Scott Graves is a Senior Principal Engineer based in Texas with more than 25 years of experience focused on geotechnical, environmental, and water resources engineering.
Scott specializes in coal combustion residuals (CCR) impoundment engineering, CCR and traditional waste containment facility design, permitting, and closure; waste site remediation; construction management and construction quality assurance (CM/CQA) for public and private clients in the waste management, power, and petrochemical industries, as well as redevelopment companies and hazardous waste site responsible parties (PRP groups).
As a consultant, Scott has been involved in the permitting or design of over twenty major landfills and surface impoundments in the United States. His technical specialties include civil layout and site grading; slope stability evaluations; drainage design (hydrology & hydraulics); consolidation and settlement analyses; landfill gas extraction system layout and analysis; retaining wall design; leachate generation studies and collection system design; and roadway design and layout. His CM/CQA experience at facilities includes construction of landfill and impoundment liners and caps; gas collection and control system installation; earthwork, pile driving, and clay liner test pad programs; geosynthetics installation; retaining walls; waste regrading; asphalt and concrete paving; and bridge construction.
He has conducted site geotechnical investigations, coordinated land use studies, and he has managed hydrogeology investigations. Scott has also prepared numerous solid and hazardous waste permit applications for landfill expansions, site development plans and site operating plans, zoning permits, master planning of phased development, and related design calculation packages. In many cases, he was the engineer of record for these projects. These projects routinely extend to the construction phase, where Scott leads the preparation of construction packages (drawings, technical specifications, plans). He has experience conducting regulatory agency meetings and negotiations, and has applied this expertise to assist many clients with permitting issues. He has given numerous presentations to regulatory agencies and public committees on behalf of his clients, and has provided litigation support and expert testimony in related matters.