UK & Ireland Featured Project: Entrepose - Asselby to Pannal 48” Gas Pipeline

QEM Solutions provided project services and management consultancy to ensure that all internal processes associated with quality / risk mitigation during design were successfully developed and implemented. QEM Solutions managed all activities associated with quality, technical writing, document control and final project handover.

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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 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 Ofgem confirms funding for crucial hydrogen project

Ofgem has just announced the winners of its annual Network Innovation Competitions (NICs). Seven projects are sharing the funding of £57.5 million, and we are delighted to say that – with NGN – QEM Solutions are working on one of the winning projects, the Leeds-based H21 project – reducing the UK carbon footprint forever.

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Charlie Sirs

Project Manager (H21)


Charlie is a respected Project Manager and in August 2018 completed 50 years within the energy sector. Having returned after 4 and a half years working on Major Projects in Kazakhstan, Moscow and Eastern Turkey, Charlie became an Associate of QEM Solutions in August 2015 to head up the Bio-Methane installation Projects programme for NGN.

Having left QEM to take a short-term contract with Rayden Engineering Limited, Charlie returned to QEM and to NGN after a short retirement to take up the role as Project Manager for Phases 1b and 2 of the NGN NIC and NIA projects.

This means Charlie once again returns to his roots as he started his first job in August 1968 for what was then known as the “Northern Gas Board”. Charlie started as an apprentice gas fitter and with career moves within Northern Gas moved up to various management positions with Transmission and Distribution departments encompassing maintenance and operations functions.

Charlie joined British Gas in 1991 and until 2011 worked on the management of High Pressure Transmission projects including large diameter pipeline installation and the building of many compressor stations for British Gas/ National Grid. During this period Charlie worked for not only BG/NG prior to redundancy but also moved on to work for Project Management consultants engaged by BG/NG and had spells with UK and International Tier 1 contractors.

In 2011, Charlie took up the role of Director of Construction for “Kazakhstan Pipeline Ventures” on a Russian funded Expansion Project to transport Oil from Kazakhstan to the Black Sea for onward transportation to Europe. On completion of the role in Kazakhstan, Charlie took up a role as part of the management team on the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline which receives Azerbaijan Gas via Georgia and transports onwards to Greece. Charlie was part of the Turkish management team which were tasked with designing and building the 1850 km x 1400mm pipeline which crossed East to West across the whole of Turkey.

When not fulfilling his Project Management duties, Charlie enjoys supporting local football and is also a passionate supporter of his boyhood team Hartlepool United (no monkey comments, please)!

When football is not on the agenda Charlie follows his other passion of BRISCA Stock Car racing, having given up driving his Formula 2 car a few years ago unfortunately his role is now reduced to spectating.

Charlie continues with his role alongside other NGN colleagues as a mentor for young underprivileged children in Hull as part of the Hull and East Yorkshire Children’s University scheme.

Recent projects I've worked on include:

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Rob Graham

Rob Graham

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Danter

Mark Danter

Managing Director

James Cowley

James Cowley

Project Engineer & Design Coordinator

Rob Curtis

Rob Curtis

Technical Consultancy Manager

Stu Elliott

Stuart Elliott

Project Services Manager

Kate Smith

Kate Birchall (Smith)

Systems Manager

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Helen Curry

Junior Management Systems Consultant

Mike Taylor

Mike Taylor

Finance Manager

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Gill Whalley

HR & Relationships Manager

Tony Couch

Tony Couch

GDPR Consultant

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Joanne Watson

Personal Assistant

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Steve Asher

Technology Director

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Rhona Robinson

Technologies Manager

Tom Greenwood

Tom Greenwood

Project Engineer

Pete Derbyshire

Pete Derbyshire

Mechanical Engineer / Project Supervisor

Bob Boughton

Bob Boughton

Commissioning Engineer

Jason Clark

Jason Clark

Quality Manager

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Charlie Sirs

Project Manager (H21)

Andy Mills

Andy Mills

IMS Consultant

Joss Myatt

Joss Myatt

E&I Engineer / Project Engineer

Paul Howard

Paul Howard

Project Supervisor

Andy Wood

Andy Wood

Quality Consultant

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Colin Overington

QA Consultant

Dave Byrne

Dave Byrne

Quality Advisor / Manager

Bryan Gilroy

Bryan Gilroy

Procurement & QA Consultant

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Pat Lydon

Corrosion Consultant

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Paul Hammond

Pipeline Engineer