JFS Engineering
Land Development and Water Resources Engineering
Joseph Schaffer, PE, PP, LEED-AP
Categories: Personnel

Principal Civil Engineer

Joe Schaffer is a licensed and LEED-accredited professional civil engineer, specializing in land development and water resources in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Rhode Island; and is a New Jersey Professional Planner.

Joe has nearly 15 years of experience in residential/commercial development sites, municipal engineering, due diligence studies, cross-discipline coordination, and construction oversight, working with major box retailers and residential developers.  He  has produced effective and efficient permitting, utility, and storm water management solutions for complex scenarios –  ranging from undeveloped to highly urbanized sites and small (<1 acre) to large (>100 acres) projects.

Using scientific and business principles to produce results and add value for his clients, Joe minimizes construction costs, waste, and energy and water consumption.  He also creatively incorporates sustainable engineering techniques such as rainwater harvesting and innovative materials selection to ensure the future upkeep of a development site while keeping costs down.

Joe earned his degrees in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (BS ’96 and MS ’97), and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, and Sigma Mu Upsilon Honor Societies.

Driven to make our world better, Joe (better known as Civil Joe) donates his time to charity and the public. As a member of the Metuchen Environmental Commission he shapes a greener future for the Borough, and for Habitat for Humanity, he completed site engineering and permitting for a 14-unit townhouse complex, and also served as a member and chair of the Site Selection Committee. Joe, currently, runs the local chapter of Green Drinks in Metuchen www.metuchengreendrinks.blogspot.com).

 

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