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9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring an Electrical Consulting Engineer
November 18, 2020 at 5:00 AM
For electrical engineering firms, staying on track is as important as completing a project.

Finding the best electrical consulting engineers for your project can seem like a daunting task, especially with so many options available. Drawing from years of knowledge and experience, our team at PBS Engineers has put together a list of questions that you can ask when interviewing potential consultants. We hope that these questions will not only make the hiring process easier for you but also help you find a quality company that cares about your project as much as you do.

1. What is your experience with similar projects?

Does the consulting team have prior experience with similar projects? If so, how did those projects turn out? Learning more about previous projects will help you understand the abilities, methods, and standards of your potential consultant.

2. Can you give examples of past clients?

You may want to ask for references of past clients, then speak to them about their experience with the company in general and the consultants in particular.

3. What clients have you worked consistently for?

Clients are more likely to work with the same consultant if that consultant provides high-quality and valuable work. The electrical consulting engineers who are repeatedly used by clients are often some of the best in the industry.

4. How do you ensure quality?

Discover what measures the consulting team will take to ensure that your project is worth your investment. The ideal consultant will not prioritize time over quality.

5. What is your policy for changes or modifications?

Unfortunately, no project will run completely according to plan. With the right electrical consulting engineers, however, you won’t have to worry about devastating setbacks or issues – your consulting agent will not only have a plan in place for necessary changes but will also be flexible when it comes to your input regarding desired modifications.

6. Who is my point of contact?

If you’re not speaking to the consultant who will be handling your project, find out when you will be able to meet them face to face. It’s important to have a good relationship with your consultant, as you will be working closely together for the duration of your project.

7. What is the communication process like working with you?

Take the time to clearly outline your expectations regarding communication. Discuss when and how often you will receive updates and feedback regarding the project.

8. What certifies you to take on this project?

This question should help you learn more about the team that will be working on your project. You may want to ask more about individual team members, including their prior experience, what engineering degrees they hold, and if they specialize in anything.

9. What do you bring to the table that I won’t find anywhere else?

While any firm can buy the latest technology or hire knowledgeable consultants, the best ones will bring more to the table. Our team at PBS Engineers not only offers the technology and experience you can get from other consultants, but we also provide specialized and customized client care – in fact, that’s our top priority.

Speak to Qualified Electrical Consulting Engineers at PBS Engineers

Highly qualified and motivated engineering consultants can help you turn your vision into reality.

Here at PBS Engineers, we offer an impeccably trained, knowledgeable team of consultants that will do just that. We’re proud to work on a range of projects from municipal designs to airport terminals and educational buildings in locations across the Southwest, from California to Texas.

We utilize the latest technology and engineering science to offer unparalleled services, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and telecommunication system design, energy-efficient solutions, sustainable engineering practices for buildings, and others.

More than that, however, we offer a singular company culture that elevates our team above the rest. Here, every client is a priority, every team member is a valuable asset, and every project is treated like our own. We are passionate about providing you with superior results and designs, no matter the project.

Reach out today to learn more about how our team can help you.