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?SIGN UP FOR OUR MAILING LIST to be notified of events, job opportunities, and more!
Every fall, LASAN holds its annual Engineer Day. This year, we will be on Zoom again with a half day of programming. The event invites engineering students to come learn 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, virtual this year. Admission is free and open to students studying chemical, civil, and environmental engineering at colleges and universities across the US. Please click the graphic above to register your attendance.Engineer Day is an information-only session and resumes/applications will not be accepted. The presentation and handouts from Engineer Day 2020 are available at the bottom of this page. Although the topics are mostly the same, the presentations change every year.ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE PROGRAMWe 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 to inquire about our participation at information sessions, career fairs, and on-campus interviews. Starting salary is $82,493, plus benefits!PART-TIME STUDENT ENGINEER PROGRAMIf you are a sophomore or junior engineering student enrolled at a local university, you may be eligible for a part-time student engineer position. LA Sanitation & Environment only accepts applications for Student Engineer and Environmental Engineering Associate via email, at on-campus recruiting events, and at engineering conferences. Below is a list of universities and conferences we have visited in the past. This year, due to health and safety precautions related to the pandemic, our recruitment efforts will be virtual and are subject to change.• Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) & STEM Conference -• California State Polytechnic University, Pomona• California State University Long Beach• California State University Los Angeles• California State University Northridge• NSBE National and/or Regional Convention• SHPE National and/or Regional Convention • SWE National and/or Regional Convention• University of California Davis• University of California Los Angeles• University of California Riverside• University of Southern CaliforniaCAREER 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 SESSIONSInformation 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 INTERVIEWSThese 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.
LASAN 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.
Project Green Leadership focuses its resources on four core aspects of recruitment:
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 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. Will background and reference checks be performed? A. Yes.