Our Team

Cliff Heitmann, P.E., President
Director of Commercial Design



Responsible for management of the company’s daily operations & ensuring the timely completion of assignments.  Cliff is involved in the conceptual design & analysis of all projects.  Cliff is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri.  Cliff holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri.


Dale J. Bax, Vice-President
Director of Residential Design



Dale oversees and coordinates field crew methods and practices needed to provide information to clients and developers.  He performs site visits to monitor progress and compliance with local code and approved plans.  Dale also manages all residential conceptual design, project lay-out, prepares estimated development cost & budgets. Dale revises all plans as part of Bax Engineering’s Quality Assurance program. Dale began his engineering career in 1985.


Scott Kolkmeyer, P.E.
Director of Municipal Design



Scott oversees design and construction monitoring of municipal projects including storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main extensions and urban & rural road improvements.  Scott coordinates all aspects of projects with local government agencies from initial conceptual design through final design and construction.  He is a registered engineer in the States of Missouri and Illinois and he joined Bax in 1986.  Scott holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly the University of Missouri at Rolla.


Mark E. Collins, P.L.S

Director of Surveying



Bax Engineering is please to announce Mark Collins, P.L.S., as Director of Surveying. Mark will be responsible for overall management, strategy, execution and direction of the survey department. . Mr. Collins previously served as the Director of Surveying Technology where he was responsible for the launch and strategic management of  High Definition Surveying and 3D Scanning. Mark is a Registered Land Surveyor in Missouri. Mark brings over 35 years of land surveying experience to Bax Engineering