Editor’s Note: In honor of Women’s History Month, WIC Week and International Women’s Day, HP will be featuring a woman in construction on our site every business day throughout the month of March. Learn
more at www.high-profile.com/wicweek.
Here is today’s WIC profile!
Jennifer Porter, TFMoran, Inc.
One of TFMoran, Inc.’s women engineers is Jennifer Porter, PE. She serves as a project engineer in the civil and traffic engineering departments. She has been with TFMoran for nearly 20 years, after graduating from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. Porter is a licensed professional engineer in New Hampshire, with extensive experience in site planning, grading and drainage design, sewer design, and permitting. She typically designs sites for commercial, industrial, residential, and institutional projects. Though most of her engineering work takes place in the office, her job sometimes requires putting on a hard hat and safety vest for engineering inspections on the construction site.
Throughout her career, Porter has tackled obstacles with good management, open communications, and being a dependable team player. “I was a competitive hurdler on the track team in high school and college, which is somewhat of an individual sport. Everyone works toward a common goal: the better my performance, the better my team does”, explains Jen. “I use the same teamwork approach in the workplace. My career choice to remain as a project engineer is because I enjoy the role as a ‘worker bee,’ using my talent for the good of the team.”
By being one who makes up the 14% of women in the engineering profession, Porter provides a positive influence on her 9-year-old daughter, Jocelyn. “I encourage her to go into any field that she wants to. She is outgoing, smart, and creative; she can do whatever she sets her mind on.” As an engineer, role-model, wife, and mother of two, Porter always does her best.
TFMoran is honored to have Porter, along with other women professionals, on their team.
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