Construction Engineer 1 Jobs in Philadelphia, PA at City of Philadelphia

Title: Construction Engineer 1

Company: City of Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA

This is construction engineering work supervising, through technical subordinates, the inspection of public works construction projects to assure good workmanship and contractors’ adherence to plans, specifications and contract requirements. The employee coordinates and supervises the work of inspection units and provides engineering interpretations to resolve construction disputes. Work is performed under the direction of an engineering superior. Work may require light physical effort.

Union Code

H. AFSCME D.C.47 Local 2186



Minimum Requirements

Minimum Training, Education & Experience


Candidates who meet all eligibility requirements within 6 months of the application deadline will be admitted to this examination. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list but may not be hired or promoted until all requirements have been satisfied.




Presently employed by the City of Philadelphia with permanent Civil Service status and a Performance Rating of Satisfactory or higher.



Completion of a bachelor’s degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in engineering in the area of specialization.


Two years of engineering experience in the area of specialization.


Two years of full performance level engineering experience in the area of specialization inspecting public works construction projects.


Completion of 60 college credits with major course work in building construction technology, architectural design or civil engineering technology at an approved technical institute or an accredited college or university.


Completion of 60 college credits from an accredited technical institute or college or university AND Possession of the Construction Management Certificate issued by the City of Philadelphia demonstrating successful completion of the Street’s Department 10-course Construction Management Certificate Program.


Four years of experience performing technical field work testing and inspecting all phases of public works construction projects.


Two years of supervisory experience as a Construction Projects Technician Supervisor.

Physical & Medical Requirements

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.

Required Licenses & Certifications

Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to appointment and during tenure of employment as a Construction Engineer 1 if required by work assignment.

Other Requirements





Candidates MUST submit a copy of their official college or university transcript(s) indicating completion of the educational requirement and all required licenses, registrations or certifications at the time of application. Transcripts MUST indicate conference of the appropriate degree. Candidates with a degree from foreign colleges or universities must submit proof of degree as certified by a professional evaluation service.

Candidates MUST submit a copy of their license, registration or certification.

If you have ever submitted a paper transcript, license, registration or certification for any City of Philadelphia civil service examination, you have to submit another document

Option 1 – Upload a paperless transcript, license, registration or certification – One time only!

You may upload documents into your account and attach a document with this application. Once the document is uploaded to your account, it may be attached to all future applications. Attaching your document will save you time and money if you apply for an examination in the future, and you will be assured that your transcript cannot be misplaced.

Your documents should be uploaded and attached to your application before it is submitted. They cannot be uploaded or added to your application electronically after your application has been submitted.

Option 2 – Submit a paper transcript, license, registration or certification – Separate document required for each application

If you submit a paper copy of a transcript, license, registration or certification, the document will be used for this application only. You will have to submit documents again whenever you apply for an examination in the future. Paper documents will not be retained and will not be returned to applicants.

Mailing address for paper transcript and other required materials

Peter M McPhillips

City of Philadelphia – Office of Human Resources

1401 JFK Blvd., Room 1530

Philadelphia, PA 19102-1675

Tel: 215-686-2356

Fax: 215-686-2317

[email protected]

Equivalency Statement(s)

Application Details

Application Procedures

The City of Philadelphia is a Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program qualified employer.

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Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Philadelphia. Please refer to the important information below regarding this job opportunity.

1. You
must complete the entire application process, provide accurate and up to date contact information, and submit all certifications, required licenses, and relevant documentation with each application or email the documents as an attachment to the Human Resources Representative listed below prior to the date of the exam.

2. Notification of application approval, disapproval, and testing dates will be sent within the three-week period prior to
February 15, 2023.
Applicants are responsible for regularly checking their email and providing any additional information requested or application status appeals within the two-week period listed in the notice.

3. The analyst responsible for reviewing applications and additional documentation for this job opportunity is

Peter McPhillips

City of Philadelphia – Office of Human Resources

1401 JFK Blvd., Room 1530

Philadelphia, PA 19102-1675


Fax: 215-686-0861

[email protected]

4. For all other inquiries please contact Customer Service at
215-686-0880 or email
[email protected]

Notes to Applicants

As an employer, the City of Philadelphia values inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. We offer a vibrant work environment, comprehensive health care and benefits, and the experience you need to grow and excel. If you’re interested in working with a passionate team of people who care about the future of Philadelphia, start here.

What We Offer:

Impact –
The work you do here matters to millions.

Growth –
Philadelphia is growing, why not grow with it?

Diversity & Inclusion –
Find a career in a place where everyone belongs

Benefits –
We care about your well being

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to
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The City of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring access to Civil Service examinations by providing appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented medical or religious reasons. Candidates may request an accommodation for a Civil Service examination by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Unit of the Philadelphia Department of Labor at 215-683-5085. The accommodation process is interactive and requires cooperation and communication between the applicant requesting a test accommodation and the EEO Unit. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis using the required documentation that is submitted. Requests are to be made in a timely manner prior to the scheduled date of the Civil Service examination.

Only an on-line application will be accepted for this exam. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Computers are available in the 3-1-1 Walk-In Center located in Room 167 of City Hall (Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM) and at your local Philadelphia Free Library branch.

For inquiries regarding City employment, contact the Office of Human Resources Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM by telephone at 215-686-0880 or by email at
[email protected]

ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on
January 20, 2023.

Your application will be rejected, and you will be disqualified from competing in this examination if you:

1) Do not provide your complete and accurate social security number.

2) Attempt to practice fraud or deception in the preparation of this application

All correspondence and notifications will be sent to your e-mail address or postal address listed in the contact information (address, phone #, e-mail) of your account profile. Your contact information will be automatically updated each time you submit an application for employment. It is your responsibility to change your contact information and to ensure that it is correct

If you provide an e-mail address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail. You should add
[email protected] to your address book or list of trusted contacts to prevent notices from being marked as spam by your e-mail provider.

Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email
[email protected] if you have any questions.

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CITY-WIDE PROMOTIONAL: Departmental and interdepartmental promotional eligible lists will be established as a result of this examination. An appointment in any department may be made from either one of the above-established promotional lists as deemed appropriate by the appointing authority.

Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List.





Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score. If you have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year immediately preceding February 15, 2023, you are eligible to claim residency preference.

To receive such preference, candidates must respond to the question regarding residence later in this form.

The response on this application will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents. Documentation of residence may be required if there is any question as to whether you meet the residency preference requirements.

If an applicant does not respond to the appropriate residence question, it will be assumed that the applicant does not qualify for residence preference. Eligibility for residence preference must be determined by the date of the test administration. No requests for residence preference will be granted after the test administration.

Projected Exam Date

This examination will be scheduled for
February 15, 2023. Please note that this examination date is subject to change. Candidates must have access to a desktop computer or laptop, with internet access. If you do not have internet access, please contact the analyst listed on this announcement.

An Eligible List will be established the week of
February 27, 2023. Please note that this date may change.

Test Review

In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091B, candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file appeals to the key answers. Call 215-686-0880 if you wish to schedule a Test Review.

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