Jonathan joined RMF full-time in 2014 in the Raleigh, NC office as a project engineer after spending 7 years working in design-build contracting in Atlanta, GA. With a deep foundation in the construction industry and a passion for engineering, Jonathan quickly became one of the primary resources for complex utility plant projects. He now leads the mechanical side of the utility infrastructure group supporting projects throughout the southeast.
As team leader Jonathan directs daily operations, trains, and mentors the mechanical team members in our Raleigh and Georgia offices. Working with people is one of Jonathan’s passions. He is focused on growing young, talented engineers from the ground up. Since Jonathan has taken over, the team has experienced very low turnover, and all new hires have come from a robust corps of coop students.
“The coop program is a win-win for RMF & prospective employees. We get a three-semester long interview period to truly understand the personalities and skillsets of each student, while the student receives long-term, relevant experience in the position with the team he or she will ultimately join upon graduation. This model allows immediate integration into full-time employment and very low unforced turnover.”
In addition to team leadership, Jonathan is an accomplished project manager. His construction background makes him uniquely suited to understand the complexities of construction and has a track record of successful design and construction projects in operating utility systems. Jonathan has successfully managed and designed boiler, chiller, thermal storage, and central power generation systems in the higher education, manufacturing, healthcare and R&D markets.
“My favorite part of consulting getting to know the client’s engineering, management and operational staff. These are the people who will inherit my designs after construction is complete, and my job is to insure they have received a system that exceeds their custom expectations.”
Jonathan received his bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition, he has graduated from RMF’s internal Project Management training program as well as the Leadership Development Program, a rigorous two-year program designed to equip emerging industry leaders with the skills needed to lead at any level of RMF. He is a licensed professional engineer (PE) in North Carolina and Georgia, is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and Leed Accredited Professional (LEED AP).