August 15, 2013 10:24 ET

For Eighth Year CH2M HILL Achieves Top Ranking Among U.S. Environmental Firms

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2013) - CH2M HILL, a global full-service consulting, design, construction and operations firm was ranked the top U.S. environmental firm in Engineering News-Record's (ENR) annual Top 200 Environmental Firms list, a position it has held since 2006.

"Our firm began over 65 years ago as an environmental firm, primarily focused on helping our clients solve their water challenges. Today our business has expanded to encompass energy, environment, water and infrastructure, but the principles of ensuring people have clean water, clean air and a healthy environment is still at the core of what we do." said Lee McIntire, CH2M HILL's president and CEO.

According to the report, revenues were down for many of the Top 200, but "list leader CH2M HILL managed to grow its total to nearly $4.3 billion, up about 5%from last year." Also, the firm's environmental revenue outside the U.S. increased to 42% of the overall numbers.

Recent environmental contract wins for the firm include:

U.S. $80 million with the Environment Agency (England and Wales) for Water and Environmental Management Framework to provide planning, modeling, environmental and design services in flood and coastal erosion risk management.

3-year master services agreement (MSA) to support BP's environmental efforts outside of North America in the areas of remediation, environmental compliance assurance and auditing, modeling, environmental permitting, waste management, water and wastewater management, impact assessment, environmental due diligence and mergers and acquisitions support, natural resource management, social and sustainability reporting and environmental project oversight.

U.S. $80 million by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to provide planning and engineering services for the Southeast Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project, a $1.5-billion capital investment that will provide critical upgrades for San Francisco's wastewater system.

U.S. $75 million for the U.S. Navy Atlantic Natural Resources Services, which provides the Navy with world-wide biological, natural, and cultural resources management and compliance and related environmental planning services, including habitat restoration planning, design and implementation; forest ecology assessments and planning; long-term bio-monitoring of western oak woodlands; coastal zone management, consistency determinations and shoreline studies; analysis of bird aircraft strike data; wetland mitigation banking plan development; floodplain modeling; and rare, threatened and endangered species surveys, assessments and consultations

Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and program management for government, civil, industrial and energy clients. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With US$7 billion in revenue and 28,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record. The firm was named Water Company of the Year at the 2012 Global Water Awards. Visit us at, and Search for jobs at