At KLJ employees reflect our high standards with their achievements.
Mike Bittner was recognized as Midwestern Institute of Transportation Engineers’ (MWITE) Rising Star in May. The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Rising Star program acknowledges members who have made an impact on the transportation engineering profession, demonstrated the ability to lead the next generation and implemented innovative techniques to solve transportation problems.
Bittner is a NCITE (North-Central Institute of Transportation Engineers) member and will go on to compete against members from each district to win the overall ITE Rising Star award. He works in the Surface Transportation Group in West Fargo.
The North Dakota Society of Professional Engineers (NDSPE) named Shane Steiner the 2014 Young Engineer of the Year during their Annual Conference held April 13-15, 2015. The Young Engineer of Year Award acknowledges an outstanding engineer for achievements in education, professional societies, technical, civic and humanitarian activities, engineering and professional development.
Steiner works in the Aviation Group in the Bismarck office. He has served KLJ for more than seven years, providing airport planning and design solutions throughout North Dakota and South Dakota.
Mike Bittner, a traffic engineer with KLJ, was named the 2015 Young Transportation Professional of the Year by The North-Central Institute of Transportation Engineers (NCITE). The award acknowledges an individual under the age of 35 who is making significant contributions to the transportation field.
Shari Eslinger earned her Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associate credential. The credential demonstrates an individual’s knowledge and skill in understanding and supporting green design, construction and operations. Eslinger works in the Municipal Group in the Bozeman office.
KLJ is proud to announce that Brad Krogstad has been named 40-Under-40 by the Prairie Business magazine. The award is presented to young professionals who serve as leaders within the community and inspire others to work toward professional and personal goals. Krogstad began his career with KLJ nine years ago and currently serves as the manager for KLJ’s Bismarck Municipal Group. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Dakota State University. Krogstad is an active leader both inside KLJ and in the community. In recent years, he has led the civil engineering design for major projects that have improved community life and its many interactions.
Prairie Business magazine recognized KLJ as one of the Top 25 large employers in their 50 Best Places to Work issue. Employees nominated KLJ by submitting employee satisfaction surveys, which included questions about work environment, employee benefits and employee happiness.
KLJ has again been recognized as one of the nation’s Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News Record (ENR).
ENR is a construction trade magazine which issues annual rankings of firms engaged in architecture, engineering or construction. The rankings list the 500 largest privately and publically-held consulting firms based solely on revenue of the previous year.
Emily Johnson and Susan Sisk were selected for Prairie Business magazine’s Top 25 Women in Business list. The award recognizes creative, confident and successful women who excel in leadership, community service, mentorships, entrepreneurship and balancing family and work.
Both Johnson and Sisk work for KLJ’s parent company, KLJ Solutions. Johnson serves as Strategy and Implementation Director. Sisk serves as the Vice President of Finance.