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engineers in different jobs

engineers in different jobs

engineers in different jobs

What is the different between contractor engineer vs consultant engineer vs clients engineer.

pls explore.

RE: engineers in different jobs

Their client, or whom they represent.  The interests and their perspective on problem solving is slightly different.  It's similar to the Accountant profession.  There are the IRS accountant's, the police (forensic accountants), the large corporate accountant and the business accountant.  Each is the same professional, but with different objectives and perspectives.

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RE: engineers in different jobs

Hi irulandi!
I agreed with KRSServices. All the engineers have different objective and perspectives.
To break it down in pieces (from where i come from and in civil engineering view)
Contractor Engineer: works for the contractor. Usual the person is involve in most of the construction processes of the project. Unless there is no design provided by the consulting engineer, then a contractor engineer may be required to design.
Consultant Engineer: works as a consultant. Providing engineering advices/designs for their clients. They are more in design calculations type of works than most other engineers.
Client Engineers: work for the customer/client. They usual work with the consulting engineers (to provide necessary info & data). They are usual the "watch dog" for the project. Usually the one who makes sure that requirements from the client is fulfilled.
In all cases, these engineers may act as a project manager, depending who's missing from the "food chain".
Hope this helps!!  

RE: engineers in different jobs

Contractor engineers are at the work site supervising the construction project according to the plans and  specifications prepared by the consulting engineers. The client engineer was the one who hired the consulting firm and provided the requirements of the design. The client engineer could be working for himself, or was hired by a third party to liaise with the consulting engineers.  

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