Abstract：Temporary organizations during engineering projects include the owner, designer, consultant and contractor teams. Thus, evaluations of project team capabilities will help improve management of engineering project organizations. A literature review showed the key factors affecting project team capabilities and which factors should be analyzed in a measurement model with empirical tests based on 226 questionnaires from hydropower project teams. A reliability test, validity test, factor analysis, regression analysis and comparative analysis showed that the project team capability is dependent on the team-leader capability, team-base capability and team-external capability with 16 measurement indicators. The team-base capability is the most significant of the three in determining the team capability. The project team capability can be measured by the first and second order models, with the first one evaluating detailed aspects of each capability factor, and the second one measuring the overall team capability. The capability evaluation results showed that teams from complex projects have relatively high capability, as do similar designer teams. Also, when the owner team is not capable enough, the designer and consultant team capabilities need to be relatively high to provide the needed capability demand for the project management.
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