Professional process design engineers specialise in the directing and implementing of capital projects for companies. Their primary responsibilities revolve around the engineering of a firms’ processes to meet budgets and project goals. On a day-to-day basis, their responsibilities include:

  • examining and approving design orders,
  • evaluating changes, and drawing releases;
  • collaborating with operations or process technology personnel on design and packaging specification,
  • creating front end packages designed to control project expenses
  • examining vendor bids, and
  • generating procurement recommendations

Engineers within this field are proficiently knowledgeable about the procedures companies use in determining and reaching their project goals. This comes with extensive knowledge about cost reduction policies, manufacturing procedures, supply chain logistics, technological advancements, vendor relations, as well as numerous other factors. Furthermore, process design engineers are often skilled at statistical analysis when it comes to analysing the root causes of process issues. This skill being developed in part due to the need to minimise costs whilst creating lean manufacturing practices.

Process design engineers can be of great assistance to the legal process. Particularly, they would be able to provide analysis and assessment of a companies manufacturing procedures to examine whether or not certain processes were inefficiency or uneconomical. They may also be able to determine whether certain engineering decisions were made without consideration for other important factors and, hence, be acting negligently.

Experts in this area come from many professional backgrounds. Most engineering experts will have come from an engineering ground themselves and would be well versed in business management practices. The specific specialisation and background needed in your process design engineer will be determined by the matter which requires examination.

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Experts in this field would be able to comment upon procedures and practices within a companies’ engineering process. This could be particularly useful when identifying whether certain quotes or communications were done with little consideration to the overall goal of meeting project deadlines and minimising costs. This may result in an actual economic loss to a business due to an individual’s negligent actions. Furthermore, information could be provided as to comment on which actions constitute industry standard procedure - to determine whether a breach of said standards may have occurred. This evidence may prove itself to be integral in relevant cases.

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Relevant Articles The Engineer's Gambit

This interesting article demonstrates how process design engineers would benefit from the adoption of an efficiency-informed decision-making process. Whereby efficiency was not a means toward an end, but the end itself. By having this goal of efficiency in mind, process design engineers stand to contribute economically and mechanically to the improvement of a products' overall output.

Five sustainability questions every substation engineer should be asking

This article demonstrates an environmental perspective in process design whereby engineers should ask themselves how they could reduce their carbon footprint in the design of their products.

Relevant Cases LONDSDALE INVESTMENTS PTY LTD -v- OM (MANGANESE) LTD [No 3] [2012] WASC 185 (8 October 2012)

This matter shows how process design engineers can provide evidence to the court as to what is reasonably considerable in designing, or managing, the operations of a plant.


This case considers a contractual dispute which relates to the design of a coal fired steam turbine power station, particularly considering whether or not design failures caused actual economic loss.

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