Keith Garratt

Managing Director – Boston

Growing up, my stepfather ran an architecture and engineering consulting firm. We would talk about business and engineering at the dinner table every day. I knew at a young age that this was what I wanted to do. At Affiliated Engineers, Inc. (AEI), I work with a talented group of engineers and learn from their experiences. We work on challenging and interesting projects that make a real difference in our world. I find that incredibly inspirational.”

Keith is the managing director of AEI’s Boston office and has more than 25 years of experience in the engineering and construction industry. He has provided engineering solutions for many industries, including healthcare, higher education, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and food processing. Keith is skilled in mechanical, electrical, and piping/plumbing assessments and master planning, with a depth of experience in electrical infrastructure and building systems, such as medium voltage and low voltage power distribution. He understands the importance of business continuity and has developed a specialty in leading phased infrastructure replacements in facilities that cannot interrupt operations, like chiller plants, boiler plants, air handling unit replacements, hot water systems, emergency generator plants, and major switchgear upgrades.

Additionally, Keith is experienced in alternate delivery methods involving Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and design-build. He consistently creates team environments that use lean methodologies to be highly collaborative and integrated. In addition to managing the operations and personnel for the Boston office, he provides project management and electrical engineering leadership on projects. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a master’s in business administration degree from Babson College.