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Jennifer Piehlmaier

Project Manager, Major Infrastructure Projects

Jennifer is a bilingual Project Manager (German/English) with a first-class APM accredited honours master's degree in Project Management (MSc) from the University of Sussex. The University of Sussex is 1st in the UK among science and technology policy think tanks for SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit (Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2020), 1st in the UK for annual research income in 2020/21 (Chartered Association of Business Schools), and within the top 15in the UK for Business and Economics (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject 2023). 

With her background in Project Management her career expands over several industries in the public and private sector. This includes work at the University of Wisconsin in the USA, BMW in Germany, and the East Sussex County Council in the UK, where she currently helps manage the delivery of a multimillion-pound programme of local transport schemes.  

With her clear, logical mind, a practical approach to solving complex problems and a drive to see things through to completion she helped on the creation and submission of a major road network business case to the Department of Transport in December 2022. This business case comprises one of the busiest and most economically important local authority A roads in the country.  

Jennifer has worked abroad in different sectors, diverse and inclusive teams, with different ethnical groups and cultures for most of her career and is passionate about collaborating, engaging, and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve certain objectives on time, within budget, and with excellence. These skills as well as her enthusiasm towards education and research in the project management field have earned Jennifer the APM award of “Project Management Postgraduate Dissertation of the Year 2022” which was awarded by the chartered body of the project profession APM in February 2022 and recognises distinction grade dissertations that demonstrate relevance to the project profession.