Derek Cheatham, PE

Derek Cheatham, PE

North Texas Manager


Derek joined Neel-Schaffer in 2011 and now manages the as firm’s North Texas Operation, which includes offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington. He is a Vice President with the firm and also serves as the Senior Engineer Manager for the Arlington office.

Derek has more than 20 years of experience as a consulting engineer, with an emphasis on the design of water, sewer, streets, and drainage facilities for public works projects. His worked for Cheatham & Associates before that firm was acquired by Neel-Schaffer in 2011.

Derek’s experience includes many types of water improvement projects such as large transmission lines, distribution lines, elevated tanks, ground storage tanks, and tank refurbishing projects.

Derek’s local water project experience includes providing services for the cities of Arlington, Burleson, Fort Worth, Garland, Keller, Mansfield, Northlake, Rowlett, and Southlake.

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