Over the Bridge to Clean Water
Julie Allen, who led the effort to design and build the biggest bridge/viaduct project in City history, was promoted in April to Assistant Director of Clean Water at Public Works’ Sanitation and Environment bureau.
The Sixth Street Viaduct Project, a massive effort to replace the iconic aging infrastructure across the LA River from the Arts District to Boyle Heights, is set to open this month.
She received her Civil Engineering degree from UCLA in 1992 and began her City career at the LADWP in the Environmental and Government Affairs section. Her initial roles were in the areas of water quality and regulatory compliance, later expanding to water system planning and design and construction of water system infrastructure.
In 2001, Julie was promoted to a Civil Engineer position in Public Works/Engineering, first in the Central District Office then later as the Council/Board Liaison. In 2003, she was promoted to a Project Manager 1 position in the Fire Facilities Bond Program, leading the design and construction of four new fire stations. In 2006, Julie was promoted to Sr. Construction Engineer in the Construction Management Division to oversee the construction of public buildings, park improvements, and transportation projects.
In 2012, she became the Assistant Division Manager of the Proposition O Program, supervising staff in the delivery of facilities that collect and treat stormwater. In 2015, Julie was promoted to a Principal Civil Engineer position to lead the $588 million Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project.
In addition to her work assignments, Julie has volunteered her time and expertise to her local community as a Planning Commissioner and chairperson of a school bond construction oversight committee. She has also earned a certification as a Sr. Certified Professional from the Society for Human Resource Management.
Congratulations on your promotion, Julie!