Global engineering and consulting firm CH2M will expand its U.S. pipeline and facilities engineering capabilities in Houston. The firm also tapped KC Yost to lead this new group, according to an April 28 announcement.
Yost is a 40-year industry veteran who recently joined the CH2M after 18 years at Wood Group Mustang. He is recognized as a pipeline and facilities technical authority and an expert regarding the design and construction of pipelines. A licensed professional engineer in 29 states, he is experienced in program, project and construction management; due diligence and feasibility studies; route selection, piping and facility design; estimating; hydraulic analysis; contract and material specifications; code compliance audits and evaluations; and permit acquisitions. He has worked on a variety of gas and liquid hydrocarbon pipeline projects ranging from 1 mile to more than 1,000 miles throughout the Americas.
“CH2M is taking the long-term view when it comes to meeting our client needs,” said Chip Mitchell, president of CH2M’s Energy & Industrial business segment. “The need for major oil and gas pipeline infrastructure remains significant throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. We’re building this team in Houston now, with established connections across our vast network of talent, to help our clients quickly respond as the market strengthens.”
CH2M provides midstream and pipeline operating companies with immediate access to project managers, engineers, designers, mappers and integrity management experts. In addition to the firm’s pipeline capabilities, CH2M brings leading expertise in environmental, oil and gas refining, petrochemical and water resource management to provide comprehensive services to clients for projects throughout North America, South America and the Middle East.