Frequently Asked Questions on Engineering FTE Pricing

Engineering Services FTE Pricing FAQs

Flatworld Solutions provides simple and convenient engineering services FTE pricing options that takes the hassle out of outsourcing your engineering requirements

This page provides important information on the full-time employee pricing FAQs for engineering services provided by Flatworld Solutions.

With our Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) model, you pay us for services based on the amount of input provided, which in this case is the amount of "manpower" provided. Our pricing structure of engineering services outsourcing in our FTE model is generally provided as an average FTE rate per hour along with the number of FTE resources required for a set amount of time. Our FTE pricing model is simple to understand and easy to implement and track, especially when there is a lot of volatility in the work volume. With this model, you also get fewer legal and negotiation hassles and we provide you ready access to established resources and infrastructure.

Frequently Asked Questions on Engineering FTE Pricing

These are some of the FAQs on engineering services pricing for our FTE model -

  1. I am a small business owner. What options do I have If I decide to work with you?

    • Our engineering services pricing works perfectly for individual consultants, small businesses, and large enterprises. We provide flexible business engagement models to suit a wide variety of requirements. Our pricing structure is made carefully by keeping your requirements in mind and depends on the project complexity, skillset of engineers, work volumes, contract terms, and other relevant factors. We always assign a team leader to oversee all our projects and this team leader will perform tasks like work scheduling, conducting quality checks, and providing you with clear communication on project progress.

    • We offer various coverage types that allow you to choose the number of hours and days that you require the FTE resource to work. The types of coverage we provide include -

      • 18/5 Coverage - 18 hours a day, for 5 days in a week
      • 18/6 Coverage - 18 hours a day, for 6 days in a week (on client demand)
      • 9/5 Coverage - 9 hours a day, for 5 days in a week
      • 9/6 Coverage - 9 hours a day, for 6 days in a week (on client demand)
  2. I possibly foresee a requirement of 40 - 60 man-hours of work assistance every month. It's not a viable solution for me to hire someone in my office. Do you think you can help me in this regard?

    • We fully understand that most businesses will see variations in work volumes and that the need for manpower will fluctuate accordingly. Therefore, we provide flexible full-time equivalent options that will suit your requirements perfectly. Our sales consultant will consider the project type, skill set required, and other factors to design a custom solution just for you.

  3. A lot of my clients and business info are confidential. I have also never seen your team. How can you guarantee that my project files and data are secure?

    • Keeping this in mind, we have obtained the ISO 9001-certification for all our delivery centers. We perform rigorous background checks on all employees that we hire and have robust data security protocols in place to ensure that your sensitive data is used and stored in a highly secure fashion. Our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan is also robust and covers people, IT, physical locations, data recovery, and back-up issues, and risk management factors.

  4. Which countries do you offer services for?

    • We offer services to countries from all over the world. The main countries we do business with include -

      • USA
      • UK
      • Canada
      • Switzerland
      • Australia
      • Germany
      • Singapore
      • Middle East
  5. Which engineering verticals do you provide services for?

    • We provide top-quality and highly professional services for all engineering verticals, including -

      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Civil Engineering
      • Architectural Services
      • Structural Engineering
      • Infrastructure Engineering
      • Electrical Engineering
  6. If I choose to hire someone from you for my project, how will the communication happen?

    • We provide many communication channels, including VOIP call facility, secure file transfer options, Microsoft team chat, conference calls, etc.

  7. I am a small business owner. I don't have a technical manager. Do I need to hire someone to manage your resource work?

    • This is not required. If you provide a single point of contact that can answer our project-related queries, we can work with that. We have established a structured hierarchy to manage all projects that begins from the business head on down to the project manager and team leader and on to the resource who will be directly working on your project. Each of these resources works together to successfully deliver projects. The person performing the project tasks will be periodically evaluated by the team leader who in turn will be evaluated by a project manager. If any issue crops up regarding the project, it will first be escalated to the team leader and then onto the project manager and business head if required. We will take all steps required to address all issues to ensure that the project runs smoothly. Our periodic performance reviews of all recruits also ensure that they perform at consistently high levels.

  8. I lose a lot of time and money in hiring people to backfill existing positions. To some extent, I have also lost my projects. Do you think outsourcing my project will fix this issue?

    • This is a major challenge that many organizations face even today. We address this issue by having suitable back-up options for every group of employees. In this way, we can fill up positions without losing much time. However, this is only for our FTE engagement model. If more than 20-30 FTEs are working on the project, we will assign dedicated non-billable FTEs to serve as a back-up. If the size of the account is smaller, we will provide a shared backup resource among various accounts.

  9. My employee and operating costs are increasing every year due to the various employee benefits that I have to offer them. So, will your fee increase often?

    • We strictly honor all our SLA terms and also provide a pricing guarantee. Unless there is a change in the scope of work to be performed or change in the SLA, the decision on pricing changes will be made through mutual consent.

  10. One of my supplier's businesses was majorly impacted due to recent geopolitical issues and changes in trade policies between countries. Working with a global company like yours, is this a threat or an advantage?

    • Our global presence in multiple delivery centers enables our clients to reduce the risk that arises out of the occurrence of any natural calamity or trade war between the two countries. We can quickly switch our work to another delivery center so that our clients' projects do not suffer from any unforeseen disastrous event in one location.

    • Even with the COVID-19 pandemic, we quickly enabled our staff to work from home and restored all our clients' projects without any major disruptions.

    • Many business entities find that they need to lay off or furlough their employees due to conditions of recession or other unfavorable circumstances. This is a tough decision and we fully understand the logic behind it. That is why we offer multiple flexible FTE options that help you stay afloat.

  11. My business forecast looks very healthy and if I am successful in working with your company, how soon can you ramp up the team?

    • We have a large pool of professionals on board and can quickly begin the project with a proof of concept to better understand the workflow and challenges of the project to come up with roadmaps and other plans. Once we determine the right skillsets and experience required for the project, we can quickly scale-up the headcount working on your project according to mutually agreed timelines.

  12. How do I keep track of the man-hours spent on my project and other reports?

    • The team leader assigned to your project will regularly share pertinent information such as the weekly timesheet, project status report, quality issues, and root cause analysis reports that will allow you to see just how your project is progressing and how your FTEs are performing. Our team leader or project manager will also keep you posted on the performance of individuals, action plans to meet the project's objectives, etc.

  13. Why should I hire Flatworld Solutions rather than freelancers or consultants who are in low-cost regions?

    • We are a reliable and professional firm operating in the service industry for decades. We are also ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 27001:2022-certified and have error and omission insurance that enable our clients to put their trust in us. We make use of escalation matrixes to deal with any project-related issues. Our payment methods are secure and robust so you can confidently perform financial transactions with us. We carefully match skillsets requested by clients and, if need be, hire recruits to fill positions requiring specialist skillsets. All the professionals we provide will always function as an extension of your team.

  14. How do I know how proficient your engineer is in CAD tools and do you allow your engineer to use my proprietary software?

    • All our engineers are trained on various CAD tools, technologies, and platforms and, once our engineers are hired, they are also encouraged to take up CAD certification on an as-needed basis. Our engineering talent pool has a wide range of industry experience and the table below gives you an idea of our expertise.

      When we allocate engineers to your project, they will undergo refresher training courses very specific to your project workflow so that they are familiar with your unique CAD tools setup and customization if any.

      The use of any CAD customization software and tools will be done after consulting our IT, legal, and project management team.

  15. CAD/CAE/CAM Tool Expertise
    Role of Offshore Engineer
    Full Time Employee Industry Experience or Background
    AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CREO, Inventor, CATIA, NX, Solid edge, Geomagic, ePDM, Vault, Team Centre, Windchill, CAM Works, Ansys, Star CCM, COMSOL, Moldflow, Revit, Navisworks, Sketchup, 3dsmax, Maya, Cabinet Vision, Tekla, Civil 3D, MicroStation, Rhinoceros 3D, Dynamo, STADD Pro, SAP2000, ADVANCE STEEL, SAFE, ARC GIS, Floor Planner, Plan Swift, Onscreen, Smart Draw, ePLAN, eTAP, AutoDesk Products, MicroStation, PTC Pro/Engineer, Siemens PLM UGS, Siemens Solid Edge 2D, Bentley Microstation V8, Bentley AutoPlant, Dassault Systemes CATIA V4 & V5, Siemens Unigraphics / NX, McLeen Rhino, Alibre Design
    Draftsman, CAD Engineer, Senior Engineer, Product Design Engineer, BIM Coordinator, CAE Engineer, BIM Engineer, MEP Engineer, HVAC Engineer, Audio Visual Design Engineer, Estimation Engineer, QC Engineer, Structural Engineer, GIS Engineer, Civil Land Development Engineer, Architectural Millwork Engineer, Team Leader, Project Coordinator, Project Manager
    General Engineering, Construction, MEP & HVAC, Retail, Heavy Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial Automation, Mining, Oil & Gas, Telecom, Energy and Utilities, Healthcare, E-Commerce, Infrastructure, Architectural, Contractor & Fabricator, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), Structural Engineering

Outsource Engineering Services to Flatworld Solutions

Flatworld Solutions provides a full range of high-quality engineering services that suit a very wide range of requirements spanning many different engineering verticals. We have the state-of-the-art infrastructure in place and hire only the best and brightest minds to provide all our engineering services. Our engineers are also highly experienced and have successfully delivered high-quality work to clients from across the world. Our FTE pricing model is also a convenient and hassle-free way to get all your work done at cost-effective rates.

If you're looking for high-quality and cost-effective engineering services, get in touch with us today.

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