Ken Saindon, PE, SE
Senior Bridge Discipline Practice Leader
Ken joined Neel-Schaffer in 2019 and serves as the Senior Structural Discipline Practice Leader for the firm, providing guidance and service across Neel-Schaffer’s nine-state, 37-office footprint.
Ken has nearly 25 years of experience understanding client needs and delivering services responsive to those needs. Prior to joining Neel-Schaffer, he served in a variety of roles as a consulting engineer, including multi-discipline project manager and lead structures engineer for large and complex projects across the country.
His responsibilities have included contracts, scoping, staffing, scheduling, technical development, stakeholder coordination, public involvement, and construction support. He has project experience in traditional design/bid/build, design/build, and CM/ GC modes of project delivery.
Ken has worked on dozens of large projects across the country, from a $2 billion rail transit project at the Honolulu Airport to an 8.7-mile, $1 billion light rail project in New York City that serves Kennedy Airport. Ken has also managed or provided design services for major bridge projects in Oregon, California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Wyoming, North Dakota, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, and New Jersey.
The Manning Crevice Suspension Bridge in Idaho, which Ken calls “by far the most complex and rewarding project I have completed,” and which won awards from the ACEC Idaho Chapter and from Engineering News-Record, is featured here: Modern Steel Construction.
Ken’s recent interests include structure concept development, vibration and dynamic analyses, analysis of flexible bridge types, wind and seismic lateral loads, photo-realistic project visualizations for communicating with stakeholders as part of the public involvement process, and structure aesthetic studies to maximize public benefit from transportation projects.