The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Engineer (SOD and Geotechnical Team)

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2537
Posted Date
1 month ago(10/19/2023 12:49 PM)
Application Filing Period
Oct 19, 2023 - Dec 18, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
# of Openings
USD $60.51/Hr.
USD $79.16/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

This position is responsible for managing, leading, coordinating, designing, and monitoring multiple capital and O&M projects.


As an Engineer within the Safety of Dams (SOD) and Geotechnical Team of the Engineering Services Group, you will be responsible for planning, directing, preparing, and performing geotechnical field investigations, laboratory soil testing programs, geological and seismic hazard evaluations, groundwater evaluations, geotechnical analyses, foundation designs, and technical reports for large diameter conveyance and distribution pipelines and tunnels, water treatment structures, and water storage facilities such as reservoirs and embankment dams, including appurtenant structures. This position will also perform regular dam safety inspections; monitor, collect, and analyze dam instrumentation data; prepare, sign, and stamp civil design drawings, dam safety documents, technical reports, and construction specifications.


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



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 planning and directing geotechnical investigations including invasive and non-invasive field explorations; evaluating geotechnical laboratory data; designing and/or stamping drawings for pipeline foundations, shallow and deep foundations, and earth-retaining structures etc.; performing geotechnical analyses such as slope stability, seepage, settlement, and liquefaction analyses, AND conducting seismic deformation and soil structure interaction analyses applying finite element/difference modeling (i.e., FLAC).




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



40% Technical Skills and Knowledge
15% Interpersonal Effectiveness
15% Job Preparation

10% Project Management
10% Oral Communication Skills
10% Written Communication Skills

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
  • On-site Fitness Center

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 PT 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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