UK & Ireland Featured Project: NGN - Design Management

QEM Solutions are assisting NGN with Design Co-ordination activities, to ensure successful project initiation and design management of all current NGN projects.

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Overseas Featured Project: Capita Symonds - Valve Inspections

QEM Solutions were contracted to carry 3rd party inspection and witnessing activities on a series of valves fabricated in Germany for a series of SGN contracts throughout Scotland.

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We are QEM Solutions We are QEM Solutions

We are problem solvers. We are organisers. From the project start-up to the very final evaluations and analysis, we can bring enthusiasm to each and every part of your project.

We are problem solvers. We are organisers. From the project start-up to the very final evaluations and analysis, we can bring enthusiasm to each and every part of your project.

News Spotlight How long is a piece of string? Competence in the workplace

‘Competence’ is a hazy concept. Many engineering firms now require that all contractors – on top of providing training and qualification records – evaluate the competency of all their staff. That’s a big ask, when competency seems like such a subjective asset. But, if done well, identifying required competencies for every role your people do can give employees a clear road-map of what’s expected of them, and an understanding of which of their talents are most valued.

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Consultancy Services

Project Start Up Consultancy

Project Start Up Consultancy

It's the start of the project. And everyone just wants to get stuck in. So start up consultancy is the kind of job that most people don't like doing, or don't have time to do. However, without a good start-up plan we all know that there will be standing time and increased project costs.

This is what we do, and do well. QEM Solutions provide this service under a fixed sum contract where the deliverables are self-managed and tailored to your individual project requirements.

This allows you to get on with what you really need to do.

So what do we do?

  • Deliverables. Review your project contracts to identify final project deliverables.
  • Identify sub-deliverables to ensure all responsibilities are allocated. 
  • Create a complete deliverables matrix to communicate project requirements to team and client. 
  • Identify all responsibilities and communicate these with milestone dates. 
  • Create and develop method statements, risk assessments, management plans, inspection & test plans, schedules, calculations, etc. 
  • Manage method statement & risk assessment approval process.
  • Identification of consents (environmental, Highways, Network Rail, etc)
  • Identify gaps in information supplied by the client. 
  • Identify gaps / conflicts in specifications requested by the client.

Benefits of using this service are: 

  • We can mobilise the same day as the contract is awarded.
  • We enable the engineering management team to get on with mobilisation & finalization of design, etc 
  • Work will be completed within the timescales / deliverables identified within the scope of work. 
  • Money is saved by ensuring construction starts on time and contractors' client understands what information / resources they must provide to the contractor. 
  • A fixed sum sub-contract for the works identified to enable easier cost management. 
  • Full support for the relevant Project Management Team that ensures we just "get it done." 
  • No employment and administration issues, as QEM Solutions provide all necessary competent staff to complete the scope of works. 
  • Work can be completed on-site or off-site as preferred by the client. 
  • Ensures that the client has a good impression of the contractor at project commencement.