3 Step Process to Selecting an Engineer For Your Project

In this article I will explain three simple steps to finding a well qualified professional engineer in Houston, Texas. The greater Houston area is a robust and busy part of the country. Construction sites can be seen everywhere as you drive along the city streets and major highways. After reading this article you will have a better understanding of how to select an engineer for your project.

Looking for an engineer in Houston might seem daunting but it’s really a simple process. First, you must decide what your needs are. This will cut your search efforts in half or more. There are several types of engineering fields so targeting one or two instead of all of them will speed up the process. The greater Houston area has a well diversified engineering community. Several companies have been established for many years dating back to the early and mid twentieth century.


If you are clueless as to what field of engineering might suit your needs the best here is a list of the major categories of engineers:

• Aerospace
• Agricultural
• Architectural
• Chemical
• Civil
• Computer/software
• Electrical
• Environmental
• Industrial
• Manufacturing
• Mechanical
• Metallurgy and materials
• Mineral and mining
• Nuclear
• Ocean
• Structural
• Transportation
• Windstorm

Once you select the engineering field that best fits your needs it’s time to do a little research. What you want to do is build a list of 5-10 engineering companies that you can work with to eventually narrow down to 2 or 3. Listing out the companies will help you keep track of them as you find more information on them and allow you to scratch companies off the list as needed. Using Google or other popular search engines is the best way to build this list. Normally, well established engineering firms have a strong web presence and can be found easily on the search engines. Visiting a company’s website will give you a general idea of the quality of service they offer. Pay close attention to the “about us” section and ma