Birmingham Water Works contractor fired Vice President after investigation
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —
Arcadis, a global design and engineering consultancy firm, fired the Vice President of its Birmingham operations after an internal investigation involving contracted work with Birmingham Water Works.
The federal government subpoenaed the company last year to provide records relating to Jerry Jones, then-vice president of the Birmingham Arcadis branch.
This report comes while members of Water Works are appearing before a grand jury created by the Attorney General's public corruption unit.
Arcadis released the following statement in response to Jones' firing:
There was an incident involving a single Arcadis employee that violated company policies and procedures.
Once the company became aware of the matter, it immediately launched a very thorough internal investigation into the matter. In addition, it fully cooperated with state and federal authorities.
As a result of the internal investigation, the employee has been separated from the company for violating company policies.
Arcadis places integrity, one of the company’s core values, at the center of everything it does. Arcadis strives to operate its business in an honest and responsible way, working to the highest professional standards. The actions of one employee do not reflect the level of importance the company places on integrity.
The company requires all employees to undergo training and acknowledge company processes and requirements that are in place. It is using this incident as an opportunity to review its policies and procedures and make improvements where needed.
Arcadis and its Birmingham employees have strong, long-standing ties to the community, and remains committed to providing exceptional engineering services on various projects in the area that improve the quality of life for all citizens living in Birmingham and its surrounding communities.