Engineering is the cornerstone of human progress, driving innovation and shaping our world. Through a blend of science, creativity, and problem-solving, engineers tackle complex challenges to improve lives and advance society. Engineers are pivotal in shaping the future, from designing sustainable infrastructure to developing cutting-edge technology.

Every community needs clean water, and every water provider needs people who can ensure we all have clean water. Water Engineers are critical in providing clean, safe water to sustain life and support our economy. This includes planning, designing, and constructing new facilities and maintaining existing ones.

This year’s National Engineers Week is February 18-24, 2024. According to the National Society of Professional Engineers, this week is “dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing the understanding of and interest in engineering careers.”

Individuals interested in pursuing Engineering careers typically require an interdisciplinary study of math, science, and some business principles. To become licensed, engineers must complete a four-year college degree, work under a Professional Engineer (PE) for at least four years, pass two intensive competency exams, and earn a license from the State’s licensing board. PEs must continually maintain and improve their career skills to retain the license by fulfilling continuing education requirements.

To find out what careers and jobs are currently available in the Coachella Valley community, check out the various career and job openings here.