Sustainable Vermont Civil Engineering

Staff Bios

Todd Menees

Todd Menees has enjoyed 27 years in civil, environmental and water resources engineering in Vermont and New England. He began his career in 1983 as an Engineering Technician in the Planning Department of the Killington Ski Area. Since then, Todd has designed many projects for Killington, Mount Snow, Stratton, Stowe, Jay Peak, Burke Mountain and Snow Valley ski areas.

Todd has provided services for evaluation and planning studies, design, permitting, survey and construction of civil, environmental and water resources engineering projects for federal, state and local governments as well as commercial and private sector clients. Todd has broad project experience in site selection and planning, civil/site engineering, evaluation of alternative project solutions, environmental assessments, surveying and integration of geographic information system (GIS) technology in project planning and design. He has broad project experience related to hydrologic and hydraulic engineering for stormwater, for water supply and wastewater design, engineering investigations related to infrastructure, facilities and subsurface soil conditions, environmental testing and analysis for environmental assessments, hydrogeologic investigations related to contaminant transport and wastewater disposal capacity, and construction cost estimating, construction administration and inspection/certification. He has coordinated and directed subconsultants, supervised technical and design teams, and has eight years of experience providing quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) oversight on studies, reports, plans and specifications.

Todd has a Masters Degree in Water Resources with a focus on watershed, river and sedimentation processes. His Masters Thesis assessed the distribution of particulate phosphorous in the flow corridor of the Winooski River Watershed in northern Vermont and successfully evaluated particulate phosphorous distribution at different geomorphic scales due to various environmental processes and human impacts. His research spanned across erosion and sedimentation processes, geomorphology, river and floodplain processes, aquatic chemistry, hydrology and river hydraulics. Todds' graduate coursework focused on aquatic systems, chemistry and toxicology, geomorphology, geohydrology, geochemistry, geographic information systems and statistics. Additional undergraduate study from 1996-2001 included math, engineering, computer modeling and soils.

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Kate Menees

Kate Menees began her career hand-drafting plans for facilities re-arrangement of the IBM facility in Essex Junction, Vermont. She changed from drafting electrical plans to her present career as a civil engineering designer in 1987 and took four years off to raise her children. After the kids were in school, Kate returned to work and learned computer-aided drafting and design (CADD) software and has 21 years of experience in civil engineering projects for private, commercial, federal, state and local governments as well as small and large residential projects.

Kate enjoys working with architects and landscape architects in preparing construction and permitting plans for small, medium and large projects. She has many years of software experience with AutoCadd, Civil 3D 2010, AutoTurn, Microstation, Hydrocad, ESRI Arcview, Excel, Microsoft Word and Visual Professional.

She provides engineering support of feasibility studies, planning studies, design of civil/site projects, prepares construction and permitting plans and develops storm water computer models for design and permitting. Kate has successfully integrated geographic information system (GIS) technologies and CADD technologies for use in project design. Kate also provides construction quantity and cost estimating and evaluates exterior lighting design to reduce night sky light pollution and minimize light spillover onto adjoining parcels and roadway glare from parking lots.

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