3 benefits of hiring a contract control system engineer
Embedded Expertise, Published: September 5, 2019 - Updated: September 16, 2022
The rise of a multi channel workforce that remains independent of the traditional permanent workforce most of us are used to, means positive changes and a more agile environment.
In engineering, this alternative workforce has grown to include independent contractors who work on a chain of short term tasks and projects without being fully employed at any single company.
One of the biggest benefits of this alternative workforce for employers is that they get access to an impressive talent pool of skills they may not have in their existing teams. This has created many different possibilities for business growth opportunities that were not available in the past. And it can be as simple as investing in a contract control systems engineer.
A greater variety of job 'experience' is just one of the benefits of hiring a contract Control Systems Engineer
Why consider a contract engineer?
Maybe one of your staff has just left or has taken long service or maternity leave. Or perhaps the scope on a major project has changed dramatically and you find yourself strapped for resource. In this case if you don’t want to permanently back-fill or hire someone - you just need to get through a time period or reach the end of a project. Whatever the reason, here are some benefits of bringing on a project control system engineer.
Benefits of hiring a contract control systems engineer
20 per cent of the workforce are now working in a contract type arrangement, as opposed to traditional permanent employee situations. Notably, engineering sectors are jumping on board with this rising trend as companies continuously see a wide range of immediate and long-term benefits.
Similarly to how we’ve looked at the benefits of hiring contract engineers, a control systems engineer will bring knowledge of automation and control technologies, software development skills, logic and problem solving abilities and, often, modelling and simulation expertise.
But it’s not always feasible to upscale your business and have a permanent employee fill this role. There are a range of tangible benefits to hiring a contractor to undertake this role in your team, which include:
1. More experience
Contract engineers come with way more experience than a standard employee because they are exposed to a variety of people and projects. Contractors learn to have a different way of thinking, approach to dealing with different stakeholders and adaptability to different systems and technology and can look for new ways to improve the work process in line with their experience.
A control systems engineer can bring both very specific and a wide set of unique skills that are hard to come by in any other occupation. Given the experience and breadth of this role’s capabilities, it’s not unlike hiring an additional engineering arm for your business.
2. They won’t become complacent
Contract employees are used to working on different projects and environments. Being responsible for their own self-development keeps them sharp and alert to changes in their field. Unlike permanent employees who may become complacent with guaranteed job security, contractors often deliver more than advertised to gain professional recommendations and repeat business.
Furthermore, contract control systems engineers can get started working on your system controls almost immediately if you’re using an industry standard system.
3. Fresh perspective
It’s likely that the contract control systems engineer you engage has worked across an array of projects with various companies and has already played out the various scenarios that your company are yet to experience. Who better placed to offer problem solving techniques and insight, then a contractor that knows their stuff?
Having a contractor onboard frequently eliminates the internal confusion produced which accompanies the natural, human behaviour of internal politics, which can lead to bottlenecks in project delivery. And as workplaces become smarter and more aware of internal processes that are detrimental, they begin to really get value from an outsider’s perspective and discernment.
Consider an Embedded Expertise contractor
Control systems engineers are typically only needed for short term projects or when changes are made to the production process. For instance, a major obsolescence upgrade, or to implement a new process. In some cases, having a control engineer on the books full-time is a waste.
Hiring a contractor only when they are needed doesn’t just help you save costs, it also provides you with better, more experienced talent that improves the bottom line.
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