Keith Williams is an environmental engineer and project manager who has led teams of expatriate and national staff on multi-faceted projects both in the United States and abroad. He has lent his expertise to irrigation, water supply, transportation and other large-scale infrastructure projects, all with environmental and resettlement components. Working on development assistance projects in different countries, Keith stresses the importance of respecting varying viewpoints and finding a solution that works for everyone. From managing USAID’s Irrigation and Rural Roads Infrastructure Project in Tanzania to supporting the Metolong Dam and Water Supply Programme in Lesotho, Keith enjoys working around the world and transforming lives for the better. “It’s rewarding knowing that the work I do has real, tangible impacts on people,” he notes. “While meeting our clients' needs is always a top priority, it’s incredibly satisfying to know that we also provide value for the people and communities who ultimately benefit from the projects.”
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith truly cares about its people, and always makes sure that we have what we need to be successful and feel supported. This is even more important when working in a remote office overseas and navigating a new country.
It’s always exciting to begin an assignment overseas, diving into a new project and a new place to call home.
Did you know?
- In addition to his work in the U.S., Keith has worked in Tanzania, Lesotho, Mozambique, Timor-Leste, Mali and Afghanistan.
- English is his native language, and he also speaks French, Swahili, and some Bambara.
- Keith has completed four Comrades Marathons, a 87-kilometer (or 54-mile) run in South Africa, and aspires to complete six more to earn his Green Number!