The Water Purification Unit Manager is responsible for managing and supervising all water purification functions. Area of responsibility includes ensuring water quality regulatory compliance and consumer satisfaction through improved source water quality, optimizing existing treatment and distribution processes, and development of future treatment options.
This position manages all activities related to water quality regulatory compliance, examines source water quality and investigates proposed changes in the watersheds to improve the quality of the raw water entering the treatment plants, and sets operational criteria for both near-term operations and long-term planning to ensure regulatory compliance. This position will provide process design criteria when a capital facility is in the planning stages to ensure water quality goals are achieved, and examine new drinking water regulations and emerging water quality issues to determine options to address these concerns.
The Water Purification Unit Manager will direct two teams responsible for operations and engineering compliance associated with Metropolitan’s treatment plants that have a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons of water per day. He or she will look at innovative ways to optimize processes (combined with operational reality) with the goal of even greater reliability and cost effectiveness in operations.
Schedule: 9/80, Monday through Friday with every other Friday off
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Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or equivalent and twelve years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position; or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or equivalent and ten years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position.
Increasingly responsible relevant experience is defined as: Expertise with conventional and advanced drinking water treatment processes, emerging water quality issues, and drinking water regulatory compliance standards.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
Certification requirement: License in good standing as a California Professional Engineer (Civil preferred) or equivalent from another state (required at time of application).
- In addition to the driver license and Professional Engineer requirement, employees in this position will be required to obtain and maintain the following certification: State Water Resources Control Board Grade T2 Water Treatment Operator Certification
Desirable Qualifications: State Water Resources Control Board Grade T5 Water Treatment Operator Certification.
• 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 and van pools
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee
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, over 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 [email protected].
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).