Campus Recruiting for Engineers

The Project Green Leadership (PGL) On-Campus Recruitment program seeks to identify and hire the best and brightest Civil, Environmental, and Chemical Engineers  for careers at LA Sanitation & Environment (LASAN).  PGL leads an aggressive engineering recruitment program seeking entry-level Environmental Engineering Associates (EEAs) and Student Engineers for full-time and part-time positions.

Those lucky students and new grads that we hire will have the opportunity to utilize cutting-edge technologies and play their part in providing innovative services that will help make the City of Los Angeles the cleanest, greenest, most sustainable big City in the nation.

The intent of the Project Green Leadership team is to provide successful outcomes in hiring diverse, talented qualified engineers to come work at LA Sanitation & Environment, where innovation, environmental stewardship, and sustainability converge. Click here to learn more about some of our exciting engineering projects.
 
PGL represents LASAN at a variety of events. To help us make improvements to our program, can you spare 10 minutes to complete our campus recruitment survey?

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For candidates seeking initial City employment, in accordance with Los Angeles City Ordinance 187134, information regarding COVID-19 vaccination requirements as conditions of employment may be found at:
https://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2021/21-0921_ord_187134_8-24-21.pdf


PART-TIME STUDENT ENGINEER PROGRAM
If you are a sophomore, junior, senior, or masters-level engineering student enrolled at a local university in or around Los Angeles, you may be eligible for a part-time student engineer position. We typically accept applications and resumes in the fall and spring for a summer start date. These are not internships. Student Engineers are encouraged to continue working with LASAN through graduation and to interview for full-time Environmental Engineering Associate positions.


HBCU PAID VIRTUAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The City of Los Angeles offered a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience with nine (9) different City of Los Angeles departments, while getting paid! The 2022 program is now complete. You can read the recap here.


ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES (full-time)
PGL accepted applications and scheduling interviews for over 30 available Environmental Engineering Associate positions with LA Sanitation & Environment for full-time work beginning spring or summer 2022. Although this application period has closed, we anticipate recruiting on campuses again in Fall and Spring 2022. 

We regularly visit campuses and engineering conferences to participate in information sessions and career fairs - we often hold interviews as well. Hopefully we've had the pleasure of meeting you! Please contact your campus' Career Center or check Handshake to inquire about our participation at information sessions, career fairs, and on-campus interviews. Starting salary is $85,816, plus benefits, with annual increases!


ANNUAL ENGINEER DAY EVENT

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Every fall, LASAN holds its annual Engineer Day. This year's event will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 9am to 1pm, and it will again be virtual. Registration will open soon.

Engineer Day is an opportunity for engineering students to learn more about LASAN, gain an understanding of our hiring process and core programs, and hear from some of our recent hires. The interactive sessions are followed by a tour, either in person or virtual.  Admission is free and open to students studying chemical, civil, environmental, or mechanical engineering at colleges and universities across the US. 

Engineer Day is an information-only session, but we will accept resumes/applications from participants.



CAREER FAIRS 
Career fairs are often where potential candidates are introduced to LASAN for the first time. This is a great opportunity for students to ask questions and receive insight into specific projects led by LA Sanitation & Environment. Career fairs serve as a helpful tool for us to interact with students and to find qualified candidates for future needs. We do accept resumes at career fairs.


INFORMATION SESSIONS
Information sessions allow LASAN to inform and share information about career opportunities (entry level positions, internships, etc.) with potential Environmental Engineering Associate and Student Engineer candidates in an informal setting. Through a presentation and Q&A, students are able to familiarize themselves with LASAN's diverse projects. Students also have the opportunity to submit a resume if they wish.


ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWS

These events provide students with convenient opportunities to interview for entry level positions or internships at LASAN without having to leave campus. Please note that interviews will be conducted remotely until further notice.
 

SPEAKERS
Does your class or club want a speaker to talk about a specific engineering topic or project? Reach out to san.marketing@lacity.org if we can assist you in providing an experienced speaker for your class or event.

Campus RecruitingLASAN and the recruitment efforts of the Project Green Leadership (PGL) program are driven to hire future environmental engineers and leaders that will help turn the City of Los Angeles and the surrounding communities into the biggest, greenest, most sustainable City in the nation.

 

The PGL team represents LASAN by attending several outreach events during the academic year. Our program has successfully conducted on-campus interviews, information sessions, career fairs and outreach to professional organizations to promote our opportunities. Through our recruitment efforts, our relationships with respective universities have been established and maintained. 

 

  

Campus RecruitingHIRING AND RECRUITING

Project Green Leadership focuses its resources on four core aspects of recruitment:

  • On-campus interviews
  • Information sessions
  • Career fairs
  • Outreach to professional organizations 
The intent of the four core aspects of recruitment is to provide successful outcomes in hiring the best and brightest engineers to come work at LASAN where innovation, environmental stewardship, and sustainability converge.

 

 

   

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

 
Please see the Environmental Engineer job description

 
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE FAQs

Q. Do you accept graduate students for the Environmental Engineering Associate Position?
A. Yes.
 

Q. Do you accept international students and is there sponsorship available?
A. Only students with legal right to work will be granted interviews; sponsorship is not available.
 

Q. Do we need previous work experience for the Environmental Engineering Associate position?
A. No, but experience is preferable.
 

Q. Is the Environmental Engineering Associate position full-time or part-time?
A. Full-time.
 

Q. What happens after I interview? How soon will I be contacted?
A. After being placed on eligibility list you will only be contacted if being considered.
 

Q. How do I track the status of my application?
A. No tracking is available; you will only be contacted if being considered.
 

Q. Will background and reference checks be performed?
A. Yes.
 

Please see the Student Engineer job description

 
STUDENT ENGINEER FAQs

 

Q. Do you accept graduate students for the Student Engineering Position?
A. Yes, upon the request of our hiring liaisons in multiple LASAN divisions.
 

Q. Do you accept international students and is there sponsorship available?
A. Only students with legal right to work will be granted interviews; sponsorship is not available.
 

Q. Do we need previous work experience for the Student Engineering position?
A. No, experience is preferable but we treat this position as a learning opportunity and a resume builder.
 

Q. Is the Environmental Engineering Associate position full-time or part-time?
A. Usually, part-time as an exempt employee. May work full-time upon hiring division’s request.
 

Q. What happens after I interview? How soon will I be contacted?
A. After being placed on eligibility list you will only be contacted if being considered.
 

Q. How do I track the status of my application?
A. No tracking is available; you will only be contacted if being considered.
 

Q. Will background and reference checks be performed?
A. Yes.
             

 

 

 

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