Company Overview

Fast Moving Stream

We Are a 24-Hour-Per-Day Enterprise

In today’s era of seamless economic and social engagement that transcends nationalities, political boundaries and geographical distance, MWH, now part of Stantec, is truly one global community. We are a 24-hour-per-day enterprise. Distances are collapsing. Globalisation is going forward. We are better, stronger and more capable because of the blending of cultures, work ethic, intellect and education – and together we accept our solemn responsibility.

Our goal is to remain the gold standard of the water and natural resources sectors – where engineering and construction are only part of what we do.

As a fully integrated worldwide company, our organisation and our people are aligned with the critical needs of a fast-changing planet. Our global platform allows us to move the best technologies around the world to the point of need for our clients, no matter where they are. Our position and service offerings in countries around the world are broad, deep and respected by both our peers and our clients.

At MWH, design with community in mind is more than a feel-good statement. It is our commitment to more sustainable and efficient use of resources in our own communities and throughout the world. It’s about doing our work better to help ensure that we keep our planet blue for future generations.

Ames Crosta Babcock Company founded and later acquired by Biwater Services, Ltd.

T. Hawksley established practice in England

T&C Hawksley International engineering partnership established

Dodd & Dodd Public health engineering firm established in the UK

Harza Engineering Energy and environmental engineering in Chicago

JD & DM Watson Partnership formed for municipal wastewater treatment

James M. Montgomery Environmental engineering firm established in California.

Watson Hawksley Formed after merger of JD & DM Watson and T&C Hawksley

Montgomery Watson Global environmental engineering company formed after merger of Watson Hawksley and JMM

Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH) Established after merger with Harza Engineering Company

Biwater Services Ltd. MWH acquires UK water construction and engineering firm

Continuing Our Legacy of Engineering Innovation

A rich and diverse history, our heritage stems from three companies that joined to form MWH as it is known today: James M. Montgomery Consulting Engineers (JMM), Watson Hawksley and Harza Engineering Company. These mergers – JMM and Watson Hawksley in 1992 and Montgomery Watson and Harza in 2001 – galvanized the company’s rise to prominence on the world platform where we are now a true leader and a formidable competitor in the water infrastructure industry.

Our Purpose & Core Values

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Our MWH culture is first, last and always about our people.  Caring, respectful relationships are the key to a sustainable future, both for our business and for the planet it serves. We are dedicated to fostering such relationships with our clients, the local communities we serve and the people who make up our organization. Guided and empowered by our purpose and core values, we will steer a steady course toward making a positive and lasting impact on the future of our planet and generations to come.

Our Purpose

Building a Better World: We better the lives of those we touch and improve communities around the world through our personal and professional contributions.

Our Core Values

Our employees are our greatest assets and we will grow, inspire and protect them. MWH is committed to actively encouraging diversity through our people and our activities, as we truly believe in the value of a diverse workforce to both inspire our people and grow our business. We will be uncompromising in our determination to achieve product excellence and, in turn, improve the world’s quality of life. Our everyday work is focused on reducing impacts to the environment and improving society, while meeting client needs with superior project design and delivery.
We are committed to being involved citizens, both as a business and as individuals, in improving the communities where we reside and work. We want to leave a positive legacy in the communities we work in. Our reputation as a trustworthy business partner is critical to our business success. Honesty, professionalism, ethical behavior and integrity with our staff and clients. Our reputation with them is paramount to our success as is our technical leadership reputation. Our business goals are only met when we mutually make our clients successful and are fairly rewarded. By getting all these right, delivered through our project management, quality, safety, health and environmental management systems, we serve our clients’ needs successfully.