AMEC

What does your company/organization do?
AMEC is one of the world’s leading engineering, project management and consultancy companies. Our goal is to deliver profitable, safe and sustainable projects and services for our customers in the oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets, including sectors that play a vital role in the global and national economies and in everyday lives.

We design, deliver and maintain strategic assets for our customers offering services which extend from environmental and front end engineering design before the start of a project to decommissioning at the end of an asset’s life. Our customers, in both the private and public sector, are among the world’s biggest and best in their fields. Some of these customers include BP, Shell, EDF, National Grid and U.S. Navy to name just a few.

We are an international firm with major operations centers based in the U.K. and Americas and offices and projects in around 40 countries worldwide. We work in diverse and often challenging environments, from sub-zero temperatures in the north of Canada to the sweltering heat of the Persian Gulf.

We employ over 29,000 people – ranging from scientists and environmental consultants to engineers and project managers, dedicated professionals who take pride in their work. Our AMEC Academy helps us to attract, develop and retain the best talent. We are proud of our core values: delivering excellence to our customers by: believing in people, never compromising on safety and acting with integrity.

When was it established?
AMEC's history spans more than 160 years, from its inception as a UK-based construction company. The AMEC of today is very different, supplying consultancy, engineering, and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets in around 40 countries around the globe.

The company was first formed in 1848, when Matthew Hall opened a lead-work business in the U.K. This later became the Matthew Hall Group of Companies. Separately in 1883 Leonard Fairclough started a stone business in the U.K., which expanded into construction, known as Fairclough Construction, at the turn of the century.

In 1982 Fairclough Construction merged with William Press (founded in 1913) to form AMEC plc. Six years later the Matthew Hall Group of Companies was incorporated into the AMEC Group.

In Canada, AMEC's roots date back to more than 100 years ago. In 1907 the Montreal Engineering Company was incorporated and was in business for more than 85 years before being acquired by AGRA in 1992. AMEC then bought this business in 2000.

What is the origin of your company/organization name?
The AMEC name was introduced in 1982, at the time of the merger of Fairclough Construction and William Press groups, when over 30 separate operating companies were combined to create an international engineering, construction and development group.

AMEC is not an acronym – it is the full company name.

Who owns your company/organization?
AMEC plc is headquartered in London and publicly-traded on the London Stock Exchange where the company is included in the FTSE 100 index and listed in the Oil Equipment and Services sector (LSE:AMEC).

What is the main business focus of your Fairfax County office?
Locally, in Fairfax County, we specialize in civil and water resources design and engineering, environmental engineering and remediation, geotechnical investigation, construction management, GIS and industrial hygiene.

Who are your primary customers?
AMEC’s primary customers include all of the northern Virginia municipal governments, Washington, D.C., federal government and the private industry.

What sets you apart from your competitors?
AMEC’s employees are our most important asset. It is the skills, knowledge and experience of our people that our customers value, in particular, our ability to deliver complex projects safely, on time and on budget.

What are the advantages of a Fairfax County location for your business/organization?
Fairfax County’s centralized location places us in the middle of the action in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.  The excellent infrastructure, superb quality of life, and cutting edge urban attitude match our company’s style and sensibilities, and allow us to attract the best people in the industry.

What direction do you see your company/organization heading in the next five years?
AMEC is focused on delivering its Vision 2015 strategy. Our vision: By continually delivering excellence, we inspire trust and loyalty in our customers.

Achieving growth
AMEC is focused on achieving growth by building on our existing market positions, enhancing our capabilities and expanding our geographic coverage.

People
To achieve our goals, it is vital that we recruit, develop and retain the best people, ensuring they are engaged with AMEC and committed to the company’s success.

Customers
We want our customers to recognize our engineering, project management and consultancy expertise and to trust us to deliver their projects successfully.

Delivering the AMEC Way
The AMEC Way provides a framework for the implementation of best practice and continuous improvement and is how we work together across the company to deliver successful projects for our customers.

 

Where is your company/organization located (address, phone number, Web site)?
AMEC
14424 Albemarle Point Place
Suite 115
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
703-488-3700
703-488-3701
www.amec.com