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4/11/2018
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Assistant Engineer I (5 Positions)
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METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT | Los Angeles, CA
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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six 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 conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day; nine surface water reservoirs; 800 miles of pipeline, ranging up to nearly 20 feet in diameter; 16 hydroelectric power plants; and numerous support facilities.
Assistant Engineer I (5 Positions)There are five (5) open positions as an Assistant Engineer I available on the following teams: Corrosion Engineering Team; Technical Control Team; Facility Planning Team; Instrumentation & Controls Team; and Pipeline Design Team. Your application for this position will place you into consideration for each position. 
Metropolitan Engineers can expect to work on some of the largest water treatment, conveyance, and distribution projects in the world. We deliver an average of 1.5 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square mile service area in Southern California.  Metropolitan owns and operates: Five water treatment plants, the largest of which can deliver up to 750 million gallons of water per day; the Colorado River Aqueduct, a 242-mile conveyance system designated as a national historic engineering landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers, which can convey up to 1.7 billion gallons of water per day from Lake Havasu to Southern California; 800 miles of pipelines, ranging up to nearly 20 feet in diameter; and numerous pumping plants (the largest of which has nine 12,500 hp pumps), hydroelectric generating stations, and support facilities. 
Engineering staff plan, design, and manage construction of new facilities and modification of existing facilities to ensure delivery of high quality water to approximately 19 million people in Southern California. 
Each Assistant Engineer I candidate hired through these recruitments will work with engineers, project managers, construction managers, water system operations staff, and technical specialists under direct supervision in an exciting, challenging environment with broad opportunities for career advancement.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINEDuring the application process, upload your resume (with your degree/anticipated degree highlighted) in a PDF or Word format using the 'Upload' button before you manually enter the required information below the "Upload" button. The information from your resume should populate the empty fields. If not, please enter the information manually.  If you have trouble uploading your resume, please call 213-217-7738 or email jobs@mwdh2o.com on the day you submit your application for help. All applicants will receive an email from SurveyMonkey.com shortly after applying.  Please make sure you add the domain to your 'Safe Senders List' so that it is not filtered and sent to your spam folder.  The Survey will need to be completed by noon within 2 days of receipt to be considered for the position.  
Those invited to move forward in the process will participate in testing and an interview in late April or early May.  
The tentative start date for this position is July 9, 2018.

JOB SUMMARY - Assistant Engineer I (5 Positions)There are five (5) open positions as an Assistant Engineer I available on the following teams: Corrosion Engineering Team; Technical Control Team; Facility Planning Team; Instrumentation & Controls Team; and Pipeline Design Team. Your application for this recruitment will place you into consideration for each position.  The Corrosion Engineering Team within the Infrastructure Unit is responsible for the condition assessment and corrosion prevention of water treatment, conveyance, and distribution facilities throughout Metropolitan's system.  This entry-level engineering position will be responsible for learning and assisting experienced engineers and technicians with condition assessment of and corrosion control design for existing conveyance, distribution, and treatment systems, including hydraulic structures, pumping plants, water treatment plants, hydro-electric power plants, pipelines, and underground systems. The work typically includes learning and assisting with assessment data collection, interpretation, and management; cathodic protection effectiveness testing and trouble-shooting; and design of corrosion prevention systems.  Work also includes learning and assisting with project coordination, technical report writing, oral presentation, site investigation, construction submittals review, data research and other assignments as required. Both office and fieldwork will be required. The Technical Control Team within the Capital Program Management Unit is responsible for broad support of the Capital Investment Plan by managing Metropolitan's engineering standards, consisting of standard details, master specifications and design criteria; and overseeing Engineering's value engineering, lessons learned, and quality programs. The duties required of this entry-level engineering position include: performing or assisting in research, analysis, coordination of the preparation of project materials for review such as drawings, cost estimates, and other presentation materials; planning field visits for multi-discipline value engineering workshops; reviewing and analyzing reports and presentations prepared by others for accuracy and completeness; preparing and/or maintaining statistical and/or technical records.  The Facility Planning Team within the Facility Planning Unit is responsible for the planning of water treatment, conveyance and distribution facilities throughout Metropolitan's operating system.  This entry-level engineering position will be responsible for learning and assisting experienced engineers with the planning of new and rehabilitation of existing conveyance, distribution, and treatment systems, including hydraulic structures, pumping plants, water treatment plants, hydro-electric power plants, and solar power plants.  The work typically includes applying theories and principles of engineering to establish criteria to perform engineering planning and/or design; assists with conducting feasibility studies for treatment, distribution and conveyance facilities; assists with conducting vulnerability studies; prepares technical documents, reports, and presentations; conducts field inspection and testing to check performance and conformity to plans and specifications; prepares, maintains and reports statistical, technical or analytical engineering related data; reviews and analyzes various correspondence, analysis, reports, and other material prepared by others for verification of accuracy and completeness; assists in preparing cost estimates and budgets; may execute mathematical, statistical, and other engineering related models; performs other work as assigned. The Pipeline Design Team within the Design Unit is responsible for the design of water treatment, conveyance and distribution facilities throughout Metropolitan's operating system.  This entry-level engineering position will be responsible for learning and assisting experienced engineers with the design of new and rehabilitation of existing conveyance, distribution, and treatment systems, including hydraulic structures, pumping plants, water treatment plants, hydro-electric power plants, pipelines, and underground systems with an emphasis on structural design.  The work typically includes learning and assisting with structural design calculations; seismic analysis using current Code provisions; pipeline design per American Water Works Association (AWWA), preparation of plans, sections and details; and development of construction specifications. Work also includes learning and assisting with project coordination, technical report writing, oral presentation, site investigation, structural inspections and observations, construction submittals review, data research and other assignments as required. Both office and fieldwork will be required. The Instrumentation & Controls Team within the Design Unit is responsible for the design of process control and automation systems for water treatment, conveyance and distribution facilities throughout Metropolitan's operating system. This position involves entry level Instrumentation and Controls (I&C) Engineering design duties.  This includes performing or assisting with development of Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID's), Process Flow Diagrams (PFD's), process schematics, equipment data sheets, instrumentation specifications, equipment and process control strategies, microprocessor and electronics based automation control and design, and preparation of studies and plans for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects.  This position will also learn and assist with inspection, diagnosis, and troubleshootingng of instrumentation and control and automation issues in support of day-to-day water system operations. JOB DUTIES GENERAL1.  Learns and assists with planning, coordinating, conducting and monitoring tests, studies, investigations.2.  Learns and assists to prepare technical documents, reports, and presentations. 3.  Learns and assists with technical analyses. 4.  Learns and assists with the preparation of cost estimates and budgets. 5.  May execute mathematical, statistical, and other models. 6.  Learns and assists with site inspections. 7.  Learns and assists with maintaining official records, documents, and data. 8.  May participate on a project team. 9.  Performs other related Engineer job duties as required  CORROSION ENGINEERING 1.  Learns to plan and assist with conducting condition assessment studies for treatment, distribution and conveyance facilities. 2.  Learns to plan and assist with designing and implementing cathodic protection and other corrosion control systems. TECHNICAL CONTROL1. Learns to manage engineering standards.2. Learns to plan and assist with value engineering, lessons learned, and quality programs.3. Learns to prepare project material for review FACILITY PLANNING 1.  Learns to plan and assists with conducting feasibility studies for treatment, distribution and conveyance facilities. 2.  Learns to plan and assists with conducting facility vulnerability studies. DESIGN1.  Learns and assists with the preparation of engineering design criteria, calculations, plans, specifications, estimates and reports for water treatment, conveyance and distribution systems. 2.  Learns and assists with performing investigations of existing facilities, structures, processes, and equipment to resolve performance, operation, or reliability issues. Work Schedule: 9/80, Monday - Friday (Alternate Fridays off) or 4/10, Monday - Thursday (Corrosion Engineering Team only)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience:  Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field by June 30, 2018.  A related field is defined as a discipline within Engineering.
Should you receive a job offer with the Metropolitan Water District, it will be contingent upon successful completion of an engineering degree on or before June 30, 2018 in the discipline you have indicated in your application. You must provide proof of a Bachelor's degree.  
General Required Knowledge of: Engineering principles and practices in specific discipline; and current office technology and equipment. 
General Required Skills and Abilities to: Analyze and interpret data; organize; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications. 
License Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent that allows you to drive in the course of your employment is required at time of application.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND VISION REQUIREMENTS The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties. 
Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as personal computers and record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
Work Environment:  The work involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines, or irritant chemicals; etc. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.
Job Related Selection Criteria: 25% Technical Skills, and Knowledge 15% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)15% Written communication skills15% Analytical Skills10% Teamwork10% Interpersonal Effectiveness10% Oral Communication100% Total 

Benefits:* Competitive compensation* Excellent medical, dental, life, vision* Retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k* Tuition reimbursement* Training and advancement opportunities* Excellent working environment* Public transportation reimbursements and van pools* On-site fitness center* Hub of public transportation:  Rail, subway, buses and taxis
This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to jobs@mwdh2o.com. 
Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (213) 217-7738 at least 5 working days in advance of the scheduled examination date(s).  
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

About METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT

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 parts of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The mission of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high-quality water to meet present and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan currently delivers an average of 1.7 billion gallons of water per day to a 5,200-square-mile service area.

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