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Assistant Engineer I (General Design) - 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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An Engineer at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan) can expect to work on some of the largest water treatment, storage, conveyance, distribution and recycling projects in the world. We deliver an average of 1.5 billion gallons of high quality water per day to a 5,200-square-mile service area in Southern California for 19 million people.

Assistant Engineer I candidates for the positions listed below will work with engineers, project managers, construction managers, contract developers and administrators, water system operations staff, and technical specialists under direct supervision in an exciting and dynamic environment while learning and assisting from the best within the water industry.

Currently, our Engineering Service Group has six (6) openings for an Assistant Engineer I on various teams listed below. These positions are with the Construction Contracts Team, Corrosion Engineering Team, Equipment Design Team, Facility Design Team, General Design Team and Power Design Team. You must apply separately for each position. These entry-level professional engineering positions are located at Metropolitan’s offices in downtown Los Angeles or La Verne, California.

General Design Team

Provides civil engineering services to support study, design and construction support of Metropolitan infrastructures and substructures on water storage, conveyance, distribution and treatment projects. The successful applicant will learn and apply the principles of civil engineering in both the design of new facilities and assessment of existing facilities operated by Metropolitan. This includes, but is not limited to, training and performing design of grading, drainage, pavement, water supply, and sewer analysis.

An Assistant Engineer I on General Design Team will assist in the design of new facilities and the rehabilitation of existing conveyance, distribution and treatment facilities, including pipelines, pumping plants, tank farms, buildings, patrol roads and buried structures. The work includes civil design calculations, grading, preparation of site plans, sections and details, traffic control plans, hydraulic calculations, sanitary sewer, storm drains and pavement design. Work includes assisting with project coordination, technical report writing, oral presentation, site investigation and construction support. Both office and field work 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.

To view the full job description click here: Assistant Engineer I

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field by hired date.

Related Field is defined as: A degree in a related field: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Civil Engineering

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

25% Technical Skills, and Knowledge
20% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
20% Planning and Organization

15% Written communication skills
10% Interpersonal Effectiveness and Teamwork
10% Oral 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, 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 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).

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