Jessie Klemme Assistant Project Manager

Jessie Klemme Assistant Project Manager

What is your role with SRE? Assistant Project Manager

What project are you most proud of? I am most proud of the Rio Bravo I and II projects. It was my first job as Assistant Project Manager and between my Assistant Superintendent and I, we excelled. It was the first job that I felt was truly my own because the daily decisions came down to the two of us who worked closely as a team. It also had a tinge of nostalgia because I started my Swinerton career at Pumpjack which the Rio Bravo jobs were an extension of. I am proud of how far I had come in 2 years and what I had achieved. 

What are some things you shouldn't say at work? You have to know your audience when you start giving people certain monikers. As a female onsite I will respond to many different names, but the names that I do not like directed at me are: kid, sweetie, and/or pumpkin. You need to keep in mind the perception that name gives off, something that may be endearing to you is seen as being undermined and rude to someone else.

Have you ever been on TV? I have been interviewed on the news a few times typically related to Girl Scouts, Society of Women Engineers, or Robotics. Once or twice it was a combination of all 3 activities. I have been in the background of 2 movies, one Disney and one Lifetime. Last but not least I have been a part of the televised Rose Bowl Parade twice.

What is one thing you’re better at than most other people? I am great at telling horrible jokes and puns at times when no one wants to hear them. 

If you had to choose a theme song for your life, what would you pick? I have already created a sitcom based around the antics of my best friend and I. It would be called “Birds of a Feather” and the first verse has been locked in. It’s a long story.

What is the best type of cheese? My favorite’s gouda.

Is a hot dog a sandwich? A hot dog as you initially imagine it is not a sandwich. That being said, you can make a sandwich out of a hot dog roll, and you can use a hot dog as sandwich meat. In rare form you can even turn your standard hot dog into a sandwich if prepared differently. It is similar to the “a rectangle is not always a square” situation.