8 April 2013
US-based CH2M Hill has announced a major expansion plan for the UK involving an investment of $99m (£65m) and the creation of 500 new engineering jobs this year.
The new jobs will be created in CH2M Hill’s infrastructure divisions including nuclear, transportation, tunnelling and earth engineering, water, environmental services and industrial.
The company is working on some of the UK’s biggest infrastructure programmes, including rail projects High Speed 2 and London’s Crossrail, plus the Thames Tideway Improvements and the decommissioning of Dounreay, the former fast reactor research centre.
CEO Lee McIntire is confident about Britain’s infrastructure investment.
CH2M Hill was part of CLM, Delivery Partner for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.
It acquired UK engineer Halcrow in 2011.
"The UK remains an attractive place to do business and today’s announcement reflects our commitment to the UK," said Lee McIntire, chairman and CEO of CH2M Hill. "With the British government’s clear commitment to deliver new infrastructure and renew ageing infrastructure, I am hopeful we will be able to build on this investment today in the years ahead."
CH2M Hill has been operating in the UK for more than 20 years and currently employs over 3,300 people there. Its European headquarters is in London.