WENDY S. LEMM-HARRIS
ENGINEERING / OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
Forward thinking, self-directed, and confident management professional, with a strong aptitude for organizing and directing projects and personnel. Confident and pro-active leader, particularly skilled at establishing an environment that encourages participation, promotes accountability, develops a team spirit, and increases employee morale. Detail oriented and results-driven - approach the challenge of meeting schedules and budgets with a can do attitude and effort. Excellent communication and liaison skills - accomplished at coordinating project activities with personnel at all levels and establishing and maintaining strong external partnerships. Known for exhibiting a disciplined and analytical approach to identifying, evaluating and resolving problems.
Budget Development/ Administration Expense Control Cost Reduction
Capital Improvement Projects Project Management Presentations
Contract Negotiation / Administration Policy Development / Implementation
Quality Control Occupational Health / Safety Regulatory Compliance
Purchasing / Procurement Vendor Relations Public Relations Customer Service
Time Management Problem Solving Decision Making Conflict Resolution
Training / Supervision Leadership / Motivation Team / Consensus Building Scheduling
Performance Management Reporting
CITY OF BALDWIN PARK, Baldwin Park, California 1989 - 2009
Public Works Operations Supervisor - Public Works Maintenance Division & Solid Waste and Recycling Division (1995 - 2009)
Reporting directly to Director of Public Works, managed resources and personnel related to developing, implementing, and maintaining the public infrastructure. Prepared cost estimates for desired projects and required equipment and materials; participated in budget preparation; and administered individual program budgets. Areas of direct accountability included street maintenance, traffic control striping and devices, street sweeping, graffiti abatement, tree trimming, landscape and park maintenance, and maintenance and repair of city bus stops and the Metrolink Rail Station. Established schedules; directed activities; and monitored work flow. Trained, assigned, supervised, and evaluated staff; and conducted pre-job and safety meetings. Coordinated maintenance activities with engineering projects, and assisted Engineering Department with capital projects. Participated in cost reduction projects, including developing and implementing new techniques, and researching and evaluating alternative materials. Researched and selected vendors; prepared RFPs for contractual services; prepared/processed requisitions and payments for purchases and services; and compiled and presented monthly status reports. Inspected and evaluated public complaints/service requests; recommended appropriate responses and scheduled work as required. Inspected and prepared detailed informational reports regarding claims filed against City related to the infrastructure.
Managing contractual services for refuse and recycling programs, led Citys efforts to address States compliance order for Citys prior failure to meet mandatory diversion. Interfacing with State representatives and hauler, developed and administered new Construction and Demolition recycling program, and residential and commercial green waste collection protocols. Wrote new ordinances and modifications to existing ordinances to increase total diversion; and assisted hauler with field audits and preparation of new base year study to accurately reflect solid waste trends. Successfully achieved complete compliance with States AB939 mandates.
Associate Engineer (1994 - 1995)
Administered all capital improvement project contracts. Negotiated prices and schedules; monitored outside consultant activities; coordinated inspections; reviewed design changes and change orders; and approved progress billings. Researched project design requirements, and designed and prepared plans, engineering designs, and specifications for capital improvement projects. Performed calculations; prepared estimates of time and material costs; and prepared and presented recommendations for revisions and improvements. Investigated and resolved field problems affecting property owners, contractors, and maintenance operations.
Civil Engineering Assistant (1989 - 1994)
Reviewed private development proposals, including subdivision and parcel maps, and presented recommendations and reasons for denial or approval. Performed plan check services for grading plans and street improvements relative to new development. Participated in land use development review processes; performed traffic studies; and coordinated activities with other departments and outside agencies. Interfaced with the public to answer questions, locate requested information, and issue public works permits.
LEMM ELECTRIC, INC., West Covina, California 2009 - Present
Manage and direct financial and operational activities and functions. Research, evaluate, and procure all insurances; prepare weekly payroll; process accounts payable / receivable; calculate and submit monthly federal tax return deposits and quarterly state sales returns; and maintain documents and files. Coordinate labor, subcontractors and inspections; and assist owner in estimating projects.
EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
B.S., Engineering Technology - Civil Engineering & Construction Management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Workshops / Seminars
Dealing with Difficult Employees Discipline Evaluating Performance Team Building
Waste Reduction and Recycling AB939 Compliance
PC and Macintosh Computers - Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Pages Keynote Numbers