Engineering Design Services LLC is an engineering consulting firm headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas. EDS was founded in July of 2018 to serve the Petrochemical, Renewable Energy, and Technology industries.
Our Professional Engineers focus on providing high-quality service by integrating new technology with our years of industry experience. From the use of drone mounted laser scanners, to implementing augmented reality glasses, such as the Microsoft HoloLens2, EDS has the technology to solve any modern day problem. This technology allows clients to see their projects from a different view.
Engineering Design Services LLC focuses on alignment of our internal incentives to those of our clients.
Our Goal - Aligned Incentives
Engineering Design Services strives to align our incentives with those of our clients. Doing so means that we are both working towards the same goal. Their are two ways we do this: operating primarily with lump sum contracts and by never issuing change orders.
Most engineering consulting firms operate under one of two distinct project platforms: Time and Material (T&M) or Lump Sum. These two billing platforms drive two different incentives for work.
Time and Material contracts focus on maximizing manhours to maximize profit – a consulting firm’s profit will be a fixed markup from the number of hours billed. The result is that consulting firms are incentivized to do the minimum work necessary to not be fired, so that they can redo the same work scope to bill additional hours for the same amount of work that is ultimately performed. This is an example of how incentives can be misaligned. T&M Incentive – Bill as many hours as possible to maximize profit.
Lump sum contracts focus on completing the project as quickly and as accurately as possible to maximize profit. The result is that consulting firms will try and complete the project accurately in order to move on to the next job. Lump Sum Incentive – Complete the project ASAP to maximize profit.
The biggest risk to clients for lump sum projects is change orders and that is where EDS comes in to mitigate your risk – we have never issued a change order.
Engineering Design Services is made up of individuals with a wide variety of past experience. This diversity is what help drives our unique approach to projects and ultimately allows us to deliver efficient solutions. Some members in our corporate office are highlighted below. EDS also employs personnel co-located at a number of client facilities.
President & Founder
BSME - Purdue University
MSEE - Purdue University
Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)- TX
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Michael has previously spent time developing sensors for the pharmaceutical industry, designing modifications to military helicopters and has served as the CTO of a startup focused on autonomous indoor vertical farming.
Vice President of Finance
BBA – Accounting/Finance, TAMUCC
Controller for $300MM+ TIC Projects
Will has previously spent time as the CFO of an oilfield services company, and most recently served as the controller for a 100M bbl/day greenfield fractionation plant project.
Digital Marketing Manager
BS Kinesiology, TAMUCC
Minor in Business Administration
Shaun spent four years working for the TAMUCC Athletic Communications Department where she managed all social media interactions and provided the majority of the digital copy used for their advertising.
BSChE - Texas A&M College Station
Navy Veteran - Intel
Prior to joining EDS, Devan served in the intelligence community as a cryptologic technician where he earned a Navy Achievement Medal for his outstanding performance across the entirety of his enlistment.
BSChE - Texas A&M Kingsville
Kyle was in the US military and served in the Navy where he deployed twice to the Middle East, among other locations. Kyle spent time as a process engineering intern at CITGO, prior to joining EDS.
BSME, TAMUCC (ongoing)
5+ Years of experience in Document Controls
Jules serves as the executive assistant at EDS. She assists the VP of Finance with accounts payable and receivable, performs document controls for the office and even provides AutoCAD support for drawing modifications - all while going to school to earn a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Jr. Engineering Consultant
BSME - Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Prior to joining EDS, Oliver was a student at TAMUCC. Oliver's senior design project was the design and development of an autonomous robot for remote wireline inspections and lubrication.
BSME - Rio Grande Valley University
Certified Solidworks Professional
3D Design Expert
John previously worked for Lincoln Electric as a Design Engineer focusing on automated robotic solutions for manufacturing. John has personally developed dozens of automated equipment work cells for the fabrication of everything from furniture to custom John Deere components.
Subject Matter Experts
Engineering Design Services has a broad network of Subject Matter Experts to consult with when dealing with niche projects. Whatever the project is, EDS can get the job done.