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Jennifer Ridd, PE

Senior Project Manager | Principal, Buildings

With 18 years of experience, Jennifer brings proven skills in project management and structural engineering in a variety of industries including healthcare, higher education, aviation, sports and recreation, cultural 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.