Metropolitan Water District of Southern California | Los Angeles, CA

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Posted Date 2/01/2019

As the Engineering Program Manager for Recycled Water within Engineering Services you will serve as the District’s lead individual for the planning and implementation of Regional Recycled Water Program (RRWP). This program is currently estimated at approximately $3 billion with an ultimate capacity of 150 million gallons per day initially capable of producing purified water for indirect potable reuse in the form of groundwater replenishment, and may have flexibility for future direct potable reuse applications, as permitted by future regulations. Under the direction of Metropolitan’s Chief Engineer, you will be responsible for planning, managing and overseeing the implementation of this program including planning for initial Board authorization to prepare environmental documentation for the program, as well as design and ultimate construction of the required facilities. The position will involve developing and maintaining stakeholder engagement, both internal to Metropolitan’s project team, as well as with external stakeholders that are direct and indirect participants in the program implementation phases.

In this role, you will direct all engineering planning, design, and construction activities related to the RRWP including leadership of internal staff and oversight of consultants; ensure the program is executed in accordance with Metropolitan’s Capital Investment Program goals and objectives, serve as the lead point of contact and coordination for the program from a facility planning, development, and implementation standpoint; direct critical engineering activities related to the RRWP; negotiate on behalf of Metropolitan with key program stakeholders, collaborate on the development of CEQA and NEPA documents, other environmental approvals, and regulatory permits; describe the project and addresses concerns from city councils, county supervisors, special interest and business groups; participate in special events and media interviews; make presentations to the Metropolitan Board and Board committees regarding program progress, and conduct field inspections for Board members and program stakeholders.

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To view the full job description click here: Engineering Program Manager


Education and Experience: 
Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university and twelve years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a supervisory, project management, or lead position; or an advanced degree in engineering (i.e., master’s or doctorate) from an accredited college or university and ten years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a supervisory, project management, or lead position.



  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
  • Licensed in good standing as a California Professional Engineer (required at time of application).


  • 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 
  • On-site fitness center 
  • Excellent working environment 
  • Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
  • ?Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

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

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