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Peter Nicol

Global Water Director

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Joined CH2M
May 1980

Peter Nicol currently serves as Global Director of Water at Jacobs and was formerly CH2M’s Global Water Business Group President where he had full profit and loss responsibility for the $1.4 billion global water business, including leading more than 5,000 water professionals, in 175 offices, in more than 50 countries worldwide. Under Peter’s leadership, CH2M solidified its brand as the global market leader in water and wastewater design work, and he continues to lead Jacobs’ industry-leading water efforts.  

Managing Director, Global Business Development and Client Sectors, Water (2013 to 2015)

Prior to his previous role as President, Peter served as the Managing Director for Global Business Development and Client Sectors, in which he was predominately responsible for leading and growing CH2M’s international water business and managing client accounts.

International Managing Director (2008 to 2013)

Peter formerly served as CH2M’s international Managing Director, leading CH2M’s Water business outside of the United States to create robust, system-based and integrated solutions, producing benefits for the environment, communities and our clients’ business success.

Canada Regional Managing Director and Business Group Manager, Water (1997 to 2008)

Formerly serving as CH2M’s Regional Managing Director for Canada and President of CH2M Canada Limited, Peter has played key roles on some of the most significant water and wastewater treatment projects in Canada, including the Halifax (Dartmouth) Water Treatment Plant (which was originally procured as a P3 project), the City of Toronto’s Basement Flooding Program, Horgan Water Treatment Plant Expansion, RC Harris Water Treatment Plant Upgrade and Expansion and Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant, and the Region of Peel’s award-winning Lakeview Water Treatment Plant (GWI’s 2015 Water Project of the Year).

From 1980 to 1997, Peter held a variety of engineering, project management and client management roles in the water and wastewater sectors, predominately focused on the Canadian region.

Education and Recognition

Peter holds a bachelor of applied science degree in geological engineering and applied earth sciences from the University of Toronto. He received the Water Environment Federation’s Arthur Sidney Bedell Award in recognition of extraordinary personal service in the water pollution control field. He was also honored for his outstanding, meritorious service by induction into the Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovellers for the Water Environment Association of Ontario and the Canadian Water Works Association.