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59 Highpath Way – Basingstoke – Hampshire – RG24 9SU

Mob: 07595 744484 – Home: 01256 354868 – E-mail: Jon_at_JonnyPayne.com


DOB: 22/01/79 

Nationality: British 

Driving Licence: Full

Marital Status: Married





      As a person, I am somewhere between “engineer” and “people person”.
I am driven to create and inspire.

      I am able to visualise complex systems in my head accurately and swiftly; I can both communicate and deliver a solid, cost effective solution first time.

The people person in me enjoys interacting with, and leading teams to realise projects to their completion effectively, however complex they may be  – while always mindful of commercial and logistical constraints.  

I enjoy interaction with end clients to understand their vision, and design solutions which hit the sweet spot between value and functionality.


Key Achievements: 

  • Elected Board Member of KNX UK
  • KNX Certified Engineer (11 years experience)
  • BSc (Hons) Software Systems for the Arts and Media
  • HND Computer Science (Software Engineering)
  • Parish Councillor for Rooksdown (Basingstoke) for 7 years


Work Experience: 


April 2018 – Present

Engineering Manager – Union systems

  • Responsible for design and delivery of complex systems across multiple packages, domains markets and technologies;
  • Design and coordination of Fibre Integrated Reception Systems (FIRS), Crestron AV systems, KNX building controls (Heating / Cooling / Lighting and emergency testing) and high bandwidth redundant optical data network system design;
  • Commercial and Residential approach
  • Project Direction of large scale projects
  • Team Leadership of engineering team
  • Business Strategy influencer – finding the right technical approach to each market;
  • Assistive advisory role to Sales team in a technical capacity – product selection and systems designs at tender stage;
  • Industry networking and contact building.


October 2017 – April 2018

Chief Engineer – Hughes Electra

Responsible for design and delivery complex KNX based MDU projects both on site and from the desk;

  • Team Leadership of site based team with multiple sub contractors;
  • Technical advisory role for solution development;
  • Problem solving and advanced Logic design and testing;
  • Site commissioning / testing and thorough break testing of large scale MDU projects delivered wit ha total KNX solution featuring underfloor heating / lighting / air conditioning with door access integration and mobile app control.

May 2013 – October 2017

            Business Development and Management – Entech South –  Entech (Energy Technologies Ltd)

  • Responsible for building southern division of a national KNX integration outfit from nothing to 6 operatives.
  • Technical and Strategic direction of team of 6 covering the south of the UK.
  • General Management
  • Team Leadership
  • Concept Guardian
  • Industry Figurehead
  • Project Direction


April 2012 – May 2013

            Pre-Sales Manager – Tridonic UK Ltd

  • Engaging with specifying Consultants (Arup, Atkins etc.) in a technical capacity.
  • Controls Technical Specialist for the UK, offering advice and support to customers, OEMs and the Industry in general.
  • Presenting to influential organisations (eg. CIBSE) to promote knowledge and understanding of correct practise / implementation.
  • Strategic Partnership management (eg. Tridonic Schneider partnership) acting as both a key contact and strategy development.
  • Business Strategy management with respect to Pre-Sales, Customers, Consultants and Clients to analyse markets, and promote and develop business within the UK and abroad.


January 2011 – April 2012

            Project Manager – Ferrovial Agroman Limited

  • Responsible for managing the design and construction process of Heathrow T2A Lighting package (Including luminaire supply, electrical, BMS monitoring, and lighting control).
  • Liaising between M+E, BMS, LCS and Client to ensure delivery of a suitable, safe, high value product within the scheme requirements.
  • Responsible for design and commercial processes, with 4 sub-contractors (Luminaire, M+E, BMS, LCS), incorporating change management.
  • Key Progress Indicator reporting of ICS team (End Devices, BMS, LCS, Fire, and Cabling)


April 2006-December 2010

            Project Manager – Andromeda Telematics Ltd

  • Assigned as Project Manager for O2 Dublin, and Dublin Airport Terminal 2 (Total value in excess of 1.9 million Euros), reporting to the Project Director.
  • Responsible for managing the project team (10 persons).
  • Design management role incorporated within, to find technical solutions swiftly, and guide technical team.
  • Author of “Dredge” automatic database creation tool (in VB.net) to automatically generate KNX databases.
  • Author of Autocad database of device drawings to assist and speed drawing creation.
  • Responsible for all documentation, drawings, costings, resource management, commercial, and logistics.



May 2005 – April 2006

            Technical Sales Support – Dynalite Europe Ltd

2003 – Feb 2005

            Quality Technician – Marlow Ropes – Hailsham, and Manchester


            General Technician – Digital Video Computing


            Computer Engineer, Electronics testing – ECS Lighting Controls Ltd


Personal and Work references available upon request