Engineering Consultants for Industrial Infrastructure Assets

Do you have engineering consultants you can trust to find cost-effective solutions to your most complex engineering challenges? At Vista, we’ve built our business around fit-for-purpose engineering consulting. Our approach is to treat people fairly and always put clients’ best interests first.

For 35 years, we have worked on some of the most successful industrial infrastructure assets in North America. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, with a station in Houston, Texas, we understand global industrial markets. Our integrated, multi-discipline engineering consulting firm works on projects in biofuels, cogeneration, petrochemicals, heavy oil, gas processing, and more.

Engineering consultants having a work meeting at Vista's office
Jennifer Gray and Ray Akl have both worked with Vista since the early 2000s.

Engineering Consulting Firm

The expert consultants at our engineering firm are often called upon to develop new assets and optimize existing designs. Our engineering work covers a wide range of projects, from small MOC-style projects to large-scale greenfield expansions.

Clients call upon Vista to…

  • Design a large-scale infrastructure asset (greenfield)
  • Oversee modifications to existing assets (brownfield)
  • Design an industrial processing facility or plant
  • Solve a complex engineering challenge
  • Manage the digital transformation of your asset
  • Organize your project data in a single-source-of-truth engineering environment

We have the expertise to offer clients a valuable and unique perspective. Our engineering team offers specialized project engineering and consulting knowledge.

As a fully-integrated engineering consulting company, our in-house capabilities touch all major engineering disciplines. This includes civil structural, electrical, instrumentation and controls, mechanical, process (chemical), and piping engineering.

Our professional engineering consulting services cover a broad range of solutions, including:

What is Engineering Consulting?

What is Engineering Consulting?

At Vista, engineering consulting is the practice of integrated engineering services working together to help clients build better assets. Our consulting teams work with both private and public companies. We collaborate with client teams on projects in all stages of development, from preliminary studies to detailed engineering (DE).

At the start of each project, a project manager (PM) will work with the client to schedule the list of deliverables. The PM will then engage the engineering disciplines required for the project and coordinate with other departments. Our comprehensive in-house capabilities include:

  • Drafting and Design
  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Controls
  • Procurement and Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Document Controls
  • Professional Estimating
What Do Engineering Consultants Do?

What Does an Engineering Consultant Do?

Our consulting engineers complete a broad range of tasks, depending on their individual engineering discipline and the project requirements.

A mechanical engineer, for example, may prepare equipment specifications and perform technical bid evaluations. An electrical engineer has different responsibilities related to voltage calculations and electrical equipment lists.

In general, engineering design firms are contracted to

  • Review engineering plans and offer recommendations on design approaches
  • Find solutions to technical challenges
  • Procure and manage materials and equipment
  • Plan and coordinate with construction companies and other vendors
  • Implement data architecture to simply long-term asset management

Specialized Consultancy

Explore below to learn more about how our expert services can help you reduce costs and manage projects more efficiently.

In particular, Vista is a leader in data-centric execution architecture and truth-based industrial engineering. We help clients manage intelligent engineering data to optimize total installation cost (TIC) and total cost of ownership (TCO).