Well-oiled machine: Increased demand from private and public projects has supported growth

The Engineering Consulting industry has performed well over the past five years, with continued demand from downstream public and private organisations. Firms in the industry provide assistance with the design and construction of a range of infrastructure and building projects. Demand for the industry’s professional and specialty engineering services has been high, largely due to the large number and variety of major projects being designed and built. While private businesses tend to invest in projects to increase their asset base or generate future revenue streams, government departments require infrastructure projects to service the general population, businesses and other organisations. Industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 3.5%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Investment in large capital projects has benefited the industry over the past five years
  • Wages growth and the increased use of contractors have pushed profit margins lower
  • High competition and increasing wages are likely to push profit margins lower over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry's geographic distribution of enterprises tends to follow general population trends and business development across regions. As industry firms generate the bulk of their revenue from large private businesses, engineering consultants tend to be based close to clients and projects. As a result, Auckland accounts for the largest proportion of industry firms at slightly over 40%. This is due to the relatively high population base and the large number of major companies based in the region. Many large projects developed in Auckland over the five years through 2017-18 generated large revenue streams for industry firms. Other important geographic regions for the industry are Canterbury, Wellington and Waikato. Com...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Engineering Consulting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Engineering Consulting Industry are

  • Ability to allocate product/service to area of greatest need
  • Economies of scale
  • Economies of scope
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Capital expenditure on construction and Capital expenditure by the private sector in the Engineering Consulting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Engineering Consulting in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry firms provide engineering consulting services across a range of disciplines, including civil, mechanical, electrical, marine, mining and hydraulics. Engineering services include designing, developing and utilising machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes and systems. Industry firms provide advice, prepare feasibility studies, prepare preliminary and final plans and designs, provide technical services, and inspect and evaluate engineering projects.

    Industry Products
  • Engineering design consulting
  • Testing and analysis services
  • Process engineering consulting
  • Project management consulting
  • Asset management services
  • Environmental consulting
  • Procurement assistance services
  • Industry Activities
  • Technical or engineering consulting service
  • Engineering design services
  • Engineering testing and analysis services
  • Project management consulting services
  • Asset management services
  • Environmental consulting services
  • Process engineering consulting services
  • Procurement assistance services
  • Geotechnical engineering services
  • Engineering and structural building inspections
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Capital expenditure on construction
  • Capital expenditure by the private sector
  • Capital expenditure by the public sector
  • Business confidence index
  • Private capital expenditure on machinery and equipment

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profit
  • Higher capital investment
  • Business conditions and challenges
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Steady revenue and returns
  • Mixed capital expenditure growth
  • Opportunities and threats
  • Table: Engineering Consulting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Engineering Consulting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining in New Zealand
  • Water Supply in New Zealand
  • Construction in New Zealand
  • Agribusiness in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Computer Peripheral Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Professional and Scientific Goods Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Temporary Staff Services in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Engineering design consulting
  • Testing and analysis services
  • Project management consulting
  • Asset management services
  • Environmental consulting
  • Process engineering consulting
  • Procurement assistance services
  • Chart: Engineering Consulting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Developers and building construction firms
  • Government sector
  • Heavy industrial construction firms
  • Other sectors
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Engineering Consulting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Engineering Consulting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Engineering Consulting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Beca Group Limited,
  • Table: Beca Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Engineering Consulting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Engineering Consulting Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Asset Management
  • Business systems designed to manage the financial, contractual, operational and inventory functions of assets or processes.
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Professional services related to the design, construction and management of a range of infrastructure, building and other projects for public and private organisations.
  • Process Engineering
  • A service provided by the industry that looks to improve the way processes are carried out to increase productivity.
  • Public-Private Partnership (Ppp)
  • The construction or enhancement of an asset, which is financed and built by private interests, with ownership generally remaining with the public (government).
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