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Ulteig Overview

Fargo, ND
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Ulteig, Engineers Inc. improves lives by providing the services that create more reliable connections. The company has become synonymous with quality design engineering, program management and land and civil services. Ulteig’s footprint spans the nation and provides ... Read more

Mission: To be widely regarded as the partner of choice for technical solutions in our targeted Lifeline Sectors®.

Company Updates

  • Throughout the year, Ulteig’s employee owners have been celebrating the company’s 75th anniversary. From our modest roots in Fargo, ND, to the nationwide, multi-disciplinary organization we have become, we are proud of our legacy of service and our commitment to provide comprehensive solutions to our clients and the communities they serve.

    We invite you to view our new video that commemorates our milestone anniversary.

  • We're proud to share that Ulteig has been recognized as a National Standard Setter Top Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune!

    We are among the 143 Minnesota companies that scored high enough to qualify as a Top Workplace against the research firm's national standards benchmark, the fifth consecutive year we have reached this milestone. We're honored to be a Top Workplace!

    Below is a link to the full rankings published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

    2019 national standard setters

    These 143 Minnesota employers scored high enough to meet Energage's national benchmark as a Top Workplace, although not high enough to crack the Top 150 Workplaces.

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Ulteig – Why Work For Us?


As a leader in the engineering industry, Ulteig continues to expand its portfolio of infrastructure and field service projects. Our professional engineering consultants offer an array of engineering consultancy services that showcase our ability to leverage engineering resources and capabilities to serve clients in our primary Lifeline Sectors®: Power, Renewables, Transportation and Water.

With nearly 75 years in the engineering industry, our clients choose Ulteig to improve the design and reliability of critical infrastructure and deliver vital engineering, program and technical solutions. Our wide range of satisfied clients include:

  • Municipals
  • Local, City, State and Federal Government (Government Agencies)
  • Public Utilities
  • Co-ops
  • IOUs (Investor Owned Utilities)
  • Construction Companies Developers
  • BOP’s

On average, Ulteig manages over 1,300 technical and field service projects a year. In 2017, over 98% of our surveyed clients said they would select Ulteig again. They spoke to the exceptional partnership, relationship and results.

Click here to learn more about our solutions-focused approach to Lifeline Sector® design and support. 


  • For the first time, voted as one of the Top 150 Top Places to Work in Denver 2019 by the Denver Post
  • For the 5th consecutive year, recognized as a National Standard Setter Top Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Earned a spot on Prairie Business magazine's 50 Best Places to Work in 2018 list

  • For the second consecutive year, awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces achievement by the Denver Post

  • Named Top 25 Engineering Firm in 2017 by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

  • Selected as a Top 10 2018 Workplace for Young Professionals in the Bismarck-Mandan area

  • For the third year in a row, recognized as a National Standard Top Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Winner of the NDYP Best Place to Work Award in 2017

  • We are 100% employee owned by our 450+ Ulteig professionals


As a professional organization, we are grounded in our core values. These define us as individuals and as an organization. Our core values:

  • We dedicate ourselves to our clients' success
  • We pursue excellence in our work
  • We act with integrity

Our Vision

To be among the most highly regarded engineering and technical services firms in North America.

Our Value Proposition

Clients depend on us to deliver comprehensive engineering and technical services that strengthen infrastructure vital to everyday life.


Since 1944, we’ve built a culture focused on people – both our clients and our employees. We realize that a huge part of our success has relied heavily on the dedication and focus of our workforce; this is why we make investing in our employees a top priority. Being 100% employee-owned means we take our own success and the success of our clients personally.

Manisha G.
Senior Engineer - Technical Services - Transmission and Distribution

"At Ulteig, I really enjoy working with a team and colleagues who share the
same pride in their work and a passion for the industry" 

Dan H.
Lead GIS Analyst, Field Services - Land

"I like working for Ulteig due to the variety of work I can do here. It is an ESOP company, has a relaxed atmosphere, flexible schedules and remote work flexibility…I also get to work on multiple projects without being pigeonholed."


Ulteig truly invests and believes in the value of a positive culture. As employee owners, your voice will continue to shape and improve our culture, it’s a main reason we are continually ranked as a best place to work in several of the states we have offices in.

Ulteig Cultural Characteristics

  • Employee Owned
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Collaborative Environment
  • Innovative Culture
  • Highly Engaged Team
  • Professional Development
  • Transparency
  • Corporate Citizenship/ Supporting our Communities
  • Attracting, Rewarding and Retaining our People

Every year we create a Year-in-Review brochure that provides a snapshot of the outstanding work that Ulteig does to support our clients, communities, sponsorships and educational initiatives.

Click here to download the full 2018 brochure.

These steps illustrate our streamlined hiring process.

Candidate experience matters to Ulteig!  We are transparent with what an applicant can expect once an application has been submitted.  



Ulteig Reviews

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Ulteig President and CEO Doug Jaeger
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18 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    "Suspiciously Awesome"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Ulteig full-time (Less than a year)


    After 3 weeks of working at Ulteig, the claims of outstanding company culture and "Best place to work" are living up to expectations. The people are wonderful and happy. Managers give you responsibility and independence to fulfill your tasks however works best for you. The company is organized but not overbearing. I really appreciate the efficiency of the organization coming from smaller companies. The social events are fun and people are great.
    I keep thinking it is too good to be true, but more senior members of my team tell me that this is how it has been since they have started. I keep looking for the catch but have yet to find it.


    waiting for it... not yet

    Advice to Management

    The CXO team is the heart of the great culture hear and their energy trickles throughout the organization. I met most of the CXO my first week and they were all very friendly and happy. They all work hard and are very organized but I am always happy to see them in the office.

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Ulteig Photos

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Ulteig Interviews



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    Electrical Design Engineer-Substation Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Ulteig (Denver, CO) in March 2019.


    1st contact: By phone with the HR department to talk a little bit about my skills and what the company is looking for. The interview was very laid back and informative.

    2nd Contact: This involved a technical interview with a lead engineer and a technical manager from my department.

    3rd contact: I was flown to Denver for an in-person interview where I met with two different groups. The first was a with a technical manager and a design engineer. The second was with two lead engineers. This interview was laid back but technical. With my experience, I was able to answer most of the questions.

    I would like to thank the awesome HR team that made me feel welcome and heard throughout the process.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle an urgent question from the client in the field when you're busy with work?   Answer Question
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Ulteig Awards & Accolades

  • Top 10 Workplaces, Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network, 2018
  • Best Places To Work, North Dakota Young Professionals, 2017
  • Engineering Excellence Honor Award, American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Minnesota, 2018
  • Engineering Excellence Award - Small Projects, North Dakota chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), 2018
  • Top 25 Women in Business, Prairie Business Magazine, 2018
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