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Assistant Engineer II (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 Assistant Engineer II 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.

The Treatment Plant Design Team is responsible for the design of conventional and advanced water treatment plant facilities with an emphasis on process design. Processes may include ozonation, coagulation, flocculation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection, membrane bioreactors, reverse osmosis, UV disinfection, and advanced oxidation.

An Assistant Engineer II on this team can expect to perform work that typically includes process design calculations for chemical feed systems including ozone, sulfuric acid, caustic soda, polymers, alum, chlorine, ammonia, fluoride and other chemical systems; mechanical equipment sizing; preparation of conceptual study and preliminary design reports and memos; development of design criteria and standards; preparation of process flow diagrams, mechanical design drawings and specifications for water treatment facilities and water conveyance and distribution systems projects. This position also provides engineering support during construction, testing, commissioning, and startup. Construction delivery methods include in-house construction forces, design-bid-build, and progressive design-build.

In addition to capital improvement projects, the Assistant Engineer II may assist in investigations of existing facilities, structures, processes and equipment to resolve performance, operational, or reliability issues. This position may also assist in the area of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) engineering including researching and performing HSE and fire code compliance review of specifications and drawings. Both office 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.

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

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Assistant Engineer I level.

Relevant Experience is defined as:

Assisted in writing reports and developing construction drawings and specifications for water/wastewater/reuse treatment plants or petrochemical/chemical production plants. Assisted in developing calculations and specifications for the selection of mechanical equipment and systems.

A degree (Bachelor's or Master's) in related field is defined as a Civil, Environmental, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering degree.

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


30% Technical knowledge/skills

20% Job Preparation

20% Analytical skills

10% Written Communication
10% Interpersonal Effectiveness
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

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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