Michelle Earl 276-696-3283


Feb. 28, 2011

Craig Jones, P.E., selected for area construction engineer post

BRISTOL – Craig Jones, P.E., was recently named area construction engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Wytheville Residency, which serves Wythe, Grayson, Smyth and Bland counties. 

A Wythe County native, Jones began his VDOT career in 1977 as a materials technician.  He became a construction inspector trainee for VDOT in 1978 and became a construction inspector in 1979.  Jones has also served as survey party levelman, senior construction inspector, and most recently served as construction manager for the Wytheville Residency.

In his new role, Jones will be responsible for the Wytheville Residency’s construction program, overseeing inspection, quality, safety and the residency construction budget.   

“Craig brings a vast knowledge of VDOT’s construction program to the table and will be an asset in ensuring construction projects are quality projects delivered on time and on budget” Chris Blevins, P.E., Bristol District Construction Engineer, said. 

Jones, a registered professional engineer in Virginia, earned an associates degree in civil engineering from Wytheville Community College and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering technology from Old Dominion University. 

He and his wife, Sherry, reside in the Ft.Chiswell area of Wythe County.  They have two grown children:  Zachary and Jacob.   (END)


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