The San Diego County Water Authority is celebrating National Engineers Week, February 18-24, by highlighting the agency’s engineers and the important work they do. Since the Water Authority’s formation in 1944, engineers have played a pivotal role in the establishment and growth of the agency and its commitment to delivering safe, reliable water supplies to San Diego County.
From designing and constructing regional water facilities to managing energy projects, our engineers are critical in keeping the water flowing for our region.
Emily Troike, Engineer I
“As an engineer, my role is to solve problems. I design improvements to our regional conveyance facilities that balance innovation, constructability, maintenance, and cost,” said Emily Troike, engineer I at the Water Authority.
“Although my day-to-day mainly consists of creating construction drawings, writing specifications, and performing calculations, I also spend a lot of my time collaborating with my fellow engineers. I believe it is important to work as a team and share insights to provide a quality service.
“Here at the Water Authority, I am thankful to be surrounded by people who truly care about their work and about providing a safe and reliable water source for our community.”
Peter Milligan, Engineer P.E.
“The most rewarding aspect of my job is using engineering to maintain and improve the San Diego region’s water supply infrastructure,” said Peter Milligan, engineer P.E., at the Water Authority.
Sami Sweis, Engineer P.E.
Engineer P.E., Sami Sweis also shares the most rewarding part of his job working in the water industry.
“Working together as a team to accomplish our goals, typically a capital improvement project, and seeing the work we do benefit the San Diego region.”
Karla Sanchez, Senior Engineering Technician
“As a senior engineering technician, I split my time between meetings, planning, reviewing documents, and maintaining a presence on a construction site,” said Karla Sanchez, senior engineering technician at the Water Authority.
“My favorite part of my role is being out in the field, monitoring construction, and working with various talented individuals in the water industry.”
Choose a career in water
The water and wastewater industry offers vast opportunities in engineering, operations, finance, public affairs, human resources, administration, and information technology.
For job openings, internships and education opportunities across the San Diego region’s water and wastewater industry, go to sandiegowaterworks.org.