Engineer of the Year Award

 The Engineer of the Year awardee is selected annually by the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers (HSPE). The candidate chosen must be a practicing professional engineer in the State of Hawaii and 36 years of age and older. The technical accomplishments of the candidate and his or her professional, civic and community contributions are thoroughly evaluated. The award is conferred at the HCES Engineers' Week Banquet. The first award was given back in 1962.

Completed nomination forms and letters of support must be received no later than Thursday, December 31, 2015
Nomination packages shall be submitted via email to 

Each candidate shall be nominated on the following basis:

Candidate for Engineer of the Year  2016 (Nomination Form not to exceed 8 single-sided pages)

  • Shall be a current practicing Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Hawaii in good standing.
  • Shall be a current State of Hawaii resident.
  • Shall not be a current State Officer or Director for HSPE.

Electronic files of the respective nomination forms are available for your use – contact KurtKunimune at, or visit the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies (HCES) website at

Criteria for Selection of Engineer of the Year Award:

  • 30% Technical Accomplishment
    (Technical Awards, Papers & Presentations, Major Projects, etc.)
  • 35% Professional History and Contributions
    (Positions Held, Professional Affiliations, Special Contributions to Profession & Special Recognition, etc.)
  • 20% Civic and Community Contributions
    (Affiliations, Positions Held, Special Recognition, etc.)
  • 15% Recommendation(s)
    (Why the individual is nominated) No more than 3 letters of support per candidate with maximum 2 page limit per letter

Click here for the 2016 award form (PDF)