Women In Construction

WIC Profile: Maureen Kelly

Maureen Kelly, Civil Project Engineer, TFMoran

Maureen Kelly

Maureen Kelly is a civil project engineer at TFMoran. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she was the first female civil engineering graduate of the university’s Honors College. Maureen participated in several student scholarship and service-learning organizations while also completing internships in structural engineering and surveying. Her robust educational and leadership background has been ideal for a career in site-civil design.

In her professional role, Maureen says she most enjoys projects that incorporate environmental benefits and equitable design. Recognizing that flexibility is critical, she easily steps into a project at any stage and effectively collaborates within diverse teams. Maureen works in site design, all levels of permitting, utilities layout, and stormwater infrastructure, with special interests in low-impact development and watershed health. In the office, she strives to be a supportive sounding board for her coworkers and a reliable, responsive partner for high-quality civil design.

Maureen has donated time to advise students pursuing engineering projects in Haiti, where her own capstone team worked, and sits on the board of advisors of the Haiti Development Studies Center at UMass Lowell. She also serves as a judge for the Future City Competition, a middle school urban design program.

Maureen says she loves spending quality time with her husband and 4-year-old foster son, and has been an avid equestrian since childhood. Whether at home, volunteering, or in the office, she believes that taking a holistic view – balancing vision with details – is always a good investment.