John R. Williams, PE, P Eng

John Williams is an Associate Principal of WJE’s Stafford Bandlow Engineering Division and  is recognized as a heavy movable structures specialist with more than twenty-three years of experience as a mechanical engineer.

Mr. Williams’ experience includes movable bridge construction coordination, directing heavy machinery field alignment, CEI, design of machinery for new structures and rehabilitation of existing structures, calculations, field and source inspection of machinery, strain gage testing and CAD management.

His work is related exclusively to mechanical machinery systems on heavy movable structures, including strain gage balancing of more than fifty movable structures, inspection of more than one hundred movable structures, mechanical design services for more than twenty movable structures, construction engineering support for owners and contractors for more than fifty movable structures, and coordination of mechanical work on various bridge construction projects with structural and electrical work.

Mr. Williams has presented papers related to movable bridge rehabilitation at the Symposium of Heavy Movable Structures (HMS) and most recently at The Western Bridge Conference.

Education: BS, Engineering Science, The Pennsylvania State University

Active memberships: Heavy Movable Structures (HMS): Board of Directors (AASHTO/HMS Collaboration Committee), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) – Committee 15/ Sub-Committee 4: Steel Structures/Movable Bridges

Licensed Professional Engineer in: CA, FL, IL, IN, ME, MD, NJ, OH, SC, TX, VA, and WA

Licensed P Eng in: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Ontario