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Nick Roberts

President, Atkins, Engineering, Design and Project Management

Nick Roberts is President of SNC-Lavalin’s Engineering, Design and Project Management sector. He is responsible for the company’s infrastructure engineering and design services around the world, with the exception of activities in Canada. 

Mr. Roberts joined SNC-Lavalin in 2017, when the company acquired WS Atkins plc, where he was Chief Executive Officer for operations in the UK and Europe. He focused on strategy, organizational agility and rapid innovation, driving change across the organization particularly around the fusion of the digital and physical environment.  

Previously, Mr. Roberts was Atkins North America’s Strategy Director and Managing Director of the Infrastructure business, responsible for leading the integration and transformation of a major acquisition. With over 20 years of experience in consulting, he has held several managing director positions at Atkins across a variety of sectors and previously at consulting firms in Canada.

Mr. Roberts is a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion. He sponsors Atkins’ Women’s Professional Network in the UK and champions the company’s STEM initiatives, which aim to nurture and inspire the next generation of infrastructure and engineering specialists. 

A chartered geologist by profession, Mr. Roberts holds a Masters from the University of Wales and a BSc in Geology from the University of Reading. He currently serves on the Commission for the Vibrant Economy sponsored by Grant Thornton, is a Trustee and Director of the Forces in Mind Trust, and has been appointed by the UK Government as a member of the Thames Estuary Commission.