Rogers Communications employee Brett Innes has won this year's Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Young Canadian Engineering Professional of the Year Award.

Innes, 30, of Bolton, Ontario, an SCTE member since January 2010, is a senior network planner with Rogers. The third-annual award honors outstanding technical achievements and contributions made to the advancement of the cable telecommunications industry by a young Canadian engineering professional who is under the age of 35.

The Young Canadian Engineering Professional of the Year Award was sponsored by Aurora Networks and was aided by the efforts of Cartt.caand the SCTE. Innes will receive his award at the SCTE Canadian Summit 2011, which is set for March 8-9 at the Toronto Congress Centre in Toronto.

"Through professionalism, hard work and dedication to his profession, Brent has shown himself to be a leader and model young Canadian engineer," said Fujitsu Network Communications senior account manager John Steele, who nominated Innes for the award. "Brent is considered to be a huge asset by his management, peers and customers and is, therefore, deserving of this award."

According to the SCTE, Innes, who graduated with honors in computer engineering from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, has been pivotal in securing numerous business contracts at Rogers. His in-depth knowledge of the MSO field and skill in engineering make him a key member of the Rogers. planning team. Innes has been instrumental in the design of some of Rogers. largest and most strategic customer networks. These include a national broadcast network for the CBC/Radio-Canada, which incorporated more than 50 sites and more than 60 circuits.

"Brent has demonstrated he is capable of taking the leadership role in the complex design of some of the largest enterprise networks being built in Canada today," said Steele, "all while showing the dedication to develop himself personally through acquiring his PEng (Professional Engineer credential) with the Professional Engineers of Ontario."

For winning the SCTE's Young Canadian Engineering Professional of the Year Award, Innes receives a complimentary registration to SCTE Canadian Summit 2011 and complimentary hotel accommodations.