Los Angeles Water and Power Interview Questions

Updated Jun 18, 2014
Updated Jun 18, 2014
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    Civil Engineering Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 months - interviewed at Los Angeles Water and Power.

    Interview Details

    You have an initial interview, you're ranked on a list, and as the Department posts jobs with this title, you receive notices. You respond with your resume. If they like you, they call you back and schedule an interview. Following that interview, you'll be notified. (Estimate 3-9 months for this process)

    Interview Questions
    • No question was hard if you were awake in 50% of your classes.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Student Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Los Angeles Water and Power.

    Interview Details

    I submitted both my resume and cover letter through email. Then I received a call from my potential supervisor a few weeks later. It was just a simple phone interview. No technical questions. I received an offer and the salary was non-negotiable.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Civil Engineering Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    1st round interview at college campus, was ranked.
    2nd round interview - received letters instructing to say if I was still interested and give an email address. Later, I was emailed a request for a writing sample for additional screening before being called for an interview.

    Interview Questions
    • 1st round interview: going over resume, largely behavioral, a few technical questions (why is rebar used in concrete, and steps of water filtration )

      2nd round interview : Started out going over background and resume. Asked behavior questions (how have you contributed to an assignment, what do you do if someone interrupts a presentation, etc). Then technical questions related to different water groups (Water sources for la and benefits of each, issues with groundwater replenishing)
        Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Assistant Director of Procurement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Los Angeles Water and Power in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process handled by a head hunter who was very professional and assisted me in getting an interview. 45 minute interview with the headhunter followed by an hour video (skype type) interview with Procurement Director and General Manager. Very professional and a positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested in this position if it is only guaranteed for a year?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investment Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Los Angeles Water and Power.

    Interview Details

    A very broad description of qualifications on the job posting landed me interviewing for a position I was not a suitable fit for. There was absolutely no visibility into the interview process beyond being told it would consist of a panel interview and writing test. There was no initial phone interview or conversation prior to the panel interview in which I was able to gauge my interest level in the position. I contemplated canceling my interview altogether as I did not feel it was fair that I was in no way able to prepare. Furthermore, for having such broad qualifications the interview questions were very specific to the job. The whole process was incredibly uncomfortable and embarrassing to be honest.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Civil Engineering Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Northridge, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Northridge, CA
    Application Details

    interviewed at Los Angeles Water and Power in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed through college. Be prepared to answer a lot of technical questions about all areas of civil engineering.

    Interview Questions
    • What is required information to design for shear in a building?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Electrical Engineering Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Los Angeles Water and Power in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted application online and was called for a phone interview about 3 weeks later. The phone interview consisted of both behavioral and general technical questions from an enginner, and it was more technical such as what are the three departments of a power system and what type of electrical equipment is used.

    Interview Questions
    • Name all the equipment used in the distribution system and what does it do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Civil Engineer Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Interview Details

    You are interviews by two senior engineers at a location in downtown LA. The interview has %100 weight and your scores will be mailed to you in about a month.

    Interview Questions
    • What are the ways as to filter the contaminants in drinking water?

      What are the sources of contaminants in water?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Electrical Engineering Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Los Angeles Water and Power in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    I had an one on one interview with two senior engineers from LADWP. They asked me about 20 questions about behavior and some technical questions. The interview was smooth and they were very kind to me.
    If you took basic courses on circuits and electromagnetics, those technical questions shouldn't be hard.
    Just be honesty and show them who you truly are

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Civil Engineering Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Los Angeles Water and Power in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    Asked basic engineering questions to check on thought and critical thinking process.
    Asked personal questions to check if I would fit in with the group.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you consider in design of buried pipes.   View Answer
    • How would you cross a flood channel?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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