As a senior engineer at Tighe & Bond, Heather Doolittle has worked on a variety of drinking water projects that include: distribution system hydraulic modeling, water system master planning, pump station and storage tank upgrades, and water facilities capital planning. While her technical focus is on modeling distribution system hydraulics and water quality, Heather has been able to help by developing custom asset management and capital improvement solutions based on the specific goals and needs of each water system. She also leads the Water Distribution Hydraulics and Modeling Community of Practice.
Previously, Heather has worked as a geologist on soil and groundwater remediation projects and environmental site assessments. In her graduate school research, she was able to focus on the role of watershed dynamics on lake sediment chemistry and the potential impacts on watershed management strategies and drinking water treatment.
Life Outside Work
In her free time, Heather enjoys cooking and baking, skiing, hiking, and playing outside with her puppy. Heather also enjoys participating in Olympic distance triathlons and finds time to volunteer for the Bates College Center for Purposeful Work to mentor current students and help foster interest in pursuing careers in engineering.