Build more, hire more: DPWH gets 1,013 Engineers, regularizes more Job Order employees

Binondo-Intramuros Bridge

The  Build, Build, Build (BBB) Program did not only yield the creation public infrastructure programs, it also gave better employment opportunities to many despite the pandemic hounding the country.

According to Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary (DPWH) Mark Villar, the agency hired 1,013 engineer positions coterminous with BBB Program. This led to the hiring of 634 male and 379 female engineers for the project.  

“These newly-regularized men and women personnel, mostly employed in the Department as contract of service or job order staff for few years, and the rest of our employees and officials are the backbone of the success of our BBB Program”, Villar was quoted as saying.

Estrella Pantaleon Bridge

 Of the said number, the additional workforce for the BBB Program are as follows:

  • 108 DPWH National Capital Region and its nine District Engineering Offices (DEOs);
  • 153 in Region 3;
  • 126 in Region 4-A;
  • 162 each in Region 5 and Region 6;
  • 54 in Region 7;
  • 123 in Region 8;
  • 125 in Region 10

 “With adequate and competent manpower, we will be able to deliver more projects on time, and in strict adherence to our design standards,” the public works secretary noted.

Skyway repair

 Aside from that, some 253 individuals previously hired under contract of service in the Central Office have been regularized and are now enjoying the benefits of permanent employees.

“These job order staff—some have even rendered service for as long as seven years—are all well-deserving and competent personnel who are helping us achieve our country’s Golden Age of Infrastructure,” Villar claimed.

Out of the 253 newly-permanent employees in the DPWH Central Office, 139 now hold the position of Engineer II, complemented by 22 new Administrative Aide; 22 Administrative Officers; 14 Heavy Equipment Operators; eight Administrative Assistants; and seven Draftsmen. Others hold the permanent positions of Engineer III, Attorney, Architect, Legal Assistants Economist, Computer Programmer, Community Affairs Officer, Geologist, Cartographer, Accountant, Chemist and Engineering Assistant, among others.

Photos from Department of Public Works and Highways

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