Jonathan began work as a general surveyor and site manager in 2002 and began his own company in 2007. He achieved a Master's qualification at Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 and was offered an academic position. He has taught at Hallam since October 2012.
Jonathan has worked as an assistant site manager, site manager, and a building surveyor. He has owned his own company, invested in land and property and worked pro-bono for social enterprises and charities. He has studied for and been awarded a Master's degree in Building Surveying at Hallam and has achieved chartered status and then Fellowship to three professional bodies.
He is a Chartered Construction Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB); a Chartered Building Engineer and Fellow of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (FCABE) and a Chartered Building Surveyor and Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).
Jonathan is currently a Senior Lecturer at Hallam, the Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Construction Project Management, and is studying for a PhD in the Built Environment.
Jonathan teaches primarily on the undergraduate Built Environment programme and leads the following modules: Introduction to Construction Project Management; Project Management; Procurement, Tendering and Contract; Contractual Practice; Resource Evaluation and Construction Project Management Professional Studies. He is a tutor on numerous other modules and supervises undergraduate and Masters dissertations. As course leader he is responsible for the well being of his course which regularly receives positive feedback from students, scoring 100% on 2016's National Student Survey for overall satisfaction.
Jonathan also mentors colleagues and graduates into chartered membership of the three professional bodies of which he is a Fellow and delivers CPD to business and government regarding Chartership as well as technical matters within the built environment.
Jonathan published his Masters dissertation in the Built Environment Research Transactions journal and has articles published by the Centre for Accessible Environments. He is currently researching the impact of poor sensory design in buildings with regards to children and young adults with autism, which is the focus of his PhD. He is listed as an advisor by the National Autistic Society, Research Autism and the Centre for Accessible Environments.
Jonathan has invested in land and property and continues to do so. A number of his projects have been used for case studies in teaching. He is a marker for the Chartered Institute of Building's Chartered membership programme and is also the chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building's Sheffield Hub. He offers limited surveying and consultancy services, usually to charities and social enterprises and is also the non-executive director for finance at a local charity.