Richard J. Williams
Electrical Project Manager
Rich is the Lead Electrical Engineer for Bala’s Baltimore office. With his design knowledge spanning over 40 years, he is often sought out for his expertise on evaluation and upgrade of electrical service and distribution systems including Sheppard Pratt Health System and CCBC Catonsville Campus. He is known for his strict attention to detail and problem-solving abilities on projects that lead to favorable outcomes. Rich specializes in the education, mission critical, healthcare, and corporate markets focusing on the renovation and upgrades to existing buildings, as well as planning and designing new buildings. Notable projects include Mother Mary Lange School, Clipper Mill, Sheppard Pratt Emergency Power Upgrade, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department Building; Church of the Nativity Catholic Church; VIPS Data Center; and the Legg Mason Tower.
Rich is also an active member of IES, IEEE, NFPA and AFAA and also shares his passion for electrical engineering through teaching subjects such as the IES Fundamentals and Advanced Lighting Design Courses.
What do you enjoy doing outside of the office?
I am a history and railroad/streetcar buff, and an avid fan of the Baltimore Blast indoor soccer team.
When did you know you wanted to become an engineer?
I wanted to be an architect when I was a kid and ended up doing the electrical design for buildings when I was hired by an M/E/P engineer on work study from Eastern Vo-Tech High School.