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Assistant Engineer I - Metropolitan Water District - Los Angeles, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: Metropolitan Water District

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitanís 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. Metropolitanís facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Water System Operations Group, Water Operations and Planning Section, Operations Planning and Programs Unit has one (1) opening for an Assistant Engineer I position at Metropolitan's headquarters located in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

This entry level position will learn and assist in coordinating, researching, conducting and analyzing projects and studies relating to water operations and resource management. Under close supervision of a lead staff, this position will learn and assist in water demand forecasting, data management, water distribution system modeling and analyses, facility shutdown coordination for repair and refurbishment, administration and implementation of water resource programs and storage agreements, development and implementation of water resource management and operating strategies, monitoring and analysis of source water supply and operations, facility planning and operations, and other initiatives as needed.

Activities include learn and assist in data acquisition, processing, analysis, and interpretation; preparation of technical memoranda, reports, and associated graphics; preparation of presentations and internal and external correspondences; development of project schedules and other project management functions; and tracking and trending of water supplies and demands.

Candidates in this position must have the ability to work independently or with a project team; be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; interpersonal skills; be proficient with the use of personal computers, Microsoft Office applications (particularly Excel and Access), and data acquisition and analysis tools; process and analyze data; and be able to read basic engineering drawings and schematics. Positions in this classification work under close supervision and within established guidelines.

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.

Education and Experience: Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university in a related field by hired date.
Related field of study in Engineering is defined as a Bachelorís degree or higher in civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical.

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.

Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations.

- Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment (Must have 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:
25% Technical Skills and Knowledge
20% Analytical Skills
10% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
10% Planning & Organizing
15% Interpersonal Effectiveness and Teamwork
10% Written Communication
10% Oral Presentation/Communication
100% Total


- Competitive compensation
- Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
- Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
- Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
- Tuition reimbursement
- Training and advancement opportunities
- On-site fitness center
- Excellent working environment
- Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

- 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]

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer ñ Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
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