Scott White

Principal Environmental Planner, President

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  • B.A., Economics/Political Science, Western Washington University
  • Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead, #81607
  • Environmental Project Delivery
  • Regulatory Compliance Strategy
  • Project and Program Management

Scott has over two decades of experience in environmental project delivery, and he is well regarded for his skills in scheduling and implementation, organization, and leadership. He has a long track record of success in negotiating with permitting and regulatory agencies on behalf of both public and private clients. Scott is a dynamic and highly motivated leader who delivers results by effectively coordinating and managing diverse, multidisciplinary teams, while developing excellent client relationships.

Examples of Scott’s project work include the following:

  • Since 2008, Scott has served as Regulatory Compliance Manager/Permit Lead for the $4.6 billion State Route 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program for the Washington State Department of Transportation. Scott developed the overall permit strategy and schedule, and also provided leadership and strategic planning for mitigation, Endangered Species Act, NEPA, SEPA, and natural resource fieldwork and documentation. As the Program moves into future phases, Scott continues to provide management of a complex multi-agency permitting process and coordinates environmental compliance with construction activities such as environmental monitoring and fish exclusion.
  • For the Downtown Redmond Link Extension Project, Scott is representing Sound Transit for the Design-Build Design Management team, leading environmental compliance on the Design-Build Project Management team, and providing on-call environmental permitting and construction compliance support. He actively manages site inspections, documenting the status of best management practices; and provides review for environmental elements of the design package as well as for geotechnical considerations such as Temporary Erosion and Sediment Control plans. Scott is working closely with the local, state, and federal agencies and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe on multiple in-water construction elements on Bear Creek and the Sammamish River.
  • Scott is leading natural resource characterization, restoration design, and regulatory strategy and implementation for the Lake Sammamish State Park Sunset Beach Redevelopment project, which will update the Phase 7 Master Plan to address recreational goals and objectives and incorporate necessary infrastructure improvements while avoiding and minimizing natural resource impacts. The plan update includes identification and prioritization of mitigation and restoration opportunities.
  • Scott has managed an On-Call Environmental Services contract for the City of Stanwood Community Development Department since 2015. Successfully completed projects include a wetland and ordinary high water mark delineation and cultural resources assessment on the City’s “Ovenell Farms” property, which the City is converting to a park and historical site; the Irvine Slough Permitting Project, including obtaining programmatic permits from all agencies to authorize ongoing maintenance dredging; and several critical areas third-party reviews.

“Scott is an excellent communicator and project manager. I am always impressed with his timely delivery of products, budgetary oversight and control, his ability to take on the difficult task and the energy and enthusiasm he brings to the job.”
– Anthony Stigall, Snohomish County Public Works