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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Within the Water Quality Section at the Water Quality Laboratory, the Associate Engineer will be responsible for assisting groups within Metropolitan to ensure 100 percent compliance with primary drinking water standards in the design and operations of Metropolitan’s water systems. The work of this position is moderately difficult and a substantial degree of engineering judgment is expected in the assessment of water quality implications from a variety of engineering projects.
In this position you will have the opportunity to assist in developing and documenting process design criteria to be used for treatment plant and distribution system upgrades and expansions; review design drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with existing and future water quality regulations; provide technical support to Water Treatment and Conveyance & Distribution Sections to ensure 100 percent compliance with drinking water standards, including serving on Quality Assurance Teams; and investigate water quality impacts and provide recommendations on water treatment process changes in compliance with new regulations.
In this position you are also responsible for conducting special studies to test and evaluate water quality issues that may be experienced at the full-scale level and to optimize water treatment processes to comply with current and proposed drinking water regulations. You will analyze water quality and operational data, perform complex water chemistry calculations, participate in field investigations, and prepare memoranda and reports documenting results of water quality investigations.
This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.
To view the full job description click here: Associate Engineer
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.
Relevant Experience is defined as engineering experience in the following areas: design and/or operation of conventional water treatment and conveyance and distribution systems; and achieving water quality regulatory compliance goals in public or private sector.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
Engineer in Training (EIT) from the state of California in good standing (required at time of application).
JOB-RELATED SELECTION CRITERIA
40% Technical knowledge/skills (drinking water treatment, process design, water quality regulations, emerging water quality issues)
15% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
15% Written Communication
10% Analytical Skills
10% Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills
10% Oral Communication
• 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 announcement. 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).