The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Associate Engineer

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
Job ID 2023-2628
Posted Date
1 month ago(2/1/2024 10:16 AM)
Application Filing Period
February 1, 2024 - March 2, 2024 @ 4:30 pm PST
# of Openings
USD $51.32/Hr.
USD $67.38/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)


The Associate Engineer will be responsible for using engineering judgment to design new and rehabilitate existing conveyance pipelines, distribution pipelines, and treatment facilities including steel and concrete pipelines, underground shafts and tunnels, hydraulic structures, pumping plants, water treatment plants, pressure control structures, chemical tank farms, buildings, and buried structures such as large diameter pipelines, and reinforced concrete structures and other structures.


An Associate Engineer on the Pipeline Design Team is a journey level engineering position. The work typically includes civil, pipeline, and/or structural design in accordance with building codes and the American Water Works Association (AWWA), preparation of plans, sections and details, and development of construction specifications. Work includes assisting with project coordination and technical reports.


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: Civil Engineering or Structural Engineering


Relevant Experience is defined as: Experience performing design or evaluation of structures, large diameter pipelines, tunnels, or tanks in accordance with building codes and/or AWWA.




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.




• 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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