Derrick Tucker, PE
Derrick joined Neel-Schaffer in 2002 and has nearly 20 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering.
Based in the firm’s Arlington (TX) office, Derrick provides services for Neel-Schaffer and for True North Emergency Management, a Neel-Schaffer subsidiary that provides disaster recovery and emergency management services.
A registered PE in Mississippi, Derrick has managed debris operations and all aspects of water and sewer improvement projects, including conceptual development; grant and loan funding procurement; environmental clearance; production of construction plans and specifications; right-of-way/easement acquisition; and construction engineering and administration.
Derrick has managed debris operations for Neel-Schaffer and or True North following hurricanes Ike and Katrina. He was Project Manager for debris removal following Hurricane Ike for the City of La Porte as well as sand cleaning at Galveston and Boliver. He was also responsible for marine debris removal from the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Bay and four other bays.
Derrick has participated in several debris monitoring projects for public entities over the past eight years that included over 1 million cubic yards of debris each. Derrick has experience working with federal, state and local government emergency agencies and reimbursement programs. He also has experience with solid and hazardous waste management programs, policies, and procedures.
Derrick has participated in special disaster recovery program management services, including private property/right-of-entry (ROE) work, waterways clean-up and reimbursement, leaning tree and hanging limb removal, hazardous material removal, vessel and vehicle recovery, asbestos abatement, data management, and hauler invoice reconciliation and contracting, and FEMA appeals assistance.
His experience also includes design and construction phase engineering of several urban drainage improvement projects and several site improvement projects involving utilities (water, sewer, electrical), parking, drainage and facilities access. Derrick’s varying experiences provides him with the ability to plan, design, and administer
complex urban projects.