Main Operating Sectors
Environment & Water
Oil & Gas
Mining & Metallurgy
Operations & Maintenance
Infrastructure Concession Investments (ICI)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Principal Officers and Directors
Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From its offices in over 50 countries, SNC-Lavalin provides EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) and EPCM (engineering, procurement and construction management) services to clients in a variety of industry sectors, including mining & metallurgy, oil & gas, environment & water, infrastructure and clean power. In many cases, SNC-Lavalin combines these services with its financing and operations and maintenance capabilities to provide a complete end-to-end project approach.
SNC-Lavalin offers its expertise on a cost-plus reimbursable, turnkey or lump sum turnkey basis. It also develops, provides internationally sourced project financing for, and makes equity investments in, major public-private partnership projects (P3s). The company’s current infrastructure investments and P3s include Highway 407 in Toronto, the William R. Bennett Bridge and the Canada Line rapid transit system in British Columbia, the McGill University Health Centre’s Glen Campus in Montréal, and the Hadjret En Nouss thermal power plant and the Fouka seawater desalination plant in Algeria.
SNC-Lavalin has built a worldwide reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget, regardless of size, scope or location. The company has been active internationally for over 60 years and has established a global network with regional hubs in its target regions: North America, Latin America, the Middle East & Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Its multidisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual team has first-hand knowledge of the cultures, customs and geography of the countries in which they operate. Since its founding in 1911, the company has successfully carried out tens of thousands of projects in these regions.
SNC-Lavalin's advanced, proprietary PM+ project management system is generally recognized as one of the best systems of its kind in the industry. It integrates all facets of a project, from initial planning to final commissioning, into one seamless package to help the company’s world-class project team deliver any project regardless of complexity and size.
SNC-Lavalin designs and builds various types of infrastructure for the public and private sectors including urban transit systems, railways, roads and bridges; airports, seaports, marine and ferry terminals; buildings such as health care facilities, educational and recreational facilities; as well as water infrastructure including flood control systems and water and wastewater treatment/distribution facilities.
SNC-Lavalin’s expertise in this area includes a variety of capabilities that help make projects sustainable for all stakeholders, including site assessment and remediation; environmental risk management; water resources management; participatory resettlement planning and implementation; geo-environmental studies; agriculture and rural development; waste management; air quality, noise and vibration characterization and management; GHG characterization and climate change impact assessment; planning, permitting and approvals; Local Resource Development Initiatives (designed by the company and fully customizable), impact assessments, mitigation and community engagement; and assessments and management of biodiversity and ecological services.
In this sector, SNC-Lavalin offers concept studies, design basis memoranda, FEED (front end engineering design), FEED validation, detailed engineering and procurement, construction, commissioning and ongoing sustaining capital and operating services in the areas of bitumen production; heavy oil production; onshore/offshore oil and gas; upgrading and refining; petrochemicals, specialty chemicals; biofuels; gas processing; LNG plants and re-gasification terminals; coal gasification; carbon capture, transportation and storage; and pipelines, terminals and pump stations.
SNC-Lavalin’s areas of activity in this sector include nuclear power, hydro power, thermal power, the transmission and distribution of energy, energy from waste, and green energy solutions (such as geothermal). The company offers end-to-end project services, including project feasibility, FEED, detailed design, construction, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of major power facilities. It also offers unique expertise in the application of information technologies and in telecommunications and network design.
SNC-Lavalin provides its global and regional clients with project management, process and detailed engineering, procurement, construction, construction management, and ongoing sustaining capital services for all mineral and metal recovery processes. Its services include mine infrastructure development, mineral processing, smelting, refining, mine closure and reclamation, and mine and tailings management. The company has recognized Tier-1 expertise in aluminum, gold, copper, nickel, iron ore, potash and fertilizer projects. The company also has specialized expertise in customized operator training simulation software and equipment.
SNC-Lavalin provides operations, maintenance and logistics solutions for buildings, power plants, water supply and treatment systems, desalination plants, postal services, broadcasting facilities, telecommunications infrastructure, highways, bridges, light rail transit systems, airports, ships, and oil and gas facilities, as well as camps for construction operations and the military.
SNC-Lavalin invests in ICI in various industry sectors and assumes full or partial ownership of infrastructure which it often also designs, builds, operates and maintains. The company also has the breadth of expertise to arrange short-term or long-term financing, participate in economic aspects of feasibility studies, negotiate legal agreements, prepare financial models, perform due diligence and manage ICI. The company’s ICI strategy creates value by combining the company’s extensive engineering and construction capabilities with its large project asset management ability.
SNC-Lavalin provides solutions covering the full project life cycle, from food processing, packaging and handling, to distribution and storage, for companies of all sizes in their domestic markets and internationally. The company has expertise in designing and building agrifood facilities, quality systems and compliance, plant modifications and retrofit and automation.
SNC-Lavalin’s areas of activity include glass, lubricants, sugar, cement, automobile and aircraft assembly, cosmetics, filling and packaging lines, sulphuric and phosphoric acid, fertilizers, green chemistry and other manufacturing and production plants. The company’s expertise includes process development and design, instrumentation and automation, e-learning and simulation, construction, project management, plant commissioning and start-up, and a full range of technical and advisory services.
SNC-Lavalin provides full-service solutions for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences sectors including engineering, construction, automation, commissioning and validation. The company also has international expertise in biotechnology and pharmaceutical process engineering and regulatory compliance.
Office of the President
President and Chief Executive Officer
Oil & Gas
José J. Suárez
Mining & Metallurgy
Global Human Resources
Integrated Management Systems
Terrance N. Ivers
Oil & Gas
Hartland J.A. Paterson
Executive Vice-President and General Counsel
Operations & Maintenance
Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer
Erik J. Ryan
Marketing, Strategy and External Relations
Transmission & Distribution
Head of Middle East & Africa Region
Preston D. Swafford
Chief Nuclear Officer and Executive Vice-President
David G. Wilkins
Chief Compliance Officer
Board of Directors
Lawrence N. Stevenson
Chairman of the Board
Robert G. Card, Jacques Bougie, Patricia A. Hammick, Lise Lachapelle, Michael D. Parker, Alain Rhéaume, Chakib Sbiti, Eric D. Siegel.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. headquarters are located at:
455 René-Lévesque Blvd. West
Corporate Profile on Stockhouse
Mr. Neil Bruce
President and Chief Executive Officer
Neil Bruce is President & CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors, of SNC-Lavalin, one of the world’s foremost engineering and construction companies, with ~40,000 employees operating in over 50 countries and close to $10 billion in revenue. The company serves global and local clients across four sectors – Power, Oil & Gas, Mining & Metallurgy, and Infrastructure – as well as has equity participation in infrastructure assets.
Mr. Bruce has over 30 years of experience in the oil & gas, mining, energy and infrastructure industries, leading global businesses, designing strategic acquisitions that build shareholder value, and growing long standing relationships with government, industry bodies and clients around the world.
Before being appointed President & CEO of SNC-Lavalin, Mr. Bruce was Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the company’s operations to improve operational execution and deliver on the company’s business plans. Prior, he was President of the Resources, Environment & Water group, leading the company’s global businesses in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, environment and water. During this period, Mr. Bruce was the architect of the Kentz acquisition that transformed SNC-Lavalin’s oil and gas business from a niche 3,000-employee player into a 20,000-strong, world-class organization.
Prior to joining SNC-Lavalin, Mr. Bruce spent 15 years at AMEC, as both Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of the FTSE 100 company. He was responsible for the operational delivery of the company’s high-value consultancy, engineering and project management services to the oil and gas, minerals and metals, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets worldwide. He identified, negotiated and integrated a number of acquisitions to bring the company to over 30,000 employees in 40 countries at his departure.
Mr. Bruce is a Chartered Marine Architect and holds a Master’s Degree, both from Newcastle University. Throughout his career, he maintained a strong association and supported education in engineering and people development. He is an Honorary Professor at Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University, where he was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration. He is also a fellow of both the Energy Institute and the Institute of Directors based in the UK, from whom he was awarded the Director Award for Developing Young People in 2008.
Mr. Bruce has also been an avid supporter of industry development and philanthropic organizations, including former Chairman of the UKTI Oil & Gas Sector Advisory Group, a member of the UK Government’s new Trade and Economic Growth Board for Scotland, patron of the CLAN (Cancer Link Aberdeen & North-east) charity, and a Trustee of Engineers Against Poverty. In 2012, Mr. Bruce was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by The Queen in Her Majesty’s New Year’s Honours List 2012 for Services to Engineering.