Engineering is our trade. And yours. We are passionate about supporting you in archieving your ambitions as an engineer. Whatever your intention – whether having just recently graduated or drawing on years of professional experience – you are welcome anytime. Fix an appointment right away!
Do you have any questions, about our projects in R&D, engineering, project control and construction management? The possibilities to work freelance and independently through Dosign? You like to learn more about the work of an engineer or technician? In the following you will find answers to frequently asked questions. For more you can contact us at any time.
Why choose Dosign?
Dosign have been active for over 30 years in the recruitment and assignment of able engineers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. We know what paths we need to take to find you that one dream job in the technical field. Because of this broad experience we have a wide network in engineering, R&D, project controls and construction management. Our consultants will be happy to talk to you!
Which industrial sectors do Dosign engage in?
Dosign specialise in the recruitment, selection and assignment of technical professionals in R&D, engineering, project controls and construction management. In Germany, our main focus is on the Chemical, Petrochemical and Refinery industries. We staff and source complex projects at renowned companies in the field. Dosign engineers support both modernisation and brownfield projects as well as plant expansion.
In which disciplines are Dosign active?
Dosign Germany focuses on engineering and construction management in projects in the industrial chemical, petrochemical and petroleum industry.
In engineering, Dosign specialists work primarily in electrical engineering, process engineering, piping, instrumentation, mechanical process equipment, industrial automation and civil engineering.
In construction management, in addition to project controls and planning, they are particularly involved in occupational safety, document control and quality assurance.
Freelance engineering with Dosign?
Self-employment in engineering and construction management entails considerable effort. Administration, invoicing, tax issues, insurance and, last but not least, the acquisition of new orders require your time, which you, as an engineering specialist, would like to use for other purposes.
Dosign Freelance offers interesting freelance projects as well as support for all additional tasks that arise during your self-employment:
How much do I earn as a Dosign engineer?
The salary you can expect while working with Dosign ao depends on your professional background as to
⦁ work experience
Upon agreement with your consultant, considering your background and skills, an appropriate salary will be determined.
What training does Dosign Academy offer?
Dosign Academy offers engineers training advice and a wide range of technical education, training courses, coaching programmes and traineeships to broaden or deepen their technical knowledge. In addition, we develop customised technical education and training courses on behalf of client companies.
What is engineering about?
The term engineering is used worldwide in a very broad sense of either invention, design, construction or maintenance. In our technical context, it refers to a range of more specialised fields of engineering, mainly dealing with (the improvement of) structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.
Which disciplines does engineering encompass?
In the 20th Century, the classic technical studies in architectural, civil and mechanical engineering were joined by new disciplines, such as chemical technology, electrical, material science and avionics. In recent decades, cross-over disciplines have been added to the list, such as industrial design, computer sciences, technical business management or medical engineering.
What is the origin of the term engineer?
Engineering obviously derives from the word engine, from Latin ingenium, meaning resourcefulness and gignere, meaning `to devise´. In Middle English the term `ingineer´ denoted a designer and constructor of fortifications and weapons.
The single main driving force in the beginning of the industrial revolution – the steam machine - itself embodied a masterpiece of engineering wit. Scientific, economic, social and practical knowledge were applied in order to improve materials and processes and to design and build machines. The era of the (first) Industrial Revolution called out for `engine'ers´, ie men who knew their way around machines.
What does an engineer do?
The perception of the term engineer varies somewhat from country to country, partly for historical reasons. Today, the term engineering is often used in the sense of applied sciences. Engineers apply their technical expertise to diverse areas, they develop communication, transportation and building infrastructures. Others focus on really small things, developing complex miniaturised devices, some so small they can be implanted in the human body to monitor and treat disease.
How to become an engineer?
To work as an engineer usually requires an advanced technical study. If you aspire to a specific engineering field, the choice of your study can be crucial. Study subjects include process engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering, biotechnology and pharmaceutical engineering.
Engenering, engeneering or engineering - what`s the spell?
Engenering. Oops! Engeneering? Nope. Engineering? Yes! Yet another widespread loan from the English and a typical candidate for creative spelling. Other languages often allow writing a word following its phonetics. As engineering derives from engine, it is mandatory though to keep to the origin. So it`s engineering, everyone!
What is construction management?
Construction management is a professional service that enables the operator of a construction project to effectively manage the schedule and costs, quality, safety, scope and function of a construction project.
In plant engineering, construction management coordinates various disciplines, such as mechanical and plant engineers, process engineers, electrical and electronic engineers, civil engineers and supply engineers. Partial aspects of construction management include building law, procurement, supply chains, tendering, and risk management.
Construction planning uses formal techniques to plan activities, to identify dependencies between tasks and to allocate costs, time and resources. Without adequate planning, the construction manager cannot monitor progress against budget or schedule and cannot use resources, be they materials or people, efficiently.
Which disciplines does construction management include?
Construction managers use standard industry practices to successfully manage projects. These standards address schedule, cost, safety, quality, function and scope as core areas of construction management services. Specialist departments that work closely together in construction projects under the leadership of construction management, in addition to project controls, are therefore quality assurance, document control, planning and cost control, and occupational safety.
What does a construction manager do?
The construction manager is responsible for developing a work program for an entire construction project or parts of it. This requires a thorough knowledge of the tasks at hand, the sequence of the work, their interdependencies and the lead times. The construction manager relies on project management information systems (PMIS) and complex planning techniques such as the so-called critical path method (CPM/CPA).
Specialist site managers are in direct contact with the owner, architect, general contractor and other parties involved in a construction project. In close cooperation with experts in project controls, documentation and quality assurance, they determine the sequence, develop the schedule and budget, and draw up plans for on-site safety.
Which are the stages in construction projects?
The phases of a typical construction project are usually roughly divided into feasibility, design, construction and operation.
Once feasibility has been clarified, the tendering process takes place in the design phase. The construction preparation phase begins with the assignment of the project team. Prior to the start of construction, site surveys and soil investigation is carried out. In the procurement phase, the manpower needed to carry out the project are assigned and materials and equipment are purchased. Parts of the construction work may be subcontracted.
The construction phase begins with a preliminary discussion about working hours, material storage, quality control and access to the site. Targeted milestones in the course of the project are determined. Advance payments to general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers are then made according to the progress of the project.
After the commissioning of a new facility, the warranty period begins, ensuring that all materials, equipment and quality are in accordance with the contract.