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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 from local universities for careers at LA Sanitation (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 turn the City of Los Angeles into the greenest, most sustainable big City in the nation.

The intent of the Project Green Leadership team is to provide successful outcomes in hiring talented qualified engineers to come work at LA Sanitation, where innovation, environmental stewardship, and sustainability converge.
 

PGL represents LASAN at a variety of events. To hlep us make improvements to our program, can you spare 10 minutes to complete our campus recruitment survey?


ENGINEER DAY
Each November, LASAN holds its annual Engineer Day at the Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion.  This full-day event invites engineering students to come learn about LASAN, gain an understanding of our hiring process and core programs, and reviews helpful tips for both resume creation and interviewing.  The interactive sessions, led by our engineers hired from our Campus Recruitment Program, are followed by tours of our ELC and the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant. Admission is free and includes lunch, but the event is limited to current engineering undergraduate and graduate students. Information about the 2018 event will be available soon.

Snippets of the 2017 event are available on YouTube.


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. Career fairs serve as a tool to interact with students and to find qualified candidates for future needs.


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 a question and answer session 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. 


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 
The Project Green Leadership team uses its limited resources to attend and participate events hosted by professional organization such as Engineers Week and Public Works Week as well as national conferences such as ASCE and WEF-Tech, which allows Project Green Leadership to meet many great candidates for Student Engineer positions.

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. Our list of targeted schools has grown to include three classifications. They are: Tier I, Tier II, and Non-Tier engineering universities.

 

  

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, no sponsorship is 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 hiring division request.
 

Q. Do you accept international students and is there sponsorship available?
A. Only students with legal right to work will be granted interviews, no sponsorship is available.
 

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

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.
             

CONTACT INFORMATION

Diandra Ortiz

323-342-1560 

 

Alex Serrano

323-342-6235