January 20, 2011 10:09 ET

For Fifth Time FORTUNE Ranks CH2M HILL One of "100 Best Companies to Work For"

Engineering and Construction Leader Secures Spot on Coveted List for Fifth Time

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - CH2M HILL (, a global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm, has been named to the 2011 FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list. This is the fifth time CH2M HILL has earned a place on the coveted list. The full list will be published in the magazine's February 7 issue.

"This ranking is significant to us not only because we are benchmarked against other leading companies, but also because we're selected based on feedback from our employees," says Lee McIntire, CH2M HILL chairman and CEO. "We succeed because we have the kind of people who make it possible -- innovative, caring, safety-focused, hard-working people who continue to build a better world one project at a time."

Employees live the company mission of, "A global project delivery company, helping our clients build a better and more sustainable world," by delivering thousands of projects annually and through active corporate citizenship in the communities where they live and work. More than 23,000 technical experts worldwide are solving the world's most complex challenges on projects large and small, focused on improving sustainability, safety and efficiency. Some of these projects include the Panama Canal expansion, infrastructure and facilities for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the relocation of U.S. military forces in South Korea, and major sewerage programs in London and Abu Dhabi. In addition, employees work in local communities providing clean drinking water, efficient transportation, lean production facilities, environmental remediation, and safe energy that provide economic benefits to the community. Employees are encouraged to act like an owner and share in the rewards of successful projects through the firm's employee ownership program.

The firm is also one of 12 companies profiled in "The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters." Drawing on 25 years of research by the Great Place to Work Institute -- that annually surveys 2 million people and 6,000 companies -- co-authors Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin explain the business value of creating great workplaces. According to Burchell and Robin, CH2M HILL's employee ownership culture, values and collaborative work approach differentiates it from the other organizations highlighted in the book.

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Three hundred eleven companies participated in this year's survey. Two-thirds of a company's score is based on the results of the Institute's Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management's credibility, job satisfaction and camaraderie. The other third of the scoring is based on the company's responses to the Institute's Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, internal communications, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts. Any company that is at least seven years old with more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. For more information, visit

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. With US$6.3 billion in revenue and 23,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record (2010). The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water, transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. The firm has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer. Visit us at, and

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