Richard A. Jones, P.E. - Senior Project Manager
B.S. Agricultural Engineering, University of Florida, 1973
Professional Engineer, Florida, 1979
Certified General Contractor, Florida
Mr. Jones is a Senior Project Manager with RCS and has over 39 years of engineering experience, specializing in the design of water resources project and irrigation systems. He is a Professional Engineer and Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida and holds a Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Engineering. Most of Mr. Jones' projects have included preliminary site investigations, data collection and analysis, irrigation design, options analysis, cost estimating, design optimization, and construction supervision. In addition to irrigation systems, his designs have included drainage systems, waste management systems, wetland mitigation, restoration of natural hydroperiods, reduction of nutrient discharge, meeting TMDLs, Edge-of-Farm treatment systems, automation systems, and permitting assistance.
As the Owner and President of R.A. Jones, Inc. from 1974 to 2003, Mr. Jones specialized in supplying turnkey irrigation, water distribution, and pumping systems to agricultural operations. The type of operations include fruit orchards, plant nurseries, vegetable farms, sugar cane farms, sod farms, and dairies. Mr. Jones has designed, assembled, and serviced many different types of mechanical irrigation systems, including pivots, hose drag linears, ditch feed linears, and hose-pull traveling guns.
Mr. Jones has also successfully lead the design and installation of innovative stormwater reuse systems for irrigation at multiple agricultural facilities throughout Florida. These systems have resulted in a reduction in nutrient discharges from these facilities, while helping to conserve water resources on the farms.