Derek Heiden


Derek Heiden is an accomplished structural engineer who joined BG&E after returning to Australia from Vancouver, Canada, in 2005.

He has a wealth of experience in leading the delivery of major projects for clients in the Property, Transport, Education, Healthcare and Resources sectors throughout Australia, Canada and the Middle East.

Some of the iconic projects that Derek has contributed to include Melbourne Metro in Victoria, Realm Tower in Adelaide, Perth City in Western Australia.

After spending a decade with BG&E in Perth, in 2015, Derek relocated to Melbourne, established our Victorian business and fulfilled the role of Victoria Lead. He led the growth of BG&E’s Melbourne-based team to a size that can deliver building and infrastructure projects of significant scale.

Today, Derek assumes the role of Director and is excited about being back in Perth and helping to grow BG&E’s ever-expanding business in the West and in South East Asia. He is also eager to make significant contributions to company’s key commercial, risk and due diligence initiatives and to mentoring colleagues to implement the business strategy.

Derek is a member of BG&E’s Finance & Audit, and Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Committees, and the Risk Management Group. He is a also Chartered Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia and a Registered Professional Engineer in Victoria.

Derek is a positive and driven role model and mentor for our next generation leaders and is a passionate cyclist and open water swimmer.