A candidate meets with DDC technical staff at the agency’s recent hiring fair in Long Island City, where 31 conditional job offers were extended

Next Hiring Fair to be held on January 24 in Long Island City

The agency that builds for the City is hiring!

The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) — which builds the City’s essential infrastructure from water mains to coastal resiliency programs, as well as public buildings from firehouses to health clinics – made job offers to 31 engineers and project managers at its end-of-year 2022 Engineering and Architectural Hiring Fair on December 22. The event was hosted at DDC’s main offices in Long Island City, Queens. A second hiring fair is scheduled for January 24, 2023. Candidates interested in participating in the upcoming hiring fair on January 24 must pre-register here

“Up and coming engineers, architects and project managers can have immediately challenging and fulfilling careers at DDC, where they are given critical responsibilities to develop and guide multi-million-dollar projects from inception to completion, projects that impact tens of thousands of New Yorkers at a time,” said NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Thomas Foley. “I know from my 25-year career starting as an engineer intern with the City that working for DDC and helping other people is incredibly rewarding. Now is the time to join us as more than one-third of the professionals who attended our December 22 hiring fair received conditional job offers.

“These are front line positions responsible for getting stuff done,” continued Commissioner Foley. “People in these positions will have opportunities for immediate responsibility and career growth unique to the public sector. What’s more, we support our staff at every step of their careers, and in return they build the City for eight million New Yorkers.”

DDC’s staff and summer interns joined Mayor Eric Adams (center) to celebrate the completion of the first section of East Side Coastal Resiliency, which reopened Asser Levy Playground in Manhattan with a new floodwall and resilient play areas

Civil engineers at DDC hired have opportunities in several critical areas including project development, design, drafting, specifications, estimating, construction and inspection. Candidates must have a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university. 

DDC project managers coordinate public projects from conception through design and construction and follow them all the way through to full completion. Project Manager candidates must have either a baccalaureate degree in engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business administration or public administration from an accredited college or university, or a master’s degree in architecture from an accredited college or university.

DDC reached out to more than 30 colleges and universities through traditional and online platforms while seeking its next generation of civil engineers and project managers. There were 89 attendees at the fair and 31 full-time offers and two college aid offers were made across five of DDC’s divisions including Public Buildings, Infrastructure, Safety and Site Support, Project Controls and Law.

DDC employees are eligible for civil service appointments and receive full benefits as employees of the City of New York.

More information about DDC job opportunities is available here.

About the NYC Department of Design and Construction

The Department of Design and Construction is the City’s primary capital construction project manager. In supporting Mayor Adams’ long-term vision of growth, sustainability, resiliency, equity and healthy living, DDC provides communities with new or renovated public buildings such as firehouses, libraries, police precincts, and new or upgraded roads, sewers and water mains in all five boroughs. To manage this $15.5 billion portfolio, DDC partners with other City agencies, architects and consultants, whose experience bring efficient, innovative and environmentally conscious design and construction strategies to City projects. For more information, please visit nyc.gov/ddc.