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Chief, Project Cost Center

Program Manager III

Recruitment #23-005478-0007


The Maryland Department of General Services (DGS) is responsible for almost $1 billion in annual contract administration, 6.3 million square-feet of State-owned facilities, and 4.6 million square-feet of leased space. DGS supports State and local government agencies by providing a full spectrum of design and construction, facilities operations, security, procurement, real estate, and surplus property services.




DGS Office of Design, Construction and Energy
301 W. Preston Street 
Baltimore, MD 21201


This position functions as the Chief, Project Cost Center for the Office of DCE. The Chief advises the Assistant Secretary of DCE and Project Managers, by providing recommendations for the cost management of the State of Maryland's Capital Budget.

Duties for this position include but are not limited to: 

 Prepares and finalizes the Annual Capital Budget for DGS submission to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Provides guidance and expertise to State agencies that          DGS supports for their Annual Capital Budget submission process to DBM. The Annual Capital Budget consists of the project justification and cost estimation details. 

• Approves construction cost estimates, schedules and construction cost models prepared by others for capital projects. 

• Manages the current and previous Capital Budgets and Cost Center files.

• Develops and maintains construction cost data for tracking of trends, forecasting costs for a variety of facility and construction types for DGS-managed projects. 

• Manages Maryland Board of Public Works project schedules in preparation for retention, in accordance with DGS’s retention processes and procedures. 

• Provides guidance to State agencies to develop cost estimates for current and future facility projects. 

• Prepares reports outlining the policies, procedures, engineering, and construction practices of DGS for the Budget Committees for each Legislative session. 

• Manages the DGS Accessibility Disabilities Act Capital Budget Program on behalf of the Secretary. 

• Oversees the work of other in-house estimators and administrators.

•Manages subordinate staff in the Cost Center Unit of DCE. 


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Five (5) or more years of experience in developing cost analysis for capital projects and large-scale multi-year construction projects. This general experience must include must include two (2) years of experience reviewing and analyzing building and associated site designs, construction documents, specifications, program requirements, feasibility reports and cost estimates, and three (3) or more years of experience with parametric cost estimating for vertical construction. Two (2) years of previous management or supervisory experience overseeing the work of subordinate staff.


Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

• Familiarity with analysis and use of industry-accepted estimation methods: Analogy, Parametric(Statistical),  Engineering, and Actual Costs. Development, analysis, and use of project        cost variables including general  conditions of the contract for various facility types. AEC fees, contingencies, and escalations.

• Knowledge and understanding of the State of Maryland’s capital budgeting process.

• Knowledge of the Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR).


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.


The examination for this position will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. The eligibility list will be valid for one year and may be extended. The list will be used by the hiring authority to select employees for interviews. Eligible lists may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.


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 410-767-4985 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.

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