The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced on Friday that it will employ 1,396 civil engineers to augment its workforce in regional and district offices nationwide.
DPWH Secretary Rogelio Singson said the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has authorized the DPWH to hire additional civil engineers to boost technical capabilities in implementing infrastructure projects.
“To meet the department’s target to increase infrastructure spending, we are hiring more than a thousand of dedicated civil engineers nationwide to be part of our team of field engineers,” Singson added.
The 1,396 civil engineers will be hired as Engineer II in the DPWH, with a monthly salary of P26,878.
To qualify, an applicant must be a Civil Engineering graduate; have passed the Civil Engineering licensure examinations given by the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC); and have one year of relevant working experience with at least four hours of relevant training.
Preference is given to those who are not more than 30 years old, Singson said.
Those who meet the requirements must submit to DPWH the following documents: completed Personal Data Sheet (CSC Form 212); (2) covering letter; (3) original or authenticated Transcript of Records; (4) authenticated copies of PRC license; and certificates of training.
As an additional requirement, qualified applicants will have to pass the Computer Literacy Exam being administered by the DPWH Information Management Service free of charge.
Since 2010, DPWH’s appropriations have substantially increased and adjusted to include regular current year, continuing and extended budget, special purpose funds and automatic appropriations and fund releases from other agencies for implementation of projects, such as farm-to-market and tourism roads.
Singson has been advocating recruitment and training of young and purpose-driven civil engineers, who would eventually set new standard for civil engineers in the bureaucracy.
In 2013, he introduced the Cadet Engineering Program in the DPWH, which aims to produce the best civil engineers in the country through extensive training focusing on development of technical and professional competencies.
The agency hired 40 cadet engineers under this program’s first batch.
For this year, 41 young civil engineering graduates were attracted under the 2nd batch, who are undergoing comprehensive training in different engineering functions of the DPWH.