The Public Works Department renders a wide range of services to both private and public entities throughout the territory. It is our responsibility to ensure that these services are delivered efficiently and economically, with due care to sound engineering principles.

Our Vision

The Public Works Department aims to provide a sound and advanced infrastructure network throughout the Virgin Islands.

Our Mission

To provide a safe, practical, efficient, economically and environmentally sound infrastructure that is well designed, constructed and maintained in accordance to recognized regional and international codes and standards and is in harmony with the Territory's social and economic goals.

Our Values

As accountable Public Servants we aim to exemplify the highest standards of:

  •  Excellence
  •  Integrity
  •  Commitment and respect in the work we execute


Our Department

Administration, Accounting and Procurement

To provide administrative, accounting and procurement services to our internal and external customers within a timely manner abiding by all legislations, financial instructions and making  sound economic decisions in the best interest of the Government.


  • Accounts
  • Human Resources
  • Administration

Building and Construction

To guarantee guidance and supervision in applying building codes, engineering and construction principles for the effective supervision, maintenance, design and implementation of infrastructures, equipment and Government Buildings.


  • Building Maintenance
  • Building Authority
  • Construction Management
  • Architecture
  • Quantity Surveying

Roads, Bridges & Traffic

To ensure efficient planning, design, construction and maintenance of the territory's road network including traffic guidance and safety through calming devices, signage and markings.


  • Roads and Bridges
  • Traffic
  • Construction Engineering

Workshop and Stores

To efficiently service, maintain and repair Government Vehicles.


  • Workshop
  • Stores


Services we Provide

  • Establish and maintain the Territory’s road network
  • Architectural and landscaping, Design and Planning
  • Construction and maintenance of Government owned building structures
  • Planning, design, construction and maintenance of public infrastructure (roads, bridges, drainage, jetties, etc.)
  • Issue Permits for building, demolition and the use of Explosives
  • Issue Certificate of Occupancy (Building structures)
  • Preliminary and final engineering services
  • Service and repair of Government vehicles
  • Project Management Services for Government projects
  • Provide guidance in applying building codes and engineering principles during construction
  • Issue Certificates for permission to open Public roads
  • Traffic guidance and safety through road markings, signage and intersection control
  • Assist with implementing traffic diversions plans for planned/unplanned incidents or events and ensure area is safe for motoring public
  • Monitor activities that are impacting traffic flow, including road works and construction
  • Disaster Recovery following Natural Disasters

Employment Opportunities Within The Department

Closing Date
Senior Assistant Human Resources Manager

Senior Assistant Human Resources Manager

Role Summary

The successful applicant will provide assistance to the Public Works Department to ensure all HR related matters are dealt with professionally and in a timely manner.

Main Responsibilities

  1. Assist with ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the Human Resources Unit through management of daily operations and supervision of staff.
  2. Prepare correspondence, periodic reports and various documents on human resources activities (including monthly leave reports).
  3. Assist in the administration and completion of the appraisal process, promoting a positive attitude, from objective setting to monitoring performance of employees.
  4. Administer recruitment to ensure the best candidate is employed and assist with the thorough on-boarding of new employees.
  5. Coordinate and deliver staff development / training and workshops to ensure employees obtain up-to-date knowledge. Schedule, organise and prepare material and minute departmental meetings to ensure accurate and timely preparation of documentation.
  6. Provide up-to-date advice on HR related matters, procedures and regulations, including succession planning, promotions, acting appointments etc., to internal and external clients to ensure all queries are handled in a professional and timely manner.
  7. Conduct investigations regarding issues of staff disputes, grievances and misconduct.
  8. Research and prepare documentation to advise the relevant Commission.
  9. Interpret applicable legislation regarding salaries and allowances entitlements and examine personnel files to determine employment status, ensuring accurate payments are made and administer salary administration to ensure accurate credits, deductions and payments are administered on time.
  10. Provide general counselling to employees regarding employment matters and arrange for referrals to EAP as required.
  11. Administer and maintain systems ensuring security of confidential personnel data and assist with maintaining and up to date electronic database of existing employees' profile using the payroll system.
  12. Liaise with the relevant ministries, departments and other agencies to obtain advice to resolve complex matters.
  13. Perform any other duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officers in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the unit.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration/Management or related field
  • Three (3) years working experience in related field
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Excellent knowledge of JD Edwards Accounting Software
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Sound record management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and management skills
Closing Date:
29 September 2022
29 September 2022

Department Contact Information

To make contact with Public Works Department, see below for contact information:

Public Works Department

P.O.Box 284
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Roads  : 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address:

Telephone:1(284) 468 5902 | 1(284) 494-2722
Fax:1(284) 468 5726

Sister Islands Contact Information

The Settlement, Anegada
Telephone:1(284) 468 5902 | 1(284) 494-2722

Virgin Gorda
The Valley, Virgin Gorda
Telephone: 1(284) 468-6515

Jost Van Dyke
East End, Jost Van Dyke
Telephone: 1(284) 468 9688