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Engineering Technician III (Cost Estimator) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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As an Engineering Technician III (Cost Estimator) you will provide support to the Construction Contracts Team by developing conceptual, preliminary, and detailed construction cost estimates for a variety of public work projects including construction and rehabilitation of pipelines, treatment plants, specialty mechanical and electrical projects, and general civil engineering projects.

You will use your knowledge and experience to: review plans and specifications to determine probable construction methods; calculate material quantities and costs; research alternative construction methods and associated costs; perform constructability and schedule reviews; assist in change order estimates; document estimates utilizing an estimating software such as Sage Estimating Software; obtain vendor quotes for major equipment and commodities; develop and justify indirect costs associated with construction cost estimates; and conduct technical research related to economic trends on cost estimates within the construction industry.

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: Engineering Technician III

Education and Experience: High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (HSEC), and two years of accredited college or university in engineering and six years of relevant experience, two years of which must have been at the Engineering Technician II level.

Relevant Experience is defined as: Relevant experience is defined as construction cost engineering (estimating) experience, including developing conceptual and detailed engineering cost estimates.

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/skills relevant to the position including developing construction estimates
15% Detail Oriented
15% Analytical skills
10% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)

10% Interpersonal Effectiveness/Teamwork
5% Oral Communication
5% Written Communication
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

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• On-site fitness center

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).