Why You Need An Engineering Consultant Service

Across many industries, engineering consultants are brought in to help cope with technical challenges, improve operational efficiency and manage fast-changing technologies or regulations. In sectors like oil and gas, engineering consultants provide vital expertise in challenging circumstances. But what do engineering consultants do? And what can they offer for your business?


In a dynamic marketplace, you often need access to staff resources that you don’t have in-house. Training existing personnel or taking on new employees takes time and can be expensive. By contrast, engineering consultancy services can be quickly deployed on an ad hoc basis. By only employing services when you need them, you can act quickly as your projects require, reducing costs and avoiding risk.

Team Strengths

Consultants do not just work as individuals. Engineering consultancy firms can supply you with expert teams to step in when you require them and can also work in collaboration with your internal employees. The improvements of this combined workforce can put your operations in a different league compared with the work of a single engineer.


A team of experts from outside your company can offer you a new and unexpected perspective on your business and operational challenges. If your staff have been working on the same projects for a long time, fresh insights can become more difficult. Consultants can provide you with unbiased opinions that your employees close to the project would be unwilling to see and put forward. With such fresh perspectives and external knowledge, innovation becomes easier.


Having worked in many previous situations in your sector, consultants bring a wealth of expertise and experience to bear on your project. While you may be facing challenges that are quite novel to you, consultants will likely have encountered such problems in the past. And even if your situation is unique, there are usually various crossover skills and approaches that consultants can deploy to find solutions. With such additional expertise, you can address challenges with greater confidence.


If your project is approaching a strict deadline or has been commissioned with only a short time frame to be completed, you may not have adequate resources to fulfil them. Consultancy services can provide you with an extra pair of hands when you need them. Bringing in external expertise at short notice means you don’t have to worry about training or recruitment times. And of course, you’ll only have to employ as much extra help as you need and can easily control the amount of work that is done.

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EPS provides tailored engineering consultancy services to support a range of projects and applications. To discuss your requirements and project parameters, please contact us today.

Given the tight deadlines and budget restraints, the level of service Engineering Power Solutions provided was outstanding. The offshore UPS consolidation project was engineered and designed to the platform’s requirements and offshore standards minimising platform shutdowns.

Mr Low – Petrofac Oil&Gas