Little Rock native Craig Evans has been named the 2015 Engineer of the Year for the Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District. Evans’ achievements and technical expertise as a civil engineer elevated him to top honors.
“Craig exemplifies the kind of attitude, professionalism, and humility mixed with confident engineering judgment that brings credibility and praise to the engineering profession,” said Little Rock District Chief of Infrastructure Safety Section, Gregory A. Mattson.
Evans’ work has been instrumental in planning and developing solutions to the district’s top projects. His expertise in designing and managing architectural and engineering contracts, to include the Norfork bulkhead and siphon for White Water Minimum Flows, the Montgomery Point gudgeon pin emergency replacement, the Greers Ferry bulkhead closure system and the Mills Dam tainter gate repairs, were vital to the district’s accomplishments. He is currently working on maintenance issues at Murray Lock and the Montgomery Point Lock dewatering.
Evans began his career with the Little Rock District as a Department of the Army intern in 1988. He currently serves as a structural engineer in the Infrastructure Safety Section.
Evans is a 1987 graduate of Memphis State University in Memphis, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Arkansas and a member of the Arkansas Society of Structural Engineers.
Release no. 15-082