Engineers are still in high demand but supply is low on the local front. Building an offshore engineering team can provide the solution you need to employ highly skilled talents to deliver high quality work at affordable rates.

Advantages in offshoring engineering services to the Philippines

Because of the shortage of skilled engineers in the local talent pool, companies in the construction industry may be unable to meet their clients’ needs and requirements to produce quality output. Outsourcing engineers from the Philippines is a highly recommended, cost-efficient solution to meet the demand, even giving you an advantage over your competitors.

Engineering is among the most popular courses in Philippine colleges and universities. As such, the country offers a rich talent pool of engineers who are expertly trained in their respective fields. Like most well-educated workers in the Philippines, engineers are proficient in English.

Your local team and your offshore team will be able to communicate and understand each other when discussing your plans. Clear communication is key with your offshore team—especially in this highly technical sector—to ensure that your company’s business standards and locally specific regulations are cascaded and implemented.

Given the low cost of living in the Philippines, labour and occupancy expenses are much lower compared to hiring local talent. By offshoring your engineering team, you can save as much as 70% in employment expenditures. This also helps level the playing field as small and medium businesses now have access to qualified engineers at affordable rates.

Second, by offshoring an engineering team to the Philippines, you can save up to 70% on labor and occupancy costs. These cost savings, alongside access to new talent, give small-to-medium businesses the opportunity to compete with larger firms.

Offshore engineering team structure

Here are the roles usually employed in the engineering and construction sectors:

  • Estimator
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Architect
  • CAD Operator
  • Draftsman
  • 3D Modeller
  • Civil Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Lead / Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Other management positions (Project Manager, Lead Engineer, Lead Architect, Engineering Manager)
  • Back office support roles (Administrative Assistant, HR Specialist, Document Controller, Data Encoder)

Project manager

Effective project managers are excellent at communicating to the team members in a clear and effective manner. They use strategy to supervise the project and manage each team member’s role to make sure that every team member is working efficiently and effectively towards the goal. An offshore project manager should be able to make executive-level decisions but must also work together with the onshore project manager to ensure that the project proceeds according to plan.


An offshore lead architect is in charge of designing the concept that engineers will use in their construction plans. They can also serve as the coordinators between the project manager and the engineer, or even with the clients.

CAD operators, 3D modellers and associated roles

Whether using 3D models, CAD drawings or digital walk-throughs, these presentation configurations can be created and conducted by an offshore team as well. It is expected that they are well-trained in the intricately technical aspects of these duties, such as using virtual reality software.


Depending on the size and complexity of the project, you’ll probably need several engineers with each one applying their own specialisation (civil, electrical, or mechanical). Since offshore teams can be scaled easily, you can increase the number of engineers that you’ll need during the whole development of the project.

Quantity surveyor

An offshore quantity surveyor can plan the cost of the project, provide bills of quantities, make value assessments and progress claim reviews.

Administrative assistant

This role can be offshored as it provides a vital service of performing back-office duties so that the project can run smoothly. This includes documentation management (filing and organising  records and contracts) and helping out team members accordingly.

If you wish to outsource a dedicated team for engineering and construction services, Twoconnect can provide you with an excellent offshore staff and the best facilities to suit your business requirements.

 Recruiting the most qualified skilled workers, performance management and employee engagement, providing updated IT infrastructure, and well-maintained work spaces—we can take care of that for you.

Twoconnect’s offshoring operations in the Philippines will give you tremendous benefits in terms of cost efficiency as you can save up to 70% on labour expenses while having full control over your offshore staff that supports your business endeavours.