The Lieutenant Governor's Meritorious Achievement Award
(L to R): The Honourable W. Thomas Molloy, Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, presenting Ken Linnen, P.Eng., FEC the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Meritorious Achievement Award.
he Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) honoured Kenneth George Linnen, P. Eng., FEC as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Lieutenant Governor Meritorious Achievement Award at their annual Awards of Distinction on November 20, 2018 in Saskatoon.
Ken Linnen grew up on the family farm near Francis, SK and graduated in civil engineering from the University of Saskatchewan in 1972.
After several years in the public sector, during which he became Director of the Land Department at the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, Ken entered the consulting field in the 1980s. He was Saskatchewan manager at Delcan, Vice-President of DWL Engineering and became Principal Civil Engineer at Stantec, responsible for municipal and land development services within Saskatchewan.
With more than 38 years of engineering design and project management experience, his experience has made him a most sought-after resource for high-profile projects in this province. He has been the Principal-in-Charge of the consulting team for numerous Regina subdivisions such as Harbour Landing, Wascana View, Woodland Grove, Windsor Park, Riverbend and Wood Meadows, providing communities for over 20,000 residents. Ken has served as project manager for infrastructure improvements and community plans for 15 First Nations communities in southern Saskatchewan.
Other significant projects in Ken's long list of contributions include Owner's Engineer for the planning and design of the Global Transportation Hub and Principal-in-Charge of the Grant Road School Storm Detention Site (which won both an ACEC-SK and an APEGS Award of Excellence). He was also Principal-in-Charge for the conversion of the Plains Hospital to Saskatchewan Polytechnic and several pumping stations for Enbridge Pipine. He also planned and developed a new subdivision for the City of Weyburn.
Ken has been an active contributor to his profession and his community. He has volunteered with numerous sports, cultural and professional organizations, including youth curling coach, councilor and mayor of Kronau and President of the Regina Lions Band organization (which served more than 400 students). He has been a volunteer with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, CNIB, 2005 Canada Summer Games Cycling Committee, 2011 World Mens’ Curling Championship and Campbell Collegiate Music Parents’ Association.
Ken has always been a strong supporter of both the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists (APEGS) and Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada - Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK). He has served as an ACEC-SK Board Member, committee member and chair of APEGS Limited Licensee Admissions Committee, member of APEGS Professional Edge Committee and APEGS representative on a national committee reviewing competency-based licensure. He also served many years as an industry evaluator for the University of Regina Engineering Fourth Year Project Presentations.
Awards and Citations:
- Regina Engineering Society Volunteer of the Year 2009.
- University of Saskatchewan Alumni Achievement Award 2011.
- APEGS Citation for contributions to the Competency- Based.
- Assessment of Engineering Work Experience Pilot Project 2012.
Ken and his wife Sue have three daughters and seven grandchildren.
ACEC-SK 2018 Awards of Distinction
PINNACLE Award & Award of Excellence
(Municipal Infrastructure & Water Resources Category)
AECOM Canada Ltd.
Project: Saskatoon Southeast Water Supply System (SSEWSS) Zelma East Project
Buildings Category Award of Merit
Project: SaskTel Tier III Data Centre
Environmental Category Award of Merit
PINTER & Associates Ltd.
Project: Enhanced Anaerobic Bioremediation Achieves Cost Effective Closure
Client/Owner: Kevin Leung, Country North Shell
Natural Resources and Energy Production Award of Excellence
Project: Livestock and Forage Center of Excellence
Client/Owner: University of Saskatchewan
Transportation Award of Merit
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Project: Highway 17 over Battle River Bridge Rehabilitation
Client/Owner: Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways & Infrastructure
2018 Young Professional Award
Nicholas Kaminski, P. Eng., PMP., KGS Group Consulting Engineers
(L to R): Bryce Hunter, P.Eng., ACEC-SK Chair presents the 2018 Young Professional Award to Nicholas Kaminski, P.Eng., PMP
Community Initiative Award
Stantec received ACEC-SK’s 2018 Community Initiative Award for their Stantec + Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission
The 2018 ACEC-SK Mentor Award was presented to Lawrence Pinter, P.Eng.
2018 Brian Eckel Memorial Scholarship Award
2018 Brian Eckel Memorial Scholarship Award was presented to Michael Luciuk, a third-year engineering physics and computer science student at the University of Saskatchewan.
(L to R): Michael Luciuk accepting the 2018 Brian Eckel Memorial Scholarship Award from Bryce Hunter, P.Eng., ACEC-SK Board Chair.