Architect Engineer

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Bureau of Real Estate Management

Architect Engineer

Code: 6435                 Pay Grade: 30 - $50,232.00 - $68,369.60

Opening Date: October 25, 2018

Open Until Filled



This is professional services work in project management, development and design of new buildings and the repair and alteration of existing buildings and structures for incorporation in a long range building program. Work includes drafting plans, negotiating and coordinating architectural and engineering contracts and projects; serving as project contact for other agencies, the public, architects, engineers and contractors who do business with the Division; and administering the procurement process for architects, engineers and contractors.  Work is performed under limited supervision.


  • Develops design specifications, project plans, schedules, and cost estimates for building construction, alterations, and repairs to existing structures, in order to facilitate quality construction.
  • Writes Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) for professional services, and oversees or monitors interviews and other elements of the selection process for architects and engineers in order to engage the most qualified professionals.
  • Conducts and monitors bidding process including recording and evaluating bids and sub-bids in order to make recommendations for award of contracts.
  • Writes Invitations for Bids (IFB) and Requests for Proposals (RFP), reviews plans and specifications prepared by others in order to responsibly recommend construction contractors and proposed public improvements projects.
  • Negotiates, prepares, approves and researches design and construction documents on behalf of the Division in order to be in conformity with policies, regulations, Rules and Statutes.
  • Inspects facilities and reports on conditions of same in order to develop and present recommendations.
  • Collects data and develops reports in order to recommend capital improvement projects for the statewide capital plan.
  • Consults and confers with governmental officials, superintendents of schools, architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, building committees, and in-house staff involved in planning and construction process in order to facilitate planning and construction.
  • Develops and maintains records of estimated and actual project costs in order to prepare and evaluate project budgets.



  • Knowledge of principles and practices of architecture and various engineering disciplines.
  • Knowledge of building construction materials and methods and techniques applicable to the construction and maintenance of buildings.
  • Knowledge of considerations and best practices of contracting.
  • Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, paperwork, terminology, and core operations.
  • Ability to create, design, review and critique architectural and engineering plans, prepare specifications, and make technical computations and cost estimates.
  • Ability to direct and ensure technical and professional associates.
  • Ability to understand and interpret project objective and plans from various perspectives presented as oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to direct the work of professional consultants.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to stay current and understand, discuss, explain, and apply applicable rules, regulations and policies.
  • Ability to use applicable computer programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.


Required Qualifications:

A Baccalaureate Degree in Architecture or a Baccalaureate Degree in Engineering and eight (8) years’ experience in the design and construction of buildings.

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS(These must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).

Licensure as an Architect issued by the Maine State Board for Licensure of Architects, Landscape Architects and Interior Designers or licensure as a Professional Engineer as issued by the Maine State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers.



The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  15.12% of salary for BU positions.  The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance:


  • Level 1: 100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $427.57 biweekly
  • Level 2: 95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $406.19 biweekly
  • Level 3: 90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $384.81 biweekly
  • Level 4: 85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $363.43 biweekly


*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.


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