The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Associate Engineer (Bay-Delta Initiatives)

Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento | US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2477
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(9/11/2023 1:11 PM)
Application Filing Period
September 11, 2023 - October 12, 2023 (4:30 p.m. PST)
# of Openings
USD $51.32/Hr.
USD $67.38/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

As an Associate Engineer with the Bay-Delta Initiatives Group, you will be responsible for leading and conducting technical (hydrological) modeling and analysis related to water supply planning (operations and long-term) associated with the Bay-Delta region and Metropolitan’s State Water Project supply.


Under the direction of senior staff, you will perform technical analyses and provide recommendations to support planning, regulatory decision-making, design, construction infrastructure reliability and/or operational issues (using Calsim); prepare key technical documents, reports, and prepares and make presentations; perform and lead planning, coordinating, conducting and monitoring tests, studies investigations; and plan and coordinate project tasks within the area of your responsibility including monitoring scope, quality, budget and schedule.


Additionally, you will utilize key modeling software (such as Calsim) and other tools to provide scenario planning and outcome analysis. This position is critical for real-time operations decisions, policy implications and long-term planning purposes.


This position will be located either in Los Angeles or Sacramento.


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: Associate Engineer




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

A degree (Bachelors or Masters) in a related field is defined as Engineering


Relevant Experience is defined as: experience conducting technical hydrological modeling and analysis related to water supply planning and/or operations.   




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



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/skills 
15% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
15% Analytical Skills
10% Interpersonal Effectiveness/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
way, 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. 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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