SCS Engineers expands professional staff to support offices and clients in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Dean Free joins SCS Engineers as a Senior Project Manager in the Solid Waste Practice. Mr. Free, with more than 30 years of experience working on over 50 landfills nationwide, will now serve public and private clients out of SCS’s Salt Lake City, Utah office.
Mr. Free specializes in solid waste management, including landfill and solid waste feasibility studies, permitting, design and construction; landfill gas (LFG) management; LFG-to-energy; leachate management; landfill closures and final covers; and closed sites needing long-term care.
In addition to his expertise in solid waste management, Free has completed environmental engineering projects for resource recovery facilities, non-metallic mines, contaminated sites, and buildings and infrastructure. His experience includes providing emergency response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For the EPA he was responsible for successfully addressing LFG migration, leachate seeps, and poor surface water drainage at closed landfill sites. He was also instrumental in developing a one-million cubic yard greenfield site for the safe disposal of contaminated construction and demolition waste from the deconstruction of a U.S. military ammunition plant.
Mr. Free’s responsibilities at SCS will also include preparing construction bids and contract documents and supporting clients during the bidding process, through contractor selection and award. His design-build accomplishments to date are rounded out by his capabilities preparing financial assurance plans, obtaining permits, and inspections for public agencies and private clients.
“Dean’s expertise throughout all phases of a design-build project will help our clients complete projects promptly and save money,” said Dan Vidal, Project Director with SCS Engineers. “He is versatile, having worked closely with regulatory agencies and that helps our clients remain compliant and mitigate risks.”