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.

A Job Well Done- Some Quality Metrics

In September 2022 Sandaig Engineering celebrated their 4th birthday, Happy Birthday to us!

In October 2018 we were awarded our first contract. This was with Apache Corporation North Sea with a scope to review the QA/QC and HSE processes throughout the full supply chain lifecycle and manage day to day QA/QC activities.

Fast forward four years, we still support Apache and have a long-term Master Service Agreement with them. See below for some metrics, highlights and achievements.

Many thanks to the forward-looking folks at Apache who believed in us and took a chance.


OWGP business transformation support reaps results.

Sandaig Engineering took part in the WEST business programme which sought to prepare organisations for transition into the growing offshore wind sector. This support was bespoke and needs led, helping businesses understand the offshore wind market and enter with confidence. OWGP undertook a Case Study of Sandaig Engineering which provides other organisations with an understanding of the services provided. Please follow the link below to view.

Sandaig Engineering exhibiting at ADIPEC 2022

Sandaig Engineering are delighted to be attending ADIPEC Exhibition and Conference and joining the Scotland Pavilion supported by Scottish Development International. We will be joining other Scottish businesses, active in the energy transition sector, to take the opportunity to exhibit our services, understand the market and forge partnerships for global growth. Being part of one of the world’s most influential energy events at ADIPEC 31 October – 3 November, in Abu Dhabi will allow us time to make connections, build relationships and share our knowledge and expertise with other companies who value quality within the energy sector.

Sandaig Engineering announce first Offshore Wind Contract

Sandaig Engineering are excited to have won our first renewables contract. We will be providing consultancy services to Kinetic Renewable Services and look forward to working with Laura Mackie.

In 2018 when we first set up the Sandaig Engineering the energy transition was well underway and moving into the renewables sector was high on our agenda. Thankfully there is much support out there for SME’s and we have worked with Lynne McIntosh-GrieveOffshore Renewable Energy Catapult ,  Paul O’Brien @deepwind , Sharon ChanXodus.

As the energy transition accelerates we know the synergies between oil and gas and offshore wind will create great opportunities across the North East. Onwards and upwards! #offshorewind#energytransition#renewables

Sandaig Engineering has a new opportunity for a senior QA/QC Engineer based in Abu Dhabi

“Sandaig Engineering have an exciting new opportunity based in Abu Dhabi and are currently looking for a Senior QA/QC Engineer with drilling & wells experience.

Initially to set up the drilling QA/QC systems for an operating company. Initial work would involve helping with some site verifications but medium term expectations would be to supervise one or two more engineers and also manage 3rd party inspection/auditing services.

Main role is for QA/QC assurance (API Q1 Q2) for drilling equipment materials and services.

Preference is for someone with competencies in quality management (ISO 900/9001/9002 and API Q2), continuous improvement, value chain mapping, lean six Sigma etc.  If your experience and qualifications meet the above and this role is of interest please forward a copy of your CV to Debbie Collins email

Happy New Year 2022

We are sending best wishes to all our customers, business partners and followers around the globe for 2022. We wish you good health, prosperity and happiness for you and all your loved ones. Thanks to Robyn Owen our daughter and inhouse illustrator for our Christmas Card this year.

Celebrating Success and Giving Thanks- Our Story

It’s hard to believe it has been over 3 years since Sandaig Engineering came into existence. Attached is a storyboard detailing some of the highlights and we give Big Thanks to some of the folks who helped:

Bill Hogarty from Business Gateway for helping to get us started.
Steve Duncalf and Kevin Munro from Apache Corporation for taking a chance on us. Mary Cahill for the branding and website. Ian Ross from Scottish Development International for pushing us into the international market. Karin Hofstaetter and Keith Johnstone from Wintershall Dea for our first international assignment.

And keeping it in the family: Thanks to our daughter Robyn Owen, a recent illustration graduate from University of Dundee – DJCAD for the attached infographic. We love it!