MONTREAL — SNC-Lavalin has announced it is opening a new office in Kingston, Ont. that will focus on projects for its infrastructure division.
The announcement on its website refers to the new office as a systems engineering centre of excellence.
The new headquarters, located at 31 Hyperion Court, will accommodate rail and transit engineering, construction, integration, design management, project management and geotechnical environmental management teams.
"We are excited to be opening an even larger office than initially announced," said Kevin George, vice-president, rail and transit engineering North America.
"Kingston was selected to become our centre of excellence for systems engineering to support our existing and future major rail and transit projects in the region. As well as being a great place to live, Kingston is ideally located to support growing rail and transit projects in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal.
"The new office will open with approximately 10 employees, with further expansion on the horizon. We are pleased that our original plan to occupy space for 20 employees has now doubled."
Kingston is said to be a strategic location for SNC-Lavalin because of its recruitment opportunities with Queen's University.
SNC-Lavalin is supporting the Queen's Hyperloop Design team, whose mandate is to develop a functional Hyperloop prototype.