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Company: Metropolitan Water District
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan's mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan's facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct; five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day; nine surface water reservoirs; 800 miles of pipeline, ranging up to nearly 20 feet in diameter; 16 hydroelectric power plants; and numerous support facilities.
The Water System Operations Group, Water Quality Section currently has one (1) opening for an Associate Engineer in the Water Purification Unit, located at MetropolitanÃs Water Quality Laboratory in La Verne, CA. This position will also require frequent travel to various District facilities, with primary travel to the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center in Carson, CA.
JOB SUMMARY?The Associate Engineer is a specialized intermediate position which focuses on a highly technical area. The work is moderately difficult and a substantial degree of engineering judgment is expected. As an Associate Engineer, you will support and assist the design of MetropolitanÃs potable reuse water treatment processes. You will assist in developing potable reuse water treatment process design criteria, review engineering design drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with existing or future drinking water and recycled water regulations, and provide technical support to Water System Operations and other groups within Metropolitan on the development and implementation of potable reuse initiatives. You will also assist with developing test plans; conducting applied research studies; and performing full-scale potable reuse facility evaluations and process optimization studies, as well as start-up processes associated with advanced water treatment plants. This position will also be responsible for developing water treatment chemical specifications and administering chemical contracts.
1. Monitors, evaluates, and responds to water quality related legislative initiatives, regulatory issues and policies. Develops plans and procedures to address legislative and regulatory requirements.?
2. Reviews and makes recommendations on proposals, projects, and programs that may have an impact on water quality.?
3. Develops and directs test plans for bench, pilot and full- scale water quality testing.?
4. Analyzes and interprets data to develop water treatment process design criteria.?
5. Analyzes and interprets data to optimize water quality performance and maintain compliance with drinking water quality regulations.?
6. Analyzes and interprets conditions that may adversely impact watershed and source water quality.?
7. Reviews and analyzes water quality data and provides recommendations to ensure compliance with all drinking water quality regulations.??
Job Related Selection Criteria:
- Job preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position) 7%
- Technical skills and knowledge of: water, wastewater, and recycled water treatment
processes; regulations of drinking water, indirect potable reuse. 34%
- Interpersonal Effectiveness 7%
- Teamwork 7%
- Organizational Skills 7%
- Analytical 7%
- Written Communication Skills 24%
- Oral Communication Skills 7%
Education and Experience: BachelorÃs degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level; or MasterÃs degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience which must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level.
Degree in a related field is defined as: Civil, Environmental, and/or Chemical Engineering,
Relevant experience is defined as: performing complex water and wastewater chemistry calculations, analyzing and implementing new potable reuse water regulations, assisting with preparing potable reuse water treatment chemical specifications, administering chemical contracts, and/or investigating potable reuse water treatment process changes required for new source waters.
General Required Knowledge of: Engineering principles, practices and applications in specific discipline; project schedules and budgets; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to area of responsibility; and current office technology and equipment.
General Required Skills and Abilities to: Analyze and interpret data; organize; project scheduling software; prepare technical reports and correspondence; use independent judgment and exercise discretion; 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.
?CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS?Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:
Certificates?Ã¯ Engineer in Training (EIT)
Licenses?Ã¯ Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment
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.
Vision Requirements: No special vision requirements.
- 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
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: http://www.mwdh2o.com/PDF_Careers/benefits.pdf
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 [email protected]
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email [email protected]
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