Project Manager and Sr. Civil/Structural Engineer with proven ability to manage multi-disciplined projects, supervise personnel, and problem solving using current standards and methods.  Extensive experience in:

  • Project Management

  • Structural Analysis

  • Concrete Design & Repair

  • Post-Tensioning Design

  • Structural Steel Design

  • Procurement & Vendor Management

  • Scheduling & Cost Analysis

  • Configuration Management

  • Structural Inspections & Assessments

  • Root Cause Evaluations




Engineering Consultant, Clovis, CA          (11/2014 – Present)

Prepare Electrical/Civil drawings and calculations for various commercial and residential applications.  Architectural Review Committee member for Quail Lake Community.


Precision Surveillance Corp, East Chicago, IN        (11/2013 – 10/2014)

Engineering Project Manager

  • Manage Engineering staff (8) in support of nuclear and industrial projects.   

  • Project Manager for Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant to complete scoping and preliminary engineering to separate fossil/nuclear shared services in support of Unit 2 demolition.

  • Program Manager for welding and steel fabrication services for East Chicago, IN and Russellville, AK facilities including quality inspections.

  • Program Manager for ASME IWL In-Service Inspection of Post-Tensioned Nuclear Containment Structures


WAI-ENERCON Services, San Clemente, CA                (1/2013 – 6/2013)

Sr. Project Engineer

  • Prepared design change modifications for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in support of updated Nuclear Regulatory Commission Security requirements and post-Fukushima emergency response strategy. 

  • Provided mentoring & training of ENERCON personnel to achieve Edison qualifications for performing engineering activities at SONGS.

  • Developed standardized templates for cost estimates and design change packages to conform to Edison and ENERCON contractual requirements.

  • Prepared detailed cost estimates for proposed design modifications at SONGS.


Southern California Edison Company, San Clemente, CA               (6/1982 - 12/2012)

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS)

 Sr. Engineer Nuclear, ENN4

  • Configuration Management – managed all outstanding design change packages for the Engineering Department including scheduling, completion, document turnover and closure.  Supervised 3 analysts.

  • Managed Engineering’s procedures and related training.

  • Qualified Root Cause Evaluator – Replacement Steam Generator Tube Wear Root Cause – Managed a team of 8 inter-departmental employees and was the report author.  Presented results to senior management.

  • Corrective Action Program Leader – Led multi-disciplined teams including peers from other plants to perform focused assessments of engineering products for program compliance.  Also, assisted several other nuclear plants with their assessments.

  • Civil/Structural Project Engineer for installation of the replacement steam generators including budgets, scheduling, design, and reports to senior management and regulators. Supervised 2 engineers and 1 analyst.

  • Containment Structure Responsible Engineer, including ASME IWL/IWE inspections, concrete shell and all internal concrete and structural steel components.

  • Performed detailed structural assessments of plant structures, systems, and components.

  • Prepared drawings and calculations for pipe supports, conduits, cable tray supports, foundations, anchor bolts, miscellaneous structures, combustible loadings, fire plans, cranes, heavy lift plans, safe load paths, clearances, lifting devices, and potential load drop analyses.

  • Performed procurement activities for installation of the steam generators including engineering design, concrete products, post-tensioning, and ASME welding.

  • Performed quality assessments of engineering products to eliminate errors and failures.

  • Performed reliability and failure analyses for batteries and diesel generators.


Sr. Engineer Nuclear, ENN3, ENN2

  • Steam Generator Replacement Resident Engineer at Bechtel in Frederick, MD.
    During 18-month temporary assignment, trained and mentored Bechtel personnel on SONGS design processes.  Developed the installation specification for the replacement steam generators.  Provided weekly reports to management.

  • Dry Cask Storage Project Supervising Engineer at Rancho Seco, CA.  Provided engineering design, field operations, heavy lifting, crane operations, and welding support for transferring spent nuclear fuel to dry storage casks.

  • Project Engineer for Security Armory Facility, which included design, procurement, and installation with limited budget and critical schedule constraints.

  • Lead Project Engineer for containment polar crane and turbine gantry crane control system replacements (4 cranes).  Prepared specifications, procurement activities, vendor management, design change package preparation and installation support.  Managed inter-discipline engineering activities.

  • Spent Fuel Re-rack Project Lead Engineer for temporary single failure proof crane, rack support plates, heavy loads analyses, and associated licensing activities.

  • Civil Lead for developing the Nuclear Consolidated Database.  Supervised two other civil engineers during data collection and research phase.

  • Performed structural assessments of plant structures, prepared repair plans, and provided field support during repair activities.


Edison Balsam Meadow Hydroelectric Project, Rosemead, CA

 Civil Engineer, ENG1, ENG2

  • Performed head loss calculations, excavation quantity estimates, calculated tunnel alignments, powerhouse drainage, stairway and platform designs, and designed the intake/discharge transition structures.  Inspected hydro tunnels and concrete dams at Big Creek, CA area.


Schafer Electric Company, Anaheim, CA            (1978 - 1982)


  • Prepared electrical drawings, design calculations, and estimates.  Purchased materials, scheduled 15 electricians, negotiated contracts, and supervised office employees.



Masters in Business Administration, University of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ (1997)

Bachelors in Engineering, California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton, CA (1983)



Eng. & Const. Technology, California State University, Fullerton - Fullerton, CA (2006)

Adv. Software Technology, University of California Irvine, Extension - Irvine, CA (1999)

Engineering Management, University of California Irvine, Extension - Irvine, CA (1988)



California Professional Engineer; C-042899, Expires 3/31/2018

PMI, Project Management Professional Certification; 1661705, Expires 9/20/2019

David M. Schafer, P.E., P.M.P


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