Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Senior Vice President

Paul is a Senior Vice President with Pathfinder, LLC and is responsible for the Chemical, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industries. Paul has over 30 years of Project Management and Project Engineering experience working for Owner and Contractor organizations in the Petroleum, Chemical Process, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Microelectronics, and Food and Beverage industries. He has extensive multi-disciplined hands-on engineering and construction experience along with demonstrated competencies in planning, budgeting, contracting, project controls and management of personnel. Paul has worked on both international and domestic projects and has broad based experience in the development of projects from concept through start-up. He has represented owners in many grassroots, retrofit and expansion projects and has first-hand knowledge of plant operations, maintenance, environmental/health/safety issues, and management of construction work within an operating facility.

As Senior Vice President, Paul heads up Pathfinder’s field staff providing Owner organizations with world-class project practitioners. Paul is responsible for integrating Pathfinder experts in the various project disciplines into Owner project and program delivery teams where they have full access to Pathfinder’s processes, tools and resources. These professionals have been utilized on-site for short or long-term assignments in the fields of Project Management, Estimating, Planning & Scheduling, Cost Control, Contract Development and Administration, Construction Management, Safety Engineer and others. Representative clients include BP, Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Chevron Phillips Chemical, ChevronTexaco, Citgo, ConocoPhillips, Eastman Chemical, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Motiva, Pfizer, Shell Chemical, Shell Oil Products, Suncor and Valero.


  • Commercial Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Contract Document Development and Review
  • Contract Strategy Development
  • Contracting Planning
  • Contracts and Contract Administration
  • FEL
  • Independent Project Reviews/PDRIs
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Planning and PEP's
  • PM3
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Controls
  • Project Delivery Process
  • Project Execution Planning
  • Project Management
  • Risk Assessments
  • Value Improving Practices


  • MS - Engineering Management, Drexel University
  • BS - Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University


  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI)
  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)


  • English