One of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world — announced it is opening a new office, located at 31 Hyperion Court in Kingston, which will accommodate rail and transit engineering, construction and geotechnical environmental management teams.
Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. While they are some Canada’s largest cities that are in the process of updating their transit systems, SNC-Lavalin is making sure Kingston will become the systems engineering hub for its projects.
While other companies have offices that specialize in specific parts of rail and transit engineering, SNC-Lavalin intersects track systems, train control, traction power systems and locomotive repulsion at its system engineering centres of excellence.
“It’s geographically central to our major projects in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, it has a fantastic reputation of local systems engineering expertise because of the [Urban Transportation Development Council] that was set up in the late ’70s, so it’s been an area with a cluster of engineering capabilities, and of course Queen’s University has been a fantastic educational institution that has fed up and coming talents into our engineering field,” George said.
This isn’t the first time the group has unveiled the office. At the time of its first announcement in October 2016, SNC-Lavalin planned to hire 10 employees, with the goal to occupy the office with 20 people. Now, that number has risen from anywhere between 45 to 50 engineers. Transit engineering giant to open Kingston office | The Kingston Whig-Standard