Clark Earns PE in Three States

November 24th, 2015

Tyrel Clark, a civil engineering at KLJ, earned his Professional Engineering License (PE) in North Dakota, Florida and Wyoming. Clark works in the Municipal Group in the Billings, Mont. office. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with a minor in mathematics from Brigham Young University and has been employed with KLJ for nearly three years. Learn More

Johnson Earns Professional Engineering License in Florida

October 21st, 2015

Dan Johnson earned his Professional Engineering License (PE) in Florida. He works in the Power Group in the Bismarck office. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from North Dakota State University. He has eight years of engineering experience.​​     Learn More

Brandt-Sargent elected VP of the American Planning Association – Western Central Chapter

September 29th, 2015

KLJ is proud to announce that Bethany Brandt-Sargent was elected Vice President for the Western Central Chapter of the American Planning Association. The chapter area includes Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and North Dakota. Brandt-Sargent works in KLJ’s Surface Transportation Group in West Fargo, ND. She earned a master’s degree urban and regional planning with a focus on transportation and development from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in economics from North Dakota State University. Learn More

Community Workshops scheduled for Burleigh County Land Use Study

September 28th, 2015

The Burleigh County Land Use Study team, backed by the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Burleigh County, requests community comments on where and how eleven townships within the County could grow. On a daily basis the County is faced with difficult choices regarding growth, housing, transportation and service delivery. A Land Use Plan provides a guide for making these decisions. Two Community Choices Workshops are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Tuesday, September 29 at Horizon Middle School – 500 Ash Coulee Dr. – Bismarck, ND Thursday, October 1 at Menoken Elementary School – 412 Bismarck St. N – Menoken, ND The planning team will share what they have learned through the previous workshops, the online survey, stakeholder interviews and through their technical analysis. KLJ has completed a suitability analysis for future residential, commercial and industrial uses and mapped the preliminary limits of their further study. According to KLJ’s Project Manager, Carron Day, participants at the Community Choices Workshops can respond to the preliminary mapping, identifying any areas they feel should be added or excluded from further team evaluation and provide input to the next stage of the Land Use Study through keypad polling. This is a unique opportunity to bring residents and […] Learn More

KLJ Promotes Three

September 23rd, 2015

KLJ is proud to announce the promotion of three employees: Lisa Heiser, Erika Lorenz and Angie Miller. Heiser will now serve as KLJ’s Project Administration Director. In her new role, she will work directly with leadership and manage KLJ’s division coordinators which serve the company’s public and private divisions. Heiser has been with KLJ since 2001 and served in various administrative support roles. Additionally, Erika Lorenz and Angie Miller will now serve as division coordinators. In their new role, both Lorenz and Miller will be responsible for supervising staff and implementing essential administrative processes. Specifically, Lorenz will oversee project administrative support services for the Public Division which includes KLJ’s Transportation, Municipal, Rail and Aviation groups. Miller will oversee project administrative support services for the Technical Division which includes KLJ’s Right-of-Way, Environmental, Survey, Structural, CyberNet Security Service and Construction Management groups. Both Lorenz and Miller have been with KLJ since 2013. Learn More

Swartz Earns Cybersecurity Certification

September 11th, 2015

Tim Swartz recently earned his GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN) certification. The certification, geared toward cybersecurity personnel, is one of the most recognized penetration testing certifications in the  information security industry. Penetration testing evaluates the security of digital infrastructure by uncovering potential vulnerabilities. The certification requires individuals to pass an exam within a specified timeframe. Swartz scored a high score on certification exam, earning him acceptance to the GIAC Advisory Board which consists of certified IT security professionals. Swartz works as an information security engineer in KLJ’s CyberNet Security Group in Bismarck. He has more than six years of experience in the industry. The group offers clients professional security services including, security framework policy, plans and testing, vulnerability assessments, security training, and project coordination and managed security services. Learn More

KLJ Recognized as One of the Top 25 Best Companies to Work for in the Northern Plains

August 28th, 2015

Prairie Business magazine recognized KLJ as one of the Top 25 large employers in their “50 Best Places to Work” contest. Receiving this award illustrates KLJ’s commitment to recruiting and retaining exceptional employees. Employees nominated KLJ by submitting employee satisfaction surveys, which included questions about work environment, employee benefits and employee happiness. The contest acknowledges the best 25 small businesses and the best 25 large business throughout in the northern Plains is the first contest of its kind in the region. See who else made the list here Learn More

Watford City Bypass Project Named in Top 10 projects for America’s Transportation Awards

August 24th, 2015

KLJ is proud to be part of the Watford City Bypass, a North Dakota Department of Transportation project that was recently named one of the Top 10 projects for America’s Transportation Awards. The NDDOT submitted the project for the competition which honors state transportation projects that deliver value to communities. As a Top 10 finalist, the project is eligible for two awards: Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award. A panel of experts will select the Grand Prize winner and the People’s Choice Award will be decided through online voting by going to: America’s Transportation Awards website. Voting will take place through Friday, September 11 2015. Individuals can vote up to 10 times per day. The project with the most votes will win the People’s Choice Award. KLJ completed the environmental document, public involvement, design and Right-of-Way (ROW) acquisition for this project. The bypass includes two 12-foot driving lanes in each direction divided by a 20-foot flush median. The completed project diverts traffic around Watford City and relieves congestion from the downtown area. Learn More