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SNC-Lavalin selects Kingston, Ontario for new Systems Engineering centre of excellence

June 6, 2017 North America , Canada , Ontario

SNC-Lavalin  is pleased to announce that it is opening a new office in Kingston, Ontario. This is an additional location for personnel within the company’s Infrastructure division. Located at 31 Hyperion Court, the office will accommodate Rail & Transit Engineering, Construction, and Geotechnical Environmental Management (GEM) teams. 

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“We are excited to be opening an even larger office than initially announced” said Kevin George, Vice-President, Rail & Transit Engineering North America. “Kingston was selected to become our centre of excellence for systems engineering to support our existing and future major rail and transit projects in the region. As well as being a great place to live, Kingston is ideally located to support growing rail and transit projects in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal. The new office will open with approximately 10 employees, with further expansion on the horizon. We are pleased that our original plan to occupy space for 20 employees has now doubled.” 

Kingston is also a strategic location for SNC-Lavalin because of its recruitment opportunities with Queen’s University. SNC-Lavalin is supporting the Queen’s Hyperloop Design team, whose mandate is to develop a functional Hyperloop prototype.

Exciting new job opportunities

SNC-Lavalin’s announcement will bring new rail and  transit job opportunities to the Kingston area, with numerous open positions expected this year. Supporting the Kingston community is important to the company, which recently joined the Kingston Chamber of Commerce. SNC-Lavalin is also sponsoring the June 6 ‘Business before Business Kingston Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Series’.

Bill Williams, Kingston Office Manager, concludes:  “I look forward to establishing a Systems Engineering centre of excellence to expand the SNC-Lavalin Rail & Transit Engineering product offering in the region from transport advisory services to systems design for major projects. We are interested to hear from rail and transit professionals based in Kingston and the surrounding areas. The office will support  Systems Engineering, Systems Integration, Design Management and Project Management, as well as other disciplines.” 

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