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a career with US

Careers in Architecture and Civil Engineering including Transportation and Traffic Engineering, Water Resources, Municipal Engineering, Land Planning and Development, Construction Engineering, GIS, Drone Technology, and Environmental Services are available throughout North Dakota and Idaho.

Ackerman-Estvold is a thriving organization. Our purpose is to preserve and enhance the quality of life in our communities while providing an environment for our people to flourish. We are stewards of our region and provide our clients the tools and insight that they need to benefit their greater community. We have the ability to make a difference. And with that ability, we act.

We act for the smallest of communities to the native wetland, from the newest building to the largest development, and to protect our regional waterways and water supplies. We act through innovation and technology. We act to change the future of engineering and architecture. We act as stewards of our communities and volunteer our time and resources to make our own backyard a better place.

We take care of our people. In turn, they love what they do. We embrace newcomers into our organization who are passionate about making a difference sharing their expertise. If you’re interested in acting with us, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram or drop us a line.

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Learn more about our company and career opportunities on the following platforms.

2-year intern

Fulltime Civil Engineer EI

I have worked for the organization for the past two summers in the construction department where I performed construction inspection on a variety of different projects. Recently, I graduated from the University of North Dakota and have officially started my full-time career with Ackerman-Estvold. My favorite part of AE is the diversity of the work I get to experience. There is something new every day that I get to see and learn about. Also, I appreciate the support of the company and how they help me with the things I haven’t experienced and answer any questions that I have. It’s refreshing to have people willing to help me in order to enhance my knowledge for my future with my career! I truly enjoyed coming to work and I am pleased to get to be a part of the Ackerman-Estvold team!

Joe Audet, EI

Civil Engineer

2019 Graduate of University of North Dakota


We pride ourselves on building strong relationships with high schools and universities throughout the region, allowing us to recruit and hire top-notch interns. Our program is built around gaining real-life experience and taking learning beyond the classroom. From May-August you’ll have an opportunity to make an impact. You’ll work side by side professional engineers and architects to oversee the design and construction of projects in your community. You’ll grow and make a difference in our organization, and in yourself.


Internships will be advertised here each spring, with positions being filled by early April. If you’re interested in taking your studies outside the classroom, give us a call, apply online, and swing by our booth at a career fair near you!

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