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Jennifer Ridd, PE

Senior Project Manager | Associate, Buildings

Jennifer has more than 16 years of experience in structural engineering, and she is responsible for structural building design and coordination of production of contract documents. She also has experience in project management, structural engineering design and construction administration on building projects in a variety of industries — including healthcare, higher education, sports and commercial.

Education: BS in Civil Engineering, Purdue University; MS in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Year started at JQ: 2014

Hometown: Springboro, Ohio

Talk to me about: The Cincinnati Bengals, a good book, traveling, your favorite recipe, the latest hot restaurant, crafting and my dog

What’s your favorite thing about working at JQ: JQ really promotes its employees to speak up and make their career what they want it to be. All options are open to you if you just ask. Everyone has a voice here.

What’s the greatest risk you have ever taken: Paragliding in Switzerland

What are you most passionate about in your profession? Engaging women in the A/E/C fields via mentorship relationships, networking, equality and engagement opportunities, and support groups. Women can become very competitive in male-dominated environments, and I want to create a culture of teamwork and support in our industry that supersedes that.

I’m also passionate about engaging young people to enter A/E/C fields and have been involved with ACE Mentoring since 2005. I will serve as DFW associate board chairperson in 2019-2020.