1+ months

Engineer (SCADA)

Los Angeles, California 90012
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

This position will work closely with Metropolitan’s Engineering Services Group, Water Systems Operations Group, Information Technology Group, and outside consultants on various capital improvement projects that utilize Metropolitan’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. The position will use engineering principles in electrical, instrumentation and control, industrial control systems, and communication networks to ensure that all capital projects meet Metropolitan’s SCADA standards and requirements to ensure reliable operations.


Additional duties and responsibilities may include: provide oversight to field staff to implement SCADA/Control System/Network related tasks; review design documents such as specifications, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), electrical schematics, wiring and plan drawings, civil, mechanical, and architectural drawings, and shop drawing submittals from contractors; develop, debug, install and field test automatic process control programs (APC) for PLCs using IEC 61131 programming languages and for Metropolitan SCADA system using C or C++ languages; develop, modify, test and field test SCADA graphic screens or PLC HMI screens; prepare labor and material budgets for small to large projects; design, configuration, and maintenance of Wide Area and Local Area Networks; design and develop plans for electric panels housing control system equipment; generate and review control system related reports; provide SCADA support during construction, commissioning and start-up of projects; analyze SCADA data; prepare purchase requisitions for SCADA hardware; and provide 24/7 standby support to the field staff and operating staff related to SCADA equipment throughout Metropolitan’s area of operation as needed.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and six years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Associate Engineer level; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Associate Engineer level.


Related field is defined as: Electrical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Chemical Engineering.


Relevant experience is defined as experience with: industrial control systems within the water/wastewater field; working in a multidisciplinary team generating and executing construction design packages (plans and specifications) which include SCADA system requirements; design, development, programming, commissioning, troubleshooting/debugging of SCADA systems.


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: Engineer





• License in good standing as a California Professional Engineer (Electrical Engineering or Control Systems Engineering) required at time of application.

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

Job Related Selection Criteria:
• 40% Technical Knowledge and skills in the following: SCADA systems, Control Systems, and Contract Documents
• 20% Analytical Skills
• 20% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
• 5% Interpersonal Effectiveness and Teamwork
• 5% Planning & Organizing
• 5% Written Communication
• 5% 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
• Public transportation reimbursements 

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis



For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

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).



  • General Construction
Posted: 2021-05-07 Expires: 2022-05-07

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Engineer (SCADA)

Metropolitan Water District
Los Angeles, California 90012

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