Matt ChadbournSenior Energy & Projects Engineer


MEng Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering and Diploma in Industrial Training

Chartered engineer IChemE

CIBSE code of practice CP1


Matt graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2011 with a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering, and achieved IChemE chartered engineer status in 2021.

At Synergie Environ Matt has acted as project manager and technical lead for low-carbon energy projects, has contributed to HAZOPs as an independent technical expert, and conducted pilot trials and design verification for anaerobic digester plants. One of his feasibility studies for district energy was held as an exemplar by SEPA, who had recently published guidance that district heat should be considered for all newbuild developments.

Over the course of numerous low carbon energy projects Matt has conducted stakeholder engagement, energy data gathering and analysis, and the production of current and future energy profiles for heat, power and cooling. He has undertaken detailed energy modelling of phased district heat networks using EnergyPRO software, and completed high level design of such networks through network routing and pipe sizing calculations. He has also modelled economic outputs and produced lifecycle greenhouse gas emission forecasts, taking into account future decarbonisation of grid electricity.

Through these projects Matt has established contacts with numerous specialists and suppliers, and has assessed a broad range of low-carbon generation technologies such as heat pumps, wind energy and solar power. He has undergone bespoke training in heat network design with the Campbell Palmer Group, and has completed the CIBSE exam for competence in District Heat Code of Practice CP1.

Prior to Synergie Environ, Matt worked with Atkins as a Process Safety engineer. He also spent a year working on a major MoD project, conducting verification of system design and construction materials for high-value components and systems.


  • • District Energy Network Design
  • • Energy Modelling
  • • Project Management
  • • Feasibility and Business Case development
  • • Design Verification
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