Jon began his engineering career as a sponsored student with Lucas Aerospace where he assisted with various development projects including actuators for the Airbus A320 aircraft. Before graduating he also worked as an Electrical Engineer at an Open Cast Iron Ore Mine, Western Australia.
In 1991 Jon joined ICI Engineering as a Control/Electrical Engineer until 1995 when he transferred to ICI Chemicals and Polymers as a Senior Control/Electrical Engineer. Here his principal areas of responsibility included the specification of repair methods for pipelines and structures, electrical distribution and control systems, fire alarm systems and process analysers.
In 1998 Jon was promoted to Engineering Manager at Terra Nitrogen (UK) Limited where be became responsible for the maintenance and improvement on a major hazard chemical production site.
Jon brought his wealth of experience in working in hazardous environments to Hawkins in 2000 where he trained in fire and explosion investigation. Since joining Jon has conducted many fire and engineering forensic investigations in a variety of different areas including vehicles and industrial machinery. A large proportion of his work involves electrical engineering and control systems.
Jon is experienced in the legal process and has been involved in providing impartial expert advice from written reports to oral evidence.
Jon is a Principal Associate based in our Bristol office.