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Energy Project Specialist

Recruitment #21-004599-0002


"This is a contractual (hourly) position with the Department of General Services, with the option to renew on an annual basis."
"Applicants who applied previously do not need to reapply"




This position is available with the Maryland Department of General Services’ Office of Energy and Sustainability, located at 301 West Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

Main Purpose of Job

This position supports the Chief, Building Energy Programs in management, oversight and energy engineering consultation of Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs), retro-commissioning, and other energy related projects. Oversight shall ensure that each project meets sound energy efficiency and/or renewable energy standards, including appropriate cost-effectiveness of the measures. This position shall ensure that EPCs and other energy-related projects attain high levels of technical and economic performance. The position will work in close coordination with onsite agency facility maintenance staff. This position is also responsible for managing the progression of projects and ensuring that they follow all contractual guidelines and requirements throughout initial project development, design, construction, and maintenance.


Duties for this position include but are not limited to: 
  • Manage the Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) projects, including tracking progress and schedules, interacting with ESCO’s and client agencies and collecting and keeping documentation on the project.
  • Assist with managing other non-EPC energy installation projects, including working collaboratively with OES staff and other agencies during project development and installation.
  • Travel (daytrips) to in-state project sites.
  • Handle project management functions and technical functions, including the review of reports, technical submittals, studies, and construction documents.
  • Other tasks as assigned by Chief, Building Energy Programs.


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.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
AEE Certified Energy Manager
Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification


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.


It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please include all experience and education that is related to this position.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date; information submitted after the closing date will not be considered.  Credit is given for relevant part-time, temporary or volunteer experience based on the number of hours worked per week; you must include the time spent on such activities on your application.
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.  You may submit your transcript as part of the application process.
Please note, selected candidates may be required to complete and successfully pass a State and Federal fingerprint background check prior to being hired.
You must be legally authorized under the United States Immigration Reform and Control Act to be hired in the position for which you apply.



Contact or call 410-767-1386 with questions about this recruitment.  The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  Apply online at – click on Employment on the left side of the screen.  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. TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay  

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.