Planning Engineer/Associate (RQ-328-19E) Whittier

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Whittier, California
  • Apr 08, 2020
Full Time Engineering Planning and Development
  • Salary: $6,773.00 - $11,039.00 Monthly USD

Job Description



invites applications for the position of: Planning Engineer/Associate

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. Our engineers enjoy a 40-hour workweek, which includes an option to work a 9/80 schedule. Many car/vanpool opportunities exist in Orange County and the Inland Empire. 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. Employees also enjoy scheduled salary increases, and annual cost of living adjustments. Benefit information can be viewed online by clicking on the Benefits tab associated with this job posting.
*Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications. A candidate hired at a level higher than Engineering Associatemust be a registeredLicensed Professional Engineer in the State of California.
Under the general supervision of a Supervising Engineer, the incumbent will contribute to the strategic planning process for the Districts' wastewater and solid waste facilities; participate in the development of long-term solutions for Districts' facilities to adapt to future policy and regulatory changes; complete environmental impact assessments and facilities plans; secure operating, environmental and land use permits; work with partner agencies in the planning of reuse projects; and review of proposed development plans and regulations that may affect District's operations.

The incumbent's duties may include preparing requests for proposals for professional services, overseeing the work of consultants, making public presentations, writing CEQA compliant documents, preparing agreements, and developing cost estimates.


Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license-AND-additional credentials as follows: Option A : A bachelor's degree and master's degree both in a pertinent engineering discipline from an accredited and recognized college oruniversity; 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 inengineering from an accredited and recognized college or university.

Experience with the preparation of long-term wastewater facilities planning documents; good writing and communication skills; experience preparing and reviewing CEQA/NEPA documents; ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with a variety of people; the ability to work independently, manage projects, and be part of a team.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: In addition to the minimum and desirable qualifications listed above, the most competitive applicants will have 2-4 years of experience performing environmental analysis, review, and document preparation.


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

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework. You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application.
  • Candidates considered to have the most desirablequalifications will be invited to the interview.
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.

The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test.

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

Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at Please click on the "Employment Opportunities" link. By using the online application system you will receive confirmation via e-mail that your application was received for this position. If you do not have Internet access, you may submit a complete paper "Internal Application" within the application period shown above to the Employment Services Section (JAO, Room 109). All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met.

Joint Administration Office, Whittier

To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste in to resources, please visit the following video:
Converting Waste into Resources
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Whittier, California United States View Map