James C. Jones, PE with Jones|Carter has been named as the Greater Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineer’s (TSPE) 2016 Young Engineer of the Year. Recognizing the achievements and contributions of young engineers in the state is the goal of this annual award. “It is an honor to receive this recognition from such a great organization. I am proud to be a part of the TSPE Greater Houston Chapter which is committed to representing our profession and elevating the stature of the engineering community,” says Jones.
The Greater Houston Chapter of TSPE is 600 members strong and was formed in the early 1940s. TSPE has a long-standing tradition of promoting the engineering profession and bestows a young engineer of the year award annually. Jones will formally receive the award at a luncheon in February, 2016. Mike Talbott, PE, 2015’s Houston Area Engineer of the Year and current president of the Greater Houston Chapter of TSPE said this about Jones’ award, “I’m very proud to have James Jones represent the Greater Houston Chapter of TSPE as its 2016 Young Engineer of the Year. His accomplishments are a great example of a citizen-engineer through his service to the profession, technical and professional societies, and the community. I look forward to more great things from him as he continues his career.”
James graduated from Texas A&M University in 2005 with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. James is based in the Houston office of Jones|Carter (JC), a Texas-based civil engineering firm celebrating its 40th year in 2016. He currently serves as a vice president in the firm’s Water Practice and is a shareholder, serving on the board of directors. He has worked across the state in JC’s Austin, Dallas, and Houston offices, as well as internationally on projects in Libya. Always active in the community, he currently serves as a director for the Greater Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and is a section trustee and past-president for the Southeast Chapter of the Texas American Water Works Association (AWWA). As a further commitment to the engineering profession, he serves as a member of the Advisory Council for the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering at Texas A&M University and volunteers on the Gatekeepers Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.