W. Scott McDonald, PE

Vice President and Director – Water
W. Scott McDonald, PE

Scott McDonald is a Vice President and Business Unit Director for Water at S&ME. He is responsible for the development of the firm’s water and wastewater services. As a design engineer, he has participated in all phases of design of water distribution and wastewater collection systems and treatment plants, and pump stations. His specific areas of concentration include the design of gravity sewers, pump stations, water transmission lines, booster pump stations, reservoirs, geographic information systems, work order tracking, asset management systems, and development of comprehensive wastewater master plans.

With over eight years of experience as a municipal employee, Scott is attentive to the operational, maintenance, and public perception issues facing municipalities and utilities and accounting for these concerns in the design process. Scott‘s capabilities include managing the turn-key design of water and wastewater projects. Additionally, he has experience in military construction projects, from preparation of Preliminary Engineering Reports, through project management and design engineering, and culminating in the construction administration and inspection of these projects.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, Scott is a registered professional engineer in Tennessee and Georgia. Scott spent over 13 years in the Army Reserves, including a tour in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom where his unit was assigned as the Reconstruction Engineers for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). For his efforts and work in rebuilding the water and sanitary sewer systems in Mosul, Iraq and the Ninevah Province, Scott was awarded the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal for Valor, as well as the Combat Action Badge.