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

You're fired!

Bob was a popular software developer at an unnamed US Infrastructure company and regularly named as best software developer in the building. It therefore came as a bit of a surprise to many, that following an IT security audit in 2012, Bob was promptly fired for what many might describe as ‘inspired brilliance’.… 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

The Double-Sided Network Conundrum

“Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” is an oft quoted phrase used in a philosophical context to demonstrate a seemingly unanswerable problem – the circular argument. Traced back to Aristotle, although undoubtedly rooted further back in time, this phrase was frequently used analogous to broader discussions about the origins of life, the universe… Read More

Is anyone else experiencing an unprecedented demand for detailing services? It’s great to see the industry busy again but what implications does this demand have on our ability to deliver jobs and what can you do to improve your ability to meet those deadlines?… Read More

“What exactly is escrow and why is it important to EngLancer?” This question came up during a recent meeting with a marketing contact of ours. Phil, our CTO, explained the first part: “It’s like if two guys place a bet and a third, trustworthy party, holds their money to the end of the game to… Read More

“If you want something done right, do it yourself.” We’ve all heard this piece of advice. Usually, it’s dispensed the moment a disgruntled so-and-so is met with subpar work. It is, of course, a very bad piece advice for an engineering firm. This is because almost all modern organisations require delegation and collaboration in order… Read More