Environmental Engineering & Science

Audra Heinzel has been a practicing environmental scientist for 14 years in the areas of ecological toxicology, ecological risk assessments, environmental assessments, asbestos inspections, and mold inspections. Ms. Heinzel is also a Geographic Information System (GIS) specialist. Responsibilities have included field sampling and analysis plans, producing field investigation reports, project management of personnel and budgets, supervising drilling and sampling activities, core logging, sample processing, contamination control, equipment and personnel decontamination, waste management, ensuring compliance with OSHA health and safety requirements, mapping, and drafting.

Education
  • BA Environmental Studies, with a concentration in Biology, 2003

Registration / Certification / Accreditation
  • OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40-hour course
  • Utah Certified Asbestos Inspector
  • Utah Certified Asbestos Contractor Supervisor
  • Salt Lake County Pre-demolition Inspector
  • Utah Soil and Groundwater Sampler
  • Utah Certified UST Remover

Relevant Experience
  • Conducted soil investigative activities to determine impact of petroleum products and solvents at the sites in various Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments projects in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, and Wyoming. Remediation activities included impacted soil removal and disposal.
  • Investigated site at former dry cleaning properties in Salt Lake City, Utah, where soil and groundwater contamination occurred.
  • Conducted removal and disposal of underground storage tanks (USTs) per Utah Department of Environmental Response and Remediation closure rules and remediated releases from the USTs.
  • Oversee numerous asbestos sampling and demolition on sites in Utah as a certified asbestos inspector.
  • Oversee residential radon sampling on sites in Utah.
  • Perform various mold sampling activities prior to and after mold abatement on sites in Utah.