Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Joti joined MZA in 2017 as a Graduate Engineer with a BEng (Hons) in Architectural Environment Engineering and she is currently studying for an MSc in Building Services Engineering.
Joti continues to develop her project experience and technical capability across all sectors and is working closely with engineers to provide essential project support.
CAD & BIM Manager
Nick has been working in the industry for consultants for over 15 years and has worked with AutoCAD 2D from the outset and now 3D Revit since 2010. In this time, he has worked on many projects, including; local authority primary and secondary schools, along with university projects; renovations and extensions to EPH buildings; and extensions and new build prisons and hospitals, as well as commercial and leisure facilities. Nick has worked in collaboration with teams of architects and structural engineers on the UK’s first ever BIM bid for the Ministry of Justice, and more recently with multi-discipline teams on educations projects all working in Revit for a local authority.
Nick has worked with most of the MZA team throughout his career and, like them, takes pride and shows commitment to his work, helping the team to be efficient and uphold the MZA principles.
MEng (Hons) CEng MIET MIEI
Chris is a co-founder of MZA and worked alongside Michael and Daren for over 9 years at a large international engineering consultancy. During his career Chris has developed and established a reputation as a trusted advisor to clients and design leader amongst his peers and led the multi-disciplinary design of projects with building services values in excess of £50m. He has successfully delivered a broad spectrum of projects ranging from small scale refurbishment programmes to large-scale engineering infrastructure upgrade projects in live critical environments at all project stages.
Chris has an integrated and inclusive approach to building services consulting which has ensured his teams have consistently delivered innovative and technically excellent solutions and gained the trust of clients and wider project team members at all stages of projects.
BEng (Hons) CEng MCIBSE MASHRAE MIEI
Durgesh joined MZA as a Mechanical Associate in 2015, having previously worked alongside Michael and Chris at a major global consultant.
Durgesh is a Chartered Engineer, who started his career in the building services industry in 1998 and has worked on national and international projects alongside developers, end-user clients and contractors.
With his holistic approach and dedication to collaborative working, Durgesh has significant experience in leading and delivering office/commercial, education, healthcare, leisure, listed/historic buildings, social housing and high-end residential projects from inception through to handover.
Durgesh firmly believes in continual improvement and assists with the development of younger engineers and also keeps a keen interest in other building services disciplines.
Durgesh has corporate memberships from CIBSE, ASHRAE and Engineers Ireland.
BSc (Hons) MSc AMIOA
Senior Acoustic Engineer
Joining in September 2018, Robbie came to MZA with over 4 years’ experience in the field of acoustics having previously worked for a large international consultancy in the UK and abroad. Since graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2014, Robbie has gained a breadth of industry experience in the fields of architectural and environmental acoustics, leading small-scale projects and providing support on large, multidisciplinary schemes.
Having helped deliver schemes including hospitals, schools, universities, offices and residential developments has given Robbie the tools to provide personalised and pragmatic acoustic solutions to a host of real-world challenges. Some high-profile projects that Robbie has worked on during his career include HS2, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and Dubai Expo 2020.
BSc (Hons) IOA Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control AMIOA
Kyri joined MZA early 2019. Prior to this, he managed projects for a diverse range of clients at a previous acoustic consultancy, driving the full lifecycle of projects through from scoping and planning, to reporting and commissioning. He was also the Owner and Audio Engineer at his self-designed ATonal Recording Studio, where he constantly adapted his skillset to build a base of over 150 repeat clients, for whom he consistently delivered successful projects. In 2018, Kyri successfully completed his Institute of Acoustics Post-Graduate Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control and, in 2019, was awarded the Institute’s prize for best overall performance in all areas of study.
The diversity of Kyri’s experience means that he can cross-transfer skills and expertise from any number of clients, projects and industries and he helps his clients exceed their targets by actively building long-term working relationships and implementing lasting initiatives. This experience encompasses the wider umbrella of noise and vibration control, but his interests lie within architectural and room acoustics.
Baker joined MZA as an Electrical Design Engineer in 2018. Baker has been working as an electrical service engineer for over four years. He has been heavily involved on several key projects from a variety of sectors such as educational, residential, energy and aviation.
Baker has obtained key experience and designed crucial systems relating to building services such as LV distribution, small power, standby generations, UPS, lightning protection, lighting design and fire alarm and has demonstrated key managerial skills, taking the leadership role of leading electrical engineer on several projects. He has also demonstrated great communication skills, liaised with people from different disciplines and businesses, while delivering clear and practical design solutions.
Baker is a motivated, adaptable and responsible team member with a clear and practical approach to problem solving and a drive to see projects through to successful completion.
BSc (Hons) MIOA
Technical Director – Environmental Acoustics
Angela has over twenty years’ experience working in Acoustics in the UK and Australia, during which time she has led a wide variety of projects for environmental noise and vibration impact. It is her aim to provide clear, robust and commercially viable responses to her client’s challenges and she has provided technical policy research advice to DEFRA and has significant experience in Environmental and Occupational noise regulation and enforcement.
Whilst she has worked across a wide variety of sectors, Angela specialises in the detailed acoustic impact assessment of and mitigation design for property development, and for control of noise from industrial sites. Recent sector work includes industrial, retail and commercial developments, surface minerals extraction and processing, waste-to-energy schemes, battery storage and AD facilities, wind farms, major road and rail infrastructure, on-shore oil and resource refineries, gas processing facilities, and construction and demolition noise and vibration management planning. She frequently collaborates with colleagues in Buildings Acoustics to design out impact for sensitive receptors to ensure the most effective solution can be implemented.
BSc (Hons) MIOA
Graham was formerly a Technical Director for an international multi-disciplinary consultancy and managed a team of over 15 acousticians. Graham has also managed an acoustics team for a multi-disciplinary consultancy in Perth, Australia, and went on to lead multiple specialist consultancy services.
He has over fifteen years’ experience in the field of acoustics, gained on a variety architectural, environmental and building commissions. These cover a wide range of projects and clients, including industrial, commercial residential and education sectors.
Graham has experience of managing large and small projects in Australia, UK, US, Dubai, Qatar, Libya and across Europe.
MEng (Hons) MIET
Principal Electrical Engineer
Joe joined MZA as an Electrical Engineer in 2015. With an MEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Joe has experience across industries and, with a concern for the rapid depletion of natural resources, has developed interests within energy performance and saving techniques. Joe applied this interest to practical experience while working in the water treatment industry in Australia for over two years, gaining an understanding of the processes involved in water treatment in harsh climates.
Joe uses this practical experience gained through industry, in conjunction with engineering theory and personal drive, to improve sustainable development in the UK.
BEng (Hons) CEng MCIBSE MIEI
Daren has over 30 years’ experience in the construction industry, 10 years in contracting and 20 years within major global, small and medium-sized consultancies. Daren is a technically strong Mechanical Engineer and is actively involved with projects from inception through to post completion.
With particular experience in the education, commercial and residential sectors, Daren leads projects for developers, end-users, main contractors and building engineering services specialists.
Daren is absolutely client focused and his proactive and flexible approach lends itself to team working and achieving the best outcome. Daren has an ability to focus on the detail and the bigger picture and has history of successfully setting up and leading project delivery.
A keen supporter of developing the MZA team, Daren works closely with the engineers to develop their skills and abilities in project delivery.
BEng (Hons) MSc MIEI AMIMechE
Laura joined MZA as a Mechanical Engineer in April 2015, having worked alongside Mike and Chris at a major global multi-disciplinary consultancy.
Laura has 10 years’ experience in the building services industry within Ireland & the UK, with significant experience in Education, Leisure, Residential, Custodial & Office/Commercial projects.
With a strong commitment to the industry, Laura is a Member of the Institute of Engineers of Ireland as well as holding an Associate Membership of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Laura has a particular interest in renewable technologies and low carbon design strategies and obtained an MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems in 2015. In June 2017, Laura was appointed director of the Dublin office.
Throughout her career, Laura has been involved with and helped deliver a broad spectrum of projects, ranging from small scale refurbishment programmes to large-scale engineering projects. With her enthusiasm for engineering and project delivery, she leads by example, encouraging team members to strive for technical excellence, continual improvement and personal development.
Jo joined the team in 2017 as the Office Manager and looks after all MZA offices.
Having worked for a multi-national oil and gas company for 12 years, predominantly in a national business development role, Jo then spent 5 years as a freelance marketeer. She gained experience of the built environment through working closely with members at the Chartered Institute of Building for 4 years, supporting them through to Chartership and organising regional and national CPD and networking events.
Her extensive commercial experience and strong marketing and administration skills have equipped Jo to develop and manage MZA’s company-wide marketing activities. Jo shares the MZA team’s commitment to excellence and works closely with the directors, skilfully managing administrative tasks for the entire team to enable smooth operations in a busy working environment.
Graduate Mechanical Engineer
Having graduated in 2019 with an MEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Edward is fresh into the field of building services. With a strong passion for energy efficiency following years of working on climate change mitigating projects throughout University and volunteering with climate change awareness charities, he is keen to carry this passion forward in the form of sustainable design.
Edward strives to build up his technical expertise within building services, using all he has learnt throughout University and his passion for the environment to help guide his work.
Michael is a co-founder of MZA Consulting Engineers and has wide experience in design, construction, management and delivery of M & E projects. He started his career with the Royal Engineers, serving in a variety of roles for 14 years. On leaving, he joined Kier Major Projects as a site-based Senior Electrical Engineer, before joining WSP in 2003 as a Senior Electrical Engineer.
During his 11-year career with WSP, Michael progressed to Regional Director, responsible for building services teams across three offices. Michael personally developed and led WSPs custodial sector capability, delivering over £500m worth of projects across an 8 year period.
Michael has a particular expertise in the development of prefabricated services strategies and their integration into traditional and prefabricated structures.
Michael uses his enthusiasm for engineering and project delivery in his team leadership style to lead by example, encouraging team members to strive for technical innovation, continual improvement and personal development.
Paul joined MZA as an Associate in 2019, having previously worked with several major building services consultancies.
Paul started his career with Lorne Stewart PLC in 2000 as an Electrical Engineer, working on various projects such as hotels, luxury apartments and offices, gaining knowledge of lighting, power, lighting control systems and fire alarms, both in the design office and on site.
Paul then went to Australia, working in Sydney and in Perth for United Group Limited. There he worked on Lane Cove Tunnel and Perth Metro Rail, dealing with Cable distribution systems.
In October 2007, Paul joined Long and Partners. Since then he has obtained a BEng (Hons) degree in Building Services, progressing to an Associate within the company.
As a member of MZA’s design team, he develops holistic building services solutions, considering all aspects of the building design. Paul is responsible for leading the electrical design and has a strong understanding of building services with a practicable approach allowing him to develop robust, workable and fully coordinated solutions.
BEng (Hons) LCIBSE EngTech
Tom joined MZA as an Undergraduate Engineer in 2015 and was promoted to Engineer in 2016, having worked previously alongside Michael & Chris during a technical apprenticeship with a major global consultancy.
Tom developed his technical capability and project experience whislt studying and graduated with a BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering in 2018. In his career to date, has gained experience in a variety of sectors including education, commercial and residential.
CEng MCIBSE FSoPHE
Public Health Engineer
Peter has over 25 years’ experience in environmental engineering design of buildings across all market sectors. In 2005 Peter became Principal of the Public Health Group for a major UK consultancy where he was responsible for the delivery of a wide variety of public health and building services infrastructure projects.
Outward looking in approach, Peter has gained the trust of clients and design teams alike to successfully deliver complex large-scale projects. In recent years he has designed a number of 50-70 storey residential towers in the UK and has presented to the industry on this topic on many occasions. He was a contributing author to the current CIPHE Plumbing Engineering Services Design Guide and believes in the increasing importance of water conservation and water recycling in the design and operation of buildings.
Peter is currently the Vice Chair of the Society of Public Health Engineers (SoPHE) where he supports the Education and Technical groups.
BEng (Hons) MSc AMIMechE
Malcolm joined the MZA team in 2016 as a Mechanical Engineer and holds a BEng (Hons) in Energy and Environmental Engineering and an MSc in Building Services Engineering.
His previous position in the Estates Department at Canterbury Christchurch University enabled Malcolm to gain extensive experience of working in customer-focused roles and he has a broad and practical knowledge of the built environment, with a particular passion for sustainable building services design.
Malcolm is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers as an Associate Engineer and is currently working towards Chartered status.
BEng (Hons) MSc MIET
Georgie joined MZA as an Electrical Engineer in 2015. With a BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and an MSc in Building Services Engineering, Georgie has over 4 years’ experience working within multi-disciplinary design teams.
Having gained experience in different sectors including education, commercial, residential and retail, Georgie has a keen interest in electrical designs for buildings and integrating new and innovative technologies for future sustainable building designs.