With huge areas of Christchurch, New Zealand set to be redeveloped after the powerful earthquake of 2011, the skills of land contamination experts, such as contaminated land principal Jon English from Opus International Consultants (Opus) are in high demand.
Opus International Consultants (Opus), the global Engineering Consultancy has relocated to larger premises on Talbot Road in Manchester. The move supports Opus’ major recruitment drive to increase its staff by 25% as is looks to add 100 recruits to its 400-strong UK operations this year.
The Annual Meeting of Opus International Consultants shareholders was held today in Wellington.
At today’s Annual Meeting Opus International Consultants’ Chairman, Kerry McDonald, reported strong results for 2013.
Opus’ revenue rose 13% to $459.7m and EBIT by 14% to $34.3m. While NPAT was down 2.6% on 2012, Opus’ delivered a Return on Equity of 17.7% compared with the NZX 50 market capitalisation weighted average of 11.2%. The decrease in NPAT mainly reflects higher interest and tax costs.
A Structural Engineer from Cardiff, who designed a new extension at Ysgol Y Strade, the school he attended as a pupil 18 years ago, returned to Llanelli earlier this month to promote engineering to its current students, and to give an insight into the construction underway on the school site.
For the second year running, Opus has been recognised by New Civil Engineer as one of the UK’s Top 20 recruiters, demonstrating sustainable growth and the positioning of the company alongside many of the UK’s biggest consultancies.
Opus’ design of Henrietta Street Bridge in Ashton-Under-Lyne, Manchester has been shortlisted for an ICE Wales Cymru Project Award, in the category ‘Designed in Wales’. The Wrexham office scheme is one of the 15 bridges we have designed under Network Rail’s North West Electrification Programme.
Opus is to acquire the business of the New South Wales based survey, civil engineering and water design firm, Bowdens Group Australia Pty Ltd, currently located in Parramatta, Sydney.
Opus International Consultants (Opus) had a strong year with improved top line performance and increased profitability from its offshore markets.
Opus International Consultants was one of only seven global finalists for the Leading Consulting Engineers of the Last 100 Years Award at the 2013 International Federation of Consulting Engineers Conference in Barcelona, Spain.