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AECOM Announces Job Losses

AECOM Announces Job Losses
10 August 2020

As the CEO steps down, AECOM is also cutting up to 500 jobs in the UK and Ireland.

It was widely reported in early August that the multinational engineering firm was to make the cuts as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.

AECOM has also confirmed that CEO David Barwell is to leave the firm, as well as COO Bill Quarterman. Barwell is to be replaced by Colin Wood, AECOM’s current Chief Capability Officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

A spokesperson from AECOM commented:

“Over the last months, the global pandemic has heavily impacted many of our clients and competitors, the industries in which we work, and our UK and Ireland business.

“As a result of this, we have taken the difficult decision to re-shape our business to better meet the demands of our markets, and help us continue to provide the best services for our clients.

“In support of this restructuring, we are beginning a consultation process across the region which may impact up to 500 roles.”

Picture: Photograph of David Barwell. Image Credit: Chartered Institute of Building

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 10 August 2020


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