There has always been an ongoing debate between the benefits of having in-house engineers, developing an in-depth knowledge of their products and markets and external consultancies, bringing in broader skills sets and perspectives.
As a Technology Innovation Consultancy we believe that the external consultancy has a lot to offer companies with an in-house engineering team, by working collaboratively and complimenting the specialist knowledge.
However, what are the benefits to the Engineer working in a consultancy environment?
The most commonly cited advantage is the wider diversity of work that you are likely to be involved in. But it is not just the range of products and markets that you will be participating in, such as motorsport, weather instrumentation and flow meters, but also the depth of your involvement.
In an Innovation Consultancy, you are encouraged to research, discover and develop new technologies for products or applications and market opportunities. This can include small aspects of the project or end-to-end involvement across the whole engineering project from concept through to manufacture.
The unlimited scope of applications and technologies not only provides interest and development opportunities for the individual Engineer, but a rich source of cross-fertilisation of solutions to meet needs that help provide that innovative edge to problem solving and commercial success.
Knowledge and creativity is key within a consultancy environment as a company’s only limit is the resourcefulness and imagination of its engineers. The emphasis on innovation across the whole engineering spectrum is the cornerstone of what can be offered by a consultancy.
The other important thing to bear in mind is that the exploration of concepts and ideas is not solely a theoretical desk-based exercise. There will be considerable hands-on development to test concepts and refine processes and technologies. This also applies to product development phases, with field testing and evaluation in live environments.
If you prefer a broad and diverse working environment with a prime opportunity to innovate and create a full product development project, then a consultancy could be the place for you.
At Gill R&D we are always looking for more talent to help us stay on top of new technologies and deliver creative solutions to our customers. Visit our careers page or contact +44(0)1590 613900 for more information on how you can join our team.
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