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Job cuts for CH2M Hill restructure

CH2M Hill has announced it will cut 1,200 jobs worldwide as part of a major restructuring programme.

The firm said it “is right-sizing its overhead structure in all global operating units to align with the company’s strategy”.

The job cuts will account for 5 per cent of the company’s total global workforce of 26,000 people and will aim to save around £62m ($100m).

The company will be offering voluntary redundancies for eligible employees in the US.

Chief executive Jacqueline Hinman said: “We’re staying true to our values and channelling the courage and passion our founders had for building a unique company, run by its employees, into the work ahead so we can continue to deliver on our purpose: to lay the foundation for human progress by turning challenges into opportunities.”

The job cuts come after the firm announced in 2013 that it would create 500 new engineering jobs nationwide as part of a £65m investment in UK employment.

The firm’s UK division has been hired as delivery partner for UK schemes including Crossrail, the Thames Tideway tunnel and High Speed 2, and was part of the CLM team along with Laing O’Rourke and Mace that helped to successfully deliver the London 2012 Olympics as delivery partner.