Shawn Shahfar, PE, LEED AP

Discipline Manager - Mechanical
  • Discipline :
    MEP Engineering

  • Bio :
    At REX, Shawn supervises mechanical design responsibilities on multiple projects, including establishing criteria and standards as well as preparing calculations, reports, and project drawings and specifications.

    Prior to REX, Shawn has 27 years of experience working with Walt Disney Imagineering and 8 years with different consulting firms. He was responsible for managing the mechanical engineering team for design and construction support of different domestic and international theme parks projects.

    Shawn earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Management from California Coast University, Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loyola Marymount University, and MBA from the University of Phoenix. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the state of California. He is affiliated with ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), AEE (Association of Energy Engineers), PMI (Project Management Institute). Shawn is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) by the Association of Energy Engineers.

    Besides his professional life, Shawn likes to travel and play soccer.

  • Work Experience :
    Walt Disney Imagineering (Glendale, CA) 1994-2022 (28 years)
    - Principal Project Engineer and Discipline Manager

    William J. Yang & Associates (Burbank, CA) 1991 - 1994 (3 years)
    – Director of Engineering and Construction Management

    California Engineering Design Group (Burbank, CA) 1987 - 1991 (4 years)
    – Project Manager

    Nack & Sunderland Consulting Engineers (Pasadena, CA) 1985 -1987 (2 years)
    – Project Engineer

  • Professional Licenses & Accreditations :
    Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)

    LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)

    Certified Energy Manager (CEM)

    Project Management Professional (PMP)

    Certified Sustainable Development Professional (CSDP)

    Certified Green Building Engineer (GBE)

  • Professional Affiliations :
    American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

    Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)

    Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • Education :
    Doctor of Project Engineering Management
    - California University

    Master of Business Administration
    - University of Phoenix

    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    - Loyola Marymont University

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