State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $44,106.00-$70,201.00 Yearly






A Capital Maintenance Project Engineer Trainee is the entry level of work as a design and project manager engineer in the Department of General Services for capital and operating maintenance projects and maintenance system services for State agencies.   Capital maintenance projects involve large-scale renovation and repair work, typically are one year or less in duration, and may include 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.

Employees in this classification receive close supervision from the Capital Maintenance Project Engineer 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 site.  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 Maintenance Project Engineer Trainee, Capital Maintenance Project Engineer I and Capital Maintenance Project Engineer II are differentiated on the basis of degree of supervisory control exercised by the supervisor over the employees.    The Capital Maintenance Project Engineer Trainee performs duties under close supervision.  The Capital Maintenance Project Engineer 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 Maintenance Project Engineer II performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.


Learns to plan, direct and coordinate large-scale capital and operating maintenance projects and maintenance system services for State agencies from the program approval through design and post construction stages;

Learns to review designs, plans, specifications, contract documents and cost analyses of capital and operating maintenance projects and maintenance system services developed by engineering or architectural consultants;

Learns to provide 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 services;

Learns to provide technical review comments on capital maintenance projects for technical efficiency and sufficiency, code compliance, program requirements, and sound engineering practices;

Learns to review or prepare bidding documents, drawings, cost estimates, time schedules and resolution of technical engineering problems;

Learns to develop and monitor project schedules throughout the design process and coordinate activities and actions necessary to maintain project schedule;

Learns to evaluate and approve Proposed Change Orders (PCO) and time extension requests as they occur during the course of construction;

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

Learns to review designs, plans, specifications, contract documents, feasibility studies, and cost analysis of small-scale maintenance projects of State agencies;

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

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

Learns to prepare and present testimony in administrative hearings;

Performs other related duties.


Knowledge of the engineering 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, electrical, roofing, safety, and energy;

Knowledge of the 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;

Knowledge of computer-assisted design software and equipment;

Knowledge of field inspection techniques related to construction;

Ability to review large-scale maintenance and system services project plans, specifications, feasibility reports and cost estimates in order to determine adherence to contracts, specifications, standards, governing regulations and codes and sound engineering practices;

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

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

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

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 or 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: None.


1.  Candidates may substitute engineering experience performing maintenance or construction engineering work in facility and maintenance system work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2.  Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Civil Engineer Corps classifications or Construction Engineering Technician, or Civil or Combat Engineering specialty codes in the Engineering 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

March 16, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 004604; EST: 7/1/2008; REV: 3/16/2018;

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