Chris Duckworth is a Chartered Engineer with the Energy Insitute and an ESOS Lead Assessor with the Energy Managers Association. As an apprentice and post graduate he worked for 12 years with Rolls Royce industrial gas turbines as a new build project and commissioning engineer around the world.
He moved on to spend 9 years working for NIFES consulting group in their advisory division. As well as undertaking energy audits across all sectors he developed and provided bespoke training courses. He has worked internationally for the EU as well as the Asian Development and World Banks.
He then worked for Veolia Energy (Dalkia) for 18 years developing a variety of technical solutions for long term contract energy management agreements. Many of these incorporated combined heat and power, biogas and biomass and other renewables technology. His work typically included full life cycle analysis including operation and maintenance as well technical and financial risk assessments.
Since leaving Veolia, he has worked as an ESOS Lead Assessor assisting with the data gathering and analysis as well as delivering the energy audits and supporting the final submissions. Other work has been extremeley varied, one example being review of water treatment systems in a gas turbine CHP energy centre suffering boiler tube failures. On the demand side he has assessed voltage optimisation systems, LED retrofits, a swimming pool and designed an industrial compressed air system. He is currently providing technical advice for a University as it seeks a strategic energy partner to transform a newly acquired multi acre site.