Owner's Engineer or also known as Client's Engineer, Lender's Engineer or Independent Engineer, is a term often given to the representative of the commissioning company of a construction or engineering project. It refers to the personnel involved in technical Due diligence.
Most often, an Owner's Engineer is an independent third party or subcontracted role; undertaken to ensure that the technical and build contractors are adhering sufficiently to the project specification. Owner's Engineers also fill gaps in resources and expertise for a project.
Project Management Function
Ordinarily, the role is separate from the Project Manager's role as this often involves overseeing the financial and commercial due diligence aspects of the works.
Functions often include:
- Project Evaluation,Feasibility and Planning
- Management and Monitoring of Construction process
- Design and Engineering
- Schedule Analysis and Optimisation
- Equipment Commission and Test
- Operational and Maintenance Review
- Cost/Benefit Analysis