Alan RussellSenior Energy & Projects Engineer


Senior Project Engineer


MEng Chemical Engineering

CIBSE Heat Networks Consultant


Alan graduated with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and has over 14 years of experience in the chemical,
pharmaceutical, oil and gas, petrochemical and power industries prior to joining Synergie Environ.

His engineering design experience encompasses the full process engineering lifecycle, from conceptual design to as-built drawings and documentation, and commissioning.  This has included preparation of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and line lists, equipment sizing, quotation evaluation, HAZOPs, LOPAs and alarm reviews, verification of equipment operation, tuning and testing of control systems, and training operators on new equipment and systems.

Since joining Synergie Environ, Alan has worked mainly on feasibility studies for commercial organisations, carried out as part of the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme (LCITP).  Several of these projects have focussed on district energy, following training in district energy network design through CIBSE and the Campbell Palmer Partnership.

His work on these projects featured detailed and site-specific technical, economic, and environmental assessments of opportunities for energy consumption, cost, and environmental savings, and low-carbon generation, and Alan has engaged with a wide array of stakeholders to obtain the information required to complete these appraisals.  Alan has assessed the suitability of a wide variety of technologies, including gas and biomass CHP, solar thermal and photo-voltaic, hydro, heat pumps, gas boilers, heat recovery and utilisation, and wind.

In addition, Alan has also provided technical consultancy to a client for construction and commissioning of an anaerobic digestion plant with gas to grid injection.


– Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering.

– District energy network design.

– Project economic and carbon emissions analysis.

– Process engineering.

– Commissioning.