October 26, 2015 14:30 ET

CH2M Awarded Program Management Contract for Metrolinx RER

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Oct 26, 2015) - CH2M, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm, has received a Notice of Award for the Metrolinx Regional Express Rail (RER) Consultant Services for Program Management contract, known as the "Metrolinx RER Program."

A massive transformation of the GO rail network -- the backbone of regional rapid transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, the RER program will increase capacity and reduce travel times. CH2M's scope of work (with subconsultants Turner & Townsend, Comtech and Deloitte) involves harmonizing and advancing Metrolinx's project controls capability to enhance and support the RER Program Management Office as Metrolinx rolls out its network-wide electrification program.

CH2M is honoured to already be performing great work for Metrolinx on other assignments, including:

  • Metrolinx Rapid Transit (RT) program management

  • Metrolinx Union Pearson (UP) Express program

  • Other individual projects for Metrolinx, such as the Kipling Bus Terminal Redevelopment and Bramalea Parking Garage design

"Our team at CH2M has fostered strong relationships throughout the Metrolinx organization," shares Doug Willoughby, CH2M's Transportation Business Manager for Canada. "We are deeply committed to understanding their project needs, which translates into a winning partnership for all involved. Every project we take on with Metrolinx is a chance to move the community forward one more step, and we see that as an incredible privilege."

In addition to CH2M's RER team consisting of Project Manager Mark Zehnder, Deputy PM (technical) Bob Norris, Deputy PM (commercial) Paola Parrotta and Project Controls Lead Rufus Alester, the firm is drawing from the experience of the RT and UP Express programs as well as other practices within the firm. Together with its subcontractors, CH2M brings an exceptionally well-qualified team that has safely and successfully delivered transit and rail programs for Metrolinx and other clients across the globe.

About CH2M
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 water, transportation, energy, environment and industrial markets. CH2M has gross revenues of $6.1 billion, has 25,000 employees and is a specialist in program, construction and operations management and design. Canada's operations span 10 offices across the region and 1,500 staff. For more information, visit