KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Feb. 1, 2018) — Burns & McDonnell, an engineering and construction company, has hired engineer James Crouch to lead its engineering team in the UK. The Kansas City, Missouri-based firm opened its first UK office in Birmingham, England, last year.
Crouch is based in Birmingham as the new lead of a growing team of engineers responsible for the engineering and design of future networks for Network Owners and developers. He joined Burns & McDonnell in January, having previously been Head of Engineering at Sterling Power Group.
Crouch comes to Burns & McDonnell with nearly 10 years of experience in the electricity industry in the UK. He has worked on a range of electrical infrastructure design-build projects throughout the UK, and has significant experience in developing solutions for power network projects.
This follows the news that Burns & McDonnell has achieved accreditation to the three standards covered within its Integrated Management System in less than six months: ISO9001, ISO14001 and OSHAS18001. These certifications cover the design, development, project management and construction of engineering projects.
“We are growing our UK employee base and making gains in the market, which are tremendously exciting,” says Jonathan Chapman, Managing Director. “In addition to our contracts won, we are developing a team of talented people who will be instrumental in deploying our innovative infrastructure solutions in Birmingham and across the UK. I am very pleased to have James on board. He comes to us with strong expertise and knowledge in this sector, and I know he will bring huge value to our team as we continue to expand.
“As we work to meet the challenges in the UK electric industry, we are also encouraged by the fact that we have achieved ISO accreditations that will permit all our global practices to operate here on engineering and construction projects. The certification is a globally recognized standard ensuring that key standards are incorporated. It is a significant investment of time and resources but is well worth it because of the benefits it will bring to our clients.”
James Crouch says: “I am pleased to have begun work at Burns & McDonnell and to be part of a firm with so much history, expertise and passion behind it. I am joining the UK team at an exciting time and am looking forward to seeing the company develop and expand in the coming months and years.”
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies made up of more than 6,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and entrepreneurs with offices across the country and throughout the world. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Burns & McDonnell is 100 percent employee-owned and is proud to be No. 16 on Fortune’s 2017 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.