My company (Civil Land Development)is organized into individual design groups, we have a Senior Engineer who is the Engineer of Record on the drawings, then usually one fairly experienced Engineering Intern, and a couple technicians. This arrangement seems to work ok, but there are times when work hits a bottle-neck with the Senior guy. My team will get stuck on something only he can resolve.
Any thoughts on what is the best ratio of Engineers to support staff? What is the perfect balance? How are others groups organized?
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