City of Los Angeles-Assistant Engineer

3/6/2020 7:16:23 PM 103



Location Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Job Type


Closing date and time

5/4/2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana


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 rehabilitation of existing facilities to ensure delivery of high quality water to approximately 19 million people in Southern California.

In this position, as an Assistant Engineer II (Electrical) you will have the opportunity to support engineering projects related to Water Treatment, Conveyance & Distribution, and the Colorado River Aqueduct. You will support project leads through a variety of engineering work including data collection, design development, and construction support. You will have the opportunity to utilize your engineering experience with electrical projects and assignments as you support the Metropolitan Water District's mission to provide water to Southern California.

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.

Relevant Experience is defined as: electrical engineering work experience in fields of electrical equipment design, testing, and data collection; facility design and planning; power distribution and transmission system design and analysis; field inspector; construction support and management.

Related field is defined as: all accredited engineering degrees are acceptable


License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


40% Technical Skills, and Knowledge

20% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)

10% Written communication skills

10% Teamwork

10% Interpersonal Effectiveness

10% Oral Communication

100% Total



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, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 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: jobs@mwdh2o.com.

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).

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
700 North Alameda Street

Los Angeles, California, 90012