2018 Recipient

Kenneth George Linnen, P. Eng., FEC  Honoured at ACEC-SK Awards Event

Photo (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.

The 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, SK.

Ken Linnen grew up on the family farm near Francis, Saskatchewan and graduated in Civil Engineering from the U of S in 1972.  

After several years in the Public Sector, becoming Director of the Land Department at the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, he entered the consulting field in the 1980’s.  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.

His over 38 years of engineering design and project management 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 Harbor 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 fifteen 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; Principal in charge of the Grant Road School Storm Detention Site which won both an ACEC-SK and a APEGS Award of Excellence. He was also Principal in Charge for the conversion of the Plains Hospital to Sask Polytechnic and several pumping stations for Enbridge Pipine.  The City of Weyburn benefited from its new subdivision, planned and developed by Ken.

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 the community of Kronau, President of the Regina Lions Band organization, serving over 400 students, 

He has been a volunteer with the Regina Symphany Orchestra, CNIB, 2005 Canada Summer Games Cycling Committee 2011 World Mens’ Curling Championships, 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) . A former 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 U of R Engineering 4th Year Project Presentations. 


Ken and his wife Sue have three daughters and seven grandchildren. 



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