NTM’s Rachel Tereska Named a “Women of Influence”
On: April 20, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
April 20, 2015, Dillsburg, PA—NTM Engineering Principal Rachel Tereska, MS, PE
has been named one of our region’s “25 Women of Influence” for 2015 by the Central
Penn Business Journal. Rachel was selected as a member of this elite group of women
due to her significant career accomplishments, leadership and mentoring skills, and
community involvement. An independent panel of judges scored nominations
according to each woman’s professional and personal achievements.
A resident of Hummelstown, Rachel is an owner of NTM Engineering, a women‐owned business
enterprise (WBE) that specializes in water resources, structural engineering and inspection, and
engineering course development and instruction. Rachel has over 15 years of water resources
engineering experience with a focus on hydrologic studies, hydraulic modeling, bridge scour analysis, and
waterway permitting. She is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Delaware, conducted
the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) first two‐dimensional hydraulic model
analysis using the Surface Water Modeling System software, and has assisted in developing several Joint
Agency Guidance documents between PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental
Protection. Rachel oversees PennDOT’s Hydrologic and Hydraulic Professional Development Series, a
sequence of six customized courses related to bridge and culvert H&H design for highway projects.
Since co‐founding NTM in December 2006, Rachel’s own technical ability, professional reputation,
and management skills have been integral to the company’s early success and growth from four to 37
employees. Rachel’s water resources engineering expertise has helped NTM with its financial growth
through acquiring project work, and she has been vital to the firm’s reputation as the “go to” water
resources firm on Pennsylvania transportation projects.
Rachel is very active in her professional and family communities. She is a member of multiple
industry organizations, served on the 2012 Harrisburg MS Leadership Class, and is a WTS Central PA
Chapter Advisory Board member. Rachel is also involved with her church and daughter’s school. She
serves as a mentor to other NTM personnel, especially the firm’s five other female engineers/designers.
As a Women of Influence award recipient, Rachel will be featured in a video presentation at the
Women of Influence event to be held on June 15.