The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

  • Engineer (Contract Administration)

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID 2019-1397
    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(2/3/2020 7:37 AM)
    Application Filing Period
    February 3, 2019 – March 2, 2019. Application filing period 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.
    # of Openings
    1
    Min
    USD $53.77/Hr.
    Max
    USD $70.33/Hr.
    Work Schedule (Days/Hours)
    9/80
    Group
    ENGINEERING SERVICES GROUP
    Section
    PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SECTION
  • As a part of the Construction Contracts Team, this Engineer position will be responsible for administering various Metropolitan capital constructions. 

     

    In this position, you will oversee, monitor, review, evaluate, and make recommendations regarding contractor schedules, change orders, allocation of working days, claims, and disputes, and assist higher-level staff with management of construction contract and administration. Your day to day job duties will include overseeing, monitoring, reviewing, evaluating and making recommendations regarding contractor payments; production of change orders, preparing working day letters, and assessing claims and disputes on construction contracts; performing technical analyses and providing recommendations on construction contract issues; reviewing specifications, submittals, cost estimates, and budgets; and assisting in developing standards, procedures, guidelines, and manuals.  You may also execute mathematical, statistical, and other models; perform site and construction inspections; and maintain official records, documents and data. 


    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: Engineer

     

    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    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 in, and general understanding of public works construction and contracting, construction means and methods, public contracting law, construction claims, budgeting, scheduling, and risk management.  Experience with reviewing and evaluating contractor schedules, change orders, working days, claims, and disputes; as well as evaluating monthly progress payment requests and preparation of pay estimates including withholding of funds. 

     

    Related fields of study include:

    Engineering degree in any of the following engineering fields: Civil, Construction Management, Environmental, Electrical, Mechanical, and/or Chemical


    CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
    License(s):

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

    - License in good standing as a California Professional Engineer (required at time of application).


    JOB-RELATED SELECTION CRITERIA

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

     20% Technical Skills and Knowledge relevant to the position including: Public Contracting Law; Prompt Payment Laws; extra work (change orders); subcontractor substitutions; assessment of liquidated damages; construction claims; bonding; stop notices; and Microsoft Office Suite

     20% Oral and Written Communication Skills

     15% Planning and Organization

     10% Negotiation Skills

     10% Interpersonal Effectiveness

      5% Attention to Detail

     100% Total

     

    CLOSING
    Benefits:
    • 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 and van pools

    • 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 Full Time Employee


    ABOUT MWD
    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: jobs@mwdh2o.com.

     

    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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