Environmental Engineer Brings Technical and People Skills to Business Development Role

  • By Ayres
  • May 7, 2021

Christina Hiegel, PE, has joined Ayres as a business development specialist in Cheyenne. Hiegel focuses on identifying opportunities where Ayres’ brownfield redevelopment strategists, urban planners, and landscape architects can put their mix of skills to use for clients who have environmental and planning challenges that need creative solutions.

Hiegel brings 19 years of experience as a civil/environmental engineer, data quality expert, and project manager. She has served oil, gas, chemical, waste management, municipal, state, and federal clients. Hiegel has managed and participated in remediation projects involving soil vapor extraction, multi-phase vapor extraction, in situ chemical oxidation, and monitoring of contaminant natural attenuation. She has a solid understanding of environmental regulations and compliance and is well-networked with regulatory officials in the West and nationwide.

“Christina has a passion for mentorship, and she’s great at managing large teams, so she’ll take our business development efforts to the next level in our very collaborative Development Division,” says Scott Wilson, vice president. “Her work ethic and conscientious devotion to clients over the long haul also fit well with Ayres’ culture of integrity and long-term relationships.”
Hiegel has managed projects with complex soil, groundwater, surface water, and vapor intrusion problems on large sites. She has provided leadership on quality assurance/quality control standards and procedures on projects including quality assurance project plans (QAPP), sampling plans, and data validation/evaluation for use in compliance monitoring, risk assessments, and closures.
Hiegel is a registered professional engineer in Wyoming. She earned her bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Wyoming.