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2013 ABE College of Engineering Outstanding Alum

Posted: March 19, 2013

Congratulations to Jennifer Rauhofer
Jennifer Rauhofer, president of Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting, left, with Engineering Dean David Wormley. Rauhofer is a 1996 bachelor's and 1998 master's degree graduate in agricultural and biological engineering. (Photo credit: Paul Hazi)

Jennifer Rauhofer, president of Stormwater Maintenance & Consulting, left, with Engineering Dean David Wormley. Rauhofer is a 1996 bachelor's and 1998 master's degree graduate in agricultural and biological engineering. (Photo credit: Paul Hazi)

This year the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering's College of Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award is being presented to Jennifer Rauhofer.  This award recognizes alumni for their achievements and provides opportunities for those recipients to interact with the college's faculty, students, and other alumni.

Ms. Rauhofer is the President of Stormwater Consulting, Inc. and Stormwater Maintenance, LLC, which are companies that provide stormwater related design and construction services. The two companies are collectively known as Applied Stormwater Consulting, Inc. is and engineering and landscape architecture firmspecializing in stormwater, environmental, and infrastructure restoration design. Stormwater Maintenance, LLC is a niche construction company devoted to the inspection, maintenance, repair, and construction of stormwater management, stream, and wetland systems. Ms. Rauhofer is in charge of all operations of the firms including administrative, financial, technical, and field operations.

She is a professional engineer licensed in ten states. She has over 14 years of experience in stormwater management and environmental restoration ranging from all aspects of design through construction. She has managed multiple teams in fast-paced production settings.  Her many projects have involved traditional and innovative stormwater management practices, river and stream restoration using natural channel design, wetland design, hydrogeomorphological stream assessments, and hydrologic and hydraulic analysis. Ms. Rauhofer is also experienced in preparing reports, detailed cost estimates and contractual documents, including processing all relevant permits.

Ms. Rauhofer specializes in the application of complex hydrologic and hydraulic engineering principles to solve unique analytical problems that are used in design and construction applications. She is thoroughly familiar with Maryland’s stormwater management guidelines and has incorporated them into numerous projects involving wetland protection, floodplain management and water quality Best Management Practices.

At her previous firm, Biohabitats, Inc., Ms. Rauhofer was the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay Bioregional Team leader and was responsible for the management of approximately 25 technical staff. She supervised the planning, design, construction drawing preparation, and permitting for projects. She coordinated all staffing and scheduling needs. She was the principal quality assurance / quality control for design projects.

Ms. Rauhofer received her M.S. in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1998, and her B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1996.