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Graduate Engineer

Job Title: Graduate Engineer
Exam Number: 3B07-20240708-OC-00
Salary: $63,328 per year
Certification Rule: Rule of List
Competition: Open-Competitive
Department: City of Philadelphia
Announcement Date: 07/08/2024
Close Date: 07/19/2024

General Definition:
This posting seeks engineering interns for the City of Philadelphia. Applicants who have not previously interned with the City should consider applying to specific postings for Graduate Civil Engineer or Graduate Environmental Engineer positions.

About the Position:
This role involves entry-level engineering tasks, progressively increasing in scope and complexity to develop engineers' skills. Assignments require evaluative thinking and adherence to standard engineering practices and instructions. Supervision is provided by higher-level engineers.

Union Code: J. AFSCME D.C.47 Local 2187
FLSA Code: Exempt

Application Procedures:
City of Philadelphia Application Information:
Thank you for your interest in employment with the City of Philadelphia. Please follow these important steps:

  1. Complete Application: Fill out the entire application accurately, including updated contact information.
  2. Submit Documentation: Include all certifications, required licenses, and relevant documents with your application. You may also email attachments to the Human Resources Representative:
    • Peter M McPhillips, SHRM-SCP
    • Hiring Services Manager
    • City of Philadelphia – Office of Human Resources
    • 1401 JFK Blvd., Room 1530
    • Philadelphia, PA 19102-1675
    • Tel: 215-686-2356
    • Email:
  3. Inquiries: For further assistance, contact Customer Service at 215-686-0880 or email

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil, structural, hydraulic, mechanical, sanitary, environmental, chemical, or related engineering field from an accredited college or university.
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate engineering internship program administered by the City of Philadelphia Streets Department, Water Department, or Health Department (Air Management Services Division).

Physical & Medical Requirements:
Ability to perform job duties and work in required environmental conditions.

Required Licenses & Certifications:
Possession of a valid Class Motor Vehicle Operator’s License issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania before appointment and during employment if required.

Other Requirements:
Candidates must submit:

  • Official transcripts demonstrating degree completion.
  • Proof of any required licenses, registrations, or certifications.
  • All documents must be submitted with the application. Electronic submissions preferred for efficiency.

Equivalency Statement(s):

Application Details:

Notes to Applicants:
Join a passionate team committed to Philadelphia’s future. We offer a dynamic work environment, comprehensive benefits, and growth opportunities. Learn more about our commitment to public service loan forgiveness and equal opportunity employment.

Eligible List:

  • Open-Competitive list will be established. No promotional preference for permanent City employees.

Residency Waiver:
Residency in Philadelphia required within one year of appointment.

Preference for Philadelphia Residents:
Priority given to residents maintaining bona fide residence for at least one year prior to the exam.

Veteran’s Preference:
10-point preference for eligible veterans. Attach DD214, member 4, for consideration.

Test Review:
Candidates may review and appeal their test results within 30 days of notification.

Contact Information:
For inquiries, contact the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or

All applications must be received by the end of business on July 19, 2024.

Important Notice:
Ensure accurate and complete submission of all required documentation and information. Fraudulent applications will result in disqualification.