Learn More About Careers at SEPTA

A career with SEPTA is all about Building the Future - for our customers, the region and our employees.

Every day, 3,230 SEPTA buses, trolleys, subways, trains, and paratransit vehicles provide 1.1 million trips across the region, helping people get to work, school, appointments, and entertainment. Our transit system is the lifeblood of southeastern Pennsylvania’s economy but this level of service would not be possible without a strong, diverse, and highly skilled workforce to move people efficiently throughout the region.

SEPTA offers a wide variety of professional opportunities. Our core business is transit, and with five modes of service, we employ Operators, Engineers, Conductors, Transportation Managers, Control Center Dispatchers and the like. But it takes a host of other specialties including Architects, Engineers, Vehicle Engineers, Accountants, Planners, Maintenance Personnel, Graphic Designers, Attorneys, IT Specialists, Trainers, and Transit Police, to name just a few, to keep the 6th largest system in the nation moving.

SEPTA seeks qualified candidates who:

  • Understand the importance of providing our customers with a positive travel experience
  • Believe what we do benefits everyone – customers and employees
  • Clearly understand their role in moving the organization forward
  • Enthusiastically share their ingenuity and ideas to help deliver outstanding service

Melissa Cooper

Engineering Manager, 12 years of service

Melissa is an Engineering Manager and Registered Architect who built her career at SEPTA after being hired just out of school. She has managed several major projects for the Authority, including the Hub of Hope in Suburban Station and Ardmore Avenue Station on the Norristown High Speed Line.

"It's really a good place to grow. Right from day one, you're basically a project manager and you are just completely immersed in whatever projects they give you, and you really get to see it through from start to finish."

Garry Deans

Garry, a 25-year Railroad employee, has worked in the RRD stations for his entire career at SEPTA. He started as a Passenger Services Representative in 1995 and was promoted to Station Supervisor in 2010. 

Over the course of his career, he has received numerous Outstanding Customer Service Awards and commendations. He has been able to offer life-saving CPR assistance many times over his career and has served as a SEPTA Goodwill Ambassador. He has been a familiar and friendly face and voice on the RRD Center City platforms.