Suzannah Deneau

Civil Engineer

Suzannah joined Wightman in 2006 and has more than 15 years of experience in permitting, structural design, bridge design and inspection, trail planning and layout, recreation plans, and grant funding. She provides these services in an engineering and architectural capacity. Her role as a Civil Engineer taps into her strength as a problem solver who can thoroughly analyze projects and create efficient and effective solutions. Suzannah is familiar with all aspects of regulatory permitting and grant funding including Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and Michigan Department of Transportation.

Areas of Focus

  • Permitting specialist
  • Trail projects
  • Structural engineering
  • Structural evaluation
  • Waterway & bluff restoration
  • Concrete design
  • Steel design
  • Bridge design
  • Bridge inspection


B.S. Architectural Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, WI

Professional Training & Registrations

  • NHI Safety Inspection of In-Service Bridges 
  • Construction Site Certifed Stormwater Operator Michigan 
  • Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Certifcation 



  • Wightman Rock Star Award Winner 
  • Graham Woodhouse Award for Indiana Michigan River Valley Trail 

Affiliations & Memberships

  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • Precast/Pre-stressed Concrete Institute
Suzannah Deneau Engineering Wightman

Contact Suzannah Deneau

Office: 269.487.9717 Cell: 269.214.7015
“My Wightman coworkers aren’t just a part of the every work day, but family for me and my husband and my kids. These are the people I want to see outside of 8 to 5.”
Suzannah Deneau

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