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Scott Vick

Vice President

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Industry Category: Design Build Firms- EPC
Executive Leadership

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Scott Vick, PE1215 Ben Hill Blvd
   Nolensville, TN 37135



An executive with more than twenty-three years of progressively responsible experience in domestic locations as well as remote, austere environments with diversified international management experience in operations, estimating, project management, and business development.  I have managed more than $800M in contracts, and through my leadership have enhanced Tetra Tech’s reputation as a global leader in contingent environment construction services by fostering successful partnerships with clients, developing lasting relationships, and exceeding expectations throughout project lifecycles. My motivation is derived from challenging issues requiring cost effective solutions in the most difficult locations.  I effectively work in international locations with a variety of clients and foreign governments I have developed exceptional communication skills at all levels, creating effective teams that achieve timely results in a wide array of cultural environments.
Throughout my career I have managed projects within the Private Sector, Municipal Government, and Federal Government.  From 1998 to the present time through my role as Operations Manager and Vice President at Tetra Tech my responsibilities have included the development of yearly business plans that included financial growth as the result of managing backlog and development of new work.  Included in the annual plan was the monitoring of not only individual project budgets but more importantly the profit and loss and managed growth of the International Program.  Along with the Operational aspects of the work came administrative responsibilities associated with ensuring policies were followed and implemented by all employees, performing employee reviews, and preparing status reports for quarterly executive reviews, and making day to day decisions.
Through the business development efforts that included meeting with clients, preparing winning proposals and cost estimates the International Program grew from less than $40M in total revenue in 2005 to approximately $900M through 2014.  Tetra Tech’s business model originated with a Matrix Management style, which required collaboration with other Tetra Tech office’s and business units for specific support functions such as human resources, estimating or architectural design services.
Critical to our success was the continual development of our staff.  Our revenue growth was based on the significant increase of work being performed.  In order to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction our project staff grew into roles of more accountability and responsibility.  This ensured that our corporate principles were followed and remained a component of our culture that centered on Do It Right and Do It Safely.      
BS, Civil Engineering, Tennessee Tech University, 1991
Department of Defense SECRET Security Clearance
Professional Engineer, TN, AL, and NC
Underground Storage Tank Inspector, TN
AHERA Asbestos Inspector


Tetra Tech EC, Inc, Nashville, TN                                                                2006 - Present
A subsidiary of Tetra Tech, Inc located in Pasadena, CA, Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management and technical services worldwide with more than 14,000 employees in 330 worldwide locations generating $2.3B in revenue.  Tetra Tech EC is one of a family of companies within the Remediation and Construction Management (RCM) group.  The RCM group provides program management and construction services, including design-build and design-bid-build services, for environmental remediation, infrastructure, heavy civil, military transformation, ports and harbors, energy, and communication.  The RCM group employees 1,800 staff with $800M in yearly revenue.
Vice President, International Construction                                                 2006 - Present
Reported to the Chief Operation Officer of the RCM Group and led all activities associated with International Construction.  Responsibilities included business development, preparation of proposals to include defining the technical approach while providing guidance to the estimator, execution of project operations, selecting the appropriate project staff, coordinating life support activities, and establishing the appropriate level of security.  The completed construction projects under my management returned more than $40M of profit.  
  • As the Vice President and Program Manager for multi-billion dollar US Government held contracts, led a variety of projects to include: remediation, remedial design investigation, environmental engineering, and construction in remote, austere, and/or hostile environments such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, and Djibouti.
  • As Program Manager for the US Air Force Worldwide Environmental Restoration and Construction Contract, generated more than $220M in revenue.The Task Orders were located worldwide with the majority in Iraq.The projects were design build contracts for construction to support the Iraqi Security Forces and consisted of new Police Stations, Border Forts along the Syrian Border, Ports of Entry Border Crossings at Kuwait and Iran, and training facilities for the Iraqi Army.
  • The In-Country Program Manager in Iraq for the URS/Tetra Tech team under the US Air Force Heavy Engineering Repair and Construction Contract.Our team won and executed more than 20 Task Orders valued at $300M throughout Iraq.Many of the projects were performed concurrently in extremely hostile regions of Iraq.
  • As the work in Iraq slowed, led the transition from Iraq to Afghanistan.Followed a similar approach in Iraq and coordinated a teaming relationship with Project Resources Inc., under the US Air Force Heavy Engineering Repair and Construction Contract. Our team won and executed 5 Task Orders valued at $110M throughout Afghanistan.
  • In Afghanistan moved into Firm Fixed Priced construction projects contracted by the US Army Corps of Engineers to support both US Forces and Afghan Security Forces.Successfully completed 5 projects valued at $95M.
  • Managed a $64M Firm Fixed Price design/build contract for the US Navy to construct a three story, 40,000 ft2 Bachelor Quarters and 300 containerized living units for expeditionary lodging at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.
  • Under the International Construction group performed a $74M design-build contract to implement an integrated water supply in Sri Lanka. The piping and water supply system will provide safe and reliable water to the project area and will contribute to the industrial development and economic growth in the project area.
  • Managed the 5-year $26M contract to handle Kuwait Oil Company’s waste and provide the first comprehensive recycling operation and the first continuous full scale contaminated soil treatment operation in Kuwait.Directed all tasks for the collection, transportation, segregation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes.
    Major, US Army Reserves, Deployment for Operation Iraqi Freedom                   2003-2005
    In support of Operation Iraqi Freedom deployed to Iraq on two separate occasions and worked on General David Petraeus’ staff during each deployment.  During the first deployment my unit was attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and I led the engineering reconstruction efforts within Northern Iraq. Due to the high tempo of the Division’s mission, a wide variety of projects were completed within a twelve month period.  For the second deployment General Petraeus requested that I voluntarily return to support the Multi National Support Transition Command Iraq (MNSTCI) headquartered in Baghdad.
  • Assessed needs at 14 grain silos in northern Iraq and Kurdistan.Coordinated much needed maintenance and repairs in time for the grain silos to accept the harvested wheat from the agricultural region.
  • Coordinated the repair of more than 600 major water line leaks and 4 water treatment plants in and around the City of Mosul, Iraq.
  • Led the efforts to protect the drinking water source for Mosul by installing oil absorbent booms upstream of the water intakes and applying dispersing agent at the spill area from a major oil release on the Tigres River.
  • Coordinated the connection of electrical power between Iraq and Turkey to provide more than 200 Megawatts of electricity to Northern Iraq.
  • Coordinated the delivery of bentonite and cement to the Mosul Dam to ensure grouting activities could be continued in order to prevent undermining of the structure.
  • As a result of the actions performed during the two deployments I was awarded two Bronze Star Medals for exceptional meritorious service in connection with combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I and II.Also, I was awarded the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for distinguishing himself by his exceptional performance leading engineer reconnaissance operations in unfamiliar and hostile areas.
    Operations Manager, Nashville, TN                                                                         1998-2003
    Reported directly to the company president for Tetra Tech EM, Inc (a sister Tetra Tech Company to Tetra Tech EC, Inc.) and led all operations for the Nashville, Huntsville, and Memphis offices.  Our offices provided environmental services to the private sector.  The projects consisted of environmental investigations related to the release of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in both soil and groundwater as well as other more acute chemicals of concern, Environmental Site Assessments and Property Condition Assessments for real estate transactions, and services related to asbestos investigation and abatement.  
  • Predominately in the top ten of all performers of sales and revenue generated for the private sector.
  • Selected to participate in an 18 month course to develop future leaders for Tetra Tech.
  • Grew the office from one that only supported other Tetra Tech offices and contracts to one that held and directly managed more than 40 contracts on a yearly basis.
  • Transitioned the office staffing form a support mode into a doer/seller mode, which resulted in the growth of the office by increasing the work load, the number of staff, and volume of work performed.
  • Assisted several local developers in completing Aquatic Restoration Alteration Permits in order to place concrete culverts in portions of a tributary that discharges to the Small Obed River.
    Staff Engineer, Nashville, TN                                                                       1998 - 2001
    Reported to the environmental manager for Tetra Tech, a consulting engineering company located through the southeastern US.  Our work was performed throughout the continental US and southern Canada to environmental concerns primarily for the private sector industry.  The projects consisted of environmental investigations related to the release of petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in both soil and groundwater as well as other more acute chemicals of concern, Environmental Site Assessments and Property Condition Assessments for real estate transactions, and services related to asbestos investigation and abatement.  
  • Was the Project Manager for more than 400 Oldcastle, Inc., projects that consisted of Phase I Environmental Site Assessments for due diligence purposes, permitting assistance for air emissions, storm water discharge, and process water discharge, preparation of Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans, and assistance in the completion of Form R and Tier II.
  • Managed the remedial action projects, which included soil vapor extraction and air sparging, as well as excavation of petroleum contaminated soil to prevent further migration of the contaminants
  • Involved in more than 35 underground storage tank removals.
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