Scott R. Lister, P.E.

Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU) Executive Director

Mr. Scott R. Lister is the Executive Director of the Navy Experimental Diving Unit (NEDU), Panama City, Florida.  He began this position in February 2015. 

In his role as Executive Director, Mr. Lister serves as the command’s senior civilian assisting the commanding officer in the planning and execution of NEDU programs as well as technical and organizational management of the command. He is responsible for the strategic planning and alignment of NEDU programs with Naval Sea Systems Command initiatives.

While in the private sector, Mr. Lister established the Houston Office for ITA International where he provided engineering services to the oil and gas industry and U.S. government. Prior to returning to government service, Mr. Lister was Kellogg, Brown, & Root’s Program Manager for Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Global Contingency Construction Multiple Award Contract with an $800 million capacity.

Mr. Lister is also a retired U.S. Navy captain. Commissioned in 1985, Lister served for 26 years in the Civil Engineer Corps, and retired from active duty in 2011. His operational naval construction force assignments included three Seabee tours: Amphibious Construction Battalion One – Commanding Officer and Operations Officer, and Naval Mobile Construction Battalion One Thirty Three – Company Officer/ Detail Officer in Charge.  He served during Operation: Iraqi Freedom as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Engineering, Multi-National Security Transition Command, Iraq where he managed the construction program for the Iraqi Security Forces.

Mr. Lister’s acquisition assignments include Director of the Ocean Facilities Program and Expeditionary Programs Office, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, and Assistant Program Manager for Underwater Facilities, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command.  His Facilities Management assignments include Public Works Officer/Officer in Charge of Construction, Naval Station Mayport, Florida and Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Guam; Engineering Officer, Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Panama City, Florida; Aide to the Chief of Civil Engineers, Washington D.C., and Public Works Planning Officer, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland.

Mr. Lister graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He earned a Master of Engineering degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A & M University and a Master of Business Administration degree from San Diego State University.  He also completed the University of Michigan Executive Education Program.  Mr. Lister is a member of the Department of the Navy Acquisition Professional Community and a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Society of American Military Engineers.