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CH2M to create 800 new jobs in Poland as it announces the opening of its Global Production and Shared Service Centre in Krakow

KRAKOW, 8 October 2015 – CH2M, the employee-owned engineering and programme management company today (8 October 2015) announced it will be creating 800 new jobs through the opening of its new Global Production and Shared Service Centre in Krakow.

CH2M has been operating in Poland for nearly 20 years and currently employs over 300 people across its transportation, water and industrial & advanced technology business groups. Following sustained growth in recent years CH2M is currently working on some of Poland’s most iconic infrastructure projects including the expansion of Gdansk Deep Water Container Terminal, the Wroclaw flood defence programme and the upgrading of major national rail links across the country.

 

The new Production and Service Centre, to be based in Krakow, will be CH2M’s largest centre in the world and marks CH2M’s integrated approach to managing international engineering projects through work-sharing and the building of international teams to best serve our clients across the globe. 

 

The opening of this new facility will create 800 new jobs, growing the business to over 1100 employees in Krakow; making CH2M the largest engineering company in Poland and this part of Europe. The new jobs will be created across CH2M’s engineering divisions as well as providing accounting, finance, IT, HR and procurement support to its global operations.

 

Commenting on the Polish investment plans, Mark Thurston, CH2M’s Regional Managing Director for Europe, said: “Following sustained growth in Poland, CH2M is delighted to announce the opening of its new Global Production and Shared Service Centre in Krakow and the creation of 800 new jobs in the Polish labour market. This announcement brings with it a significant investment in jobs and skills as we seek to hire talented engineers, designers, IT, finance, accounting and procurement specialists. Poland remains an attractive place for us to do business and we are committed to investing in the workforce and developing the next generation of Polish engineers.”

 

“With this investment we are showing our long-term commitment to our Polish operations and can help expand our service provision to best serve our clients across the globe.

 

Joanna Bensz, CH2M’s Country Manager in Poland, added: “CH2M has selected Krakow to base its new Production Centre because of its strong engineering base, high quality technical universities and its large talent pool in the business support service sector."

 

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CH2M is a global engineering and project delivery company partnering with public and private clients to tackle the world's most complex infrastructure and natural resource challenges. The firm's work is concentrated in the industrial, water, transportation, energy, and environment markets. CH2M has gross revenues of $5.5 billion and employs 25,000 people around the world. Main areas of expertise include design, consulting, construction management, project and program management as well as operations and maintenance. 

 

CH2M has operated in Poland for nearly 20 years employing here 300+ local experts in our Global Design Center and the Shared Service Center in Krakow and offices in Warsaw, Gdansk, Katowice and Wroclaw. 

CH2M is an active member of ABSL, ITS Polska, ZPBUI and American Chamber of Commerce. 

Visit us at ch2m.com, twitter.com/ch2m and facebook.com/ch2m

 

Prepared by: ch2m

 09 October 2015