Scott A. Raschke, PhD, PE

Principal / National Practice Leader for Levees
Morristown, NJ

Scott Raschke’s career began with a full-time co-op job in his junior and senior years of high school working as a draftsman and technician for a civil engineering consulting firm. Since then he has served continuously in diverse roles as an educator and practitioner with emphasis on geotechnical and geo-material applications applied to civil infrastructure.

Scott currently serves as the Corporate Levee Practice Leader for Schnabel with experience on dams and levees in 17 states and as a geotechnical and risk subject matter expert. He has had lead technical and managerial roles on numerous multimillion-dollar IDC Contracts for Federal and State Agencies as well as a wide variety of other major horizonal and vertical infrastructure projects including significant design-build transportation experience.

Scott is author/presenter of over 40 technical works, with recent contributions including co-iInstructor of the ASCE Geocongress (2019) short course “Practical Qualitative Risk Evaluation for Geotechnical Projects”; instructor for Transient Seepage Analysis and Modelling USSD (2017) Workshop on “Dry Dams and Levees”; and contributing author to “The International Levee Handbook” (2013) published by CIRIA. He has taught undergraduate and graduate engineering courses, including soil mechanics, foundation engineering, ground improvement engineering, experimental geotechnical engineering, geo-environmental engineering, soil dynamics, seepage and slope stability, and rock mechanics.

Scott currently serves as Vice-Chair of the USSD Levee Committee. Past professional awards and recognition include a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and the Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award from ASCE for Best Published Paper in the ASCE Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Journal for the year 1998.