AL Engineering & Design

AL Engineering & Design provides a broad array of services in the fields of civil and structural engineering and construction administration. We are a woman-run firm located in Jenkintown, Pa., 10 miles north of center city Philadelphia.

We strive to be the company that customers rely on to provide efficient, quality engineering services that flex to meet their needs.


ALE&D’s owner, Alyson Lester, is a registered professional engineer with over twenty years of experience.  ALE&D is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), which helps our clients in the government industry achieve their affirmative action goals.


Civil Engineering
ALE&D provides the services you’ll need to develop your site and to obtain permits and approvals. This may include drainage design, site and utility layout, and other related activities. We can work with your contractors and/or local governing agencies to develop cost-effective solutions that fit the needs of your project.

Structural Engineering
ALE&D can help with the structural details required to develop your site, including retaining walls and foundations.

Construction Administrative Services
ALE&D can help your projects run smoothly by acting as a liaison between designers and contractors and by performing tasks such as:

  • taking minutes at construction progress meetings
  • tracking documents
  • helping the contractor interpret the designer’s intent
  • obtaining permits and approvals

ALE&D can help you convert your design visions into finished drawings or blueprints using computer aided drawing programs.

Technical Writing
We develop contract documents, including specifications that help reduce questions or disputes during construction.

We can also help your project gain publicity with various professional writing services, from white papers to press releases.