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Electrical/Control System Engineer (RQ-092-19E) Whittier

at Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County

Posted: 9/25/2019
Job Reference #: 2374949
Keywords: electrical

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invites applications for the position of:
Electrical/Control System Engineer

     The Sanitation Districts are currently recruiting to fill one Electrical/Control System Engineer position.

     The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil service public agency with over 1,700 employees, including over 200 engineers. We are nationally recognized for innovative engineering practices and leadership in designing, constructing and operating state-of-the-art systems for solid waste and wastewater management.

     Our Joint Administration Office in Whittier is conveniently located near the 60/605-freeway interchange, 15 miles from downtown L.A.  The Sanitation Districts also have various opportunities to enhance career growth as evidenced through various programs including tuition reimbursement, professional development, mentoring, and professional dues reimbursement.  Benefit information can be found on our website at by clicking on the Position Title and then the Benefits tab.  


     Under the direction of the Supervising Engineer, the incumbent will perform electrical and instrumentation engineering related to the design, planning, construction, startup, operation and maintenance of the Districts wastewater treatment facilities and pumping plants industrial automation systems (SCADA and DCS); develop and recommend engineering solutions for the plants related to low-voltage power distribution systems and PLC- and hardwired-based control systems; perform advanced SCADA system programming (ladder logic and function blocks); specialize in Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Operator Interface graphical visualization development; specialize in network development and server virtualization; development of SCADA system optimization/modernization for legacy control systems and standards; development of project cost estimates and economic analysis; review of design reports; review of contractor and vendor O&Ms and as-built drawings; provide support for construction inspection and perform functional testing and commissioning for capital improvement projects; respond to emergency calls; and coordination of work with other Districts' sections and outside agencies.

This position will be assigned to the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant in Whittier, CA.  Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications.


     Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license -ANDOption A: A bachelor's degree and master's degree both in a pertinent engineering discipline from an accredited and recognized college or university; Option B: A bachelor's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a related science with an Engineer-In-Training Certificate and a master's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a pertinent engineering discipline; Option C: Two years of professional engineering experience subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited and recognized college or university. 


    The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience as an Electrical Engineer/Control Systems Engineer designing, developing, and troubleshooting SCADA and industrial control systems for wastewater, power generation, petrochemical, or heavy industrial facilities projects for public agencies and more than 5 years experience with the entire suite of Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View software and Logix-based PLC hardware families, as well as experience with OSIsoft Pi System Data Enterprise configuration and administration.


      This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and subject to closure without notice.

      A candidate hired at a level higher than Engineering Associate must be a registered Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California as either an Electrical or Control System Engineer. Additionally, if a candidate is hired as an Engineering Associate, or up to and including a Civil Engineer, the candidate must compete in a competitive process for promotional opportunities to the Senior Engineer level.
     To be considered, please complete an LACSD Employment Application at You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application.  Applicants with the most desirable qualifications will be invited to an interview. 

Joint Administration Office, Whittier
     As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women, and disabled persons to apply.