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    “We strive to maximize investment and be at the forefront of providing solutions and partnering with clients to deliver optimized work.”
    Peter Nicol, Senior Vice President, CH2M

Global to Local: CH2M Tackles Infrastructure and Natural Resource Needs

CH2M leads the professional services industry delivering sustainable solutions benefiting societal, environmental and economic outcomes with the development of infrastructure and industry. In this way, CH2Mers make a positive difference providing consulting, design, engineering and management services for clients in water; environment and nuclear; transportation; energy and industrial markets, from iconic infrastructure to global programs like the Olympic Games. CH2M has more than 20,000 employees worldwide who are committed to creating solutions and building lasting impact for clients and the communities they serve.

In Canada, CH2M has worked on water, transportation and environmental projects — coast to coast — with a focus in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario. CH2M is a member of the Canadian Nuclear Energy Alliance which is partnering with the Government of Canada to operate Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.

Further afield, CH2M worked on the Panama Canal expansion, planning Dubai’s Business Bay, and other projects—both large and small.

Client-centered Approach

CH2M offers a client-centric approach, providing the best possible access to their holistic services in the state and local governments, national governments and private client sectors. In each area, the overlapping expertise of CH2M staff is brought to bear on complex and intersecting client needs.

“We strive to maximize investment and be at the forefront of providing solutions and partnering with clients to deliver optimized work,” said Senior Vice President and Global Director of Water, Peter Nicol.

Focus on Infrastructure

Infrastructure development and renewal of existing surface transportation and water utilities is a rapidly expanding concern across North America. Regional governments and municipalities urgently need solutions to meet growing demand, including proactive planning and skilled teams to deliver projects that will serve long-term infrastructure goals.

“CH2M is working with clients to address capital needs and position for future growth through the development of creative funding packages, alternative project delivery strategies, and the deployment of new tools and technologies to drive efficiencies and return on investment,” said Nicol. “By setting a higher priority for infrastructure needs, and enabling better value-based project implementation methods, available funds can be leveraged to greatly accelerate infrastructure development. We are working with clients to be sure they plan and implement systematically, and are prepared to meet the capacity demands of the future.”

When contacted by a municipality, CH2M forms a specialized team that draws on individuals from around the world. This capabilities-based group provides global expertise as well as face-to-face client services to maximize successful project delivery.

“We are a little different than our competitors,” concluded Nicol. “We love to take on our clients’ most complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges, solving them in ways nobody has thought of before. Partnering with our clients, we take great pride in improving the quality of life in every community we touch.”