Mechanical Design Engineer, MWH Treatment
After graduating with an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick, Jonny worked on a variety of appropriate technology projects in Uganda for EFOD, the Development Technology Workshop and Rwenzori Hydro. These included feasibility studies, design, construction and implementation of self-managed micro hydro systems in rural communities, research into power pole protection methods, roof-water harvesting, EcoSan design, and the development of level measurement systems for underground rainwater harvesting tanks.
Following his time in Uganda, Jonny joined MWH Treatment as a graduate in 2015. At MWH, Jonny has worked on a number of wastewater treatment non-infrastructure projects, and is largely focussed on delivering SR15 upgrades for Scottish Water as part of the ESD joint venture. Jonny is currently working towards becoming a chartered engineer.
In his work, Jonny continuously seeks to implement new technologies and innovative ways of construction project delivery and build better, safer and more efficient solutions. This recently took him to Colorado where he presented ideas on the implementation of ‘The Left Shift’ to MWH at their annual global conference.
Jonny’s message to the industry:
No other sector has such a far reaching influence on human health, economic prosperity, environmental sustainability and national security as water. With climate change, retail competition, population growth posing unprecedented threats to the status-quo; it is critical that we work together to increase efficiency and adapt to the evolving challenges of the water industry.
Innovations surrounding BIM and big data promise to provide a platform to meet these challenges. Yet it is only through a holistic approach to asset management, with inter-company knowledge sharing and collaboration across the asset lifecycle, that we can fully realise the benefits of the technology available to secure a sustainable future, whilst maintaining profitability and customer satisfaction.