Principal / Senior Engineer
With Scheffer Andrew Ltd. since 1976
Licensed Professional Engineer in Alberta and British Columbia, B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (with Distinction) from the University of Alberta (1968), and M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the University of Berkeley, 1972.
In 1968, Rien began his professional career with Stanley Associates Engineering Ltd., and by 1976 had become the Senior Transportation Engineer for the Calgary office. In 1976 Rien started his own private engineering consulting firm, Scheffer Consultants Ltd., which focused primarily on transportation and land development projects. The firm merged with J.R. Andrew Associates in 1999 to form Scheffer Andrew Ltd.
Rien’s primary fields of practice are transportation and land development engineering. He has had extensive experience in the planning, design and construction of roadways, highways, freeways and interchanges throughout western Canada, traffic planning and impact studies for three levels of government and numerous private developers, and in engineering for residential, commercial and industrial subdivisions throughout Alberta.
On numerous occasions, Rien has provided presentations and expert evidence to hearings, boards and courts in Alberta and British Columbia. Rien is a member of several professional associations, including: Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta; Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia; Institute of Transportation Engineers; the Roads and Transportation Association of Canada, and the Urban Development Institute.