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Jones|Carter Overview

Houston, TX
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Architectural & Engineering Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Jones| Carter is an award-winning, full-service civil engineering, planning, surveying, and professional consulting firm assisting public and private sector clients in design, development, implementation, and execution of infrastructure projects. For over 40 years, we have ... Read more

Mission: Enhancing lives through engineering excellence.

Jones|Carter – Why Work With Us?

For more than 40 years, Jones|Carter has provided innovative civil engineering solutions for real-world challenges. Driven by our core values – quality, collaboration, accountability, respect, and ethical behavior – our team strives to exceed the standards and expectations placed on us by our clients and our community. 

Jones|Carter has consistently experienced an expansion of locations, services, and resources throughout Texas. With more than 500 employees in 10 offices across Texas, we have organized our firm around 12 services that cater to both public and private sector clients. Jones|Carter’s services include, Construction Engineering & Inspection,  Electrical, Hydrology & Hydraulics,  Land Planning,  Program Management, Single Family Developements, Site Civil Services, Surveying, Traffic, Transportation, Wastewater Treatment, and Water Suppy and Treatment.

In direct response to client needs and a growing economy, we have offices located in Houston (headquarters 1976), Dallas (1996), Austin (2000), The Woodlands (2003), Bryan/College Station and Rosenberg (2007 through the acquisition of Pledger Kalkomey, Inc.), San Antonio (2007 through the merger with Brown Engineering Company), Katy (2014), and Fort Worth (2018), and Round Rock (2020).

Jones|Carter was founded in 1976 and is an Engineering News-Record Top 500 National Firm.

Jones | Carter One Company. Unlimited Potential.

We’re a big company that acts like a small boutique firm. We have extensive expertise in a wide range of practice areas spanning concept to completion, and you have our complete and unwavering attention. Whether you need project research, surveying, engineering consultation, or turnkey construction management, we work hard, with uncompromised integrity, to deliver a better product and ensure your success.

One house, many doors

Public and private clients alike can benefit from the breadth of our expertise at any of our offices conveniently located throughout the state. We leverage this holistic perspective to deliver the best solutions to your unique challenges.This approach has served Jones|Carter well for 40 years, allowing us to grow strong and steadily into a company that is respected throughout the industry. For those who work here, it is a rewarding professional opportunity with unlimited potential. 

Jones | Carter One Company. Unlimited Potential.


To enhance lives through engineering excellence!

Our core purpose, To Enhance Lives through Engineering Excellence, is the reason Jones|Carter exists. This vision has meaning for our employees, our clients, and our communities, and captures the essence of what our firm is and always wants to be. What we do matters a great deal and by delivering our services with distinction, we are holding true to our core purpose.

Our core values – how we conduct our business – resonate deeply within our culture and wholly support Jones|Carter’s core purpose. Quality, Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, and Ethical Behavior drive us to enhance lives through excellence each day. These values provide clarity and guidance to focus our efforts, while remaining true to the fundamental nature of what built this firm for the past 40 years. At the same time, they create a balance between the importance of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve.

Quality – We pursue excellence in everything we do, such that our clients (internal and external) acknowledge the superior nature of what we do. We strive to deliver quality by delivering projects and solutions on-time, on budget, and in a way that produces unquestionable value without compromising the safety of our employees or the public. We are a learning organization striving for continuous improvement and boldly sharing lessons learned.

Collaboration – We work together to fulfill our core purpose. We value organization success over individual and business unit success. We create an inclusive environment that is conducive to feedback and active participation in problem solving and development efforts. We communicate openly, honestly, respectfully and in a timely and complete manner to make our teams efficient. We are driven to seek the best solutions through high performance teamwork between clients, staff, consultants, and other interested parties.

Accountability We are committed to being good stewards of the resources that we have been given and covenant to be transparent in our actions. We embrace our personal duty to fulfill our obligations and promises to our clients, colleagues, partners, and the communities in which we operate. We accept responsibility for our actions.

Respect – We believe that it is important to create a positive environment where we can share and debate diverse thoughts and opinions. We recognize that our colleagues, clients, and partners may bring different perspectives to resolving issues and are committed to courteously engaging with each other, even if we disagree. We recognize the contributions of individuals and teams that promote our corporate success. Our behavior is easily recognized by its positive and winning qualities. We believe in treating others better than we wish to be treated.

Ethical Behavior – Our commitment to ethical behavior is uncompromising; we strive to set the standard for our industry. We operate with integrity, honesty, and fairness to promote an environment of trust with our clients, partners, and colleagues. We avoid conflicts between our professional obligations and personal interests and work tirelessly to protect the company’s reputation and image, avoiding any hint of impropriety. 

Unlimited Opportunity: Campus Recruiting

Engineer your path to success…

LEARN… We invest in you. You will be surrounded by the most talented professionals in the industry who will foster your knowledge. You can participate in Jones|Carter University (JCU, a comprehensive training program that promotes your personal aptitude and advance your career). Continuing education is a top priority as evidenced not only in JCU, but our financial assistance program should you choose to continue your formal education. CONTRIBUTE… We value your ideas. We encourage initiative. We want you to grow your professional network, add value to our team, expand our client base, and support our reputation for innovative, smart solutions. ENJOY… At Jones|Carter, we work hard and enjoy what we do, but we also always make fun a priority. We sponsor regular team-building activities, quarterly social functions, annual holiday parties, golf tournaments, and intramural sports teams, as well as give back to the communities in which we live through various service projects. 

Unlimited Opportunity: Experienced Professionals

Experienced Professionals

The best clients. A hands-on, collaborative experience. Opportunities to expand yourself while adding value to our clients and Jones|Carter. Career ownership. Here is your chance to take your career to whatever level you wish, without limits. 

Jones|Carter Reviews

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    I have been working at Jones|Carter full-time (More than 3 years)


    Quality learning environment with managers who care about what you are learning not about the bottom line.


    Training programs are still coming online in some departments.

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Jones|Carter Photos

Jones|Carter photo of: ACEC National Award - City of Rosenberg Corrosion Study of an Alternative Water Source
Jones|Carter photo of: Texas Capitol Complex Project - Site Development Services
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Jones|Carter Interviews



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    Applied on website and received a phone call from the recruiter about a week later. After phone interview was called the next week with an invitation to an interview with the managers. Met with both department managers and everything went great.

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Jones|Carter Awards & Accolades

  • Houston Chronicle Top Places to Work, Houston Chronicle, 2018
  • Ranked #183 nationally by Engineering News Record, Engineering News Record, 2018
  • San Antonio Business Journal Best Places to Work, San Antonio Business Journal, 2018
  • Ranked in the top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in Houston, Houston Business Journal, 2017
  • ENR Top 500 Design Firms #174, Engineering News-Record (ENR), 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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