Keith R. Shaffer, PE
Senior Project Engineer/Project Manager
RCI is pleased Keith Shaffer joined us as a Senior Civil Engineer/Project Manager. Mr. Shaffer has over 30 years of experience providing professional engineering design and consulting services in Nevada and California. His expertise includes design consulting and construction management for private development and public works projects, including land development and entitlement, residential and commercial building structures and facilities, bridges, streets and roadways, utility structures, storm water facilities, and land planning. Holding a M.S. in Structural Engineering, Mr. Shaffer is an expert in the structural design for constructability and value of various types of structures ranging from buildings to bridges. Mr. Shaffer makes a point of keeping up to date with current building codes, permitting requirements and statutory regulations to best assist his clients in the successful design, permitting, and construction of their projects. As the son of a general contractor and many years of hands-on field experience, Mr. Shaffer understands how to support contractors and is able to provide the technical support required during the construction phase of most projects.
Mr. Shaffer graduated from Brigham Young University in 1990 with his Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer in Nevada, California and Pennsylvania.
Mr. Shaffer was the owner and Principal of Peak Consulting Engineers, LLC, and was employed as the Capital Projects Manager for Carson City School District where he was responsible for the construction of projects associated with the $25M 2010 Bond initiative. Most recently Mr. Shaffer was employed as an Area Manager and Senior Project Manager for Manhard Consulting. For most of his career, Mr. Shaﬀer has practiced as a civil and structural engineering consultant for private engineering ﬁrms providing professional engineering services to general contractors, developers, owners, local municipalities, counties, and general improvement districts.
Mr. Shaﬀer has served in local and national engineering and construction industry associations. Locally, Mr. Shaﬀer is a member of the Northern Nevada Development Authority (NNDA), Nevada Builders Alliance (NBA), and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Builder’s Association of Western Nevada (BAWN). He has also served as a National Member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the International Code Council, and the American Public Works Association.