Jennifer Dodson

Department Manager

From project ideation to the final construction phases, Jennifer Dodson leads her team to offer high-level client communication, subcontractor management, scheduling and quality assurance.

Jennifer’s attention to detail, organizational skills and technical background help her team transform ideas into reality. Since joining the company in 2003 as a mechanical engineer, she’s worked in a variety of practice and focus areas — significantly expanding her skill set along the way and demonstrating the diversity of opportunities within our organization. Now leading a department in our Denver office, she provides construction project managers with the necessary knowledge and tools to foster success for our clients.

How do you and your team make the world a better place?

We execute projects that support critical power infrastructure in the Rocky Mountain region and the Pacific Northwest. Our projects focus on expansion of the existing power system to support growth as well as replacement of aging infrastructure to improve overall reliability.

What’s the coolest part of your job?

The coolest part of my job is seeing projects from start to finish, from design through procurement and construction. One of the best feelings in the world is seeing work complete and started up.

If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be?

Speed-reading. I receive anywhere from 100 to 200 emails a day, and I'm always working to keep up.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I have performed project work in several groups within Burns & McDonnell, including Energy; Transmission & Distribution; Oil, Gas & Chemical; Global Facilities; and more. It’s a testament how much variety your career can have within one organization.

What superpower would you choose and why?

Mind reading, hands down. I would love to hear what people are thinking. What do people think that they don't say?