Individual member testimonials

Ben Kuchta CEng FIGEM

Innovation Engineer with National Grid Electricity Transmission

Chartered Fellow

“I’m an engineer responsible for delivering complex and diverse innovation portfolios. Achieving the status of Chartered Engineer has given my employer great confidence in my ability and professional competencies. I have since been able to take on even larger, challenging projects than ever before. Being Chartered lends credibility, reassures stakeholders and peers that they’re working with a competent engineer with a proven ability to deliver new services and technology for complex systems with significant levels of risk around the world.”

Nick Jerman EngTech MIGEM

Schemes and Development Specialist, Operations - Skills and Competence, Cadent
Engineering Technician member

 “I am responsible for managing gas network emergency or supply incidents and delivering repair activities on the network. Achieving professional registration through IGEM is a great way for an individual to demonstrate that they have obtained an appropriate level of knowledge, skill and experience to be a competent and trusted engineer. It also helps me to ensure that Cadent has the right mix of skilled professionals to support its operations.”

Matthew MacLennan AIGEM

Mechanical Design Engineer, Steve Vick International
Engineering Associate

“I was really pleased to win the Young Persons Paper Competition. It was nice to have my hard work recognised by peers and rewarded. It also helped me to promote my employer and the new product that I had developed.”

Nicola Asker GradIGEM

Lead System Strategy Analyst, National Grid
Graduate member

“I’ve met lots of new people by joining and sitting on the Gas Transmission and Distribution Committee. I’ve learnt a lot about IGEM standards and industry best practice. Hopefully I’ve also made a positive contribution to the ongoing safety of the network.”

Barrie Collins IEng MIGEM AWeldI

Managing Director, PE WeldRight
Incorporated member

“On more than one occasion being an Incorporated Engineer has helped me stand out. Now that I have many years’ experience working in the sector, membership of IGEM provides me with the opportunity to help others gain the same competitive advantage which is why I sit on IGEM’s Professional Development Committee.”

Keith Owen AIGEM

Head of Systems Development and Energy Strategy, Northern Gas Networks
Engineering Associate

“As a member and Chair of the Hydrogen Working Group I get to work with colleagues from across organisations to explore hydrogen's potential to support the UK’s transition to a low carbon energy sector and the standards that will be required to ensure that customers remain safe.”

Martin Garbutt IEng MIGEM

Head of Gas Policy & Investigation, HomeServe
Incorporated member

"Becoming a member has provided me with a better understanding of the gas sector and highlighted a need for utilisation engineers to be more proactive in undertaking and recording Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities. IGEM membership offers a variety of support in this area."