Jennifer Desautels, P.E.


Director of Operations

15 Years at TCE


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B.S. Civil Engineering ‘00 University of Vermont

A.S. Civil Engineering Technology ‘97 Vermont Technical College


Licensed Professional Engineer State of Vermont #8917

ANR Compliant Designer’s License

Professional Affiliations

Society of Women Engineers, Past President of UVM Chapter

Work History

M2 Group, Inc. Mesa, AZ 2003-2007

Karins & Associates, Inc. Newark, DE 2001-2003

Engineering Ventures Burlington, VT 2000-2001

Wright & Morrissey So. Burlington, VT 1997-2000

Volunteer Work

Four Winds Nature Institute, Volunteer Educator 2013-2020

Nordic Soccer Club, Team Manager 2019-2021

Georgia Elementary Youth Basketball Coach, 2018-2019 Season

Jennifer Desautels, P.E.

Jenn is an Engineer, Senior Project Manager, and the Director of Operations who manages commercial and residential projects of all sizes. She also manages TCE’s budding St. Albans office as well as the CAD Department. She is an advocate for her clients, assisting them with navigating Vermont’s complex permitting process. She has excellent communication skills and is adept at giving presentations at public hearings, legal mediation sessions, and negotiating with public boards and regulators.

Jenn lives in Georgia, VT with her husband and two boys. She enjoys traveling, running, and cheering on her sons while watching their youth sports teams.

Jenn has over 20 years of experience in the construction and engineering industries. Her key skills involve Project Management and communication. Her prior engineering experience in both Delaware and Arizona along with her decade plus of work at TCE, give her a unique perspective on design solutions for her current projects.

Recent Project Experience

Dorset Street Dermatology, So. Burlington, VT

TCE was initially hired to prepare a feasibility study to determine the development potential of two adjoining properties on Dorset Street under the City’s Form Based Code (FBC).  Jenn worked with both the client and City to develop a site plan to meet the needs of the client while addressing zoning requirements.  The project site is less than ½ acre and now includes a 2-story plus basement mixed use building with over 7,000 s.f. medical office space and storage and (6) 1-bedroom apartments.  A major transmission line adjacent to the project and a complex network of existing utilities made both design and construction of the new building challenging.  Jenn has enjoyed working on this project from conception through construction.

Cairns Development, Various Sites, VT

TCE was hired by Cairns Development to conduct feasibility studies and master planning on several sites within Chittenden County.  Jenn is currently working on the redevelopment of the former Kaigles gas station site on Shelburne Road in So. Burlington.

Residential Subdivisions, Various Sites, VT

Jenn has assisted several clients over the past year with residential subdivisions ranging in size from 4 to 11 units in both Chittenden and Franklin counties.

Additional Projects & Clients

  • Mongeon Bay Properties, Colchester
  • Desautels Seawall, So. Hero
  • Boudah Residence, Colchester
  • Brookside Campground, Enosburg
  • NRPC Richford Elementary & Maple St. Stormwater
  • Albertini Subdivision, Underhill
  • Smith Residential Subdivision, Westford & Georgia
  • NRPC/VTrans Grand Isle County Park & Ride Study

Key Skills

  • Project Management
  • Local & State Permitting
  • Site Grading & Site Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Public Presentations
  • Master Panning
  • Planned Unit Developments