After graduation from U.C. Davis, Mr. Williams began his engineering career with Bechtel Power Corporation in their San Francisco office where for three years he worked in the mechanical engineering group designing and monitoring purchase and fabrication of various mechanical systems for a nuclear power plant. These systems included both water treatment and pumping equipment.
In 1976 Mr. Williams moved to Santa Barbara in search of less populated surroundings and a smaller firm. He began work for a civil and structural consulting firm where he was Project Engineer for over 500 projects covering the full range of small to large civil and structural design for residential and commercial developments. As a civil and structural Project Engineer for a major restaurant chain he performed engineering design for sites in most states and larger cities in the country.
Mr. Williams joined the firm of Flowers and Associates, Inc. in 1982 and became a Principal in 1985. At Flowers and Associates, Inc., he has been involved in projects in the local area and in northern California for both private and public sector clients.
His project responsibilities have included planning, project representation at public hearings, design, design supervision, and construction administration and review. His areas of technical experience include hydrologic and hydraulic analysis, flood modeling, sewage collection, water wells, water filtration, treatment, storage and distribution systems, road and site grading, retaining structures and road surfacing. He also has structural experience which includes design and structural inspection for large residences, shopping centers and commercial buildings with wood, masonry, concrete and steel construction.
Mr. Williams' dual registration and interest in development of water resources has led him to pursue work in design and construction of water supply facilities. He has performed water use studies, cost evaluations, sizing calculations, detailed plans and specifications, and construction engineering services for water systems for large and small private developments and municipal facilities. These projects have included ground water pumping, transmission, storage, repressurization, fire protection, treatment, and distribution piping and equipment. Types of treatment have included iron and manganese oxidation and reverse osmosis. In addition to design and construction experience in this area of practice, Mr. Williams was and is serving as a consulting engineer for several local water districts.
For the past 20 years and in response to a need in the communities he serves, Mr. Williams has increasingly functioned as a Contract Administrator for large and small construction projects ranging from tens of thousands to millions in construction costs. The types of projects range from rehabilitation of the radial dam gates at Bradbury Dam to new water storage and distribution facilities in Ventura.
BS Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Davis
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