AECOM is a global engineering consultancy working in all aspects of the built environment. Through legacy companies, AECOM has had a presence in Chesterfield for 40 years and currently employs around 300 staff in the town centre. The staff in the Chesterfield office represent a range of different disciplines, with people coming from the local area, across the UK and internationally.
AECOM staff in Chesterfield work on some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the UK and across the world. Its teams design both local and regional road and rail schemes (such as the new A38 junctions in Derby and HS2), work on large ground engineering projects (such as Hinkley Point C nuclear power station) and provide environmental, ecological and planning advice to quarries, waste projects and new developments. There are teams who work with local authorities and government bodies on local road improvements and sustainable travel plans, and on flood risk and water management projects. The building services team has been providing much of the design of the mechanical and electrical services at Heathrow and other major airports, while the development infrastructure team works on designing and co-ordinating the highways and utilities for new residential and commercial developments across the East Midlands, South Yorkshire and further afield.
Office Leader, Derek Hornby, comments: “AECOM’s office has grown very successfully since it was first established in Chesterfield. This is partly due to Chesterfield’s amazing connectivity; with only a short walk to the station, it is possible for our staff to get to meetings, sites and clients across the country.
“The beautiful countryside surrounding the town and the vibrant town centre help to attract and retain staff. We have also benefitted from strong links with local universities in Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham, and with Chesterfield College; many of our team studied there and joined AECOM as graduates or apprentices.”