Hughes Engineering & Consulting

Engineering. Solutions. Leadership


A Professional Engineering Consulting Firm.

We specialize in the design of cGMP manufacturing facilities, process equipment and utility systems.


Engineering and Design

Licensed Engineers and PMP© certified Project Managers.


Better Turnarounds. Dynamic Support. Flexible Solutions.

Innovation in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry.


Front End Programming. Vendor Management. Commissioning. Results.

We love what we do and we do it with passion.

Problem Solvers. 

Our associates help our clients unleash their true potential and we are considered a world-wide partner for solution and process-based pharma and biotech industry design, engineering and project management services.

About Us

A NC licensed Professional Engineering Consulting Firm that sets leadership fundamentals as the core organization foundation.

Our Mission

Deliver best in class engineering services and project management without compromising our core leadership values.

Our Vision

A healthier patient through our efforts to grow and deliver exceptional service to the Healthcare and Life Science sectors around the world.

Services Offered

PMP© certified Project Management
Project Leadership
Licensed Engineering Services
Process Engineering and Process Automation
Serialization Engineering and Design
cGMP Change Management

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Instrumentation & Controls Design
Vendor Management
Project Scope
Development, Schedule and Risk Management
Commissioning, Qualification, Validation Management

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Compliance Audits
Remediation Engineering
Reliability Engineering
Process Improvement, Cycle Optimization, using SuperPro Designer© and Schedule Pro©
Process Troubleshooting

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Our Testimonials

Hughes Engineering should be the definition of professional consulting. The principal, Rob Hughes, is focused on delivering value and achieving the expected end result based on project expectations. His organization drives staying on schedule and within budget. This is what separates Hughes Engineering from other consulting firms in my opinion. Billable hours are obviously very important but with Hughes it is a consequence of getting the job done. Everyone I have had the privilege of working with from Hughes shares Rob’s focus. The staff of Hughes consists of aggressive, professional, well educated and very talented Engineers. Rob maintains a site presence and provides guidance, coaching, counseling on a continuing basis to his employees. Rob’s leadership skills and his ability to develop others is exceptional in my experience. and his integrity is unquestionable.

Confidential ClientMidwest CAPEX department manager

"Hughes Engineering's team has led and delivered many projects of various sizes and complexity for our site. They have been instrumental in scope development, technical design, stakeholder collaboration, change management and operational readiness. Often, these projects have critical regulatory compliance requirements and tight timelines, that if not delivered on time would have resulted in great financial cost to our organization. There is no question that we will continue to rely on Hughes Engineering for exceptional leadership and technical competence for our projects in aseptic filling and packaging." - Confidential Client

Confidential ClientMidwest CAPEX department manager

There is no question that Hughes Engineers provide consistent value for the money. They are sharp and constantly focused on project execution and exceeding our expectations. They have led the design development, construction, equipment fabrication and testing and plant installation and startup. We had several complications with our products during commissioning and the Hughes Engineering team was able to attack the problems and seek out engineering solutions that involved both commodity redesign and equipment modifications. These solutions, if not implemented quickly would have cost us millions in revenue.

Confidential ClientProject Manager of Serialization Implementation

"I just wanted to let you know that Daniel has been a critical asset to the serialization project. Daniel goes above and beyond his daily activities. We would not have success finishing this (serialization) project without him."

Jim DionAutomation Department Manager

why choose us

Process Engineering, Project Management, Process Automation are our Core Services and we have been delivering the best in class solutions to pharmaceutical and bio-tech companies of all sizes. We deliver onsite project management resources and comprehensive design support at our client facilities.
Our decades of experience combined with the pursuit to excellence enables us to deliver innovative, and relevant solutions that comply with regulatory environment compliance. We enable successful client outcomes.

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Process Engineering, Project Management

  • Biotechnology, Upstream Fermentation, and Downstream Purification
  • Oral Solid Dosage
  • Aseptic Formulation, Filling and Finishing
  • Packaging Solutions
  • Process Automation Services and Solutions
  • High Purity Systems & Utilities
  • Equipment Selection, Specification, and Management
  • Detail Design Specifications and Illustrations
  • Regulatory Audits and Direction
  • Project Management inclusive of Concept Scope Development, Detail Design, Construction, Validation, Automation & Controls

Our Core Advantages

  • Precision Solutions Implementation
  • Compliance, and Reporting
  • Process Automation

Hughes Engineering and Consulting Defined

We are a well-established engineering consulting firm providing Project Management, Process Engineering services along with process automation solutions to the pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical industry. Our consulting firm has a reputation for innovative, advanced, and complete engineering solutions.

All consultants and engineers at Hughes are seasoned experts with extensive experience in the fields of process design, development, engineering, consulting, regulatory compliance, project execution, and technical support services. Our experience combined with dedication towards the growth and advancement of the pharma and biotech industry makes us the number one choice by manufacturing organizations of all sizes. Our “patient first” focus drives our decisions and dedication to the success of the project and client satisfaction.

Leadership Tactics. Strategic Support

At, Hughes Engineering and Consultancy, we understand the importance of leadership in developing better quality systems for all the industries we serve. The effort in maintaining a strong quality system ensures that the products and services meet the customer expectations and fulfill the regulatory requirements.

Our clients expect only the best, and the best is what we do!

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