Jakob Klein, PE – Raleigh Office Manager


In recognition of his continued excellence and leadership, American Engineering has promoted Jakob Klein, PE to the Raleigh Office Manager.

In his new role, Jakob will oversee and lead operations in Raleigh including staff, project management and financial management, as well as overall project production. He joins a stellar team which is poised for incredible growth and success. The operation will build upon the past 30 years of success of Gilleece and Associates, which became part of American Engineering in 2019.

We are very excited about this promotion as it demonstrates one of our main goals related to growth. We want to create opportunities for our employees to advance in their careers without limits. Jakob has proven himself as a very capable leader, engineer, client manager, and project manager. He is also a very good teacher and mentor to younger staff. While he looks forward to learning more on the technical side, Jakob will bring strong experience and knowledge of land development design tools, including Civil 3D.

Jakob started with American Engineering almost 10 years ago and has been with us (or one of our predecessor firms) for his entire career. Jakob is a 2014 graduate of Old Dominion University with a bachelor’s in civil engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia and has already obtained his PE in North Carolina via reciprocity.

Congratulations Jakob on this much-deserved promotion.

Jakob Klein, PE
Raleigh Office Manager