The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Job Details

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California 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 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Metropolitan Water District’s Engineering Services Group currently has one (1) opening for a Senior Designer within the Facility Design Team of the Design Section at its Headquarters in Los Angeles, CA.

Job Summary

The Senior Designer is an advanced journey position involving the preparation and checking of structural and architectural drawings for Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects. The position requires working knowledge of structural design and drafting standards, architectural design and drafting standards, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) methods and practices, and familiarity with steel, concrete, masonry and wood construction. In this role, you’ll be responsible for developing architectural and engineering drawings on medium to large projects, and preparing complete design drawing packages of smaller projects. You will participate in field investigation and studies, prepare preliminary and final design drawings, and develop graphics/rendering for presentations and reports pertaining to architectural and engineering projects. You will also perform structural design and drafting, architectural design and drafting using computer-aided drafting applications.

1. Leads and reviews design work to ensure conformance with codes and standards.
2. Leads and reviews presentation, detailing, and organization of drawings.
3. Leads and performs project facility site planning.
4. Leads, gathers, and compiles cost and schedule data from multiple disciplines for project budget and schedule; recommends project design resources.
5. Leads and provides project quality assurance and quality control review for conformance with drawing design standards.
6. Leads, prepares, and updates drawing design standards.
7. Leads and conducts research, data collection, and presents technical data and findings.
8. Acts as Project Manager; plans, coordinates, and conducts projects with area of responsibility including monitoring scope, quality, budget and schedule.

Work Schedule: Work Schedule: 9/80, Alternate Fridays off

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate and six years of increasingly responsible, relevant experience; or five years of relevant experience and twelve quarter units or eight semester units from an accredited college, university, or vocational school.
Relevant experience is defined as: experience with preparation and coordination of architectural and structural design drawings, including 2D/3D CAD production.

Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:

Valid California Class C Driver License that allows for driving in the course of employment.

Required Knowledge of: Design drawing practices, procedures, and standards in area of responsibility; mathematics including algebra, geometry and trigonometry; facility design and layout; applicable codes and regulations; construction and fabrication practices; estimating; quality assurance and quality control practices; computer aided drafting software; project management; and current office technology and equipment.

Required Skills and Abilities to: Perform calculations; research; manage projects; analyze and interpret data; organize and prioritize work; use computer aided drafting software; prepare and deliver presentations; prepare technical reports and correspondence; use independent judgment and exercise discretion; 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; lead and train; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

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 is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as paper, books, or small parts; driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Job Related Selection Criteria:
• 50% Technical Knowledge and Skills
• 25% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
• 10% Oral Communication
• 10% Written Communication
• 5% Customer Service
100% Total


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