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Engineer - 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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This Engineer position is under the Treatment Plant Program Management team and is an advanced journey level position that will be responsible for managing, leading, coordinating, conducting, and monitoring multiple capital and/or O&M projects.

The Engineer will be responsible for day-to-day management of water treatment related projects, as well as assisting or leading the preparation of project proposals; performing and/or directing planning and scoping studies; obtaining project authorization and funding through Metropolitan’s Board process. This position is responsible for monitoring and controlling project scope, progress, schedules, and budgets. In addition, coordinate with internal and external customers; identify and coordinate environmental assessments and documentation; prepare technical and management reports utilizing standard Metropolitan software applications, and provide regular input and updates to Metropolitan's Capital Investment Plan.

The Engineer in this position will perform other initiatives related to project management or new project evaluation as needed in support of Metropolitan initiatives and other related Engineer job duties as required.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. To view the full job description, click here: Engineer

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: experience managing capital projects, experience leading multi-discipline teams; experience in design, construction, or project management with facility upgrades, repairs, and rehabilitations.


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


20% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)

25% Technical knowledge and skills such as:

  • Large-scale water treatment systems design, construction and operation
  • Public works construction concepts and techniques

25% Project Management knowledge and skills such as:

  • Engineering project management concepts and techniques, including scoping, budgeting, benchmarking, scheduling, negotiating, estimating, and planning; status reporting; project team building; conflict resolution; and leading project staff.

15% Oral Communication

15% 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
    • Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
  • Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

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, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 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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