Date:  Sep 21, 2021

Detroit, MI, US

Operating Sector:  Civil East

Position Title:  Field Engineer

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad!


At Aecon, people are at the heart of everything we do. Aecon is focused on identifying, attracting, and hiring talented and diverse individuals. Over the next several months, we are seeking to fill a variety of Field Engineers positions with expertise in various disciplines, including:

  • Bridges, Walls and Structures
  • Paving
  • ITS/Electrical
  • Transportation
  • Foundations 

These positions will be working on the I-75 segment leading up to the border crossing, based in Detroit, Michigan. The Field Engineers will provide technical knowledge and experise to the project team and sub-trades to ensure compliance with all the design drawings, engineering standards, codes and specifications. 


Key Responsibilities


  • Works with civil superintendent to direct and coordinate personnel to ensure project progresses safely, on schedule, within all quality standards, and within prescribed budget
  • Interface with team members to provide input as necessary to ensure that Project Controls reporting is accurate and timely
  • Worked in civil construction, including concrete paving, asphalt paving, curb and gutter, sidewalks, excavation, backfill, roadworks
  • Work with Superintendent and Project Engineer to identify and resolve design issues with Engineer of Record
  • Coordinates RFls to clarify issues.  Ensures RFI’s have had the involvement of engineering and technical specialists in solutions
  • Maintain Daily Report for construction activities, performance, problems, manpower, equipment, etc.
  • Assist in management and coordination of activities among all project functions, engineering disciplines, procurement, contracts and construction
  • Assist in creation/coordination of project manhour/cost estimates/budgets, and monitor progress/cost performance
  • Conduct and/or coordinating meetings related to project operations, internal issue resolution, and communications with the client
  • Responsible for coordinating proper inspections and testing for assigned scopes of work
  • Other duties as assigned.



Required Knowledge and Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience as a field engineer
  • Hard working person with attention to detail.
  • MDOT project experience preferred
  • Construction site experience required
  • Education to include engineering degree or equivalent combination of technical training or related experience.
  • Able to use drafting software to develop construction means and methods plans.
  • Good understanding of how to read engineering drawings, documents and site plans.  
  • Experience with and understanding of Engineered tools/equipment, automated systems, remote tooling systems. 
  • Excellent Computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). 
  • Strong interpersonal skills in communicating with a large team. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Flexibility to work in both field and office.


Michigan Interchange Segment-Detroit, Michigan, US

Relocation assistance may be provided for those that qualify.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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Nearest Major Market: Detroit