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Scott Phillips, P.E. Mba

Leading Projects and Programs Sustainably


Experienced leadership in sustainability planning, water management, project coordination and environmental and social risk assessment.   Effective in dynamic environments across technical and cultural boundaries. Extensive international engineering and program development management experience with tours in Europe, North America, South America, and SE Asia. I have just completed a 5-year contract as Project Development Manager at the Martabe Gold Mine, coordinating a wide range of programs related to margin and efficiency improvement, early development and expansion planning, enterprise optimization and business organizational improvement. Adept at clearly communicating technical information to all stakeholders, and forming effective teams. Well versed in environmental risk communication and innovative solution generation for existing and developing projects of all scales.

Work experience

Dec 20132016

Manager Project Development

G-Resources: Martabe Gold
Sumatra, Indonesia Manager Project Development-Completed Operation-wide water balance management and scenario response planning. Water needs assessment and coordination between Processing, mining, environment and community teams. Responsible for budgeting, environmental planning and permitting, resource coordination and executive reporting for capital construction projects Leader of long term development and planning, including environment baseline studies, closure design, rehabilitation planning, permitting, and stakeholder coordination groundwork. Establishment of an Equator Principle compliant sustainability program including coordinating exhaustive internal and external audits on behalf of international stakeholders and international lending institutions. Feasibility study and environmental impact report coordination for expanding mine operations in North Sumatra, including new mine pits and new extraction process Developed and led the margin improvement program, reducing company-wide production costs by 25%($30M) in 2014, and 15% in 2015. 3-year margin improvement of 40% Organizational improvement program implementation and change management facilitation Leader of feasibility study team for 20 MW power generation facility Recovery improvement program establishment and execution. Coordination of departments, consultants, universities and international labs in the investigation of improved gold and silver recovery, including the environmental controls necessary to recover high sulphide ores

Environmental Manager

G-Resources: Martabe Gold
2012 Environmental Manager and HSES delegated authority Operational water balance model development and integrated water system management. including water diversion, storage, treatment and discharge. Development and implementation of all environmental management systems during start-up of a green field mining and processing operation in Sumatra. Environmental monitoring network establishment and its communication between all stakeholders, including community, government, and investors. Closure and rehab plan development, rolling rehab management and land stabilization program Environmental department lead for while establishing sustainable policy and procedures for a 2, 500-person mining operation. Establishment of and Equator Principle compliant sustainability program including coordinating exhaustive internal and external audits on behalf of international stakeholders and international lending institutions. Liaison between client, contractors and regulatory bodies to ensure top tier environmental stewardship, transparent social responsibility and clear international sustainability reporting. Establishment and integration of acid mine drainage management program, including comprehensive testing, analysis, CQA and third party oversight. As DOA for HSE Sr. Manager helped to develop and implement a zero-harm HSES culture. 1995 2011 2012 Ausenco: Martabe Gold, Sumatra, Indonesia
Jan 20082010

HSEC Manager

The Americas-Water Engineering, Mining
2008 2009 2010 Ausenco: Manager and Landfilling Health, Safety, Environment and Community management for a 500-person engineering firm in North and South America. Implementation of an internationally competitive HSEC management system under a zero harm philosophy. Oversight of HSE training, data collection, and corporate reporting. Audits and inspections at project sites, laboratories and offices throughout the Americas and Australia. Establishment of a companywide ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 compliant HSEC system. Rollout of consistent inspection, consultation, lead-and lag-indicator reporting culture. Emergency response point person for ISOS during a range of emergency responses. Recruitment of HSEC professionals for multiple offices in North and South America. Supervised the establishment and growth of a world class HSE system in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Panama and offices throughout the Western US.

 Project Manager and Design Engineer

Sauers Engineering, Inc.-California
2005 2006 2007 Design Engineer and project manager for water and wastewater system developments in California and Nevada. Water, wastewater, erosion and sedimentation, piping, pumping and earthquake design.

Water Quality Control Board - Water Quality Area Engineer

Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Ventura, Monterey - California
1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Regional Water Quality Control Board(California EPA)-Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Water Resources Control Regulator-Area engineer for industrial water treatment and disposal systems. Hazardous and domestic waste landfill inspector and compliance investigation. 401 and 404 permit coordination, issuance and enforcement.

Environmental Volunteer

United States Peace Corps

Environmental education volunteer and environmental NGO coordinator. Helped to establish regional environmental awareness through education centers, science teaching and recycling programs throughout Poland.  Environmental education and cross cultural and environmental training coordinator Training and induction of new volunteers to the US Peace Corps service in Poland and Ukraine.




California Polytechnic State University

Masters in Business Administration - Engineering Management



California Polytechnic State University

Environmental Engineering



Professional Civil Engineer

State of California




Program Management

Team and project organization, communication and Management

Water Balancing

Water use and availability review and planning

Data Analysis

Collecting, reviewing and visualizing meaning behind data