We have the capability, the processes and the passion required to manage major projects. We take responsibility for delivering complex jobs from inception, through design, procurement, fabrication, installation to commissioning. Where required, we identify and manage specialist sub-contractors. We are equally comfortable integrating with the customer team, and other providers, to deliver a sub-element of the overall project delivery. Read about our engineering services below.

Project Management Services

Project Management

At Edwards we have experienced Project Managers who manage through the project lifecycle from inception to completion. Our managers are able to deliver – both technically and on time – and manage stakeholder expectations through comprehensive communication. Management of site activities and taking responsibility for sub-contractors are common elements of our service.

Feasibility Studies

One of the most important preliminary steps for companies planning to build or expand facilities and operations is a thorough cost/benefit analysis or feasibility study. Edwards has the resources and experience to understand the scope of a proposed project, identify potential obstacles and risks to completion, formulate viable alternatives and analyse available and needed resources to achieve success.

Construction or expansion of industrial facilities is often a multi-year, multiphase endeavour that continues through market changes, personnel turnover, and political shifts. To assess whether the increased capacity and additional resources to be gained by an expansion project outweigh possible downside risks, we are able to undertake detailed project risk analysis delivering recommendations on how to minimise project risks and maximise return on investment.

Construction Design Management (CDM)

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) cover the management of health, safety and welfare when carrying out construction projects. The Edwards’ project and site managers are SMSTS qualified and we continue to ensure that training is up to date and compliant with the latest regulations and best practice. The Edwards team will identify hazards at an early stage so they can be eliminated or reduced at the design or planning stage, and properly manage any remaining risks throughout the project.


ATEX & DSEAR Compliance

ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European Directives for controlling explosive atmospheres.

1) Directive 99/92/EC (also known as 'ATEX 137' or the 'ATEX Workplace Directive') sets the minimum requirements for improving the health and safety protection of workers potentially at risk from explosive atmospheres.

2) Directive 94/9/EC (also known as 'ATEX 95' or 'the ATEX Equipment Directive') covers the equipment and protective systems intended for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

In the UK the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) place duties on employers to eliminate or control the risks from explosive atmospheres in the workplace and operate in the context of the European ATEX directives.

Explosive atmospheres from dust and vapour are found in many of Edwards’ client sites – in distilleries, flourmills, woodworking machine plants, chipboard and MDF production areas, maltings and grain processing and drying environments.

We have extensive knowledge of DSEAR regulations and experience of working in ATEX environments and have undertaken in-depth surveys and reviews of customer sites with DSEAR compliant recommendations and a programme of remedial compliance works.

Our CompEx qualified personnel are competent and have the underpinning knowledge in place to apply that knowledge to safely install, inspect and maintain electrical and mechanical equipment unique to explosive atmospheres.

Health & Safety Auditing

Audits are used as a means of ensuring existing measures are adequate and to ensure personnel are following the procedures and processes required in their operational tasks. Edwards can provide a range of audits from workplace inspections through to full audits of all operational activities looking at compliance with procedures and legislation.

Edwards Engineering can assist in the creation of health and safety management systems to help achieve a safe workplace. This starts with an initial assessment of risks associated with your operational activities and delivers internal procedures to ensure you achieve the required level of safety.

A health and safety management system is a regulatory requirement for most companies. Failure to provide such a system within your workplace places you at greater risk of some kind of loss to the business. A health and safety management system will ensure the health and welfare of personnel is maintained under all foreseeable conditions.



We have recently invested in up-grading to state of the art Trimble TX8 laser scanning technology. The rapid capture of accurate as-built information in rich detail, delivers detailed measurement and documentation of 3D data with high accuracy. These very latest laser scanners are capable of capturing one million point per second combined with high resolution camera panoramic images to deliver coloured point cloud data. When these extremely accurate datasets are incorporated within the Realworks output platform, we can provide exact details of plant and equipment, floorplans and elevations.

We can provide our clients with the data, tools and models to enable Planning; Visualisation; Redesign; Clash Analysis; Deformation & Corrosion Monitoring; BIM Integration and many other uses.


Our drawing office capability enables us to rapidly convert early conversations to tangible solutions. We take into account not only the desired result, but ease of fabrication and installation as well. Our qualified draughtsmen can take projects from an early inception phase through to full design with detailed 2D and 3D CAD drawings and connections. Much of the design work is undertaken with Tekla but our draughtsmen are familiar with most CAD packages. The design team are also able to take in the geospatial output from our Trimble TX8 scanners and adapt existing layouts and structures for customers’ planned functional requirements.

Services include:

  • Site survey using our Trimble TX8 3D laser scanning equipment
  • 3D Modelling using the latest software
  • 2D and 3D General Arrangement Drawing
  • Fabrication Drawings and Advanced BoMs
  • Architectural and Miscellaneous Metal Work Drawings
  • Steel Detailing and Connection Design
  • BIM Modelling, CNC, DXF and DSTV files technology

Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance anticipates the work required to keep equipment and plants operating at high rates. When unplanned breakdowns occur, we can respond rapidly to ensure our customers’ operations are back up and running as quickly as possible.

We develop planned preventative maintenance (PPM) programmes to ensure that the asset lifecycle is extended as long as possible and to reduce the risk of unplanned production shutdowns. This can also be included with a stockholding service for spare parts for critical equipment.


The leading provider of whisky cask filling and disgorging solutions to the majority of Scotland’s distilleries and bottling plants, Cockayne was re-established in August 2019 as a joint-venture between Edwards Engineering and DPS Group. Please go to www.cockayne.co.uk for further information.