2023 40 Under 40: Doug Heineke, PMP, 37

Senior Project Manager, Mott MacDonald; BA, Communications, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer May 15, 2023

Heineke’s background in communications has led him to develop an inherently practical approach to project management. Over the course of his 13-year tenure at Mott MacDonald, Heineke has managed a diverse collection of projects across the fields of education, transportation, construction and digital technologies. He has an excellent track record of delivering successful and profitable projects and has played a key role in developing business and collaborative working relationships with clients, partners and associates. Heineke’s recent Boston-area transit projects include major construction at a vehicle maintenance facility, traction power upgrades design and various station improvements projects. He is recognized for his interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, having managed and mentored staff and fosters a pragmatic and empathetic approach to working collaboratively with colleagues, whether as a leader or a team member. Heineke obtained his Project Management Professional certification in 2019 and always endeavors to broaden his knowledge and enhance his personal effectiveness by learning from colleagues and maintaining a growth mindset. His curiosity also extends outside of work. He and his wife are avid hikers and recently became members of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, which protects more than 100 wildlife sanctuaries across the state — weekend plans in the Heineke household invariably include a jaunt to at least one Audubon spot. He is also a keen acoustic guitar player with a penchant for mahogany Martins.