When construction firms require expert engineering expertise, they hire professional construction engineering consultants to consult on large construction projects. Consulting engineering companies can sometimes include a partnership or a large corporation that has many different types of consultants that provide advice on projects.
Most construction engineering firms are responsible for designing and building projects and infrastructure that impact people’s social, economic and environmental quality of life. Often construction engineering firms who offer construction consulting provide one or a team of consultants to provide engineering solutions.
Engineers in consulting engineering companies provide a wide range of specialties from technical roles to coordinating or managerial roles. Most consultants will play a coordinators role and work with the other team members to ensure effective project delivery.
Technologists are engineers who will apply basic engineering principles and technical skills to help a project meet its targets. Often technologists work under engineers. However, some technologists can take on the responsibility of both positions.
Lyle Charles Consulting suggests that companies should firstly create a clear job description that can be used by the consulting firm to find the right consultant that suits the company’s needs. Most often the consulting firm will provide at least three consultants that match the company’s requirements. The selection process will then include interviews and finalization of the selected consultant.
Construction consulting services also provide other specialist under this category which includes specialist engineers, generalist engineers, planners, surveyors, architects, environmental biologists, construction specialists and property negotiators.