Jobs at PWD

Employment opportunities with the Philadelphia Water Department

Interested in working at the Philadelphia Water Department?

If you take pride in the city and want to help Philadelphia grow and thrive, consider becoming a member of our team. Philadelphia Water Department employees provide safe water for residents to drink, supply water for industry, and protect the environment and the region’s water sources.


Civil Service

Philadelphia Water Department hires for jobs in professional and skilled trade fields including engineering, science, accounting, administration, heavy equipment operation, electrical, treatment plant operation, and general labor.

Primary benefits package includes:

  • Excellent promotional opportunities
  • Paid vacation, sick, and annual leave days
  • Health benefits
  • Pension and life insurance

PWD offers professional development opportunities such as:

  • Tuition reiumbursement
  • Professional certification assistance
  • Leadership opportunities to grow

Apprenticeship & Student Employment

PWD hires students currently enrolled in an accredited high school, trade school, college, or other accredited institution, for short-term positions in engineering, science, data management, administration, and trades.

PWD also hires interested graduates of pre-apprenticeship programs, and career or technical education high school program for apprenticeships in skilled trades.

These job opportunities are advertised throughout the year. Join our Student employment email list and we’ll send job announcements directly to your inbox:

Get SMS notifications about PWD employment and contract opportunities:
Text: “PWD JOBS” to GOV311 (that’s 468311)
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