Amazing individuals, great company, incredible work.

Bob Shinkle, PE

Project Manager


University of Cincinnati

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering


  • Almost 40 Years of Experience as a Structural Engineer
  • PE Registered in Ohio, Kentucky and Alabama
  • Specializes in Zoo & Industrial Structures
  • Joined Schaefer in 2006

What has been your favorite project and why?

Industrial projects are some of my favorites. This industry is really changing with online shopping’s increased popularity. These facilities are bigger than ever before, with taller clear heights and and wider clear spans. As the industry continues to adapt, it will continue to be an interesting one to watch.

Building stronger communities:

What inspired you to become a structural engineer?

I’m a problem solver and found that I could apply this ability to buildings. As a structural engineer specifically at Schaefer, I’m empowered to collaborate with our clients to produce safe and efficient structures that fulfill owners’ needs and wants. On some of my more complex projects at zoos, I’m required to design structures that can withstand unpredictable animal behavior without ruining guest experiences, and I’m really good at it.