State Water Project Engineers

California Department Of Water Resources   Oroville, CA   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on March 26, 2021



The Future is now be a State Water Project Engineer.

Now Hiring Engineers

SWP Engineers perform office and field work which includes traveling to pumping and generating plants, pipelines, dams, reservoirs, and SWP facilities. SWP Engineers have access to state of the art equipment such as 3-D modeling, simulation software, SmartBall, and PipeDiver technology to support some of the largest hydroelectric equipment in the nation.


Control Engineer:

Maintain, update, and troubleshoot complex electrical systems including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and protection systems.

Corrosion Engineer:

Cathodic protection design and testing, as well as, coating inspections.

Electrical Engineer:

Electrical design, construction support, maintenance engineering, drafting, and inspection work on high and medium voltage switchgear, transformers, and rotating equipment.

Engineer, Water Resources:

Civil engineering work including maintenance engineering and condition assessment on dams, canals, pipelines, and other civil appurtenances.

Hydroelectric Power Utility Engineer:

Engineering work related to the operation and maintenance of the SWP with a focus on hydrogeneration and pumping plant operations, including advanced design and construction support for electrical and mechanical equipment.

Mechanical Engineer:

Mechanical design, construction support, maintenance engineering, drafting, and inspection work on rotating equipment and other mechanical features.

Safety Engineer:

Safety engineering work related to general industry and construction compliance, inspection, instruction, and accident prevention.

Telecommunications Engineer:

Design, installation, and maintenance of telecommunication systems for complex electrical, mechanical, and civil features.


  • Competitive Pay
  • Pension
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Training
  • Upward Mobility
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Savings Plus 401k & 457(b)
  • Locations throughout CA
  • 12 Paid Holidays Per Year

Spillway Inspections on Pyramid Damin LACounty State Water Project Constructed, operated, and maintained by the Department of Water Resources, the State Water Project (SWP) is the largest State-built and operated multipurpose water and power system in the United States Highlights Water Supply for 27 Million Californians and 750,000 Acres of Farmland 705 Miles of Canals, Pipelines, and Tunnels 26 Dams (Tallest Dam in the USA at 770 FT) 21 Reservoirs (Capacity 5.8 Million Af) 21 Pumping Plants (Highest Single Lift in World) 5 Hydroelectric Plants 196 Rotating Units - 167 Pumps (Including 80,000 Hp Units), 15 Hydropower Generators, 14 Hydropower Pump Generators State Water Project Engineering positions are limited apply now!