Jacob Williams

Assistant Director, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works

Jacob Williams serves as the Assistant Director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. He is responsible for the management and delivery of the County of Los Angeles Capital Projects Program currently valued in excess of $3 billion. Jacob has led the County of Los Angeles in a paradigm shift from traditional low-bid delivery to more advanced and integrated project delivery methods, such as Design Build. Jacob is the past President of the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) Western Pacific Region, covering California, Nevada, Arizona, and Hawaii, and is currently on the DBIA National Board. The DBIA serves as the industry’s preeminent resource for leadership, education, objective expertise, and best practices for the successful integrated delivery of projects. During his 28-year career with the County, Jacob has served in a variety of senior executive positions and has been responsible for directing and administering a wide array of Department business functions, including Architectural Engineering, Aviation, Building and Safety, Capital Projects, Land Development, Sewer Maintenance, Environmental Programs, Public Affairs, Road Maintenance, Strategic Planning, and Survey/Mapping and Property Management.