Texas Department of Transportation – Jones|Carter to Provide Surveying Services for TxDOT Houston District

Jones|Carter is pleased to announce its selection as a Prime Provider for a two-year, $2 million TxDOT Indefinite Deliverable Contract (IDC) to perform surveying services for the TxDOT Houston District.

This win marks the fourth IDC the Jones|Carter TxDOT Survey Team has won as Prime since the Teams inception in June of 2016. Led by Division Manager Gary Bowes and Department Manager Jibrael Ahmad, there are currently 12 people on this steadily-growing team developed with the specific focus of providing surveying services to TxDOT.

We are always looking for well-qualified individuals to join our Surveying team. If you are interested in a career at Jones|Carter, please visit our Careers page or Contact Us page. You can also view some of our related Surveying projects on our Survey projects page.

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Texas Public Works Association 2018 – Gary Rabalais, PE

Engineer Gary Rabalais, PE to Moderate for Leadership & Management Presentation at TPWA

Gary Rabalais, PE, Vice President of Jones|Carter, will be moderating three sessions on June 29, 2018 at the Texas Public Works Association (TPWA) Annual Conference in Fort Worth.

Gary’s experience encompasses more than 35 years in program management, planning and feasibility studies, and design of both municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment facilities. Gary has also designed the marine life support systems for four major public aquariums and an underwater filming tank for a major movie studio.

Gary is passionate about leadership and has published several articles to give engineers additional educational resources. Since 1988, Gary has been a part of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) with leadership positions ranging from Treasurer to President of the Texas Chapter.

The sessions Gary is moderating for the TPWA relate to management and leadership. The current schedule for those sessions is below.      

Check out Jones|Carter’s Water and Wastewater page for more information or click here to see some of our relevant projects.

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Kara Heasley Honored with Engineer of the Year Award – The Rivard Report

Kara Heasley, PE, LEED AP, who is the Deparment Manager of Land Development at Jones|Carter, has been awarded the 2018 TSPE Bexar County Engineer of the Year award. Heasley is the first woman and the youngest recipient of the award. The Jones|Carter team would like to congratulate Heasley on her major accomplishment. Her Innovate thinking and dedication has put her in the forefront of our industry, and we are proud and honored to have Heasley as a part of the Jones|Carter team.

Heasley will be recognized at the annual TSPE Engineer of the Year Banquet on February 24th, 2018.

Amoung Heasley’s recent accomplishments, she was honored for her work on the Canyons at Scenic Loop project, which was published in the Parade of Homes in 2017.

Kara Heasley Honored with Engineer of the Year Award

Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) Houston Chapter Engineer of the Year Award 2018 – Congratulations Rebekah Campbell, PE, CFM

Rebekah is part of the Hydrology and Hydraulics Practice at Jones|Carter and has been with the company for almost 10 years. Congratulations Rebekah on all of your achievements! We are so proud to have you on the JC team!

Rebekah Campbell, PE, CFM, is a Project Engineer at Jones|Carter in Houston.  Rebekah joined the Hydrology and Hydraulics Practice at Jones|Carter after graduating from the University of Evansville in 2008 where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and a Certified Floodplain Manager in Texas.  Her experience includes analysis of storm sewer systems, detention basin and channel design, Low Impact Development analysis and design, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) submittals, and grant assistance projects with NRCS and FEMA.

Rebekah is an active member of TSPE.
She currently serves as a Director on the Greater Houston Chapter Board, the MATHCOUNTS Chapter Coordinator, which reaches approximately 300 students (6th – 8th grade) in the Houston area, and Scholarship Co-Chair, which provides two 4-year scholarships to high school seniors and one scholarship to a UH engineering student.  She is the recipient of the 2017 State MATHCOUNTS Chapter Coordinator of the Year.
– TSPE Houston Chapter

Spring 2018 Engineering Career Fair Schedule

Join us at one of the Engineering Career Fairs this Spring to learn how to launch a rewarding career with Jones|Carter! We are searching for top talent in Texas and Louisiana for our full-time Civil Engineering and Internship positions.

Learn more about our open positions here:

Aggie Network 12 Under 12


Congratulations to James Jones for being named to the Aggie Network 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight. James is senior vice president and Hydrology and Hydraulics practice leader at Jones|Carter. James was named Young Engineer of the Year in 2016 by the Greater Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers, and is a past president of the Young Professional Association of the Petroleum Club of Houston. James is currently serving on the Board of ACEC – Texas and volunteers each year with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. James serves on the Zachry Department of Civil Engineering Advisory Council and is a frequent guest speaker for the Civil Engineering Department. To read more about James and other 12 Under 12 Young Alumni Spotlight honorees, visit

Hurricane Harvey

UPDATE: 9:00AM 8-25-17

by Craig W. Kalkomey PE, CFM
Department Manager, Hydrology and Hydraulics

Overnight, Hurricane Harvey was upgraded to a Category 2 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 110 MPH. Harvey is currently expected hit landfall as a strong Category 3 Hurricane (maximum sustained winds of 130 MPH) somewhere between Corpus Christi and the Matagorda Bay. Conditions still appear to be favorable for continued intensification up to landfall and Harvey exhibits a classic well defined hurricane on both satellite and radar images.

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