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Associate Engineer (Design) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA


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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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An Associate Engineer acts with full competence and uses judgement in interpreting and adapting guiding principles such as; policies, practices, procedures, standards, regulations, precedents and work directions for application to resolve specific operational or project engineering issues or problems. You will prepare or may lead other engineering staff in the development of engineering design criteria, calculations, plans, specifications, estimates and reports for a variety of projects associated with water conveyance, distribution, storage and treatment systems. As an Associate Engineer, you may be responsible for the mechanical equipment design including, process design, sizing and specification of large rotating equipment, valves, water treatment and filtration equipment, chemical injection equipment and solid handling equipment; supporting factory and field acceptance testing, system commissioning and system start-up in support of construction projects and ongoing operations; investigating and inspecting existing facilities, structures, and equipment to resolve performance, operation or reliability issues.

The Design Section provides critical engineering services for the Metropolitan Water District. The Treatment Plant and Equipment Design Teams support ongoing operating and capital project development of both new facilities and facility refurbishment at Metropolitan. Facilities include: conventional water treatment plants, ozone generation and injections facilities, water treatment auxiliary systems, advanced water treatment facilities, chemical injections facilities, solids handling facilities, pumping plants, pressure control facilities, conveyance and storage infrastructure, and hydroelectric facilities. Equipment includes: large pumps up to 12,500 hp, isolation valves up to 144” diameter, hydraulic turbine generators up to 24 MW, control valves (globe, plunger, multi-orifice and sleeve), relief valves, conventional and advanced water treatment equipment, chemical feed pumps, settling basins, contactors, solids separation equipment (filters, strainers and hydro clones), filter presses, and more.

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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s 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 Master’s 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.

A degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) in related field is defined as a Civil, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree.

Relevant Experience is defined as: Leading a design team in a project team environment to develop construction drawings and equipment specifications for facilities that convey, store or treat liquids or solids. Working knowledge of all types of pumps, valves (isolation, control and regulating) and actuators (electric and hydraulic), water treatment auxiliary systems, HVAC, plumbing, and hydraulic turbines. Experience in the design of systems intended for the delivery and treatment of potable water is desirable.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Certificate(s): Engineer in Training (EIT) in Civil, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

JOB-RELATED SELECTION CRITERIA
45% Technical knowledge/skills
15% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
15% Analytical Skills
5% Customer Service
5% Teamwork
10% Oral Communication
5% Written Communication
100% Total

CLOSING

Benefits:

• 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
• Excellent working environment

• On-site fitness center

• 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: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

ABOUT MWD

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. 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 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 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 jobs@mwdh2o.com.

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

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

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