Associate Engineer (Water Resources Planning)

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
3-4 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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As an Associate Engineer on the Resource Planning Team your primary responsibilities will revolve around engineering functions in the areas of water resource management and operations planning. In this role, you may lead tasks implementing water resource programs and projects, execute (mathematical, statistical, hydraulic, and water resource) models, and review proposed regulations and legislation.


Additionally, you will assist with: conducting feasibility studies for treatment and distribution and conveyance facilities, developing and administering water resource contracts, developing policies and procedures, and interfacing with Member Agencies to identify priorities and communicating analytical results.


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 (4) years of relevant experience, of which two (2) years must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level;
Master's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field AND two (2) years of relevant experience which must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level.

Relevant Experience is defined as: work experience within engineering operations planning for water or power resources.



License(s):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.
• Engineer in Training (EIT) (required at the time of application)


40% Technical knowledge/skills
10% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position
10% Teamwork
10% Organization/Planning
10% Customer Service
10% Written Communication
10% Oral Communication
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


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, 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


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).