Electrical Design & Engineering Market Intelligence


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Are you looking for answers on Electrical Design & Engineering category?

  • What are the key trends in Electrical Design & Engineering category?
  • Am I paying the right price?
  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in Electrical Design & Engineering industry?
  • How is Electrical Design & Engineering industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  • Key Global Supplier Profiling
  • Technology Trends
  • Mergers and Aquisitions
  • Regional Market Outlook- Europe, LATAM, APAC

Market Size

Market Size North America

$41 Bn

Market Size Europe

$42 Bn

Market Size Asia Pacific

$113 Bn

Market Size Latin America

$18 Bn

Table of contents

  1. Electrical Design & Engineering Market Executive Summary
  2. BREXIT Impact Update
  1. Electrical Design & Engineering Global Market Analysis
  2. Global Electrical Design & Engineering Outlook
  3. Drivers and Constraints
  4. M&As
  5. Technology Trends
  1. Electrical Design & Engineering Market Regional Market Analysis
  2. North America
  3. Europe
  4. LATAM
  5. APAC
  1. Key Global Supplier Profiling
  2. Key Regional Supplier Profiling
  1. Electrical Design & Engineering Market Procurement Best Practices
  2. Sourcing Models
  3. Pricing Models
  4. Contract Models
  5. Procurement Best Practices: Case Studies

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Electrical Design & Engineering Services Market Outlook

  • The global electrical ED market is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 4– 5 percent to reach $268 billion by 2021, driven by the  increasing investment in commercial & industrial construction segments
  • Majority of the firms in this industry operate within their national/regional market, due to:
     – Expertise in specialized electrical engineering and design services  
     – Myriad regional regulations
  • A trend of mergers and alliances of various global engineering firms has been witnessed over the past decade to increase  foothold in various regions across the globe


  • The industry is highly fragmented across all the regions, with the top 10 firms accounting for only ~5 percent of the market
  • Global industrial buyers generally prefer sub-contracting electrical engineering and design services to a large EPC/EPCM contractor as a turn-key/design-build project to eliminate risk and ease of implementation
  • The global electrical design & engineering industry is projected to grow at a CAGR of ~4–5 percent between 2018 and 2021
  • The industry is valued at $223.6 billion in 2017, and it is expected to reach $268 billion in 2021. In 2017, the top 10 MEP firms earned $6.1 billion in MEP engineering design revenue, a 6 percent decrease over 2016
  • The demand for the electrical design services is driven by the new construction segment, namely healthcare/pharmaceutical, commercial,  green buildings, and industrial facilities
  • APAC accounts for almost 55 percent share in the overall electrical ED market, followed by North America and Europe, with a share of 19  percent and 18 percent, respectively
  • The top global electrical engineering design services providers are Jensen Hughes, Affiliated Engineers Inc. WSP, Global IPS, Syska Hennessy, GHD, Poyry, Ramboll Group, EMCOR and EXP.
  • Engineering market analysis shows that the top trending technologies are smart devices, SPV roof shingles, cloud sharing and solid-state lighting.

Drivers and Constraints 


  • Building refurbishment: During 2018–2021, there will be an increase in the refurbishment of commercial and mixed-use buildings. This will be a major driver for electrical design & engineering services globally
  • Sustainable/green design: Sustainable design is of high demand in the market, currently leading to the rise of niche segments, like lighting, low consumption energy design, solar panel integrated roof, etc.
  • Government regulation/initiatives: Governments across the world are emphasizing more production of renewable energy. This has led to an increase in the demand for electrical design in power and energy sectors


  • Recruiting and retaining staff: Skilled workers have left the industry, due to the economic downturn and high wages offered in other allied industries. In the developed countries, there is a huge shortage of skilled electrical contractors
  • Technology adoption: Poor adoption of MEP BIM and 3D Laser Scanning by suppliers and buyers have led to delay in advantageous time and cost-estimation methods
  • New skills from electrical contractors: The increasing use of electrical smart devices and energy management systems required new skills from the electrical contracting professionals, as they are reluctant to change, due to insufficient training

Electrical Design & Engineering Market Overview

  • The North American electrical engineering design services market is highly fragmented, with the top 50 electrical engineering contractors accounting for only approx. 15–20 percent of the share in the overall market.
  • Due to increasing competition, service providers try to enter into alliance with the buyers to provide various services.
  • Regional service providers are not highly experienced to cater to niche requirements of technical sectors, like pharmaceuticals and healthcare facilities.
  • The global players, who enter the market, usually participate in the oil & gas projects, through collaborations with local service providers.
  • Regional service providers are less experienced to share risk and enter into a strategic relationship.
  • Europe engineering market analysis shows that the quality and the supply assurance of engineering projects make regional players an ideal choice for global buyers to share the risk.
  • The specialized electrical engineering design services landscape is becoming increasingly competitive with high number of suppliers, thereby leading to increase in buying power.
  • The technically sound and experienced global players in the mature market have the ability to share risk with large buyers across the regions.
  • The volatile political and economic situation in the developing countries hamper the long- term relationship in these countries.

Why You Should Buy This Report

  • Information about engineering market analysis, electrical engineering design services market size, maturity, trade dynamics, industry trends, technology trends, and drivers and constraints.
  • Regional market outlook and supplier analysis of major players like Affiliated Engineers Inc., WSP Global, ME Engineers, etc.
  • Best procurement practices like sourcing, contract and pricing models.


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