Construction Services Department Lead

About AEW

AEW is a leading design firm that has been engineering strong communities since 1968 providing civil engineering, architecture, surveying, GIS and other consulting solutions. Working with municipalities and private clients, AEW is focused on developing and growing long-term relationships with our partners, employees, and clients while maintaining our foundation of integrity and respect for the communities in which we live and work.

We are looking for a Construction Services Department Lead to join our team!

Our Construction Services Department consists of 40-45 team members including supervisors and management, administrative staff, and construction observers. This department is responsible for providing construction observation services to our municipal and private clients on various infrastructure projects. 

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Construction Services Department oversight and management
  • AEW representative to Owner
  • Liaison between Construction Services Department and AEW Project Managers/Engineers
  • AEW representative as Project Engineer for select Federal Aid Projects (administered through MDOT)
  • Lead and manage ongoing training of the Construction Services Department staff
  • Provide technical expertise and support to Field Manager & Office Manager
  • Responsible for construction research of new technologies
  • Provide technical presentations, both internal and external
  • Assist in the development of policies and operational procedures



  • 10+ years of related professional work experience in municipal and federal aid construction projects
  • Thorough knowledge of AASHTO, FHWA and MDOT standards, practices and current procedures
  • Excellent communication and client service skills


  • BS in Civil Engineering
  • PE Registration in the State of Michigan
  • MDOT Computerized Office Technician Certification
  • MDOT Field Manager Training

Core Values

In addition to the education and experience requirements and preferences, it is imperative all employees share the company’s core values:

  • Compassionate
  • Dedicated
  • Ethical
  • Genuine
  • Respectful
  • Service-Oriented

Culture, Benefits & Perks

We truly believe we have the best people at AEW, which allows us to have a fantastic culture! Like our team, the ideal candidate for this position will need to appreciate, respect, and embrace our core values of being Compassionate, Dedicate, Ethical, Genuine, Respectful, and Service Oriented.

AEW has the best benefits package around, including fully paid BCBS health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your dependents! We also offer short-term and long-term disability and life insurance at no cost to our employees. Our 401(k) matching and profit sharing has been in place for almost 40 years. Other features of our benefits package include professional development support, community service time off, HSA/FSA, parental leave, and generous paid holidays and PTO.

We host several employee appreciation and recognition events, and offer opportunities to join various steering committees so you can really make a difference at AEW. Our Employee Activities Committee (EAC) plans monthly social events such as Axe Throwing, Chili Cook-Offs, Golf Outings, Cornhole Tournaments, Food Trucks and so much more! Other perks include fresh bagels weekly, wellness events, AEW custom apparel, and the most welcoming, supportive group of co-workers you will ever find! Check out our social media pages to see what it’s really like to be part of our AEWsome team and email your resume to to become part of the AEW family!