Sometimes you feel you are working for free

As a practising engineer I initially found the situation very tiresome. You get an enquiry, review the drawings, markup the details, give the client some advice or input over the phone and then….never hear from them again. Of course you soon get to realise you are simply a price check or to use a more… Read More

Into the Valley of Death

If the Clifton Suspension Bridge or Millau Viaduct prove anything it’s that if you want to get over a valley, engineers play a pivotal (if not an essential) part. So it should come as no surprise that finding and procuring the right skills and services from engineers, companies, analysts, modellers and draughtsmen should play an… Read More

Enjoying a British Summer

So the UK Summer is now officially over… well not quite, but that’s the decision I came to while standing shivering in a park over the Summer bank holiday weekend. The reason I felt this meteorological tit-bit was worthy of a mention in a blog, was that it made me think about the fact that… Read More

History in the making

Ove Arup, Ted Happold, Mark Whitby….who’s next? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has read more and more about how the UK workforce is changing and specifically in relation to how professionals are wanting more flexibility and autonomy in relation to their careers This was actually a major factor in becoming an engineering… Read More

EngLancer in action

We have, on a few occasions now, come across an unexpected practice since launching the  EngLancer platform. If I’m entirely truthful, when we set about building and launching the site, we didn’t appreciate how useful it could be for freelancers or smaller firms to outsource to the bigger engineering consultancies. I envisaged the majority of… Read More