State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $57,862.00-$92,897.00 Yearly






An Agency Project Engineer/Architect Lead is the lead 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 design reviews, site inspections 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 assign, review and approve the work of and train lower-level Agency Project Engineers/Architects and may supervise maintenance, labor or skilled trade staff.

Employees in this classification receive general 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 Lead is differentiated from the Agency Project Engineer/Architect III in that the Agency Project Engineer/Architect Lead assigns, reviews, and approves the work of and trains lower-level Agency Project Engineers/Architects while the Agency Project Engineer/Architect III performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision.  The Agency Project Engineer/Architect Lead is differentiated from the Agency Project Engineer/Architect Supervisor in that the Agency Project Engineer/Architect Supervisor has supervisory responsibility for lower-level Agency Project Engineers/Architects.


Assigns, reviews and approves the work of lower-level Agency Project Engineers/Architects;

Trains lower-level Agency Project Engineers/Architects;

Provides advice and guidance to lower-level Agency Project Engineers/Architects on the resolution of problems involved in planning and coordinating agency operating maintenance and system services projects and in the preparation of plans, specifications, contract documents, feasibility studies, time schedules and cost analysis of agency projects;

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 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.


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 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 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 Revised

February 16, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006169; EST: ; REV: 7/1/2008;

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