ECP24: Fully Prepared for the Journey

Below is an overview of just some of the readily available tools that give any individual the IT capability of a mega-corporation and put the power back into the hands of engineers themselves.

Office 365 and Google Docs:

Microsoft and Google both offer cloud based subscription services for their suite of productivity tools. Google Docs is free and is increasingly eating into Microsoft’s market share due to its popularity amongst the startup community and its superior web-integration. At ECP24 our clients are free to specify their preference.

Dropbox:

Dropbox allows for file sharing all over the world. They use financial level encryption and their business services are routinely backed with 24/7 customer support. Dropbox is just as good as any internal IT storage solution.

Git:

Software engineers don’t use document controllers, instead they invented Git: a decentralised collaborative code and documentation management system with full diffing, rollback and version control.

While it requires some training, it allows for software mega-projects, like the Linux Kernel to be delivered remotely with potentially thousands of individual contributors all over the world. As of the time of writing the Linux Kernel project has successfully integrated over 663,000 individual contributions to the codebase and 506 version releases. Engineering is only just waking up to the power of Git. At ECP24 we think it could be game-changing.

Skype:

Video calls on demand with anyone from anywhere for free.

Slack:

A mainstay of the software community, Slack is a versatile and easy to use text communication system that nicely bridges the gap between Skype and email. Slack is where your team members and ECP24 support will be on hand 24/7 to ensure that your experience runs as smoothly as possible. Whether you need to resolve a technical issue or just chew over a problem you’re stuck on we believe that happy engineers are engineers that deliver outstanding results.

Sharedesk:

Working entirely remotely won’t be suitable for all jobs in all cases. We understand this. Sharedesk and similar services allow teams to book office space together for all or part of a job. This way our teams can be on location anywhere in the world without our clients incurring additional overhead costs.

Affordable Desktop Publishing:

The cost of high quality home printing has reduced to an almost negligible level. This is far superior to waiting for 45 minutes beside a communal printer while the Process Lead is printing off seven operating procedures alongside the plant P&IDs and then trying to find your umpteenth card pass and remember your pin code and then probably forgetting it.

Work on your own terms with your own equipment:

In your home office you can use whatever equipment suits your requirements best. You can buy a nice office chair without inciting the envy of your colleagues. Prefer Apple to Microsoft? No problem! And the iPad Pro with Apple Pencil offers more opportunity than ever to make the paperless office a reality.

At ECP24 we are ferociously passionate about one thing only: delivery. The rest is completely up to you and your team. At ECP24 we don’t cut down the tall poppies, we will water them and encourage them to grow. Human creativity is a garden to be cultivated, not a beast of burden to be whipped and beaten. Deliver for us and we will work night and day to bring the best possible jobs right to your doorstep. We know you have all the tools necessary to turn engineering into a dream job again. Join us to shape this new phase in the evolution of the engineering profession.

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LIVE WITHOUT FEAR!!!

We all have some fears and worries, that is normal. How we react to those fears is what separates the negative thinkers from the positive thinkers. At different times of our lives we worry endlessly about money, work, mortgages, children, relationships etc. etc. But worry is never the answer to any of the problems that life throws at us. If we can acknowledge our fear and tell ourselves that we are bigger than that and that we are going to turn this fear into positivity and creative energy then of course we have turned the problem from a negative into a positive. I remember working in several very large engineering design offices in London many years ago where most of the chatter concerned worries, not earning enough, losing the expected overtime, even losing our jobs (we were contract) and having to put up with long commutes etc. Then at 6:30 p.m. we trudged to the train station for the long (usually damp) commute home and at 6:30 the next morning we trudged out of the door to do it all again and again and again. Do you identify with that? Unfortunately that is how most people live even today in the engineering world and many other jobs of course and many desperately try to impose their fears on all the others around them as if the idea that everyone is in the same boat is somehow comforting!! Any sign that someone may be trying to escape from that miserable and fearful state into the world of freedom and happiness is immediately slapped down and criticized. They don’t see or they have never experienced that living without fear can be so uplifting and joyful. These are the people that you work(ed) with on a daily basis in those boring and soulless offices with those grumpy, miserable and depressing people.

Now we find that because of circumstances beyond our control many are really experiencing that fear and its harsh realities and they are again worrying with no idea of how to resolve the situation. If you are experiencing that reality then you should grasp the amazing opportunities which mean that many of your fears about finding work are not nearly as frightening as you once imagined. We offer you the chance to live a better and freer lifestyle with far more control over how and when you work (thanks to the unstoppable, unimaginable advances in the present high tech environment).

When I started out all those years ago, I grasped the opportunities which were available to me then; I moved overseas as a 21 year old to Boston, then on to Chicago, Louisiana, Portugal, Oslo, Perth, India, Bangkok, Malaysia, China and Holland. The world was my oyster; I lived a charmed life in engineering. I am now living in Belgium, still working, from home now of course (I love it) while enjoying a tranquil and beautiful country lifestyle.

The final aspect to consider: If you live in Aberdeen (or anywhere else in the world for that matter) and a lot of work pops up in Australia then in the past you could only watch and dream. NOT ANY MORE!! 

Fast forward; the world can be your oyster without ever having to move, trying to speak a different language, having to get used to different cultures and having to deal with the dreaded Red Tape, the end of which never seems to be in sight.

Join us and experience the ECP24 way, THE NEW WAY!!. You are all now just a few clicks away from being connected to some truly amazing technology which really does release you from the old mind-numbing drudgery. DO IT!!

The message is – LIVE WITHOUT FEAR!!!   Join ECP24 now and experience the new way of working.

Come home to ENGINEERING’S NEW HOME.    

Want to know more? www.ecp24.online

Alan White – CEO – ECP24 Ltd. contact: ceo@ecp24.online

As published on LinkedIn by Alan White, CEO, ECP24

The challenge that motivated us to start ECP24 as a web-based business

ECP24: the world’s best engineering professionals working remotely for clients around the globe

What motivated us to start our business?
The idea that a surplus of highly skilled engineers in one place of the world can solve a shortage in another, really. Wanting to provide the very high quality and service level the industry desperately needs. We utilize remote working: if you’re not tied to a geographical location, you have a much wider, global choice of highly skilled, high quality engineering professionals. The whole landscape then changes, bringing amazing possibilities!

Starting this business is a risk and a challenge. We understand that the Engineering business is relatively conservative. Relatively few people in the industry have experimented yet with these new ways of working.

However, we believe now is the best time to start implementing our concept fast as new and better technology is emerging quickly at this same moment. The very quickly developing web-based systems, chat/video and collaboration tools are ready and fit for purpose. They have an undeniable, proven track record in the software industry. At the same time as these developments our clients in the industries are under constant economic pressure and the need for quality, productivity and efficiency is higher than ever. Remotely delivered, high quality engineering is an excellent solution that must be applied now.

As such we have taken the decision to head this challenge to build ECP24 Ltd (see www.ecp24.online). We will push the boundaries to make remote working work and use it to deliver the superior engineering services that our clients need.

Discuss and Explore the possibilities with us:

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ECP24 – Engineering Connected Projects

Help Us Make Engineering Excellent

As published on LinkedIn by Robin Cotino, Operations Manager, ECP24 

They have had 100 years to get it right – Now it’s our turn – How We Are Different – Engineering’s new home.

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We are different!! Our management team brings together many years of experience in building and working in successful engineering businesses. We are seeking to connect with clients who have high quality, small or large packages of work. We do of course understand the difficulties facing industry that are in many cases outside their control and can empathise with the engineers, designers and drafters and their plight. But it is a fact that the old dinosaur thinking and antiquated company structures are holding back the huge restructuring that is required. We are Engineers and proud of our industry, we speak to many people in the industry in their own language on their own terms. We are Engineers!!!

Pre registration assessments and verification. We are limiting membership to those who match our high standards and aims because we want our company to be the best in the industry. Our clients deserve nothing less.

Our vision for this company is clearly stated on our website:

We aim to connect the world’s best engineering professionals with innovative clients seeking to help create a more modern, dynamic, and efficient engineering market. 

We are different!! The old ways are broken and are just not working for the majority of the engineers and companies who are struggling with the realities of low prices etc. Many companies are riddled with out of date standards and operational practices that may as well have been written in the 19th century (many actually were I fear). Productivity is woefully low in many companies. Time wastage is rife and in addition the time taken up with endless and in many cases pointless meetings doesn’t help.

We are different!! That is not the way that we work. We offer a modern, streamlined and on-line service 24 hours a day. We use benchmark communication and productivity enhancing tools.

We are different!! We have people on the ground in the USA, Australia, UK and Europe. Internet businesses where everything is played safe but the real industry wide problems are not solved is not our style. We call a spade a spade and throw it out if it has outgrown it’s usefulness!!

Join us in ECP24 – Engineering’s new home.

Want to know more? www.ecp24.online

Alan White – CEO – ECP24 Ltd. contact: ceo@ecp24.online

WE KNOW THE PROBLEMS – HERE ARE THE ANSWERS – ECP24

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The global engineering industry is struggling to manage many issues that have come along over the years.

  • Low prices for many of the products that the industry produces are of course a huge problem. Prices will recover of course but the industry is also stuck in many ways in a 19th century mindset and cannot see the way forwards, we have the solution to that problem.
  • Massive levels of very low productivity, static or even non-existent management thinking around this one issue alone and the extreme difficulty as well of abandoning last century attitudes and the “nine to five and jobs for life” mentality.
  • The industry tried the offshore office route with it’s promises of cheap labour and low costs. For many reasons that didn’t work either did it?
  • But now there is a new progressive and streamlined way to work and we are the first to offer this revolutionary redesigned engineering management system globally to our valued clients. IT IS CALLED – INVENTING THE FUTURE.
  • We are creating the first fully functioning and expertly managed virtual office. We are located everywhere 24 hours a day. Using the very latest digital tools you can communicate with us at any hour of the day or night.
  • Our engineers, designers and drafters etc. are very carefully selected and fully pre-assessed by us. We know that they are the best because we selected them according to very strict criteria. They are managed on a daily basis by us and they have the ability to be in constant communication with us 24 hours a day.
  • Want to know more? www.ecp24.online

Alan White CEO – ECP24 Ltd. contact: ceo@ecp24.online

Looking For Designers and Drafters!!!

Published on LinkedIn on March 24, 2017 by Alan White

Yes, for upcoming work we are looking for exceptional people to register on our website:

www.ecp24.online

Our company is exclusively targeting the very highest levels of Engineering Professionals. We are connecting the world’s best engineering professionals with innovative clients seeking to help create a more pro-active, dynamic and modern engineering market. Our focus in everything we do is QUALITY. Join us to be at the forefront of that change: combining engineering excellence with the flexibility and dynamism of the online Gig economy.

We need Engineers, Designers, Drafters etc. with experience of Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Refinery, Power Generation, Nuclear, FPSO, etc. etc. in the following disciplines:

PIPING, STRUCTURAL, INSTRUMENTATION, ELECTRICAL, HVAC, Etc.

Please recognize that we have very high requirements: Because we are a highly innovative company we only want the best people who can demonstrate the highest quality and professionalism. Our clients ask for and deserve the very best. The online Gig economy is dependant on self driven and motivated people who are self starters who can work reliably and consistently without close supervision. The online Gig economy requires a high level of self discipline.

– Our company ethos and methodology is based on our in-house connected company community where you can communicate with our staff 24 hours a day using the most up to date tools. We will conduct online video interviews/assessments and will approve those who match our very high standards and aims. You must have the ability to read, write and speak fluent English.

Alan White – CEO

ECP24 LTD

 

WE HAVE LAUNCHED – JOIN US NOW

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Alan White
Group CEO at ECP24

As of February 22, 2017, we have officially launched our business as well as our fully operational website. Achieving this important milestone in the development of our company has taken a huge effort from our very hard working management and technical teams and my very sincere thanks goes out to all those involved in the effort. We are a UK registered company based in London with management representatives operating in the major time zones around the world. We are truly a 24 hour company.

We are targeting clients as well as experienced engineering professionals who have the qualifications, self drive and ambition to work at the high quality end of the engineering profession. We are exclusively in the business of providing Engineering Services all disciplines and grades). We offer the flexibility and the connections to enable our people to work from anywhere in the world. Very importantly, the owners and managers of the company together bring many years of international engineering experience to the company and know from past experience just what our valued clients demand and expect. Primarily clients expect to receive value for money. If they receive value then they will be satisfied and return with their next assignment.

We have established and positioned our company to be the world leader in web-based collaboration in the provision of engineering services. Our website will develop over the next few months to become the portal for aspirational and ambitious engineering professionals: a place where we can all communicate freely, innovate, collaborate and, together, change the way engineering is delivered for the better. Our blog and video stream will be frequently updated with essential content and news from our management team and thought-leading contributors.

(We are continually looking for more thought-leaders to strengthen our team; if you would like to join us in this capacity then please contact us: https://ecp24.online/contact/).

Why we are different. 

We are the go-to destination for qualified and ambitious engineering professionals – such as engineers, designers, drafters, planners, site workers who are keen to take maximum advantage of the possibilities of web-based technology for the engineering industry. To achieve these high aims, our community will offer continuous feedback and communication for our members to learn and collaborate efficiently and effectively. We aim to use and learn from benchmark web platforms and communities and the Open Source movement just as web developers and software engineers have done to great effect: massively increasing productivity and innovation in their field. 

Advantages for engineering professionals

Engineering professionals who find and execute work assignments through us will be highly valued and will be afforded more freedom and responsibility to deliver better work. To ensure this level of quality, you will be subject to a screening and assessment process that will be applied before you can be accepted onto our community.

As a company, we will be on hand 24 hours a day to smooth the communication relationships between our professionals and our clients. We aren’t just a website; we are curators and value creators.

The world is changing and we aim to change with it. We will offer access to targeted training courses as well as many other initiatives. We stress the importance of our professionals aiming to continually raise their competency levels and to take full advantage of the opportunities of the connected world.

Advantages for Clients

Clients who have the need for highly qualified people can have the confidence that our community is a place where they can find high quality, increased productivity, competence and reliability offering exceptional value.

We will raise the standard of engineering, raise the wellbeing of our teams, lower costs, increase productivity and still ensure high rates for engineering professionals prepared to deliver outstanding quality.

Managing, curating and nurturing the client-contractor experience is one of our main priorities. We will go the extra mile to maintain quality. Generally speaking there should always be some allowance in the price for a thorough check, however it is often said that “the market won’t pay the extra price involved”. But we recommend that our clients should allow for this because we want you to be satisfied every time – and because mistakes cost far more to fix later than paying now for small checks. We aren’t here to cut corners or flood the market with cheap solutions. We are only interested in the high quality engineering sector where qualifications and experience mean something to our clients.

We aim to connect the world’s best engineering professionals with innovative clients seeking to help create a more dynamic and modern engineering market.

Join us to be on the forefront of that change: combining engineering excellence with the flexibility and dynamism of the Gig Economy.

If you are ready to join this aspirational and exciting opportunity then please register on our website- www.ecp24.online

Alan White – CEO (ceo@ecp24.online)

ECP24 – HELP US MAKE ENGINEERING EXCELLENT