MooreTalent: Meet Jim Keith, Dallas Water Resources Practice Leader

MooreTalent: Meet Jim Keith, Dallas Water Resources Practice Leader

October 6, 2016
Jim Keith

Introducing Jim Keith — Water Resources Practice Leader and recent addition to our growing Infrastructure practice. Based in our Dallas office, Jim joins us with 16 years of technical and managerial experience in water resources planning and design projects including open channel and storm drain design, dam and levee design, breach analyses, and systems optimization modeling.


In Six: Right-brained engineer, fun-loving nerd. (Yes, he’s a southpaw.)

Little-known tidbit: “I played in several different rock bands over a period of 7 years, recording some albums and touring regionally. Along the way, I got to meet and share the stage with some really talented people...once I even met Paul Simon.”

Proudest (professional) accomplishment to date: “...leading a national team in developing new hydraulic modeling and floodplain mapping of the Greater New Orleans area, which required extensive coordination between FEMA, USACE, and numerous local municipalities/agencies to update extremely complex and unsteady hydraulic models. These models were then used to develop floodplain mapping within portions of 5 parishes and ultimately delivered updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for communities who had been using outdated information for many years.”

Extracurricular Jim: “Primarily spending time with my wife and four children, cooking/grilling/smoking on my Big Green Egg, and writing/recording music.”