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Engineer - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - La Verne, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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Within the Water Quality Section at the Weymouth Water Treatment Plant, the Engineer will be responsible for managing, coordinating, and developing plans, policies, and strategies to ensure Metropolitan’s sources of water are protected from contamination threats. The position requires specialized knowledge and experience in source water protection, including work with federal, state, local, and other water and wastewater utilities, business, and non-governmental organizations to plan and implement water quality-related projects and efforts. This position also requires broad knowledge of water quality issues within the Western United States, California and locally that may affect Metropolitan’s source waters and conveyance treatment and distribution operations.

In this position you will manage and coordinate source water protection activities for the Colorado River, State Water Project, and Metropolitan’s local watersheds; monitor and participate in advisory forums on Colorado River water quality issues and remediation programs; prepare watershed sanitary surveys and watershed management/source water protection plans; participate in the development and enhancement of source water protection guidelines, monitoring programs, watershed/water quality modeling capabilities, and salinity management plans; review groundwater remediation projects subject to federal corrective action cleanup requirements (Resource Conservation & Recovery Act and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act); and prepare white papers, position papers, legislative reviews, detailed comment letters on environmental and regulatory documents.

Additionally, in this position you will coordinate with external agencies/organizations, conduct oral presentations, and represent Metropolitan in multi-stakeholder forums; administer and manage consultant contracts for projects pertaining to source water protection; and oversee engineering investigations and economic appraisals/evaluations of major or critical engineering projects.

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Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and six years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Associate Engineer level; or Master’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 Associate Engineer level.

Relevant Experience is defined as engineering experience in the following areas: source water protection and/or water quality control; watershed management; water resource planning with understanding of applicable water quality regulations (California and Federal); groundwater remediation; and/or water treatment.


  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
  • Professional Engineer License (Civil) or (Chemical) from the state of California in good standing (required at time of application).

35% Technical knowledge/skills: Drinking water and source water protection regulatioins and policies, watershed management and practices, drinking water treatment, and source water quality issues.
15% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
15% Analytical Skills
10% Initiative and Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills
10% Oral Communication
15% Written Communication and Report Writing
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
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

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: [email protected]

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).