Jonathan Elliot has over 30 years experience of working in the construction sector, 25 of which have been in the field of construction quality management. He is specialised in quality management on major infrastructure projects. Jon has a proven track record of providing effective and efficient solutions to meet the needs of organisations of all sizes and specialities.
Jon is a Chartered Quality Professional and Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI).
Jon's experience has demonstrated to him that every construction problem has a quality issue as one of its root causes. Poor contract conditions, failure to implement robust test regimes and inspection planning or to identify and remediate non-conformities to requirements, and lack of adequate staff training lead to program delay, escalating costs and, if steps are not taken to deal with these quality issues, legal disputes.
As an acknowledged expert in the field of construction quality management, Jon would like to offer his in-depth understanding of how construction projects work to help you and your clients identify and mitigate quality issues to prevent such disputes arising, as well as assisting as an expert, including as an expert witness, should litigation prove unavoidable.
Jon is an Associate Member of the Academy of Experts and, having successfully completed the Academy’s two-day Foundation Course, has a great insight into the role and duties of an expert, in particular the duty to the court, and the process of writing reports, including consultation with counsel, and giving oral evidence as an expert witness before a court, tribunal or arbitration panel.
Jon established Elliot Consultancy Services to provide expert construction quality management services to all sectors of the industry. Services provided can be tailored to suit the needs of all organisations from major infrastructure Client teams to Tier 1 contractors and all other suppliers to the industry.
Working for both client and multi-national contractor organisations, Jon has have successfully led multi-disciplinary teams to develop and implement compliant quality assurance and self-certification systems on a wide range of major projects including: Crossrail, East London Line, Channel Tunnel Rail Link and the Jubilee Line Extension.
He is recognised as an expert on quality management within the construction and related supply chain industries, notably for the implementation of the Progressive Assurance and Self-certification models within the major project environment.
Jon is an acknowledged expert on contract quality conditions and led the production and publication of the ‘Recommended Quality Requirements for Major Infrastructure Projects’ which has been approved by the CQI for adoption by the industry, see :-
Following our close collaboration on the Crossrail project, I would be happy to engage Jon Elliot in a senior role within any project or organisation that strives to set new standards for quality in the industry
Principle Vice President - Bechtel Ltd.
At those times when cost and programme start to overshadow other considerations, Jon is able to provide clear guidance on where the Quality ‘red lines’ are, while through sheer pragmatism and resourcefulness, providing solutions to meet compliance
Chartered Quality Professional and Member of the Chartered Quality Institute
Jon is recognised within the industry as an expert on quality matters within the construction and related industries
Chartered Quality Professional, Member of the Chartered Quality Institute and Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers