Derek Heitz, Maul Foster & Alongi

Derek Heitz

Project Environmental Scientist

Derek Heitz has been providing environmental support to clients in construction and heavy industry since 2014. After graduating from University of Washington, he took a role that focused almost exclusively on stormwater pollution and real-time reductions of pollution for clients with industrial and construction stormwater permits. His work helping these clients has led him to…

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No two projects are the same, even for facilities in the same industry. I particularly enjoy helping 50+-year-old facilities comply with current standards. I’m most excited to be doing anything that helps, really. Answering complicated questions, developing a great schedule, fixing simple problems, cleaning up a site that’s been dirty for six decades. You name it.
No two projects are the same, even for facilities in the same industry. I particularly enjoy helping 50+-year-old facilities comply with current standards. I’m most excited to be doing anything that helps, really. Answering complicated questions, developing a great schedule, fixing simple problems, cleaning up a site that’s been dirty for six decades. You name it.
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Who is Derek Heitz?

Derek Heitz has been providing environmental support to clients in construction and heavy industry since 2014. After graduating from University of Washington, he took a role that focused almost exclusively on stormwater pollution and real-time reductions of pollution for clients with industrial and construction stormwater permits. His work helping these clients has led him to appreciate the difficulties faced by industrial facilities in their efforts to comply with environmental standards. He’s taken on a lot of roles in his career, with work involving environmental permitting; facility inspections and site assessments; documenting and treating pollutant sources; drafting plans for pollution prevention and water management; conducting bench- and field-scale proof-of-concept testing; and assisting with project cost estimation, scheduling, and management. He’s also assisted with characterization, investigation, and cleanup of sites that have been impacted by historical industrial activities.

Outside work, Derek spends as much time as he can with his family. He enjoys running, cooking, and volunteering his time and knowledge as much as he can. There’s a good chance you can find him at a history museum or on a running route around the Port of Tacoma pretty much any weekend.

Education

Earth and Space Science, Environmental Geology: University of Washington, 2014.

Certifications

Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality (CPSWQ)

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation

DOT Security Awareness Training

IATA Dangerous Goods Transportation