State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $64,565.00-$103,661.00 Yearly






A Capital Projects Manager is the managerial and supervisory level of work in the field of building design and construction.  Employees in this classification manage the capital budget program in the Department of General Services for a very large State department or a group of related smaller departments.  As the team manager, employees are responsible for all phases of the using agency’s capital budget while under the control of the Department of General Services.  This responsibility includes, but is not limited to: facility program review, testimony at capital budget hearings, conferences with selected architects and engineers, project scheduling and monitoring, design review, reconciliation of design problems, review of changes made during construction, and final acceptance by the using agency.  Employees in this classification control the flow of work within the team, assign priorities, schedule work to be done, and adapt that schedule to changing conditions.  Employees in this classification manage and supervise a multidisciplinary team of registered and non-registered Capital Projects Engineers and Capital Projects Architects to accomplish the effective and efficient handling of capital projects.

Employees in this classification receive administrative direction from the Director, Office of Engineering and Construction.  Work is evaluated on the basis of: demonstrated ability to adequately manage the completion of the assigned capital projects within the time frames established; to adapt the scheduling to changing conditions; to answer the concerns of management, using agencies, and the Legislature about projects; and to supervise the members of the team.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.


Directs and leads the efforts of a professional design team for the execution of capital budget and operating budget projects;

Assists using agencies in the securing and/or preparing of facility programs;

Acts as liaison between assigned using agencies and the Department of General Services;

Reviews and approves facility programs submitted by using agencies;

Participates on Qualification Committee for the selection of consultant architects and engineers;

Participates on Technical and Price Proposal Committee for the selection of consultant architects and engineers;

Updates detailed knowledge of the technical problems of using agencies and services as a resource for the resolution of these problems;

Assists the Department of State Planning in the development of portions of the States capital budget;

Testifies before Legislative budget committees on projects included in the States capital budget request;

Prepares Requests for Proposal (RFP) for projects;

May serve on various committees, task forces, etc., dealing with the review of prospective sites, buildings, or other facilities for possible acquisition by the State;

Schedules and monitors assigned capital projects to insure the prompt and efficient completion of work;

Guides and directs consultant architects and engineers to assure attainment of desired operational and design standards;

Reviews and accepts or rejects design concept, schematics, and final documents submitted by consultant architects and engineers;

Reviews changes to final plans during construction and advises on specific problems encountered during construction;

Analyzes and evaluates the projected construction cost of projects;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Management Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Management Service positions.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Established

Jul 1 1979 12:00AM

Date Revised

March 16, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003587; EST: 7/1/1979; REV: 3/16/2018;

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