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Infographic: 8 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Engineering Consultant

8 Questions to ask engineering consultant infographic

1. Has your firm successfully worked on similar projects?

Look for a consultant that has experience with similar projects and specializes around your project needs.

2. What kind of engineering degrees and how many years of experience does the staff have?

Again, for many companies, experience and expertise are key indicators of the potential success of your project.

3. Who are your previous clients?

When making a purchasing decision, consumers are relying more and more on their friends and reviews of others before buying.

4. How is your communication process? How often should I expect communication from you and what is your typical response time if I have questions?

If you decide to hire the engineering consultant, you will probably have questions and want project updates along the way.

5. How flexible is your work process? Can you accommodate changes in scope?

If you foresee potential changes in the project, such as scaling up or changing direction, it is best to be upfront and ask if the consultant has the flexibility to handle whatever changes you foresee.

6. What types of software tools do you use for this type of project?

Many engineering projects are dictated by proper technology. Most engineering consultants will have expertise in the software your project needs but making sure that they have access to the hardware and software to solve your problem in a timely manner is helpful.

7. How do you articulate findings to your clients?

If you foresee potential changes in the project, such as scaling up or changing direction, it is best to be upfront and ask if the consultant has the flexibility to handle whatever changes you foresee.

8. What do you bring to the table that other engineering consultants do not?

Hiring an engineering consultant is like hiring any other consultant or business. Asking for key differentiators can help your make a better decision about what firm fits best with your company.

Read more: 8 Questions to Ask Your Potential Engineering Consultant

 


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