SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business awarded $6M Florida disaster recovery management contract

Mexico Beach, United States: January 31, 2019 - Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, was awarded a $6M contract by the City of Mexico Beach, Fla., to provide comprehensive disaster recovery administrative services and financial and grant management support following Hurricane Michael.

Hurricane Michael, which made landfall at Mexico Beach October 10, 2018, severely damaged most government structures and utilities throughout the city. Nearly two weeks later, Atkins began operating under an emergency contract to conduct damage estimates, provide FEMA programmatic policy and compliance support, maintain and implement public information and communication services and supplement staff for disaster recovery needs.

“Since late October, our team members have been working side-by-side with the City to expedite recovery, ” said Charles Dugger, Technical Project Manager, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business. “With team members who live in the area or work in nearby offices, we understand the devastation and are dedicated to continuing the work to restore the City of Mexico Beach.

The new contract replaces the existing emergency contract, allowing Atkins to continue and complete the work already begun. The team is also providing complex public assistance policy advice, technical assistance and guidance in the development, review and closeout of recovery projects.

“Our team has witnessed the devastating impacts and catastrophic effects first-hand during our support efforts, ” said Erin Capps, Project Director, SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business. “Our experienced team, complemented by our strong partners, has the necessary skills to continue to provide support, expediting recovery by resolving technical issues and providing policy guidance.”

Notes to editors:About Atkins
Atkins ( is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing over 18, 300 people across the UK, North America, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Europe. We build long term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. You can view Atkins’ recent projects on our website.About SNC-Lavalin
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients across oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure, clean power, nuclear and EDPM (engineering design and project management). On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, which has been integrated into our sectors.
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