State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $42,294.00-$67,106.00 Yearly






An Agency Project Engineer/Architect I is the entry level of work as a design and project manager engineer or architect for agency capital and operating construction, maintenance and system services projects.  Employees are responsible for the design review, site inspection and project management of agency operating projects and serve as a liaison to the Department of General Services for large-scale multi-year capital projects.  Projects may include construction, renovation or maintenance of office buildings, health care facilities, correctional institutions, housing, educational facilities, and public works structures and operations.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other Engineers or Architects but may supervise maintenance, labor or skilled trade staff.   

Employees in this classification receive close supervision from the Agency Project Engineer/Architect Supervisor or other designated official.  Employees may be required to work evenings and weekends in order to attend public meetings and hearings.  Employees may be subject to call-in for emergency situations, such as problems at construction sites.  The work may require traveling throughout the State to construction sites where conditions may be noisy, dirty and uncomfortable.                        

Positions in this classification are evaluated using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing 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.            

The Agency Project Engineer/Architect I, Agency Project Engineer/Architect II and Agency Project Engineer/Architect III are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over the employees.  The Agency Project Engineer/Architect I performs duties under close supervision.  The Agency Project Engineer/Architect II performs duties under close supervision at times and under general supervision at other times depending on the complexity of the specific duty being performed.  The Agency Project Engineer/Architect III performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision. 


Plans, directs, coordinates and monitors agency operating maintenance and system services projects from program approval through design and post construction stages;

Prepares plans, specifications, contract documents, feasibility studies, time schedules and cost analyses of agency projects;

Reviews schematic and design documents of agency projects developed by engineering or architectural consultants for completeness, accuracy and compliance with applicable codes, standards and agency program statements and requirements;

Prepares bidding documents, solicits and evaluates bids, selects contractors, monitors work in progress, authorizes proposed change orders, time extensions and payments and monitors warranties for agency projects;

Serves as agency liaison to the Capital Construction Project Engineers/Architects in the Department of General Services for large-scale multi-year capital projects providing analysis of engineering or architectural services, design concepts and construction site problems and the interpretation of technical data, cost issues and proposed change orders;

Prepares scope of work and budget project estimates for the preparation of capital program statements;

Attends project design review, pre-bid conferences, construction progress, and post construction meetings to respond to inquiries concerning projects, to resolve technical difficulties and to ensure compliance with agency needs and objectives, project and program and design standards, contract specifications, applicable building codes, and sound engineering practices;

May represent the agency on the Professional Services Selection subcommittee for the selection of architectural and engineering services for agency capital projects;

May monitor the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of building services systems or components, such as heating/air-conditioning, piping, electrical distribution and power, roofing, elevator services;

May testify before legislative budget committees on projects included in the agency’s capital budget proposal;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the engineering or architectural principles, standards, practices and methods related to building design, construction, maintenance and operation;

Knowledge of industry standards and practices applicable to building design, construction and maintenance, such as building and utility systems, plumbing, fire protection and detection, electric, roofing, safety, and energy;

Knowledge of construction methods, procedures and materials;

Knowledge of State and federal laws, regulations and codes applicable to building design, construction and maintenance;

Knowledge of construction contracts, specifications and plans;

Ability to prepare project plans, specifications, feasibility reports and cost estimates;

Ability to analyze technical data in order to evaluate the engineering integrity, safety, economy, efficiency and costs of construction and maintenance projects;

Ability to develop technically sound and cost effective engineering resolutions to problems in the design or construction of agency projects;

Ability to prepare technical reports and make recommendations based on engineering or architectural procedures, standards and practices;

Ability to communicate effectively;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with engineering or architectural consultants, public and private business owners, contractors, government officials and the general public.


Education:   A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university.

Experience: None.


1. Additional experience as an engineer or architect in the building construction or maintenance field involving the design, construction or repair of building structures or system services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements may be substituted for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Engineering and Architecture classifications or Engineering and Architecture specialty codes in the Architecture field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Employees may be required to carry an electronic paging device or provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached.


Class specifications 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.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.  

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit G, Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals classes.  As provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.            

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.  

This classification is one level in a Non-Competitive Promotion (NCP) series.  NCP promotions are promotions by which employees may advance in grade and class level from trainee to full performance level in a classification series.  In order to be non-competitively promoted to the next level in a NCP series, an employee must: 1) perform the main purpose of the class, as defined by the Nature of Work section of the class specification; 2) receive the type of  supervision defined in the class specification and 3) meet the minimum qualifications of the classification.

Date Established

Jul 1 2008 12:00AM

Date Revised

February 16, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004586; EST: 7/1/2008; REV: 2/16/2018;

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