Meet Our: Maurice Williams

Published Dec. 22, 2020
Maurice Williams was recently selected as the new power plant operations manager.

Maurice Williams was recently selected as the new power plant operations manager.

Maurice Williams
Power Project Manager

Explain your job in three sentences.

As the Power (Operations) Project Manager, I’m responsible for maintenance and operation of the Cooper River Rediversion Project, three hydropower generating units and the fish-lift. The plant staff and I work collaboratively with Santee Cooper and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources to generate electricity for approximately 40,000 residents and provide fish passage for about 700,000 anadromous fish during a typical fish passing season.

What is the most unique thing you bring to the District?

Previous experience as a hydropower plant engineer, specialized electrical testing background for power generation equipment, construction background in electrical project management and strong professional relationships with fellow regional hydropower facilities.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Working with power plant professionals that exemplify Army Corps of Engineers values. We all share the common goal to make St. Stephen the best hydropower project in the South Atlantic Division.

Highlight a notable milestone or memory in your career.

The most notable milestone in my career was becoming a licensed electrical engineer in 2014.

What goals do you have for your career at the Charleston District?

Continued and improved success for the Cooper River Rediversion Project for power reliability through rehabilitation projects.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

While growing up in the 50th state of Hawaii, I became an avid bodyboarder; I’m amazed by North Shore’s natural wave power and popular shore break beaches on the southwest side on the Island of Oahu.