Front-End Engineering Design

Areas of Expertise

Basic Engineering & Design

Front-End Engineering Design

Detail Design Engineering

Workshare Execution

Value Engineering

Integrated Services

Technical Services Staffing

Cajun Engineering Solutions provides front-end engineering design services containing optimum detail with a construction driven design approach.

The FEED phase is essential in a project’s lifecycle for controlling costs, improving the design and finalizing the most focused project execution strategy. Experience has shown us that a construction driven engineering approach drives an improvement in labor productivity and reduced construction rework. Early application of CES expertise at this stage minimizes delays, reduces risk and lowers costs.

The FEED package has always been used to set the project design basis but more and more of our clients use Cajun’s quality, robust FEED as the basis for bidding EPC Contracts. CES’ construction driven approach will result in fewer design changes, provide greater certainty and assist all stakeholders in realizing strategic objectives together.

During this phase we finalize technology, project objectives, process and design scope definition, including major equipment pricing and the project execution plan to support a budget cost estimate and funding request.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Confirm project objectives: scope, cost, schedule
  • Define construction strategy/ sequence/package plan and gain pass gate approval
  • Translate project concepts into full project definition supported by engineering documents
  • Conduct AWP workshops, design reviews for constructability, safety, maintainability and operability
  • Prepare to procure critical and long lead equipment/materials
  • Prepare applications for necessary permits/licenses
  • Finalize modular application plans
  • Complete project execution plan
  • Complete budget estimate and Integrated project schedule
  • Conduct phase 3 gate review

Cajun Engineering Solutions is a true industry leader combining technical expertise with engineering innovation.

Cajun Engineering Solutions provides a complete range of multi-disciplined engineering and design services. Beginning with opportunity analysis, we cultivate forward-thinking solutions for our clients’ most difficult challenges. Our team’s extensive experience with basic engineering design forms the basis for later successful detailed engineering, procurement, and construction completion. CES engineers, designers, and project service personnel have the expertise and commitment to overcome the most sophisticated technical challenges and deliver inspired, award-winning projects.

opportunity analysis 

Identify potentially beneficial business opportunity and perform initial analysis, scoping and order of magnitude estimate to determine whether the opportunity warrants further investigation.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Identify business opportunity
  • Assess market conditions
  • Identify & evaluate options
  • Obtain key technology supplier input
  • Analyze internal & external risk & impacts
  • Initiate project execution strategy
  • Identify stakeholders & gate keepers

CONCEPTUAL DESIGN

Identify and analyze the best project approaches, options, and concept(s) and prepare study cost estimate(s), to confirm project viability and define a further refined path forward.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Select team and align to project objectives
  • Confirm preferred concepts, basis of design
  • Complete alternative analyses and testing studies
  • Develop concept(s) into preliminary scope documents
  • Identify regulatory and permitting requirements
  • Initiate environmental impact assessment
  • Conduct workshops, safety, and constructibility reviews, and initiate modular studies
  • Initiate project execution plan including construction strategy, work sharing, modular opportunities
  • Identify long lead/critical equipment
  • Initiate geotechnical studies
  • Conduct phase 2 gate review

Cajun Engineering Solutions provides front-end engineering design services containing optimum detail with a construction driven design approach.

The FEED phase is essential in a project’s lifecycle for controlling costs, improving the design and finalizing the most focused project execution strategy. Experience has shown us that a construction driven engineering approach drives an improvement in labor productivity and reduced construction rework. Early application of CES expertise at this stage minimizes delays, reduces risk and lowers costs.

The FEED package has always been used to set the project design basis but more and more of our clients use Cajun’s quality, robust FEED as the basis for bidding EPC Contracts. CES’ construction driven approach will result in fewer design changes, provide greater certainty and assist all stakeholders in realizing strategic objectives together.

During this phase we finalize technology, project objectives, process and design scope definition, including major equipment pricing and the project execution plan to support a budget cost estimate and funding request.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Confirm project objectives: scope, cost, schedule
  • Define construction strategy/ sequence/package plan and gain pass gate approval
  • Translate project concepts into full project definition supported by engineering documents
  • Conduct AWP workshops, design reviews for constructability, safety, maintainability and operability
  • Prepare to procure critical and long lead equipment/materials
  • Prepare applications for necessary permits/licenses
  • Finalize modular application plans
  • Complete project execution plan
  • Complete budget estimate and Integrated project schedule
  • Conduct phase 3 gate review

Cajun Engineering Solutions’ comprehensive engineering enables us to deliver consistently exceptional projects.

Detail Design Engineering is the essential bridge between the early engineering and the construction phase of a project, converting the ideas into reality. This involves close coordination and synchronization among our various disciplines of engineering. Cajun Engineering Solutions’ design execution method is structured to focus on a logical sequence of events and normal sequence of information. Additionally Cajun offers Advanced Work Packaging (AWP), which provides numerous advantages, from enhanced project cost and schedule predictability to increased commissioning reliability and an overall improvement in safety awareness and performance. CES’ detailed execution approach supports fast track execution, while controlling change and enables us to deliver consistently exceptional projects customized to our clients’ needs.

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Align team to project objectives
  • Initiate change management
  • Procure, expedite, and inspect equipment and materials
  • Manage vendor data
  • Conduct design reviews (constructability, safety, maintainability, operability) and incorporate into the design
  • Develop and issue construction documents (IFC) and subcontractor subcontract packages
  • Confirm construction scopes of work, control estimates and schedules
  • Coordinate internal and external AWP interfaces
  • Obtain regulatory authority approval (e.g. FDA, environmental)
  • PHA/HAZOP

Cajun Engineering Solutions multi-office workshare strategies drive down cost.

The opportunities we face today are larger and more complex. This has made execution using high value engineering centers (HVEC) a standard in the CES model. Since inception, workshare implementation has been fundamental to CES’ project execution approach. It is a common practice that is rooted in our tools, processes, procedures and work methods.

With the core objective of driving our clients’ total installed costs down, we endeavor to leverage emerging market sourcing and high value engineering centers. Our workshare engineering services have built enormous credibility working with numerous global customers across a wide range of industries.

Multi-office Workshare

  • The key to success of a workshare project is good communication and defining the separation of activities so that two offices can function as one integral team.
  • The key to good communication is having responsible, well versed discipline leads develop all of the information needed by the workshare office, address their needs and monitor their progress.

Cajun Engineering Solutions is focused on achieving significant cost reduction benefits for our clients.

Every plan can be improved with critical analysis, expertise and experience. Value Engineering is a formal process, structured to ensure every project is focused on reducing capital and life cycle costs. Our project teams use value engineering throughout a project, evaluating options, eliminating unnecessary redundancies and inefficiencies, helping you accelerate time to completion all the while minimizing expenditures. We are ready to review all aspects of your project to identify opportunities for improvement.

CAPABILITIES

  • Value engineering workshops
  • Validation, improvement, and integrations
    of preliminary process designs
  • Engineering, procurement, and
    construction schedules
  • Technology selection
  • Piping and instrumentation diagrams
  • Equipment data sheets
  • OSBL and utility plans
  • Preliminary plot plans
  • RFQ and summary preparations
  • Capital cost estimates
  • Customization of standards
    and specifications
  • Process simplification
  • Waste minimization
  • Design to capacity

Cajun Engineering Solutions delivers turnkey, integrated services to our customers.

Cajun Engineering Solutions offers a full range of multi-disciplined engineering and procurement services to the following industries: petrochemical, oil and gas, refining, power, alternative energy, communications, commercial and industrial buildings, water treatment, and the public sector.

Integrated engineering services from Cajun Engineering Solutions provides numerous advantages, from enhanced project cost and schedule predictability to increased commissioning reliability and an overall improvement in safety awareness and performance. Experience also shows that a construction driven engineering approach utilizing AWP drives an improvement in labor productivity and reduced construction rework, all of which can lower construction costs from four to ten percent of total installed cost, according to Construction Industry Institute (CII) figures.

integrated services

  • Multi-Discipline Engineering
  • Conceptual through Detailed Engineering
  • Procurement/Supply Management
  • Constructability
  • Advanced Work Packaging
  • Deep Foundations
  • Civil
  • Pipe Fabrication
  • Mechanical
  • Buildings
  • Marine Construction
  • Engineering Construction Support
  • Construction Management
  • EPC

Cajun Engineering Solutions is committed to providing the highest quality site-based technical services employees.

At Cajun, our people make the difference. The CES commitment to place quality candidates is unmistakable. Our relationships are built and maintained by some of the region’s most experienced engineering professionals. Regardless of the position that you are looking to fill, our team can help you efficiently staff positions with the best talent available in a cost effective model.

Site-based Technical service employees are an essential part of our business. When our clients identify an in-plant need, we work with them to understand their expectations and specific requirements. CES pre-screens and interviews all candidates prior to submissions, ensuring the best fit for the job. We maintain an evergreen database that includes countless resumes and potential leads. Cajun insists our technical services staff maintain communication with management and the home office so we can assure the best performance to meet and exceed our client’s high standards.

Our full-time employees are offered a competitive compensation package including a comprehensive benefits plan and continuous training in their discipline. Our team addresses coemployment concerns, provides Human Resources, accounting, benefits support and manages performance evaluations. This detailed approach leads to committed long-term employees with minimal turnover.

TECHNICAL PERSONNEL

  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers & Coordinators
  • Designers/Drafters
  • Engineers
  • Construction Managers & Coordinators
  • Inspectors & Materials Coordinators
  • Procurement Support
  • Project Controls Professionals
  • Safety Professionals
  • QA/QC Professionals
  • Document Control Support
  • Administrative & Accounting Support
  • Operations Consultants & Specialists