Frequently Asked Questions
What design software does CPE use on a regular basis?
- AutoCAD 2008
- Coade – CadWorx Plant Professional (3D Plant Design)
- Engineer’s Aide
- Microsoft Office 2007
My company is in the early stages of developing a scope for an upcoming project; Can CPE get involved this early in the process, or should we call you when everything is set in stone?
Good question, and here’s why; If CPE is involved on the front-end of scope development, the client has the benefit of the added expertise provided. The client has a “second set of eyes”, along with valuable field experience to assist in the early stage of the scope. Knowing what it takes to get the job done is an attribute CPE is very proud of. A large portion of CPE’s engineering is done in the field where it really counts, not just in the office. We rely on tried and true field knowledge in our designs and installations.
I’m interested in sending a resume to CPE. Should I just e-mail it or just mail it? Also, are positions direct or on a contract basis?
First, e-mail is good and convenient, but please send your resume and cover letter via mail. When we receive it, we’ll create a permanent file for reference. Second, CPE allows the option of going direct with the benefits, or contract without them. The only employees listed on our website are direct. Short term positions will generally be considered contract. BTW, CPE occasionally creates intern positions, helpful to the student or new chemical engineer.
My company has a capital project scheduled to start-up soon. Can CPE handle a turnkey situation?
CPE can take a project from Piping & Instrumentation Diagram development thru installation. Whether it’s ”greenfield” construction or an expansion, CPE has the expertise to get the job done. The benefit of having a small talented consulting company work with you is this; we can assist you as needed or on a full-time basis. We hope to always provide a “Win-Win” situation; we will offer you cost-effective engineering and in turn acquire another valued client.
How “state-of-the-art” is CPE?
We try to stay current on software and training. We will provide deliverables in whatever format the client prefers, of course. Our computers and plotting equipment are compatible with most any Windows software. We also subscribe to many engineering journals to keep us abreast of new technology.
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