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SNC-Lavalin announces corporate realignment following Atkins integration

"These important changes, effective January 1, 2018, are an important step forward and build on our recent momentum as we head into the new year," Neil Bruce.


SNC-Lavalin has announced the completion of its 100-day integration plan since the acquisition of WS Atkins along with a review of the company’s organizational structure which has led to some organizational changes.

Key restructuring moves include:

  • All Oil & Gas activities will be consolidated into one business led by Christian Brown. This will combine both SNC-Lavalin and Atkins.
  • The new Engineering, Design and Project Management activities will be led by Nick Roberts, currently CEO of Atkins’ UK and European business. He will oversee all infrastructure engineering and design services around the world, except for the Canadian market which will remain fully integrated within the Infrastructure sector.
  • The previous Power Sector of SNC-Lavalin and the Power element of Atkins’ Energy business create the foundation for two new Sectors in the newly integrated organization, to be called Nuclear and Clean Power respectively. The Nuclear sector will be led by Sandy Taylor. Clean Power activities (which incorporates  hydro, transmission & distribution, renewables and energy storage) will be led by Marie-Claude Dumas, formerly executive vice president, human resources.
  • Other positions remain unchanged: Infrastructure activities will continue to be led by Ian L. Edwards; Mining and Metallurgy activities will continue to be led by José Suárez; and Capital will continue to be led by Chantal Sorel.

“This strategic realignment of our global organizational structure demonstrates the depth of talent in our integrated company and our confidence in the company’s longer-term growth opportunities across a range of key areas,” said Neil Bruce, SNC president and CEO, in a media release. “These important changes, effective January 1, 2018, are an important step forward and build on our recent momentum as we head into the new year. I welcome Nick Roberts into our leadership team and congratulate him and Marie-Claude Dumas on their new appointments.”