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Assistant Engineer I (2 positions - Construction Management) - Metropolitan Water District - La Verne, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: Metropolitan Water District

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Metropolitan owns and operates: Five water treatment plants, the largest of which can deliver up to 750 million gallons of water per day; the Colorado River Aqueduct, a 242-mile conveyance system designated as a national historic engineering landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers, which can convey up to 1.7 billion gallons of water per day from Lake Havasu to Southern California; 800 miles of pipelines, ranging up to nearly 20 feet in diameter; and numerous pumping plants (the largest of which has nine 12,500 hp pumps), hydroelectric generating stations, and support facilities.
We are now accepting Environmental Engineering degrees in addition to Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, and Construction Management for these two positions! The original posting did not reflect this. If you have previously applied with an Environmental degree, you will now be considered. If you have not previously applied, please do so.

Assistant Engineer I (Construction Management Unit, Job #5391874) - 2 positions (Note: these two (2) openings are located at Metropolitan's La Verne office)

Metropolitan Engineers can expect to work on some of the largest water treatment, conveyance, and distribution projects in the world. We deliver an average of 1.5 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square mile service area in Southern California.

Engineering staff plan, design, and manage construction of new facilities and modification of existing facilities to ensure delivery of high quality water to approximately 19 million people in Southern California.

Each Assistant Engineer I candidate hired through this recruitment will work with engineers, project managers, construction managers, water system operations staff, and technical specialists under direct supervision in an exciting, challenging environment with broad opportunities for career advancement.


Please submit/attach a resume (with your degree/anticipated degree highlighted) in a PDF or Word format when you apply using the 'Upload' button. Only those applicants submitting a PDF or Word format of their resume will be considered. You must submit/attach a PDF or Word format resume for each position you apply for. If you have trouble uploading your resume, please call 213-217-7738 or email jobs@mwdh2o.com on the day you submit your application for help.

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The tentative start date for this position is July 3, 2017 or sooner.

JOB SUMMARY - Assistant Engineer I (2 positions - Construction Management Unit, job #5391874)

In the Construction Management Unit, the Assistant Engineers hired for these positions are responsible for learning and assisting with contract administration, materials testing, and field inspection duties on heavy public works construction contracts. The successful candidates will learn and assist in assuring that constructed work and furnished materials meet specified standards. These positions involve learning and assisting in coordination with Metropolitan's design engineers, operations personnel, other agencies, etc.

1. Learns and assists with planning, coordinating, conducting and monitoring tests, studies, investigations.
2. Learns and assists to prepare technical documents, reports, and presentations.
3. Learns and assists with technical analyses.
4. Learns and assists to prepare cost estimates and budgets.
5. May execute mathematical, statistical, and other models.
6. Learns and assists with site inspections.
7. Learns and assists with maintaining official records, documents, and data.
8. May participate on a project team.
9. Performs other related Engineer job duties as required

1. Learns and assists to inspect and verify contractor's work is in compliance with contract requirements.
2. Learns and assists in reviewing submittals, Requests For Information, preparing responses, and drafting Field Memorandums.
3. Learns and assists with reviewing contractor plans, procedures, schedules, and preparing independent cost estimates.
4. Learns and assists with factory acceptance testing, systems start-up, and coordinating warranty work.
5. Learns and assists with performing forensic investigations of construction deficiencies.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 hour days

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field by June 30, 2017. A related field is defined as: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering or Construction Management.
Should you receive a job offer with the Metropolitan Water District, it will be contingent upon successful completion of an engineering degree on or before June 30, 2017 in the discipline you have indicated in your application. You must provide proof of a Bachelor's degree.
General Required Knowledge of: Engineering principles and practices in specific discipline; and current office technology and equipment.
General Required Skills and Abilities to: Analyze and interpret data; organize; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.
Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent that allows you to drive in the course of your employment is required at time of application.
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.
Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as personal computers and record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
Work Environment: The work involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines, or irritant chemicals; etc. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.
Job Related Selection Criteria:
10% Interpersonal Effectiveness / Teamwork
15% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
15% Field Knowledge / Problem Solving
20% Technical Skills and Knowledge
20% Oral communication skills
20% Written communication skills
100% Total

* Competitive compensation
* Excellent medical, dental, life, vision
* Retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k
* Tuition reimbursement
* Training and advancement opportunities
* Excellent working environment
* Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to jobs@mwdh2o.com.
Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (213) 217-7738 at least 5 working days in advance of the scheduled examination date(s).
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
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