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Engineer (Power & Electric) - 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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As a Power and Electric Engineer for the United States' largest distributor of treated water you will have the opportunity to manage critical projects that help Metropolitan fulfill its mission to the public. Your primary focus will revolve around two areas: electric apparatus (transformers, motors, generators, circuit breakers, etc.) and electric system protection. This is not a design engineering job.

You will utilize your knowledge and expertise related to high voltage (above 600 Volts) power system engineering and practices; electric power system apparatus; industry standards, applicable regulations and codes (including NEC, NESC, NFPA, WECC, and NERC standards); power system analysis; and the ability to apply advanced engineering principles to identify and resolve complex issues.

Your ability to effectively plan, schedule, manage and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously is critical. Within this role you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your wide range of knowledge, skills and experience with: engineering studies and reports; oral presentations; the explanation of complex technical concepts in simple terms; industry standard power system analysis software packages such as SKM, ETAP, ASPEN, or CAPE; electromechanical as well as micro-processor based relays; electric machines including synchronous machines and associated excitation systems, transformers, cables, and circuit breakers; NETA maintenance and acceptance testing standards; high voltage switching and related safety practices and working level knowledge of the principles and applications of transmission and distribution system protection.

You will also be responsible for determining the fitness for service of electrical apparatus based on diagnostic test results. Your ability to work effectively with others and deliver exceptional work in a deadline driven environment is crucial.

This job announcement has be.en designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

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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.

Related Field is defined as: electrical engineering, power engineering, or another engineering degree directly related to electrical.

Relevant Experience is defined as: work experience with electric system protection, electric apparatus engineering, power system engineering, plant electrical engineering (hydroelectric, combined cycle, petrochemical, or similar) or substation commissioning.


  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
  • Valid Professional Engineer (Electrical) license in the State of California (required at time of application)

40% Technical Knowledge, Skills, Experience
15% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
15% Written communication skills
10% Planning and organizational skills
10% Interpersonal skills
10% Oral communication skills

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

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

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).