Isaac Rost has joined the Jamestown office as a staff engineer. He is a recent graduate from North Dakota State University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. With interest in transportation and municipal engineering, Isaac will bring energy to the role. We know this because he spent a summer interning with the Jamestown Team.
Staff Engineer | Jamestown, ND
The Professional Side:
What impact do you hope to make at Interstate Engineering?
I hope to help the company prosper and grow while maintaining the standard of excellence that has become expected of engineers at Interstate Engineering.
From a young age, I always enjoyed learning and building new things. My family encouraged me to give engineering a try so when I went to college I enrolled in general engineering. From there, civil engineering appealed to me the most. I kept moving forward with my education to where I am now, and am very happy with my choice.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
I definitely stole this from my grandpa, but, “work smarter, not harder.” This always stuck with me and feels fitting for the field of engineering where ideas and methods can always be improved upon.
Tell us a bit about your family.
My mom lives in New Rockford and my dad lives in Cathay. I have a younger sister going to U Mary in Bismarck. Also, I have several aunts, uncles and cousins living throughout North Dakota. They’re a great family and have helped me get to where I am now in life.
When you aren’t working, where can you be found?
I enjoy hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, canoeing, and many other outdoor activities when the weather is nice. During the winter I primarily enjoy snowboarding and ice fishing. I’m also a fan of seeing live music. I play a bit of guitar as well.
What book do you recommend most?
For anyone who enjoys the classics, I highly recommend the Jungle Book. It really gives a feel for the time period it was based in. Also, it can easily be read in shorter spurts as it is comprised of several short stories.
What was the first concert you attended?
The first concert I attended was STYX, 32 Special, and REO Speedwagon in Bismarck when I was in middle school. I have been an avid concert goer ever since.