CH2M HILL Named the Top Design Firm of 2013

Trenchless Technology magazine ranks Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Design Firms

DENVER, January 14, 2014 – CH2M HILL maintained the top ranking in Trenchless Technology magazine’s 2013 list of Top 50 Trenchless Engineering Design Firms for the fourth consecutive year. Trenchless Technology named CH2M HILL number one on its list of leaders based on 2012 revenue and results from an annual survey which measures overall billings, trenchless billings, numbers of trenchless professionals, and total number of completed projects. See the full list of rankings for 2013.

CH2M HILL leads the industry in developing and deploying trenchless technologies to install, repair, rehabilitate and/or replace water and sewer pipelines in a manner that helps preclude business, environmental, and social disruptions. The firm has developed innovative and cost-effective approaches for buried infrastructure assessment and trenchless installation including tunnel design and construction for water and wastewater conveyance for projects such as delivery of the Strategic Tunnel Enhancement Program (STEP) in Abu Dhabi. STEP features extensive trenchless work with a 41-km-long, large-diameter deep tunnel gravity sewer and more than 50 km of smaller diameter link sewers.

“Trenchless technologies continue to improve and provide excellent options for clients who are looking to repair or replace aging underground infrastructure or install new buried infrastructure,” said Rick Nelson, CH2M HILL Water market conveyance service team leader. “Our experts have worked on complex projects around the world to manage and extend the useful service life of existing infrastructure, as well as build new drinking water and wastewater systems without disrupting the surrounding communities. It is an honor to have our work and expertise recognized by Trenchless Technology again this year.”

CH2M HILL’s expertise in trenchless technologies and tunneling was also recently recognized by the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association, which named CH2M HILL Global Tunnelling Design Firm of the Year, at the NCE International Tunnelling Awards in London.

“CH2M HILL recently aligned its tunneling, trenchless, and geotechnical experts within a dedicated global practice to capitalize on our collective experience serving both traditional clients, as well as design-build contractors and funding agencies,” said Andrew Finney, CH2M HILL’s western team lead for tunneling within North America. “Our unparalleled technical resources allow us to solve the most difficult infrastructure challenges faced by our clients,” continued Finney.

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$6.4 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For five times and was named Water Company of the Year at the 2012 Global Water Awards. Visit us at,, and Search for jobs at