Annual Awards

Young Engineer of the Year Award

Recognizes an outstanding young engineer for educational achievements, professional society activities, technical activities, civic and humanitarian activities, continuing competence, engineering achievements, and professional experience. The nominee must be a Registered PE or EIT; an NDSPE member and 35 years of age or under on January 1 of the current year.

  • 2019 - Chris Gross

  • 2018 - Scott Kolbinger

  • 2017 - Zach Herman

  • 2016 - Troy Knutson, Cass County Electric

  • 2015 - Kurt Lysne

  • 2014 – Shane Steiner

  • 2013 – Samuel Wilke

  • 2012 – Gregory Thompson

  • 2011 – Laith Hintz

  • 2010 - Casey Einrem

  • 2009 – Scott Zainhofsky

Outstanding Design Award

Recognizes an outstanding engineering firm represented in the state of North Dakota. The award is based on engineering design content of a project completed or under construction in the current year. Consideration is given to how the project employs innovative or state-of-the-art engineering practices to make it unique and deserving of an outstanding design award.

  • 2019 – KLJ – Sheyenne Street/I94 Interchange Reconstruction Project

  • 2018 – Sandman Structural. – The Bridges Student Apartments (NDSU)

  • 2017 – Houston Engineering, Inc. – Minot Downtown Infrastructure Improvement Project

  • 2016 – Houston Engineering, Inc. – 4th Street S. Flood Protection Project

  • 2015 - SRF - Williston Truck Reliever Route Project

  • 2014 – KLJ – Minot International Airport Terminal and Airport Project

  • 2013 - Houston Engineering, Inc. -  BNSF Devils Lake Track Raise

  • 2012 – Bartlett & West Engineers, Inc. – The Devils Lake East End Outlet

  • 2011 – Houston Engineering, Inc.& Moore Engineering, Inc. – Feasibility study and
    Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed FM Area Diversion Project

  • 2010 - Moore Engineering, Inc. – North Central Forcemain Replacement West Fargo Project

  • 2009 – Houston Engineering, Inc. Brown Valley Flood Mitigation project

Project Design Award Judging Criteria