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Kenneth W. Anderson, P.E.

Senior Engineer


Mr. Anderson has acquired extensive experience in the field of civil, coastal, and environmental engineering since 1981. As supervisor of the engineering division of the RI Coastal Resources Management Council for over 25 years, Mr. Anderson was responsible for final design assessment of complex coastal construction projects for engineering adequacy and conformance to the RI Coastal Resources Management Plan, and applicable engineering codes and standards. Mr. Anderson interfaced with the myriad of federal, state, and local regulatory entities, developers, design engineers, and consultants for efficient design/permitting optimization, and provided written evaluation and permitting recommendations to the RICRMC, including permit stipulations, and construction compliance through field monitoring. Duties included review, revision, and development of coastal engineering regulations, standards, and policies to supplement the RI Coastal Resources Management Plan, Special Area Management Plans, and Harbor Management Plans, and supervision of professional engineering staff. Mr. Anderson provided expert witness testimony at many public hearings in the field of engineering design, code compliance, coastal processes, and environmental impact assessment.

Prior positions held by Mr. Anderson include structural design and analysis engineer for two large private engineering firms, where he performed computer-aided structural analysis of large frames and structures for compliance with various applicable codes and vendor specifications.

Additionally, Mr. Anderson was appointed to the zoning board in his resident community for five years, where he implemented the zoning code, and among other duties, arbitrated objector disputes to seek equitable conflict resolutions.


  • Regulatory Permitting and Coordination
  • In Depth Knowledge of Rhode Island Regulatory Policies
  • Structural Shoreline Protection Design
  • Waterfront Planning and Design
  • Planning for Resilient Coastal Erosion Solutions
  • SCUBA/underwater Inspections
  • Construction Monitoring/Compliance



University of Rhode Island, Bachelor of Science, Civil/Environmental Engineering, 1981


  • Professional Engineer, Rhode Island, 5063



  • NASDS Scuba Certification, 1975
  • Power Squadron Boating Safety, 2004



American Society of Civil Engineers

Coasts, Oceans, Ports and Rivers Institute