Simon has been involved in the Construction Industry for 30 years and has moved from Apprentice Plumber, through tradesman and various Supervisory roles, and onto Construction Manager. Simon's role within Jones Engineering changed in late 2013 where he moved into a training and team development capacity. He has responsibility for monitoring all apprentice movement within the company, including additional in-house skill training. He compiles quarterly assessments of all trade labour within the company and identifies any potential weaknesses where supplementary training may be required. He has overseen the role out of comprehensive Lean training for over 160 of the company's senior engineering staff, management, and supervisors, and is part of a team that compiles and issues the company's monthly publication The LEAN Times.