Opus International Consultants (Opus), the global infrastructure consultancy have been named Company of the Year by the New Civil Engineer (NCE). After a rigorous assessment of the top firms within civil engineering, the NCE has selected the top 100 companies based on the cultures, competencies and skillsets that they believe matter most.
The 100 companies making up the NCE100 were revealed at a gala dinner on Wednesday 11 May in London. Selecting the 100 was a scrupulous process that included an in-depth company survey, employee satisfaction surveys and finally, interviews by a dozen leading clients among a 30-strong judging panel.
Mark Hansford, editor at the NCE said; “These are the companies that we believe you will want to work for and work with. These are the companies that are moving the industry forward.”
All companies were assessed against five core themes on their approaches to technical excellence; pushing future technology; being diverse and great and safe places to work; approach to developing engineers of the future; and playing a role in tackling global issues. In the final assessment, the judges felt that “Opus was the clear winner by some margin, scoring very highly from its staff. Opus appears amongst the top 10 firms across all of the core themes which demonstrated a large part of why the firm has been named the NCE100 Company of the Year.”
Huw Edwards, Opus UK Managing Director said “This award showcases the talent we have right across the business, the innovative solutions we deliver for all of our valuable clients. This is a great reflection on the people we have and a validation of the values, ethos and culture that we have created together. For me, this win cements our growing reputation as the leading infrastructure company.”
Opus was also awarded a high commendation in the category International Impact. The judges felt that Opus “displayed ground-breaking approaches to the contemporary challenges of civil engineering by developing and embedding completely new approaches globally.”
Opus prides itself on having a clear diversity strategy; engaging its staff in outreach activities to promote the profession and act as STEM ambassadors; working with impact internationally culminating in professional recognition of its work; spearheading new technologies through research and development funding; and pushing engineering boundaries through partnerships with clients.