NDACE Names Jennie Krause Engineer of the Year

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NDACE Names Jennie Krause Engineer of the Year

KLJ Engineering (KLJ) is proud to announce that the North Dakota Association of County Engineers (NDACE) has named Jennie Krause the 2024 Engineer of the Year.

The award is presented each year to an individual who has shown tremendous dedication to the profession and made significant contributions to the overall effectiveness of county projects and improvements. The NDACE consists of County Engineers, Road Superintendents, Consulting Engineers, and County Commissioners from all of North Dakota’s 53 counties.

Krause serves as KLJ’s Associate Vice President of Operations Planning and Performance. Joining KLJ in 2006, she has served in multiple roles across the company, specifically working with KLJ’s surface transportation and oil and gas clients, acting as project manager. Her extensive experience includes leading engineering design, organization, and supervision of numerous sustainable county infrastructure projects across North Dakota. Many of these projects focused on construction services, project development, water and drainage solutions, and roadway planning and design.

Throughout her career, Krause served in multiple leadership roles, and in 2021, she was appointed as an internal director for the KLJ Solutions Holding Co. Board of Directors, KLJ’s parent company, a testament to her dedication to the company and clients she serves.

Krause is a professional engineer in North Dakota and Wyoming. She currently serves as an Advisory Member for the University of North Dakota’s Women in Leadership program. In addition, she served as President of the Executive Committee for the North Dakota Association of County Engineers (NDACE) and participated in the three-year American Council of Engineering Companies of North Dakota (ACEC/ND) leadership program, Emerging Leaders Institute. Furthermore, she was recognized by Engineering News-Record (ENR) as an up-and-coming industry leader through their Top Young Professionals competition, is a past recipient of Prairie Business Magazine’s 40-Under-40 Award, and a graduate of KLJ’s Leadership Forum and Leadership Development programs. Krause earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.