the lunch hour that feature guest speak-ers
with expertise in a particular engi-neering
or technical area or project. The
presentations help educate Metropolitan
staff on pertinent topics and enhance staff
An Engineering Academy Program
will be developed to provide engineers
and other technical staff interested in
pursuing the management track with the
tools, support and opportunities to help
develop management skills.
ESG faces the dual challenge of staff
turnover and increasing workload over
the next five years. Approximately 25
percent of ESG staff will be replaced, in-cluding
about 40 percent of the high-lev-el
technical experts. At the same time,
the capital workload will be increasing
as Metropolitan’s infrastructure contin-ues
to age. By creating a plan to address
these challenges and implementing ac-tions
in this plan, Engineering Services
will take advantage of this opportunity
to build a highly diverse, competent and
flexible workforce that is fully prepared
to meet future challenges.
David Clark is the Design Section
manager in the Engineering
Services Group at the
Metropolitan Water District
of Southern California.
New ESG employees visit Metropolitan's Diemer Plant as part of the Career Launch orientation program.
Photo courtesy of Metropolitan.