The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Designer III (Instrumentation & Controls)

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2022-2214
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(11/14/2022 10:43 AM)
Application Filing Period
11/14/2022 -12/15/2022 @4:30 p.m.
# of Openings
USD $36.83/Hr.
USD $48.43/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

As Designer III (Instrumentation & Controls), you will prepare instrumentation and control designs for the installation of new equipment, controls, and piping, the construction of new facilities, and the retrofit of existing equipment and facilities for Metropolitan’s Capital Investment Plan (CIP) projects. You will also prepare 2-D piping and instrumentation diagrams and equipment list. As the Designer III, you will participate in field investigations and studies; prepare preliminary and final design drawings using Bentley MicroStation Connect and/or V8i, OpenPlant PID Connect software or similar programs and generate reports pertaining to engineering projects using Microsoft Office software. In this position, you will coordinate your designs with a wide range of engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Architectural, and Structural.


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: Designer III





Education and Experience: High school diploma or a Certificate of High School equivalency and four years of increasingly responsible, relevant experience; OR three years of relevant experience and
twelve quarter units or eight semester units from an accredited college, university, or vocational school.


Relevant experience is defined as: experience with the preparation and coordination of instrumentation and controls design drawings using Bentley MicroStation Connect and/or V8i, OpenPlant PID Connect software or similar programs; knowledge of piping and instrumentation diagrams, and controls; experience with the use of computer-aided design (CAD) methods and practices.



Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:


Licenses: 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 and Skills
10% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)

10% Organizational Effectiveness 

10% Interpersonal Communications

10% Teamwork
10% Oral Communication
10% 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 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 (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:


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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