Hello I’m Jonathan, I started my civil engineering career as a technician back in the mid 1990’s working for a Leeds based consultant who specialised in the water industry sector. I moved to Hutter, Jennings and Titchmarsh to further my knowledge for infrastructure design and started to design drainage, sewers, highways and earthworks.
Over the past 20 years I have gained a wide experience in infrastructure design on a wide variety of projects. Some of the most notable projects that I have been lucky enough to work on include:
- A Float Glass Factory near Goole including over 2Km of private service roads and railway sidings.
- Two Plasterboard Factories for British Gypsum.
- Concept Design for a Recycling Business Park at Ince Marches which included Railway Sidings, Container Terminal and Energy for Waste Plant.
- Wind farms in West Yorkshire and the Lake District.
- A New Container Terminal at Teesport.
In more recent times while working for WSP I got involved with the Water Companies AMP schemes project managing the design and implementation of combined sewer flood alleviation schemes in the North West for United Utilities.
Outside of work I’m kept busy with my twin daughters and enjoy spending time with my family.
In between family time I’m renovating the 1950’s house we moved into 6 years ago. This needed fully modernising both inside and out and is just about complete now.
I ‘m a massive fan of motor sports and avidly follow F1, British Touring Cars and Moto GP to name a few.
When it comes to playing sport I am a keen golfer and enjoy swimming and cycling although I rarely get much time to do any of these now I have kids.
I like listening to music especially 70’s disco and 90’s dance music of which I have a large collection of 12” vinyl records from the 90’s period.
I have an interest in all things rail connected and own a large collection of model trains. Hence the reason for choosing my object/person of note which is Sir Nigel Gresley the “London and North Eastern Railway Locomotive Designer”.
He was at the forefront of locomotive engineering and design “Mallard” an A4 class locomotives which still holds the world record for the fast steam locomotive in the world and he also designed “Flying Scotsman” probably the most famous steam locomotive in the world.