Like his other colleagues in the Department, Director Walter R. Ocampo started his government career on temporary appointment status (as laborer) on March 1975. From that lowly position, Director Ocampo rose from the ranks and held several positions. He became Civil Engineering Aide, Construction Foreman, Civil Engineer, Supervising Civil Engineer, Engineer III, Engineer IV, Engineer V, Project Manager I, Assistant Bureau Director (Director III) and got the nod to be the regular Director of Bureau of Construction in March 2006.
Having been with the Bureau of Construction since 1983, Director Ocampo has mastered every piece of activities in the bureau from review, evaluation of programs, estimates, contracts to progress reports of DPWH projects, as well as inspection, checking and monitoring construction projects of DPWH implementing offices and other agencies.
As one of the experts in the Department, Director Ocampo has been resource speaker of trainings and convention on topics such as bridge parts and components, bridge repair and rehabilitation, project assessment (procedures/techniques and data gathering on bridges), reorientation for DPWH officials, monitoring of action plans on DPWH reforms, among others.
He has authored/co-authored books namely Anda Bridge from Recycled Materials, Bored Pile Construction Methodology, and Member of Committee of Review of National Building Code.
To further develop his skills, he attended several seminars, among them are: Project Monitoring and Information System, Project Management and Supervision, Supervisory Development, Materials Engineering and Quality Control, International Advanced Training Course on Bride and Tunnel Construction and Management for Managerial Staff, Quality Control in Concrete Construction, Workshop on Advanced Technology for Bridge Construction, Bridges and Highways Engineering Congress, Seminar on Pile Dynamic Analysis, among others.
A Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering holder from the University of the Assumption, he also earned Masteral units in Structural Engineering at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and is a member of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE).
He was born on December 6, 1957 in Floridablanca, Pampanga.