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Mechanical Engineer

Recruitment #19-004599-0003




This position is located with the Facilities Planning, Design, Construction & Energy of the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), located at 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD  21201. Projects located at sites throughout the State of Maryland with travel to job site as necessary.

Main Purpose of Job

The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) Office of Facilities Planning, Design, Construction & Energy is seeking a talented individual to provide high level mechanical engineering for DGS. This position is within the Public Schools & Community Colleges Team which also supports Capital Construction, Facilities Engineering, and the Office of Energy Performance & Conservation. The Public Schools & Community Colleges Team is responsible for technical review of all State funded school projects.


Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Perform technical reviews of capital construction & facilities engineering projects, Public Schools & Community Colleges projects developed by A/E consulting firms pertaining to technical Mechanical engineering work for accuracy, technical sufficiency, compliance with program requirements and applicable codes.
  • Provide complete in-house mechanical engineering design services for state using agencies as assigned in emergency situations.
  •  Inspection of State owned facilities and potential facilities as requested by various agencies and assigned.  These inspections require a wide range of experience in, ‘mechanical/plumbing systems’, design and implementation to assess the potential useful life remaining.
  • Maintain an up to date working knowledge of State Building Codes.
  • Attend A/E qualification and fee negotiation meetings.  Provide input and recommendations on qualifications and fees in the best interest of the State
  • Provide technical review of design documents for other engineering or architectural disciplines as needed.
  • Provide mentoring to staff with less knowledge of mechanical/plumbing systems.
  • Estimates the cost of mechanical projects.
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, both technical and non-technical, both written & verbally.
  • Provide customer service on mechanical issues to State Agencies, Design/Construction Project Managers, and Maintenance Staff requesting assistance
  • Evaluate completeness of public school review submissions per Public School Construction Program/Department of General Services procedures. Track submissions for completeness. Notify Local Education Agencies of incomplete submissions. As needed.
  • Review & Assess change orders for State funded public school construction projects, as needed.
  • Proficient in computer skills (Word & Excel).
  • Other duties as assigned.


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

Experience: Three years of experience as a design or project Engineer or Architect for large-scale multi-year 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.

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.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualifications.

Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.  

  •  Degree in mechanical engineering, mechanical technology/ or architectural engineering from an accredited college or university is strongly preferred.
  • A Professional Engineer (PE) valid license in the State of Maryland or another State with the ability to receive reciprocity in Maryland is desired.
  • Working knowledge of Green Building Certifications.
  • Working knowledge of life cycle cost analysis.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Competence in spreadsheets and computer related programs.
  • Experience in mechanical inspection of facilities.


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.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to support that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning your qualifications MUST BE submitted by the closing date.  Information submitted after the closing date will not be considered. 

Note that for any position requiring a college degree or college credit, you will be required to submit a college transcript prior to being offered a position.  We highly recommend that you submit your transcript when you apply for the position.

The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment eligibility list categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED, or QUALIFIED.  The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended.  The list will be used by the hiring agency to select employees.  Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.

You MUST possess the minimum qualifications before you may be selected for a State job – Verification will be completed by the appointing authority.  If you are scheduled to complete an educational or licensing requirement within six months of the examination, you may participate in the examination process. Permanent State employees may also complete necessary experience requirements within six months of the date of an examination.  Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week.  You must include on your application the time spent on such activity. You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.



Applicants are encouraged to upload proof of education (transcripts), professional licenses and certifications, when applicable, during the recruitment process as these items will be required at the time of selection. 


Contact or call 410-767-1386 with questions about this recruitment.  The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  Apply online at – click on the State Jobs tab.  If you are unable to submit your application online, please send your paper application to: Human Resources, Dept. of General Services, 301 W. Preston St., Suite 1311, Baltimore, MD  21201 by the closing date and time. 


 As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country. 



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