MEA Profiles: Scott H. Turner, PE, CME, Vice President, Principal
Scott Turner is Vice President and Principal at Menlo Engineering Associates, Inc.
Scott started his employment at Menlo Engineering in 1987 in the print room and worked his way up to a drafting technician in just 2 years. He went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He has been a Project Manager with the firm for 22 years and a Licensed Engineer for 15 years. Scott is also a Certified Municipal Engineer and he has provided expert testimony before numerous Municipal Planning and Zoning Boards on a wide range of development projects.
Scott’s 30 years of experience at the firm has led to extensive knowledge in all aspects of the land development process from conceptual planning and engineering design to permit acquisition and construction administration. Scott manages multiple challenging design projects simultaneously with great success. Some of his noteworthy projects include:
- Watchung Square Mall, Watchung, NJ: A 750,000-SF regional “power” shopping center on a 65-acre parcel along US Route 22. The design included a two-tiered retail building with over 3,600 parking spaces on a steeply sloping site and required a regional sanitary sewer pump station and two miles of off-site force main, in addition to NJDEP Flood Hazard Area and Freshwater Wetlands Permits and an NJDEP Class I Dam Permit.
- Meadows at Manalapan, Manalapan, NJ: A 546-unit single and multi-family residential community on a 140-acre site that required General Development Plan approval, as well as Subdivision and Site Plan approvals. Scott’s design also included a flood plain analysis of 1,444 acres as part of the required NJDEP Flood Hazard Area and Freshwater Wetlands approvals.
- Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset, NJ: A 39-acre campus improvement project that achieved LEEDS certification and included over 52,000-SF of building expansions, a 42,000-SF performing arts building and new facilities center, as well as a soccer/lacrosse field and five tennis courts and pavilion. Scott’s design improved traffic circulation and provided a new bus drop-off area, along with 170 new parking spaces, and his stormwater design included new detention basins, wet ponds, and road crossings. The project also included the widening of approximately 2,100 LF along Easton Avenue (a County road) and modifications to an existing jughandle. The project required local variances and waivers, in addition to Delaware and Raritan Canal Commission and NJDEP Flood Hazard Area and Freshwater Wetlands approvals.
- Plaza Grande, Old Bridge, NJ: A 278-unit, age-restricted, residential community within 10 buildings with clubhouse pools and tennis courts on a 56-acre site, retaining 50% open space. The design included a regional sewerage pump station and large wet pond for stormwater management, as well as a flood plain analysis of 7,400 LF of two surface watercourses with an overall drainage area of 5,043 acres and included the design of a structural pre-fab span over Deep Run as part of the required NJDEP Flood Hazard Area and Freshwater Wetlands approvals.
- Lexus of Edison, Edison, NJ: A 58,599-SF, 2-story auto sales and service center and 32,417-SF indoor parking garage on a 5.3-acre parcel along US Route 1. Variances were required for building height, floor area ratio, and impervious coverage and the design incorporated 507 total display and parking spaces and complete perimeter security.
Scott looks forward to continuing to manage his numerous design projects, as well as helping to lead Menlo Engineering forward to further growth and success.