The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Job Details

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) is a consortium of twenty six 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 conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

Job Summary


The Engineering Services Group, Construction Management Unit currently has one (1) opening for a Construction Inspector II position located at the Weymouth Treatment Plant in La Verne, CA.

As a Construction Inspector II (Electrical) you will assist with inspections of simple and complex facilities and equipment of various sizes while coordinating with multiple parties including outside agencies, Metropolitan’s Water System Operations Group (WSO), Engineering Services Group (ESG), and other Metropolitan departments. You will have the opportunity to participate in field investigations, studies, preparation of preliminary and final plans, specifications, cost estimates and reports pertaining to a variety of engineering projects; prepare inspector’s daily reports; assist in the coordination of activities which include centralized control installation and testing, and may additionally include the coordination of instrumentation and/or flow meter installation and testing.
Your inspection responsibilities are centered within the electrical field and may include but are not limited to: inspecting conduit and raceway installations for electrical power, control, and instrumentation systems; inspecting installation of conductors for electrical power, control, and instrumentation systems; inspecting and performing hands-on testing of motor control centers, transformers, control panels, substations, pumps, motors, valves, generators, and various other various types of electrical equipment; and performing hands-on start-up and testing of new systems and installations (including working with instrumentation high voltage power systems, and equipment).
In addition to your journey level electrical experience and knowledge, you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your attention to detail, organizational ability, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills as a Construction Inspector II.
1. Assists as a construction inspector on public works construction projects.
2. Assists with performing constructability reviews of plans and specifications.
3. Learns and assists with preparing estimates for contract change orders or extra work.
4. Learns and assists with office engineering duties.
5. Performs other related Construction Inspector job duties.
Work Schedule: Mon - Fri
Job Selection Criteria
• 25% - Job Preparation
• 25% - Technical Knowledge and Skills
• 5% - Interpersonal / Teamwork
• 10% - General Competencies
• 20% - Oral Communications
• 15% - Written Communication

Job Requirements


Education and Experience: High school diploma or general education development test (GED) and six years of increasingly responsible, relevant journey level experience in one or more crafts, or construction materials sampling and testing and per applicable codes and standards, or fabrication inspection and testing per applicable codes and standards, or two years experience at the Construction Inspector I level. General construction experience may be substituted for a particular craft. For this position, relevant experience is defined as electrical work experience on large scale construction projects / facilities (water-related or industrial).

Required Knowledge of: Principles, practices, means, and methods of construction quality assurance, estimating, reporting; basic engineering calculations; basic construction surveying, and health and safety requirements related to construction projects; construction safety practices. Areas of knowledge shall also include the Electrical field (electrical equipment and materials installation and testing, troubleshooting and commissioning); applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; and current office technology and equipment.

Required Skills and Abilities to: Perform basic engineering calculations; use of spreadsheets; apply safe work practices; read and understand contract specifications and drawings; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

License Required: Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment is required.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; climbing, twisting, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as testing equipment, concrete test cylinders, record boxes etc.. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.
Work Environment: The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress that require a range of safety and other precautions, e.g., irritant chemicals, electrically energized equipment including high voltage systems, noise, dust, working at great heights, working under extreme outdoor weather conditions, or similar situations where conditions cannot be controlled.
Vision Requirements: Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors) for Electrical inspectors.


Competitive compensation
Excellent Medical Coverage
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Vision Coverage
Retirement plans including Pension plan and 401(k)
Tuition reimbursement
Excellent working environment
Public transportation subsidy and van pools.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to

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Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (213) 217-7738 at least five (5) working days in advance of the scheduled examination date(s).

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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