Byron D. Williams serves as the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, a position he assumed in February 2021.
A 24-year USACE veteran, Mr. Williams currently oversees concept-to-delivery of projects and services in an area spanning 50,000 square miles of the Texas coast from Louisiana to Mexico, encompassing 16 congressional districts. He leads a $4.5 billion program of feasibility studies, assessments, engineering, design, construction projects and related services and helps the Galveston District sustain navigation economics that are vital to the nation, while managing coastal risk reduction, ecosystem restoration, regulatory functions, emergency operations, and military construction mission areas.
Prior to accepting his current position, Mr. Williams served as the Chief of Project Management in the Galveston District since December of 2016. During his time in project management, Williams was integral in achieving project authorizations for improvement to the Houston Ship Channel and a $1.5 billion project for the Sabine-Neches Waterway. His most recent duties as chief of project management included coordinating the planning, scope, development, design, and construction of all major projects within the Galveston District’s Civil Works portfolio.
He has been a USACE employee since 1996. His background consists of extensive experience within the Corps of Engineers, ranging from quality assurance/quality construction field engineer, planning lead, continuing authorities program manager, senior project manager.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Southern University in 1995. He is a Certified Project Management Professional and a graduate of Army Management Staff College.
In his “spare time” Byron also referees for Texas college and high school basketball games.