West Basin Municipal Water District is a global leader in the water industry in water recycling, conservation, water resource management, youth and adult education, and ocean-water desalination. West Basin provides drinking water and recycled water to eight local retail water agencies including four cities, three private water companies and one county water agency. The District serves a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor from Palos Verdes to Malibu. The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
West Basin operates the state-of-the-art Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility and three satellite locations. It is the largest treatment and water purification facility of its type in the world providing nearly 40 million gallons of water each day to over 300 sites. West Basin utilizes various advanced treatment processes to produce five types of high-quality “designer” waters used for commercial, industrial and landscape purposes, including three ultra-pure waters. The District is also researching environmentally-responsible ocean-water desalination and currently hosts tours at its Water Education Center in Redondo Beach, California and also at the Edward C. Little Recycling Facility.
West Basin owns and operates approximately 100 miles of recycled water pipeline, and supplies recycled water to customers for non-potable use. To expand the use of recycled water, the District assists customers with the process of converting their sites to utilize recycled water. In addition, the District conducts site inspections to ensure compliance for the safe use of recycled water.
The Engineering Intern will be assigned to the District’s Technical Resources Department working with Professional Engineers. The Intern will perform various tasks related to: the development of recycled water production, storage and distribution facilities; piloting at the District’s water reclamation plant, development of an ocean desalination program; management of capital improvement facility design and construction projects; performance of field inspections and oversight for small construction projects; compilation of data for engineering studies and analyses; and assisting in standard Technical Resources Department duties such as filing, document management, and deliveries.
The Engineering Intern must be a junior or senior level undergraduate student, graduate student or very recent graduate attending an accredited college in good standing. A major or degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field is required to be considered. Applicants who are not currently enrolled in an accredited college and who have graduated prior to December 2016 will not be considered.
The candidate must possess excellent communication and technical skills, the ability to work effectively in a team environment, have comprehensive computer skills, and possess strong interpersonal skills to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with District Board members, managers, staff, vendors, consultants, and representatives of other governmental agencies encountered in the course of employment. Candidate must also have the ability to exercise sound judgment within established guidelines. Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter along with their application.
The Intern position is a part-time/temporary at-will position. The Intern must be able to work at least a minimum of six months. Work hours are flexible and average approximately 20 hours per week, not to exceed 1,000 hours.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to occasionally lift and carry materials up to 25 pounds; kneel, crouch, stand, walk, twist, reach or bend for prolonged periods of time, and occasionally be available at times other than regularly scheduled work hours, such as nights and weekends. Weekend work may be required on an as-needed basis.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License, proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record are required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment. Employee is required to use his or her own vehicle with mileage reimbursed at the standard IRS rate.
This part-time/temporary, at-will position pays $12.00 - $15.00 per hour, depending on qualifications. This position is not eligible for District benefits.
Apply by: May 24, 2019. Apply online at: www.westbasin.org. For questions or additional information, please contact: West Basin Municipal Water District, Human Resources Department, 17140 S. Avalon Boulevard, Suite 210, Carson, CA 90746, (310) 660-6228. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resumes and cover letters will not be accepted in lieu of a completed District Online Application. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the screening process, which will include a panel interview and possible written exercise.