Jennifer (Harness) Smith, a planning engineer for Missouri American Water, has accepted the position, of project manager for the company’s central division business development team.
Smith, a Washington High School graduate, started in her new role March 30. She is based in St. Louis.
As project manager she has direct accountability for managing the company’s response to acquisitions and new service offerings from release to post-submission, and overseeing all bid proposal activities.
Smith has nearly 15 years of planning, design and analysis of water, wastewater and stormwater systems, as well as engineering expertise.
She started her water career at Missouri American in 2011 as a planning engineer. Prior to joining the company, she worked as a senior environmental engineer for Burns and McDonnell and as an environmental engineer for Camp, Dresser & McKee.
Smith earned a master’s degree in environmental engineering from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla.
She is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri and Illinois, and has her Occupational Safety and Health Administration Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification and is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited.
In addition, she is a member of the American Water Works Association, U.S. Green Building Council-St. Louis Section of Engineers Club of St. Louis.