Jacobs Completes CH2M Acquisition

Jacobs (ENR #2) completes the acquisition of CH2M (ENR #3).    This marks another mega M&A deal in the AE industry in 2017.  In the first nine months of 2017, 10 deals involved a seller on Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms list. Other notable deals included Wood Group (ENR #28) acquiring Amec Foster Wheeler (ENR #7), New Mountain Partners […]

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Why Attracting Top Talent Should Be a Key Element of Your Strategic Plan

Why Attracting Top Talent Should Be a Key Element of Your Strategic Plan

“In 2010, Construction industry unemployment was at 20%. Today, it’s closer to current overall U.S. unemployment of 4.2.%.” – Source: AIA And let’s face it, even in 2010, the best engineers, architects, and environmental professionals managed to keep working. These people don’t go unemployed for extended periods, in good times, or bad. Using in-house recruiters or online […]

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