Engineering Assurance is as important as your choice of a consultant to deliver the work. Often trust will be the first word describing why someone selected the consulting engineer or company.
Asking any client what they consider the most challenging aspect to an electrical system engineering design, it will be a technical aspect of the project. It will be one that represents a genuine technical challenge, which is a critical part of design delivery. However, when determining whether the consultant you engage in delivering the design is the right consultant, how often is the question asked: “How will they assure the design”?
The elephant in the room is that even the most experienced engineer will have their work reviewed. This review will need to take place progressively and before actual construction. Review and verification ensure a robust design is produced that can withstand the scrutiny that is required and expected.
This means the Engineering team required to deliver the design properly needs to comprise of the designer. This designer should have had their competency verified for the specific task performed. The team are also required independent staged reviews from an engineer(s) of equal or greater experience. This engineer(s) is to be from the same field, thereby providing traceable assurance and confidence in the design.
At the simplest level, a team of two can deliver assured designs. For more complex designs and/or those with greater commercial risks, an increased level of assurance is often demanded. This can involve larger design teams.
Questions facing every asset owner embarking on a new project include:
- Does your project carry great commercial risk because of your design consultant?
- Does the project carry statutory accountability, and is that jeopardized by your design consultant’s lack of assurance?
- Can you trust the assurance to a single engineer that solely performs, checks, and approves the design?
PowerEarth proudly holds Authorised Engineering Organisations (AEO) accreditation for system engineering compliant design and assurance processes. We have long been respected as the very best in our field for our services. Our trusted capabilities and accredited self-assurance processes will provide inherent comfort in all of our engineering delivery.
After all, our core values are Quality, Integrity and Dependability. Contact us today to enquire about our engineering design consultancy.