Rob Berra Joins CH2M HILL as President of Firm's Energy &

Rob Berra Joins CH2M HILL as President of Firm's Energy & Chemicals
Business Group 
HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 12/04/12 --  CH2M HILL
(, a global full-service consulting, design,
construction and operations firm, is pleased to announce that Rob
Berra has joined the company as President of its Energy & Chemicals
Business Group. 
In this executive leadership position, Berra will be responsible for
overall operations, project delivery and profitability for the Energy
& Chemicals Business Group. The group provides project and operations
services that span the entire energy value chain, including upstream
and midstream oil and gas, refining, chemicals and petrochemicals,
gasification, biofuels, pipelines, terminals and mining.  
Berra has an outstanding leadership track record as demonstrated by
his ability to drive growth and profitability as well as lead
organizations in new and existing markets. Working both for
engineering and construction contractors and for a major
international oil company, his experience spans upstream, midstream
and downstream markets. He has worked in capacities ranging from
engineering, construction, program management, business development,
operations and executive management and crossed the full scope of
possible services from concept development through installation and
"Rob, with his wide experience and demonstrated leadership
capabilities, is ideally suited for this role," says Mike Szomjassy,
President of CH2M HILL's Energy, Water, and Facilities Division. "Rob
is the right person at the right time to help us excel and grow in
this environment. The energy and chemicals markets are poised for
substantial growth over the next 2 to 3 years as each segment we
support has tremendous opportunities."  
The 6,000 employees of CH2M HILL's Energy & Chemicals Business Group
successfully deliver solutions to challenging and complex projects in
some of the world's most extreme environmental conditions and
geographic locations. The group's recent experience includes program
management of major oil and gas developments in the Middle East; EPC
and oil field operations in the Arctic; operations and maintenance
support for one of the world's largest mining projects in Mongolia;
refinery upgrades and turnarounds in North and South America; program
management for a multi-billion dollar natural gas pipeline safety
enhancement program in the United States; pipeline and terminal
projects on three continents; and delivery of first-of-a-kind
processes for chemical producers around the world. 
Most recently, Berra served as Executive Vice President at Willbros,
an energy infrastructure services company, where he was responsible
for all sales & marketing functions. He joined Willbros from Foster
Wheeler USA where he was Senior Vice President of Commercial
Operations. He also had responsibility for the company's heavy oil
technology portfolio and chemicals business line. Prior to joining
Foster Wheeler, he held senior leadership responsibilities for the
capital project development function at ConocoPhillips. During his
tenure, he was the portfolio manager for major pipeline projects and
global manager of EPC contracting. Berra has previous executive
management experience with two international engineering and
construction contractors; The Shaw Group and KBR.  
Berra will be working out of CH2M HILL's Houston office. 
Headquartered near Denver, Colorado, USA, employee-owned CH2M HILL is
a global leader in consulting, design, design-build, operations, and
program management for government, civil, industrial and energy
clients. The firm's work is concentrated in the areas of water,
transportation, environmental, energy, facilities and resources. With
US$6.4 billion in revenue and 30,000 employees, CH2M HILL is an
industry-leading program management, construction management and
design firm, as ranked by Engineering News-Record and named a leader
in sustainable engineering by Verdantix. The firm has been named a
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