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Associate Engineer (Civil) - 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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As an Associate Engineer you will be responsible for using engineering judgment to design new and rehabilitate existing conveyance, distribution, and treatment facilities including pipelines, underground shafts and tunnels, hydraulic structures, pumping plants, water treatment plants, and hydro-electric power plants, with an emphasis on civil design.

The General Design Team supports the civil engineering of capital improvement programs and operations & maintenance projects. As the Associate Engineer, you will design and prepare plans, profiles, sections and details for large and small diameter pipelines, open channels, paving, grading and drainage, signing and striping, and excavation plans. You will perform alignment studies; prepare site plans; preliminary design reports; conduct utility research and relocations; assist in the design of traffic control plans; reviewing survey data; developing specifications and selecting construction materials; reviewing construction submittals; and other assignments as required. Some CAD drafting, pipeline inspection and fieldwork will be required.

This job announcement has been 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 four years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level; OR a 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 (Bachelors or Masters) in a related field is defined as a Civil Engineering Degree.

Relevant Experience is defined as: civil engineering experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Develop design documents (i.e. study reports, design reports, plan and profile drawings, detail drawings, and specifications) for alignments of water pipelines, storm drains, sewer piping, electrical duct banks, and miscellaneous yard piping.
  • Develop street improvement plans; grading plans for industrial facilities; drawings detailing the control of surface flow of storm water, and erosion protection near existing facilities and roads.
  • Develop utility relocation drawings and traffic control and stripping plans.
  • Obtain permits from cities such as encroachment permits, excavation permits, traffic control permits, U-Permits and work related to applying for and obtaining MS4 permits and Review and approval of WPCP and SWPPP submittals.


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

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


40% Technical Knowledge (knowledge of Civil Engineering)
20% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
10% Leadership
10% Teamwork Skills
10% Oral Communication Skills
10% Written 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
  • On-site fitness center
  • Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
  • 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. 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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