Meet the Team: Introducing Debbie Collins

🌟 Meet The Team: Debbie Collins, HR/QHSE Expert at Sandaig Engineering 🌟

Debbie recently celebrated her four-year anniversary with us here at Sandaig where she’s a cornerstone of our team. Debbie takes care of our #iso9001 certification and SEQual Certification, as well as all HR, recruiting and personnel onboarding activities.

On top of that, she also has consulting duties supporting Kinetic Renewable Services with their ISO9001/ 45001/14001 certification and Repsol with their QC coordination and NCR management.

In her spare time, Debbie is an avid international traveller (mainly sunny locations!) and spends as much time as she can with her grandkids.


Sandaig Delighted to Announce New Apache Contract

Sandaig Engineering are hugely excited to have been awarded a multi-year contract extension from Apache North Sea managing all their QA/QC activities🙌

Nearly six years ago Apache was Sandaig’s first customer and the relationship is still going strong🤝

A lot has happened in the last six years. We have supported out customers in over 10 different countries, gained ISO9001 and SEQual qualification and while proudly an Oil and Gas company are well down the road to transition into renewables, especially offshore wind.

Thanks to everyone at Apache for taking a chance on us!!! See below for the last six years at Apache in numbers.

OEUK Share Fair 2024 Recap | Sandaig Engineering

OEUK Share Fair 2024 Recap | Sandaig Engineering

Reflecting on the OEUK Share Fair 2024, it was a landmark event for Sandaig Engineering, marking our first attendance since the onset of COVID-19.

The atmosphere this year was electric, charged with the energy of an industry at a pivotal moment of transition.

The event brilliantly highlighted the convergence of oil and gas with renewables, a promising indication of the future.

With an almost equal focus on traditional energy sources and emerging renewable technologies, the presentations, including those by notable companies like Spirit Energy on CCS and Ørsted on Offshore wind, were particularly enlightening.

The positivity was palpable, reinforcing the belief that Aberdeen indeed has a vital role in the energy transition.

It was a pleasure to reconnect with industry peers and forge new connections, proving the event to be an invaluable platform for collaboration and innovation.

A hearty shout-out to Offshore Energies UK and the North Sea Transition Authority for orchestrating such a forward-thinking event.

Here’s to many more successful Share Fairs and the bright future they herald for our industry.

Exciting 2024 Update from Sandaig Engineering

As we race towards the end of Q1 2024, we decided it would be a great time to update everyone on what Sandaig Engineering accomplished in 2023 and our goals for the rest of this year.

We had our first three yearly ISO9001:2015 rectification audit from LRQA. We passed with no NC’s, observations or OFI’s (thanks to Debbie C for her support on this matter, it wouldn’t have been possible without her hard work!).

And the numbers below attest to the hard work of the whole Sandaig team last year!

We’re delighted to say that the Sandaig SEQual recertification is complete for another year. Sandaig was one of the first of cohort companies to receive SEQual certification in 2021.

What you are probably unaware of is that we have been involved with SEQual from before its inception representing two of our current clients on the OEUK QHSE work group defining the Quality requirements for SEQual. We also currently represent one of our clients on the ongoing QHSE work group.

Despite some challenging headwinds in the North Sea, we’re entering the sixth year of our contract with a major North Sea oil and gas operator.

Apart from the day-to-day QA/QC activities areas of interest would be the work we have done in changing out their offshore logistics provider transfer, receipt inspection, QA codes/Material Masters, Port and temp Equipment and the pre/ post contract award assurance model.

We have a long-term relationship with an international energy company to develop their corporate well engineering and supply chain QA/QC processes. We have recently been awarded a contract managing their in-country QA/QC activities. The first country we have begun supporting through this contract is Business Unit Germany.

We also helped another world-renowned energy company develop and execute their supplier assurance/audit program in 2023. The focus has been on key contract deliverables and the touch points between the customer and supplier.

As ever, Sandaig Engineering aims to be at the forefront of the industry and we are taking strides in the direction of NetZero. Our work on the renewables side of things expanded in 2023 and we picked up several small consultancy assignments. We also ran two “Quality Masterclasses” for ETZ and continue to support the Chartered Quality Institute’s Renewables special interest group where Robbie is the vice chair.

2024 is already gearing up to be a big year for everyone here at Sandaig Engineering. If you need any strategic or operational QA/QC support in 2024 it would be great to have a chat.

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Case Study for Quality Professionals

🌟 Case Study – Develop and manage a vendor technical Q and HSE Schedule🌟

🔍 Dive into our case study from last year and see our expertise in action. Discover how we keep businesses ahead in the ever-evolving world of audit and supply chain assurance.

Need audit support? Reach out to Robbie OwenJackie Owen, or Debbie Collins. We’re here to help.


Seeking Quality Auditors

🚀 Join Our Team at Sandaig Engineering! Lead Auditor 

We’re on the hunt for the brightest minds in auditing – particularly those looking for part-time opportunities. Whether you’re a consultant looking to fill your free time or seeking a semi-retirement role that keeps you engaged in the industry, we have a place for you.

Email Robbie at for more information.


Sandaig Engineering’s Robbie Owen lends a hand to the CQI Renewables SIG

Sandaig Engineering QA/QC Consultancy to the Energy Sector very own Robbie Owen has been voted in to be the Vice Chair for the CQI | The Chartered Quality Institute Renewables Special Interest Group

Manned entirely by volunteers the CQI Renewables SIG aims to promote Quality within the Renewables Industry.

Thanks to Gregorio Acero for his time as Chair, congrats to Sara Johnson MSc CQP MCQI EnvDipNEBOSH MHFA on being voted in as the new Chair and Lisa Mudzikisi and Paul Robinson for all their support


Sandaig Engineering Announces a New Customer

Sandaig Engineering QA/QC Consultancy to the Energy Sector is proud to have been awarded a contract with INEOS Energy. We will be supporting INEOS Energy develop their QHSE Supplier audit processes and executing their supplier audit program.

Auditing is what Sandaig Engineering QA/QC Consultancy to the Energy Sector does and is in our DNA. 

We have vast experience helping energy companies with their corporate governance/ supplier audit programs and SME’s with their internal ISO certification auditing.

If Sandaig Engineering can help with your auditing requirements, contact 

Robbie OwenJackie Owen or Debbie Collins


Jackie Offers Words of Advice to AGCC Business Bulletin

Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce invited Jackie our Business Development Manager to contribute to the Business Bulletin for April 2023.

What should people know?

Sandaig Engineering offers tailored QA/QC Consultancy solutions to the energy industry. We deliver strategic and operational quality consultancy within supply chain, engineering, and project management. Our consultants listen carefully to our customers, making sure we understand in detail what they need. Then we can offer a tailored solution that is suitable for their business.

What’s the biggest mistake companies make?

Companies that fail to understand what their market is and who their customers are will waste resources. Having a clear strategy to understand your market and customer base will allow companies to effectively use their resources to optimise customer engagement and add value within the organisation. There are many business development organisations promoting industry conferences and the like. However it is crucial to be selective about where to spend resources, time and ensure follow up.

What’s your top tip?

Quality Management can appear complex at times however the PDCA Plan-Do-Check-Act approach can be scaled for both simple and complex businesses. It is a four-stage approach for continually improving and problem-solving processes products or services. It involves systematically testing possible solutions, assessing the results, and implementing the ones that have been shown to work.