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On-Board Engineering

What We Do

OBEC is your professionally licensed Full Service Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management (EPCM) partner with Design Build capabilities. On-Board Engineering specializes in small to mid-sized capital and maintenance projects in the industrial and manufacturing marketplace. OBEC has the infrastructure and experience to provide world-class professional services.


On-Board provides solutions by leveraging the technical expertise of our professional staff in conjunction with innovative industry-leading best practices that have been perfected over five decades of service. This is evident by completing over 10,000 successful projects and an average partner relationship of 20 years.   


  • Safe and Reliable

  • Experienced from concept to start-up

  • Flexible Service Options

  • Metrics-Driven Cost Savings and Continuous Improvement

Program Success Stories

Client - Fortune 500 Oil and Gas Company 

 - Engineering, Design, and construction Management services for mid-sized projects.

 - Site Team ranging from 5-30 people depending on project and discipline needs.

 - Over 500 projects over eight years with fees ranging from $1M to over $1MM.

 - Provide process, piping, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and control systems,    civil, structural, architectural design and construction management.



–Accurate estimates based on limited design.

–Managing unknowns.

Keys to Success

–Concept to start-up continuity.

–Leveraged support.

Client - Fortune 500 Global Manufacturer 

–Plant required to meet discharge requirements as mandated by the Government.

–Convert the disposal of the waste stream through the installation of new filtration facilities.


Scope of Work

–New Operations Building

–Tank farms

–ICR / ECR buildings

–New pipe rack and existing upgrades



–Schedule – slip not an option

–Multi-National project team


Keys to Success

–Integrated project team

–Common/clear objectives

Business Capabilities

Civil | Structural Architectural

Civil Engineering

  • Site Planning

  • Site Grading and UG Utilities

  • Roads

  • Railroads

  • Containment

Structural Engineering

  • Specialty Consulting

  • Existing Structures

  • New Facilities

  • Steel

  • Concrete

  • Foundations

  • Masonry

  • Timber

  • Seismic

  • Modular Construction


  • Programming

  • Conceptual Design

  • Final Design

  • Materials and Details

  • Plumbing Technology

  • Building Code Evaluations

  • Roofing Technology


Process and Piping

  • Batch and Continuous Process

  • System Diagrams

  • Piping Layout per B31.3

  • Pipe Flex/Stress Analysis (CAESAR II)

  • Process Safety Management

  • OSHA 1910.119 Compliance

  • Process Hazards Screening

  • Pressure Relief Device

  • Pressure Vessel Design

  • New Vessels

  • Pressure Vessel Re-rates

  • National Board Certified

Project Engineering

  • Scope Development

  • Engineering calculations

  • Equipment specifications

Mechanical Engineering

  • Material Handling

  • Machine Design

  • HVAC

  • cGMP


Electrical Engineering /Design

  • Power Distribution and Control

  • Electrical Load Calculations

  • Equipment Sizing and Specifications

  • Electrical Area Classifications

  • Emergency Power Systems

  • Power Systems Infrastructure Load Studies

  • NFPA and NEC Standards Utilized

Instrument Engineering / Design

  • Process Safety Controls

  • Distributed Control System (DCS) and Programmable Logic Control (PLC) and Relay Logic Systems

  • Instrument Sizing and Specifications

  • Operation Control Panels

  • Functional Descriptions

  • ISA Standard   

Construction Management
  • Bid package Development

  • Bid Tabulations and Recommendations

  • Negotiations and Project Buy-Out

  • Purchasing - Field Materials

  • Safety Program Co-ordination

  • Field Change Order Execution

  • Shop Drawing Review and Approval

  • Construction Scheduling

  • Cost Control

  • CPM Analysis and Progress Reporting

  • Start-Up and Commissioning

Project Services
  • Estimating

  • Engineering Cost Estimates

  • Capital Projects (Total Installed Cost Estimates)

  • Cost Control

  • Procurement / Subcontract Management

  • Scheduling

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