The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California


Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2395
Posted Date
1 month ago(10/31/2023 12:44 PM)
Application Filing Period
October 31, 2023 to December 8, 2023 @ 4:30PM (PST).
# of Openings
USD $60.51/Hr.
USD $79.16/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

This Engineer position is an exciting opportunity to work with the Treatment & Technology Unity in the Project Management Section at the Metropolitan Water District!


As the Engineer in this position, you will be responsible for leading project teams in the delivery of capital improvement projects that are fundamental to Metropolitan’s core business initiatives. You will use project management skills to address day to-day management of all project activities as well as assisting or leading the preparation of project proposals; performing and directing planning and scoping studies; and obtaining project funding and authorization through Metropolitan’s Board process. In this position, you will monitor and control project scope, progress, schedules, and budgets. In addition, you will coordinate internal and external customers, and will lead projects through design, bid solicitation, construction, and closeout.


Recent Successes
Members of this team have completed several computer technology related projects including:
• Implemented renovation of headquarters facility projects involving building system controls, including the installation of approximately 6 million dollars’ worth of stadium including audio, video, and voting system.
• SCADA project
• Installation of a new control system for one of Metropolitan’s several hydro-electric power plants.


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: Managing capital projects (scope, budget and schedule) related to upgrading existing control systems, including the water, petroleum, and chemical industries, or experience in the design and installation of new control systems and leading multidiscipline project teams.


• 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.

20% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
20% Technical knowledge/skills
20% Project Management
10% Interpersonal Effectiveness
10% Analytical skills
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
• 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, 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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