State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $53,214.00-$85,398.00 Yearly






A Capital Construction Engineer/Architect I is the intermediate level of work as a design or project engineer or architect for multi-year capital construction projects for State or local governments.  Capital construction projects are not subject to review by a control or higher-level organization and may include office buildings, health care facilities, correctional institutions, multi-family housing, educational facilities, and public works structures and operations.  In some cases, employees may function as both the design and project engineer or architect.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other Engineers or Architects but may provide guidance and direction to engineering and architectural consultants.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from the Capital Construction 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 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.

The Capital Construction Engineer/Architect I and the Capital Construction Engineer/Architect II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over the employees.    The Capital Construction Engineer/Architect I 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 Capital Construction Engineer/Architect II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Reviews designs, plans, specifications, contract documents, feasibility studies, and cost analyses of major multi-year capital construction projects developed by engineering or architectural consultants;

Provides technical review comments on major multi-year capital construction projects for technical efficiency and sufficiency, code compliance, program requirements, and sound engineering or architectural practices;

Reviews major multi-year capital construction projects during the six phases of design from the program stage through the schematic design, design development, construction documents and bidding stages;

Provides in-house architectural design services within a specific engineering or architectural discipline including preparation of bidding documents, review and approval of drawings, preparation of cost estimates, establishment of time schedules for design and construction and resolution of technical engineering or architectural problems;

Provides technical assistance to State agencies and local governments for analysis of design concepts and construction problems, interpretation of technical data, cost issues and procurement of engineering or architectural consultant services;

Plans, directs and coordinates major multi-year capital construction projects from the program approval through design and post construction stages;

Develops or reviews the program phase of capital construction projects that outline the project needs and design criteria, project history and justification, functional requirements, technical considerations and requirements, budget information and complete scope of work;

Develops and monitors project schedule throughout the design process and coordinates activities and actions necessary to maintain the project schedule; Reviews design team technical comments, approves design concepts and final documents submitted by engineering or architectural consultants, and negotiates progress payment schedules with engineering or architectural consultants;

Evaluates and approves Proposed Change Orders (PCO) and time extension requests as they occur during the course of construction;

Attends and may conduct or chair various project design review, pre-bid, construction progress, and post construction meetings to respond to inquiries concerning the project, resolve technical difficulties and ensure compliance with project program and design standards, contract specifications, applicable building codes, and sound architectural/engineering practices;

Participates on engineering or architectural consultants selection and negotiation committees to select consultants, evaluate technical and cost proposals of candidate engineering or architectural consultants firms, recommend the awarding of contracts, negotiate fees and conduct debriefings for capital projects;

May provide final technical review comments on capital maintenance projects for technical efficiency and sufficiency, code compliance, program requirements, and sound architectural/engineering practices;

May inspect State-owned and other facilities to evaluate and assess engineering or architectural needs and prepare reports detailing conditions and work required;

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

May prepare and present testimony in administrative hearings;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the principles, practices and methods applicable to an engineering or architectural discipline; Knowledge of engineering or architectural standards, practices and methods related to building design and construction;

Knowledge of construction contracts, specifications and plans, methods, procedures and materials;

Knowledge of industry standards and practices applicable to building design and construction;

Knowledge of State, local and federal laws, regulations, codes, zoning requirements and permit procedures applicable to building design and construction;

Knowledge of computer-assisted design software and equipment;

Knowledge of field inspection techniques related to construction;

Ability to review large-scale building construction project designs, plans, specifications, feasibility reports and cost estimates in order to determine adherence to the contract, specifications, standards, governing regulations and codes and sound engineering or architectural practices;

Ability to analyze technical data in order to evaluate the engineering or architectural integrity, safety, economy, efficiency and costs of large scale multi-year building design and construction;

Ability to develop technically sound and cost effective architectural/engineering resolutions to problems in the design or construction of large scale capital projects;

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

Ability to evaluate engineering or architectural proposals, recommending the award of contracts, and negotiate fees;

Ability to communicate effectively;

Ability to use computer-assisted design applications, standard word processing, spreadsheets, database and communications software;

Ability to prepare and present testimony in administrative hearings;

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


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

Experience: Two years of experience in engineering or architectural work for large-scale construction projects.


1. A Master’s degree in engineering or architecture from an accredited college or university may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience.

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 and experience.

3. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Civil Engineer Corps or Engineering Aid classifications or Construction Engineering Technician, Technical Engineer, or Civil or Combat Engineering specialty codes in the Engineering field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and 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.

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

March 16, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004598; EST: 7/1/2008; REV: 3/16/2018;

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