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Engineer Bio

Aaron Murra, P.E.
Design Section Supervisor
NDDOT Engineer


Aaron is a Transportation Engineering Manager for the Design Division of the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT). He works in partnership with the Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute and NDSU. Aaron supervises engineering activities at DOTSC. Aaron is the NDDOT's DOTSC section leader and serves as project manager. Aaron provides training and guidance to student design assistants working at the Support Center. He helps students understand the NDDOT project development process and apply engineering principles of highway design to NDDOT projects throughout the state.

Engineering Experience

  • Project development of multiple design projects including:
    • Interstate design
    • Interchange design
    • Urban streets design
    • Alternative intersections
    • Highway design
    • Landslide stabilization and repairs
    • ITS solutions
    • Emergency grade raises
    • Train whistle quiet zones
    • Safety improvements
    • Large pipe rehabilitation
  • Experience in construction engineering as a; project engineer, field engineer, and an inspector.

Professional Development Goals

  • Provide essential engineering knowledge to students and demonstrate the application of that knowledge to NDDOT projects.
  • Utilize the DOTSC environment to explore new engineering practices and technologies.
  • To introduce students to public aspects of engineering and to provide opportunities for them to get familiar with public speaking.


  • 2011-Present, Transportation Engineering Manager - NDDOT, DOT Support Center at NDSU
  • 2005-2011, Consulting Engineer, SRF Consulting Group, Inc.


  • Bachelors, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2005
  • Bachelors, Physics, Augustana College, 2003
  • Bachelors, Mathematics, Augustana College, 2003
NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050