Mining Qualifications Board First Class Certificate of Competency in Colliery Management (1973).
HND Mining Engineering with distinctions in Surveying & Geology and an endorsement in Mineral Dressing (1972).
ONC Mining & Mine Surveying (1969).
Associate Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining - serving on both national and Southern Counties Minerals Industries Branch councils.
Registered as Incorporated Engineer with Engineering Council.
Member of British Tunnelling Society.
2003 - Date: tunnelbuilder ltd Consultant Editor.
2001 - 2003: The Mining Journal Ltd. And then Mining Communications Ltd. - Executive Editor then Consultant Editor on 'World Tunnelling'.
2001: Polygon Media Ltd. - Editor of 'Tunnels & Tunnelling International.
1983- 2001: Self-employed under trading names of W.A.M. Writing & Marketing and On-Site Reports. Marketing support services to industrial clients, and editorial services to leading technical magazines in construction and manufacturing sectors. Included period as Consultant Editor and News Editor to 'Tunnels & Tunnelling International', and Editor of 'Microtunnelling' and 'Plant Hire Review'.
1981 - 1983: Essence Marketing Ltd., Bermondsey, London - Director. Marketing services.
1979 - 1981: Gwynne Hart & Associates Ltd., London - Account Executive for industrial media relations clients.
1976 - 1978: Northwood Publications Ltd., London - Assistant Editor on 'Factory Equipment News'.
1976: Ashire Publishing, London - Field Editor on 'Mine & Quarry'.
1973 - 1975: Nchanga Consolidated Copper Mines (NCCM), Chingola, Zambia - Planning Officer (Capital Projects) and Underground Surveyor.
1967 - 1973: National Coal Board, South Midlands Area - Student Apprentice and Engineering Trainee in mining engineering. Later Technical Assistant to General Manager of Daw Mill Mine, Warwickshire, and relief Overman and Deputy.
1967: Amalgamated Roadstone Corporation (South Eastern) Ltd., Borough Green, Kent - Apprentice.
Editing - British Tunnelling Society 'Tunnel Lining Design Guide', Executive and Consultant Editor of 'World Tunnelling', Editor ' Tunnels & Tunnelling International', Editor and co-Publisher 'Underground Utilities Construction', Editor 'Microtunnelling', European Editor 'World Construction' and 'Mining Equipment International'.
Marketing Services - Media relations, advertising and brochure publications for (among others) Iseki Poly-Tech, FlowMole, Perkins Engines, Compair Construction & Mining, Compair Industrial, Ingersoll-Rand (water-well drilling rigs), Aero-Go (air bearings), Simon Engineering Journalism (other) - Major contributions to titles (other than the above) such as 'Construction' News, 'National Development, 'Food Manufacture'.
Industry - Work on major underground pumping station complex for Nchanga copper mine, roadstone quarrying and preparation in limited hard-rock resources, spontaneous combustion in coal blending, coal blending underground.
Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA, Zambia.
Maurice Jones is an internationally known technical editor with particular expertise in all 'underground' activities. Qualified as a colliery manager, he has 36 years of post-qualification experience in industrial marketing services, technical editing and journalism, mining, utilities construction, surveying, project planning and materials handling. He has worked as a consultant to many construction manufacturers and industrial magazines. This includes launching 'Microtunnelling' and 'Plant Hire Review', editing 'Tunnels & Tunnelling International', acting as Executive Editor of 'World Tunnelling' and editing the Tunnel Lining Design Guide for the British Tunnelling Society in co-operation with the countries leading experts in the country. He is an accredited journalist with tunneljournalists.com.