technologies to develop cost-effective remediation approaches for his clients. His work has included testing various in situ remediation technologies including in situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) and enhanced biodegradation, then successfully combing those technologies with more established remediation approaches like groundwater extraction. Scott has also developed innovative approaches for evaluating and improving operations and maintenance (O&M) programs for active remediation systems that have streamlined work efforted, improved operational efficiency and reduced costs.

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Career Summary: Scott Forbess, P.E.

  • Specialties: Groundwater assessment and remediation; Remediation system implementation; Remediation System operation and maintenance; Treatability and pilot testing Sediment Assessment and Remediation; Groundwater extraction and treatment systems
  • Practice Areas: Contaminated Site Assessment and Cleanup, Water and Natural Resources, Water Management, Civil Sites
  • Disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Education: B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California at Davis, 2000; B.S., Material Science and Engineering, University of California at Davis, 2000
  • Registration: California Professional Engineer, C65485
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