Start a Civil Engineering Consulting Firm

Starting a civil engineering consulting firm can be very easy if you know what to do.

Following some tips on how to make this job a lot easier without the need to sacrifice professionalism and quality will definitely get you on the go.

The Startup of the Firm

Getting into the area of consulting engineering firm can be easy especially if you have lots of experience in this field. Just like in venturing to any other businesses, establishing a business on your own comes with sets of risks. So, you must choose this if you are really sure that this is the thing that you really desire to do. Just keep in mind that things can be really hard especially in the first years of establishing the business and you are still fighting to make your name reliable and trusted. You can make the process a lot easier without the need to sacrifice the professionalism and the quality of your business.

Experience Gaining

Gaining experience from a successful and trusted consulting engineer with lots of experience is such a great idea. By experiencing the business hands-on, and making mistakes under the supervision of a very experienced consulting engineer, you will quickly learn and be skillful in this business. Then, once you have completed your training and feel that you have sufficient contacts to obtain independent projects, you are now ready to go on your own.

Finding Investors and Niches

If you need loans and financial support for setting up your business, then finding the right bank or investors that will diversify assets is the best idea. Depending on your business plan, you can get the financial support you need however; you will definitely go through hard times especially in the initial months since you will be paying your dues first before actually making a profit. Determine whether you will stand out from the rest of local consulting engineers. Know what area you are good at and you will surely be on the right track. If you are good at civil engineering then this can be your forte.

Advertisement through Internet

Having a website, social networking site, blog, and other social media that can advertise you and your company is very important. There are lots of websites where you can sign up and be featured in their online directories. These tools will help you to your advantages in ensuring that you can maximize your time in managing lots of clients who would like to hire your service. Having specialized in civil engineering allows them to concentrate on the area where they excel. So, starting a civil engineering consulting firm is the best choice for them.

108 Comments

  • swapnil said on October 14, 2011
    i am civil engineer having 3 years of experience in core construction now i want to start the construction related business
  • anuj sharma said on November 17, 2011
    i am a graduate civil engineer and working in job last 22 years. now i want to start construction related paper work such as survey work, design work etc.
  • alok debnath said on April 9, 2012
    i am a graduate civil engineer having 8 yrs of exp and now want to start a consultancy in Agartala, tripura,
  • thabo morapedi said on April 30, 2012
    Which documents do I need to open a civil consulting company
  • Dipal Mehta said on June 10, 2012
    I am Civil Engineer having 7 years experience in quality control ( construction material testing laboratory )at Ahmedabad. Now I want to start my own consulting company.
  • k muthusamy,B E.,K Muthusamy said on June 24, 2012
    I am a retired civil engineer from the state govt reputed dept. Tamil nadu housing board having 35 years vast experience in both construction and management, handled many number of housing projects in various part of Tamil nadu. Now i would like to start my own construction company at chennai as headquarters. I am looking for best ideas and suggestion to start with own company.
  • sudheer said on August 29, 2012
    i am 7 years experience civil engineer i worked at consultancy and construction company i am from nellore i want to start own consultancy if any body interested please get back to me if any suggestion please get back to my mail ID sudheerkodavalure@gmail.com
  • shanghamitranayak said on September 4, 2012
    hi i am 3 yrs experience civil engineer worked at govt drda project orisa. pl suggest me to start a consultancy. pl contact me to my email id shanghamitranayak@yahoo.com
  • Anil Duggal said on October 4, 2012
    I am a civil engineer . I am making flats in south Delhi . I want to expand my business . Pl give me your ideas to expand my business .
  • Ernest Nduka said on October 24, 2012
    I own a registered company[McErni Engineering Company Limited] with experience on constructions, i need equipments to start up.
  • rutik patel said on November 7, 2012
    i am computer engi. and i have recently done civil engi. by distance course and now i want to start civil engi consulting firm. i have office accommodation about 1300 sq ft in amadavad with aii furnishing and infra.
  • Anil Prasad said on November 28, 2012
    I am an experienced civil engineer and have been associated with Hydro-Power Project development works with major Public sector(PSU)undertakings in INDIA. Having adequate experience of major Civil Engg. works would like to contribute through Civil Engg. Consultancy firm in Infra-Structure and other development works.
  • priyanta ghosh said on November 29, 2012
    i am a civil engineer having 3 years experience. now i want to start a civil lab at near kolkata. so minimum how much equipments and capital needs for it. please shear your idea with me.
  • pramod pandey said on December 10, 2012
    i am civil engineer, 10 year experience of civil construction, now i want to start own consultancy firm for consult govt civil work, how i start plz guide me
  • Naveen T,Nandagopal said on December 15, 2012
    I am a civil engineer with 7 years experience both in india & abroad. Now i want to start own civil consultant firm for government or semi government projects in Tamil nadu, give me suggestions, Mail id- naveen.nandagopal@yahoo.com
  • wintana said on December 19, 2012
    I am civil engineer...guide me to start up with civil engineer consulting firm
  • KABU DANIEL AYIKU said on December 27, 2012
    I am a civil engineering student from Tema-Ghana who wants to start my own road construction company after school. kindly give me ideas and strategies on how to raise finances to start the business. Thank you.
  • sharad patel said on December 29, 2012
    I have Master of Civil Engg. degree and i have experience of 11 years. i want to start independent lab in south gujarat (Valsad). Can you explain me step by step how i can start.
  • JAYASUDHAN said on January 8, 2013
    I am an experienced Civil Engineer in a central public sector undertaking. I have been associated with a wide range of civil works like construction of industrial building, residential building, water treatment, waste water treatment, construction of roads, water proofing etc., Now I planned to start the consultancy services. I hope your suggestions will strengthen my plan. Thank you.
  • AJAY K. TIWARI said on January 10, 2013
    Want to establish a civil engineering consultancy firm in DELHI area. Pl. suggest the way. Thanks, AJAY
  • waleed anwar said on January 17, 2013
    i am student of final year of civil engg, want to start own consultancy of building construction work. so what is the procedure and documents required for business purpose. plz mail me on luckii.armaan@gmail.com
  • sukhbir singh rathee said on January 29, 2013
    want to start civil engg consultancy firm in gurgaon.Pl.suggest the way how to start as I am retd civil engineer having 35 yrs exp in construction and management of roads, water supply, sewerage and storm water schemes. Also having extra exp in buildings/highrise bldgs.
  • niranjan kottige said on February 18, 2013
    i am a civil engineer with 5 years of exp in qc , want to start a material testing lab in bangalore on my own, want to know how to proceed, kindly help me
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  • Zafar said on March 9, 2013
    i am a civil engineer with 20 years of exp in qa/qc , want to start a material testing lab in Satna (MP), want to know step by step how to proceed, kindly help me
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  • Olawuni Simeon Oladayo said on March 16, 2013
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  • rosinery said on March 19, 2013
    I'm a young graduate from the university with little or no working experience but i have the desire to have my construction company. Please i need help.
  • JAYANT KUMAR VERMA said on March 20, 2013
    I'm Civil Engineer in Building Construction having 20 yrs. of rich experience. At present based at Middle East(Oman). Now I wish to come back to my country and start my own Building Construction Consultancy Firm in my home town at Patna Bihar, India. Will you please advise me....
  • pats said on March 28, 2013
    i am civil engineer of 15 yrs experience and have done contracts of individual houses and i want to start a consultancy firm. please advise me on how to charge for designing and consultancy?
  • JTV said on March 29, 2013
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  • AR Prakash said on April 4, 2013
    I am a civil engineer with 8 years of experience in structural designs. I want to start a civil consultancy for houses, buildings, drainage etc. focusing on residential units. I am from Allahabad in eatern UP and want to have office there. Please suggest me about precautions I should take and financial requirement. Thank you.
  • jiban panigrahy said on April 19, 2013
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  • hastings said on May 8, 2013
    i hold a master of structural engineering. i want to start a civil engineering contracting firm
  • Debarshi Guha Roy said on May 15, 2013
    Hello everybody, I am a Graduate Civil Engineer with 8 years of experience in Roads design Projects. Now i wish to open a highway consultancy in Kolkata. Please share some ideas how to start from zero. my contact no is 9830918610.
  • dilip bhalse said on May 28, 2013
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  • Baldev Singh said on August 19, 2013
    I am a B.E.in civil engineering and a retired colonel of indian army , having rich experience of over 35 year. I want to start my consultancy at Hoshiarpur, state punjab in india
  • Kapil Thakkar said on September 6, 2013
    Core Experience in construction related activity , 5 years Experience , Location - Option 1 Akola, Maharastra. Option 2 Mumbai.
  • FADIRAN ADEKUNLE said on September 11, 2013
    I'M A CIVIL ENGINEER , FROM NIGERIA OYO STATE , I HAVE THE EXPERIENCE OF 3YRS BOTH PRACTICAL AND DESIGN WORK PLS WHAT CAN I DO START MY OWN CONSULTANT FIRM AND TO BE ON MY OWN WITH GOOD CONNECTION BECAUSE I DONT HAVE WORK AND OUR PEOPLE ARE NOT READY TO HELP
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    we are a reputed all india based engineering consulting co 18 years in business working in govt and private sector mostly in buildings, roads and bridges. approved by ministries govt of india and psus.we are interested to give franchise to run civil engineering business all over indian cities. interested civil engineers or individuals can apply to dynamicprojects@rediffmail.com
  • iqbal hashim said on September 25, 2013
    hi i want to start my own man power supply business. pls inform to me what type of documents or paper need and how i collect this paper.
  • Tinevimbo Gumbie said on October 14, 2013
    want to start a civil consulting firm from zero experience plz help
  • satendra yadav said on November 24, 2013
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  • Ramesh Kumar said on December 7, 2013
    I have an experience of 26yrs in construction line. I want to set up my consultancy firm. What to do?
  • sara said on December 26, 2013
    I am a graduate in civil engineering having 2 years of experience in structural designing field. Now , i am planning to start a business with the same field in addition to other civil works. For this purpose what all legal documents i have to prepare and also what official papers i have to make to avoid other complications in this field?
  • M R Ravi Shankar said on January 4, 2014
    i am having 32 years of construction experience and i want to start construction consultancy firm. how to do the same
  • aryan said on January 5, 2014
    i want to setup a online business in property dealing n civil engg. What should i do... What r chances of failure n success of this business.
  • Balabasqer said on January 12, 2014
    I am a civil engineer with 40 years of experience. I worked more than 20 years in abroad. I want to start my own firm now. Need guidelines from you..
  • Abhiram muthu said on January 18, 2014
    i am having exp in public health engineering drawings and design also water supply , sewer lines. pl suggest me to start a business of consulting from home city Hyderabad, and also having exp in construction of buildings and sewerlines and external services like water supply lines. roads etc.
  • Mohammed Irfan said on January 21, 2014
    Hi, All civil engineers & others, AM starting new Pmc in Blore city & am looking for sound knowledge candidates for part time as well as full time & also looking for investors in constructions of buildings,villas & apartments,my email I.d is irfariyaz@gmail.com
  • rohit kumar said on January 24, 2014
    sir, i have just completed b.tech in civil engineering and i want to start own civil engineering consultant firm. is it possible? i could say that is experience is necessary to register and start my own firm.
  • arnab das said on February 19, 2014
    sir, i am b.tech student in civil engineering. i want to open my own construction farm. is it possible then please say how can i start my farm as soon as possible. thank you.
  • aadil said on February 19, 2014
    sir/madam, i am a civil engineer but i dont have experience and i want to establish my own consultant firm. so what and all i needed to open the firm please tell me in details.
  • Debasish Naskar said on March 8, 2014
    sir, i am a civil engineer with 5 year experience. actually i and our friend want to open engineers cooperative society. is it possible then please say how can i start my firm as soon as possible. thank you.
  • Tumi Ntombela @ Richards bay said on April 2, 2014
    i want to start a civil and structural engineering consultant company there4 sum1 can help me interms of relevant documentation..coz i knw i must start with Pty Ldt and tax Clarance, BBBee certificate, Znt, business profile, workers compensation.. What i wanna know is that do I need CIDB? And safely file and etc...pls help
  • JEGADHEESH.S said on April 21, 2014
    Sir I am in india i am a civil engineer i seeking jobs in rigg pls help me sir
  • rushabh chitroda said on May 20, 2014
    i hv started my designing and consultancy firm in savarkundla and capable to design and consult industrial and residential projects. plz contact me for the work related to me
  • jayalakshmi said on May 24, 2014
    hey, i am a graduate civil engg, want to set up my own civil firm, i want to know what are the basic requirements of setting up a consultancy, staff, softwares, contacts, where to setup in bangalore?
  • adil dar said on May 24, 2014
    hello all, I am the MD of a structural design consultancy, "CONSULTING ENGINEERS", based in Srinagar, we outsource our services, we have been associated with huge projects such as Srinagar airport and bridges, MES structures to name a few,if u require our services,want to associate with our company, contact us on +919419008731.
  • Sanchayita Sardar said on May 26, 2014
    I am a graduate civil engineer I want to set up my own civil firm. I want to know what are the basic requirements of setting up a consultancy staff, softwares, contacts where to set up in Kolkata.
  • Girish said on May 28, 2014
    Hi I am civil engineer with 10yeras of exp. I would like to start my own consulting firm for Government & semi government projects. Kindly help me how to proceed further.
  • Digambar Bagh said on June 4, 2014
    Hello sir/madam I am a civil engineer with 12 years exp in survey field. Now i would like to start my own survey consulting firm in ORISSA state. Kindly help me
  • Maika Tuicakau said on June 5, 2014
    I am a Civil Engineer by profession with 5 years experience on Highway Engineering, Civil Works, Construction Supervision, Surveying, Geotechnical and Structural Design. Work for the Fiji Government and Private firm from 2007 to 2014. My company already registered in Fiji need your advice. Regards, Maika.
  • SUPRASANNA SAIN said on June 30, 2014
    I am a graduate civil engineer and working in job last 8 years. I want to set up my own civil consultancy firm. Will you please advise me.
  • chandra said on July 3, 2014
    i am a b.tech graduate i am planning to open a new rehabilitation works company in bangalore city can u suggest me what are the requirements i need to satisfy to operate a company
  • AJIN said on July 7, 2014
    I WANT TO SETUP CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANCY AND DESIGN WORK IN TAMIL NADU. CAN YOU TELL WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE TO START REGISTRATION PROCESS DETAIL ? PLZ CONTACT MY MAIL ind.ajiin@gmail.com, i am familiar in 2d and 3d drawing and estimation. i am from nagercoil .any work related plz contact me
  • Raghavendra said on July 15, 2014
    I want to start consultancy service in roads, highways, bridges and building construction...I am a BE(Civil Engg.)i need what are steps to start, what are documents required pls suggest me. My home town Sirsi, Uttarakannada,Karnataka.
  • Virender pal singh said on July 19, 2014
    I want to start Construction Material testing laboratory. I am a Diploma(Civil Engg.)i need what are steps to start, what are documents required pls suggest me. My home town Hanumangarh, Rajasthan.
  • Kundan Kumar said on August 22, 2014
    I am a civil Engineer and having 15 Yrs experience in Quality control works. I want to open a independent lab in siliguri or patna locations. So, kindly suggest me for that.
  • MANOJ KUMAR CC said on September 8, 2014
    i want to start civil consultancy services... i am diplomo (CIVIL ENGG).. i need what are the steps to start... and i learn software regarding our civil engg... of design and architecture software .. please guide me in good way .... my home town is channarayapattna city, hassan(D), KARNATAKA.573116..
  • Sapna said on September 15, 2014
    i want to establish material testing lab in pune for that any government certification is required? Give me guidance
  • kartik said on September 17, 2014
    Hi, I want to start civil engineering consultancy services(pmc) in Ranchi & Patna. Please tell me what will be the documents required and what is the procedure?
  • R. K. SHARMA said on October 10, 2014
    Sir I am degree holder civil engineer, 8 years experience in high rise multistoryed residential & commercial building. Now I want to start my own consultancy office from home. Presently I am residing in Gurgaon. I want to do paper work, contracting etc. So what document & permission take from government or somewhere to setup the business. Please give me the suggestion.
  • krishna said on October 16, 2014
    Sir, i have three years exp in construction industry in Bangalore especially in billing and coordinating. i am interested in interior designing too. now i want to start my own consultancy or small business. could u help me what should i do. what skills i need to improve or what short term course is available to start my own business. pls give your ideas.
  • MOHAMMED NAVEED said on October 21, 2014
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  • Saswata Niyogi said on November 7, 2014
    I am a Civil Engineer, and PHE consultant. Having experience for more than 10 years. Want consultancy jobs in Kolkata/Durgapur, or any other parts of W.B. on Civil/Architectural/PHE Projects. Better quality/concept is assured. Please contact : 9932349560. Thank You
  • sai chaitanya said on January 21, 2015
    sir, i am a civil engineering student i want to start a consultancy firm. what is the initial step that i want to start a firm...and i am well in civil knowledge...give me suggestion
  • jafarsadhik mulla said on January 21, 2015
    Hi I am diploma in civil plus dmce. With 1yrs exp I want try to con firm
  • arbaaz mev said on January 23, 2015
    Sir I am a civil engineer having 2 year experience in material and quality control .I want to start a civil material testing laboratory have can I get registration of it from NAPL so please suggest me
  • Mohammad said on March 2, 2015
    Sir, I am degree holder civil engineer, 8 years experience in high rise multistory-ed residential & commercial building more than 5 years in Oman. Currently working in a consultancy company of Oman as a Structural Designer. Now I want to start my own consultancy office with partnership of Omani engineer/architect. If any Omani interested contact me to e-mail address mdboniamin@yahoo.com.
  • ANCY JOSEPH said on March 3, 2015
    hi, i am Mtech holder in structural engineering. i want to start a civil and structural engineering consultant company in kerala( ernakulam), i have only one year experience in construction industry. what are the steps i have to do. please help me
  • mathew said on April 2, 2015
    Is there anyone can guide me to start a civil engineering consultancy company in Oman.
  • shishupal chaman singh said on April 15, 2015
    I am 55 years old with 32yrs experience in civil construction co,consultancy firms,govt jobs 22 years,govt rules and regulation.with diploma in civil engg. Experi. 1.highways and bridges ,flyovers,sewerage and water supply projects, roads all types.industrial construction ,maint works, removal and encroachment in municipal corporation of Mumbai with all types of public relation during working hrs..
  • likha tuma said on April 20, 2015
    I want start consultancy firm for structure design . What are the documents required.
  • Radmila Srbulov said on June 6, 2015
    I am a geotechniqal (civil engineer) with more than 26 years of experience. I worked on many projects (tunnelling, foundations, basements, nuclear , offshore). I want to start my own firm now. Need guidelines from you..
  • Hulisani Cee said on June 8, 2015
    i want to start a consulting firm, i have 8 years experience on site doing various construction projects.
  • youvaraj singh said on June 19, 2015
    I am A civil Engineer and work as senior Project Manager , in some of Reputed companies. I want to start my Own Consultancy Firm ,Based on my Experience of 26 + years. kindly give me the Suggestion on this Subject
  • GAURAV AWASTHI said on June 30, 2015
    i am an architect & have experience in architecture and design in civil engg. i live at gwalior. i want make & register my own consultancy. what can i do for it?
  • G dhar said on July 9, 2015
    I am willing to start a building consultant firm in baguihati kolkata 24 pgs (n) . how can I start it ?
  • umang said on July 25, 2015
    dear sir, I am diploma civil engineer with 2 year exp in construction sites and one years exp in cad operates pls some related business in this field city Patan state Gujarat
  • Manas said on August 3, 2015
    Dear sir , I am diploma in civil engineer with 7 year experience in construction site now I am starting my own consultant farm please kindly give the suggestion on this how can start my business.
  • Swapnil.D said on August 13, 2015
    Dear sir, madam I am start civil engineer company. which document or paper required start a civil engineer company, how can start my own business, please give your suggestion..
  • Ranjit Dhar said on November 10, 2015
    I am a Licentiate d Civil Engineer, having a experience about 35 years in construction field on Foundation, various types of Piling and Diaphragm wall, having experience in estimating Tendering, Preparation of Tender Document, Commercial Terms and Condition except design of Civil R CC & Structural.
  • vineet sharma said on April 3, 2016
    I am a lecturer in civil engg. I want to start my own consultancy in civil and structure. So pls guide how can I start
  • Shyam Sundar Singh said on April 30, 2016
    I am a civil engineer from 21 years . I want to start my own construction/consultancy organisation.
  • Raju said on May 7, 2016
    Hello To all Civil Engineer candidates it is informed to you all i had an exp of 20 yrs approx in different civil engg firms but no correct placement to me till the time so its my request can you provide me any suitable job to me anywhere under your notice so that i shall be highly obliged you my e mail theodolite75@yahoo.in and my mobile no 09563786597

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