1. Patrick L. Scher, P.G. (720) 951-0871 c
1700 Rimrock Street, Golden, Colorado 80401 Scher.email@example.com
Over 25 years’ experience in consulting for environmental, engineering, and geology applications.
Proven leader and project or program manager; successfully managed schedule, scope, budget, and
resources for over 50 contracts totaling more than $200M.
Grew a technical department from four to 16 personnel, significantly improving the quality of professional
documents delivered to the clients.
Performed environmental and OSHA-compliance assessments; originated, established, and administered
health and safety programs; and provided QA/QC aspects to a variety of construction, munitions, and
environmental programs (e.g., documentation, investigations, audits, and inspections).
OAK Services LLC, Golars Environmental, Aerotek, and 1099 Self Contractor 2014-present
I’ve maintained quasi-independence primarily as a self-contractor, working through Oak Services
(WOSB) for the past two years; or directly for clients on a term basis. Projects have ranged from State
trust fund gas station cleanups (Golars) to DOI and DoD contracts, including a very high profile
CERCLA fuel spill cleanup for Kirtland AFB. I’ve also consulted to various clients on MMRP munition
Military Munitions Response Plan Program Manager; Sky Research, Inc. 2012-2013
For 15 months, directed the generation of over 100 munitions clean-up RCRA and CERCLA documents by a
multidiscipline team including subcontractors for the USACE.
Supervised a munitions-experienced staff of ten full-time chemists, geologists, risk assessors, engineers,
environmental scientists, and word processors generating cradle-to-grave work plans and reports.
Projects included Wide Area Assessments; CERCLA-driven Comprehensive Site Evaluations
(Phases I and II); Site Investigations; RI/FS; Removal Actions; Remedial Design/ Remedial Actions; and RCRA-
driven Engineering Evaluations/Cost Analysis, Action Memorandum, and Public Plans.
Managed this staff through creation of many phases of documents for 36 concurrently active projects, providing
technical services to five project or program managers for USACE clients at U.S. Air Force and Army sites. All
deliverables were delivered on schedule and at or below budget.
Science and Engineering Program Manager; Environmental Chemical Corp. 2001-2011
For ten years, managed the schedule, budget, resources, and work load expanding from a team of four up to 16
professional engineers, scientists, and technicians, including several subcontractors. Directed this group through
over $2.5B work (primarily under CERCLA and RCRA, but also as clean construction), under more than 100
delivery orders, and producing more than 1,000 scientific documents for the USACE; U.S. Navy, Marines, and Air
Force; U.S. EPA; and State and commercial clients.
Provided senior scientist expertise and leadership, and generated and directed technical and QA/QC reviews
and inspections of a variety of engineering and scientific documents. Project types included CERCLA-, RCRA-,
or Military Munitions Response Plan (MMRP)-driven projects. Documents included plans and reports, as-built
documentation in construction completion reports, operations and maintenance plans and manuals, scientific
articles, newsletters, maps, posters, Proposed Plans, Records of Decision, Explanation of Significant
Differences, 5-year Reviews, and Memoranda of Understanding.
Subjects varied from environmental remedial projects including soil, sediment, vegetation, biota, and surface
and groundwater assessment; investigation; remediation; and restoration. Special or niche project investigations
and cleanup actions included unexploded ordnance (UXO), radiological waste, PCB-impacted site cleanup using
thermal desorption, lead and asbestos remedial projects, as well as building and operating soil vapor extraction,
and many types of groundwater treatment systems and “clean” construction projects.
Provided corporate leadership and established departmental strategic plans with steps, goals, and initiatives.
Working with other executives, integrated and directed the future of the department and, thus, the firm.
Assessed internal and external resources through strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threat (SWOT)
analyses; audited projects; and mentored junior scientific, engineering, and management staff. Performed
annual performance evaluations; directed, implemented, calculated, and appraised bonus plans; and designed
personnel training programs. Recruited, hired, and dismissed staff and consultants; provided departmental
human relations and benefits interpretation and analysis; and provided department resource scheduling and
utilization assessments. Responsible for generating, updating, and maintaining corporate-wide SOPs for
scientific and construction applications on the corporate website.
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AFCEE Project Manager, ECAS Compliance Specialist; AMEC Earth & Environment 1993-2001
For 5 years, managed the successful completion of four large remedial action BRAC projects for over
$7.5 million at two U.S. Air Force bases in California for the Air Force Civil Engineering Center (AFCEC)
(formerly AFCEE). Directed and managed all aspects of projects including personnel, budgets, costs,
schedules, and documents.
CERCLA (Superfund) Soil Stabilization of PCB- and Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soil, Norton AFB.
Generated and implemented a $1.9M Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis, Action Memorandum, pilot
treatability study, and work plans. Successfully excavated, treated, and placed over 3,000 cubic yards of
PCB- and metals-contaminated soil.
Fuel Hydrant and Underground Storage Tank (UST) Closures, Mather AFB. Purged, cleaned, made inert,
and/or grouted over 12,000 feet of jet-fuel hydrant piping on aprons at the airport runway for this $2.0M
project. Also, removed and performed remediation for 41 individual UST sites including two former service
stations; and removed/disposed of a jet-fuel pump house and sixteen 50,000-gallon USTs.
RCRA Permit Closure, Mather AFB. Following a $l.7M RI/FS, decontaminated and decommissioned eight
hazardous waste transfer and central accumulation areas, 17 oil/water separators, and four silver recovery
units for closure of the base RCRA permit.
Aviation and Jet Fuel Piping Closure, Mather AFB. Decontaminated and decommissioned by cleaning or
grouting-in-place nearly 4 miles of aviation fuel and jet-fuel product piping for this $2.0M project.
For over three years, functioned under the Environmental Compliance and Assessment System (ECAS) as
field team audit leader and as a QA/QC specialist on many Army National Guard and Air National Guard
statewide environmental facility audits.
Researched and generated individual state protocol supplement documents used in conjunction with
federal compliance manuals.
Lead field teams during audits and inspections of records and properties (e.g., air support facilities,
operational maintenance shops, armories) for environmental deficiencies or potential U.S. EPA violations.
Followed up audits with reports of findings with accompanying research, identification of root causes, and
recommendations for suggested actions to obtain compliance.
Performed OSHA safety compliance audits associated with Phase I and II Environmental
Site Assessments and/or remedial actions.
M.S., Geology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL (1978)
B.S., Geology, Indiana University, Ft. Wayne, IN (1973)
REGISTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Professional Geologist – Wyoming No. 2257 (2000 - present)
Licensed Geologist – Washington No. 2094 (2006 - present)
Licensed Professional Geologist – Indiana No. 2554 (2016)
Certified Quality Auditor – ASQ No, 26718 (2001 - 2004)
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager No. 9887 (2003 - 2007)
USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors 2012
29CFR I910.120 40-hour OSHA Certification (1988)
OSHA Supervisor’s Training (2001)
8-hour OSHA update (1989 - present)
Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – past Denver Post President 2013, Board of
Direction; Chairman, current SAME BSA Troop 827 (STEM-career education) Charter & Leader;
Leadership Workshop & PMP Training 2013
Colorado Environmental Management Society (CEMS) – 2013 Board & Past President; President 2012;
Vice President 2011; Secretary 2009-10; Golf Committee 2006-2013
References Available on Request