The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Assistant Engineer II

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2465
Posted Date
1 month ago(8/25/2023 2:23 PM)
Application Filing Period
8/25/2023 - 9/28/2023 (4:30 p.m. PST)
# of Openings
USD $45.94/Hr.
USD $60.51/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

The Facility Design Team is responsible for the structural analysis and design of new and rehabilitation of existing water conveyance, distribution, and treatment facilities, including hydraulic structures, pumping plants, water treatment plants, hydro-electric power plants, reservoirs, underground shafts, and tunnels. Our Assistant Engineer II will be assisting experienced structural engineers in this work which typically includes structural design calculations; vertical, wind, and seismic analyses using current Code provisions; application of 2D and 3D structural engineering computer software; preparation of construction plans, sections, and details; and development of construction specifications. Other responsibilities include assisting in performing project coordination, technical writing, oral presentation, site investigation, structural observations, construction submittal reviews, engineering research, and other assignments as required. Some drafting 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.


Related degree is defined as: civil, architectural, or structural engineering 


Relevant Experience is defined as:  Preparing engineering design calculations, plans and specifications, assists with preparing design criteria, estimates and reports for water treatment, conveyance and distribution systems


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 Skills, and Knowledge
20% Job Preparation 

20% Analytical Skills

10% Written communication skills
10% Interpersonal Effectiveness/ 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


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:


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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