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Narad Bhandari

Narad, a highly experienced rail professional, heads the CBG Rail sector and acts as Rail Project/Technical Director. He also undertakes Design Engineering management and quality assurance activities, ensuring that competent engineering resources are allocated to the projects. He maintains the Competency Management System (CMS) and ensures that projects are designed to Network Rail and other relevant industries standards and delivers high-quality products and deliverables that meet project scope and requirements.

He has more than twenty years’ of experience delivering rail projects, along with major railway infrastructure projects for Network Rail, High Speed 2, TOCs and local authorities. With his extensive experience within the rail industry and directly worked for Network Rail in various roles e.g. Project Engineer, Designated Project Engineer (DPE), Programme & Departmental Engineering Manager (PEM/DEM) and as a chartered engineer, he will be able to lead the team in delivering high-quality solutions whilst considering value for money to the clients by offering efficient ways of working and streamlining the process and procedures.

Narad has been appointed as PE, CRE, DPE, CEM and Departmental Engineering Manager (DEM) roles managing various disciplines, multidisciplinary coordination, integration, and interface activities under NR/L2/RSE/02009 and acting as lead designer, engineering manager for many projects over the years when working directly for Network Rail and via design consultancy in almost all the Network Rail regions.

Zahid Ashraf

Zahid has over 15 years’ experience and leads the Sustainability team; he has a hunger for innovative solutions which makes him a dynamic asset.

His technical abilities enable him to make valuable contributions in all areas of sustainable design, from low carbon consultancy through to dynamic thermal modelling and energy assessment.

Zahid’s competences as a Sustainability and Energy Engineer include Value Management, Co2 Emission Calculation, Overheating Calculation, Heat loss Calculation, Daylight Modelling and Solar Shading analysis.

Clients appreciate his enthusiasm and ability to always listen and fully understand their requirements. A confident and well-motivated individual, Zahid is a highly qualified Engineer, with the ability to organise work efficiently and meet tight deadlines.

Chris Travis

Chris Travis is a Chartered mechanical engineer with over 11 years of experience in the engineering sector and has delivered numerous multi-disciplinary projects in the energy and industrial sectors in both office and remote site locations.

Chris now focuses his career on low carbon and sustainable energy solutions and uses his knowledge and experience to help deliver these in the building services sector. He has working knowledge of LZC technologies, mechanical control systems and associated plant and the design, installation and commissioning of energy centre combined heat and power systems.

Chris brings with him a strong background of delivering complex programmes of work in highly regulated industries with multiple stakeholders and has recently delivered detailed design packages for private residential (listed) buildings, universities, and primary educational facilities.



George Koshy

George Koshy is a Principle Sustainability Engineer with over ten years’ experience in the consultancy environment.

As the Principal Sustainability & Energy Engineer in our Cambridge office, he is passionate about working alongside the design team and clients to help them meet and exceed local and national planning requirements.

George is keen to identify the most appropriate energy strategy for a project to achieve a truly low-carbon profile in line with UK Net Zero Carbon commitment. Whilst various regulatory and policy drivers (such as UK Building Regulations, planning and BREEAM) tend to guide designers down specific paths, he is keen to challenge these where necessary to ensure that the building’s fabric & services design and energy strategy are most appropriate for the end users. This will enable both the facilities team and occupants to operate the building in a low-energy manner in which it was intended, resulting in higher occupant satisfaction, lower energy bills and reduced carbon emissions.

Whilst George has worked on projects across many sectors, he has spent the last 7 years working predominantly within the residential, science & research and higher education sectors making him a valuable member within our team.

Ross Thompson

Ross has over 10 years’ experience at CBG Consultants and has achieved a senior position in the Thermal Modelling team having completed several energy assessment qualifications.

He takes an organised approach to thermal modelling work which involves the management of a huge number of inputs. This makes him well suited to complex projects which require a fine level of detail.

Ross has worked on several renowned historic buildings which, has given him an appreciation of structural detailing.

After several years of overheating and carbon emissions modelling, he is able to provide clients with valuable feedback before a model has even started. The result is in an efficient route to an optimised design.

Ilaria Soriano