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Project Manager

Recruitment #19-004600-0001




This position is located with the Facilities Planning, Design, Construction & Energy (FPDCE) Division of the Maryland Department of General Services (DGS), located at 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Main Purpose of Job

This position manages capital projects under the administration of the Department of General Services (DGS). Act as the primary liaison between DGS and using agencies; with primary responsibility for DJS projects, (projects of other agencies under the jurisdiction of the Project Management Team may be assigned).


Duties for this position include but are not limited to:

-Prepare Request for Bid date and advertisement in Maryland Register.
-Conduct pre-bid meeting with A/E and prospective bidders to answer project-specific questions and provide information regarding DGS procedures.
-Analyze bids and request recommendations from Using Agency and A/E for award of contract.
-Coordinate, attend and participate in pre-construction conference and issuance of Notice to Proceed with the construction Division, the A/E, the Using Agency, the General Contractor and sub-contractors.
-Monitor project budget to ensure compliance. If necessary, write letters to Legislative Budget Committees for joint signature by Secretaries of DGS and DBM.
-Review and approve proposed construction change orders for all changes to the contract documents on technical and procedural issues as they arise during the course of construction and for time extension requests.

-Conduct pre-design meeting with selected A/E, Using Agency and DGS Team.
-Arrange and conduct meetings with A/E, Using Agency and DGS, Design Review Team to review comments and decide on appropriate courses of action.
-Provide direction/guidance to consultants A/E’s to ensure compliance with project program and design standards.
-Review and approve preliminary design concepts and all design submissions.
-Meet with citizens groups before and during the design phase to address community concerns, answer questions and resolve issues, as required.
-Attend all presentations by the A/E to the Architectural Review Board (ARB), provide direction to the A/E regarding issues brought up by the ARB and resolve any conflicts with prior assumptions or negotiated items.
-Develop and monitor project schedule throughout the design process and coordinate all necessary actions to maintain project schedule.
-When necessary, solicit, negotiate and approve contract modifications for A/E services and generate BPW or DPRB agenda items with supporting documentation for the signature of all required senior level personnel.

-Determine procurement process
-Provide procurement with all information needed for advertisement on eMaryland Marketplace
-Participation as member of A/E Qualification Committees and provide necessary evaluations as required to select the most qualified A/E team for specific projects.
-Participate as member of Negotiation Committee to negotiate design fees with the A/E firm selected as most qualified for specific projects by the GPSSB A/E Qualification Committee
-Create DGS document’s for A/E; present results of qualification rankings and fee negotiations and make recommendations for award of design contract to the procurement officer.
-Prepare BPW or DPRB agenda items as required for final award of A/E contracts including A/E analysis forms, fact sheets and other documentation as required for the signature of all appropriate personnel and presentation to the BPW or DPRB.

-Write programs for capital projects outlining projects needs and design criteria when this function cannot be accomplished by the Using Agency or when the project is for the Department of General Services.
-Review and approve programs submitted by Using Agencies to develop understanding of project scope, needs and requirements.
-Consult with Using Agency in the development of Part II of the program, in accordance with PM Outline of Responsibilities.


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

Experience: Five 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.


Applicants must meet the selective qualification(s) to be considered. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

-Professional license in Engineering, Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Interior Design is required.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualifications. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

-Experience managing government and/or private sector design and construction projects as a client liaison is preferred.
-Experience with development and evaluation of master plans for medium to large-scale organizations is preferred.
-Experience with renovation, restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures is preferred.


1. Employees in this classification are required to possess and maintain a Professional Engineer or Professional Architect registration in the State of Maryland or in a state with comparable requirements.

2. 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.


Please provide sufficient information on your application to support that you meet the qualifications for this position. 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 license 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., Room 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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