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Apr 27

Meet Our New Public Works Director Hye Jin Lee

Posted on April 27, 2020 at 3:28 PM by Maggie Le

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Hye Jin Lee graduated from UCI with BS and MS in Civil Engineering. Hye Jin is 
passionate about building relationship with the community that she serves. Choosing Civil Engineering as a major came from her desire to invest a career in building infrastructure to enhance quality of life for residents and help businesses thrive by collaboration. 

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tarted the first 10 years of her career in a consulting engineering firm involved in engineering design and management of all spectrum of civil engineering from planning to construction. Some of the projects/clients include:
  • Freeway Design including 241/261/133 Toll Roads, 91 Fwy expansion, El Toro Y (405/5) reconstruction
  • Disneyland (California Adventures, Downtown Disney), South Coast Plaza, Irvine Company
She spent nearly 20 years in municipal engineering management and eventually in executive management.  
  • Numerous large scale park projects/Community Center
  • Airport Improvements
  • Grade Separation
  • Utility operations and regulatory compliance (Water/sewer/wastewater treatment)
  • Managed operation of a municipal landfill and environmental compliance 
She also spent 6 years in Kansas City Metropolitan area suburb as a City Engineer successfully implemented an aggressive CIP program for critical infrastructure projects to foster economic developments during the recession years of 2008 to 2014.
  • Bridge Replacements with Federal Grants
  • Street and Rail Road crossing improvements
  • Collaborated with Army Corps of Engineers for flood mitigation project
  • Utility Reconstruction
  • IKEA
  • Auto dealers : Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Infinity, Hyundai, Chevy, Hummer
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Fast food restaurants
She resides in Brea, CA with husband of almost 24 years, a daughter and a son (senior and freshman in high school respectively) and 2 adopted Labrador retrievers.