New Engineering Services Office Chief Named by Lower Colorado Regional Director

Media Contact: Rose Davis, 702-293-8421

For Release: December 15, 2011

BOULDER CITY, NV – The Bureau of Reclamation's Lower Colorado Regional Director Lorri Gray-Lee today announced the selection of Scott Tincher as the new Chief of the Engineering Services Office (ESO) – Regional Engineer. Scott Tincher has been the Deputy Regional Engineer in the Lower Colorado Region since January of 2009, stationed in Boulder City.

The Region’s ESO provides nearly all facets of engineering design, construction, and other technical services including cost estimating; acquisition activities; contract administration; construction management and quality assurance; field engineering; safety and occupational health management, emergency management, examination of existing infrastructure, and dam safety.

“While Scott Tincher has a strong engineering background, he also has people management skills and can communicate controversial, difficult, and multifaceted issues extremely well. He continues to mentor those that are involved with evaluating future operations of the facilities,” said Regional Director Lorri Gray-Lee. “He knows our Regional projects well, and I’m confident he’ll continue the excellent service reputation of the Region’s ESO,” added Gray-Lee.

Before coming to the Boulder City Office, Scott spent 4 ½ years working in the Lower Colorado Region’s Yuma Area Office performing hydraulic studies, managing projects, and supervising employees performing a broad range of technical duties. Scott’s areas of expertise include water resources engineering and dam safety. While in Yuma, he also assisted with review of early designs of the Brock Reservoir Project, a successful water conservation project funded by stakeholders in three states.

Scott has 25 years experience as an engineer. Before coming to Reclamation, he was with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and engineering service contractors from 1995 to 2004, working on design of hydraulic structures and analysis of flow-through man-made structures and natural features such as rivers. Scott’s experience also includes engineering and contract work for water conveyances systems in the private sector.

Scott Tincher received his Bachelor’s Degree in Aeronautical Engineering from California Polytechnic University in 1982 and his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering, Water Resources and Water Treatment in 1995 from Sacramento State University. Scott carries a P.E. in Civil Engineering and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Currently residing in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife, Theresa Tincher and assumes his new duties on December 18, 2011.

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