our story

From our local beginnings over 130 years ago to our vast international presence today, WSP has enjoyed continuous growth and enrichment of its service offering. Every milestone reached has enabled us to better fulfill our purpose of preparing our communities and environment for the future.

WSP Today

WSP is a globally recognized professional services firm employing approximately 49,500 people. 

We welcomed experts from six different acquisitions in 2019, adding to existing expertise in all our operating regions. We established a presence in the Dutch market, strengthened our Strategic Advisory Services offering in environment, and much more. 

Expanding our horizons to build the premier professional consultancy in our industry
WSP 2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan vision

Our story in Poland

WSP has been operating in Poland since 1999, with headquarters in Warsaw. In 2000 WSP Enviro Sp. z o.o. was established, under the authority of WSP Environmental Ltd. In 2015 the companies merged and since then we have been operating under one name WSP Polska Sp. z o.o. and now we employee more than 100 engineers and consultants. The growth of WSP in Poland has been possible thanks to a significant increase of multidisciplinary projects in our local market but also and mainly because of our international agility as a company. Our employees in Poland collaborate with our colleagues globally, being active on projects in the Middle East, UK, Sweden, Germany, France and Norway.

Over the last 4 years, we consequently opened 2 new divisions in Poland: Structural Engineering and Bridges which now allows us to provide full service to our clients within the Building sector (Structural, Mechanical, Electrical and Sustainability) as well as Environmental services.  Since registering the first green certification project in Poland in 2009 we offer our sustainability expertise as an integrated service to any building design, which spans from buildings' design consulting and BREEAM/LEED certification, advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy to sustainability reporting and corporate social responsibility strategies.

 

Poland Our Story

Key Dates in Our History

2019

WSP acquires Lievense, a Netherlands-based multidisciplinary consulting firm, which enabled us to establish a footprint in the Dutch market.

2019

WSP acquires Orbicon, a Danish environmental consulting firm, which will bolster our presence in the Nordics and strengthen our Strategic Advisory Services offering in environment.

2019

WSP announced our intent to acquire Ecology and Environment Inc., US-headquartered environmental consulting firm that provides professional services to governments and private customers worldwide.

2019

WSP is ranked 1st once again in the Transportation sector in Engineering News-Record’s annual list of Top 225 International Design Firms.

2019

WSP unveils its 2019-2021 Global Strategic Plan, aimed at building the premier professional consultancy in its industry by the end of 2021.

2018

WSP is 1st in the transportation sector among the “Top 225 International Design Firms” in Engineering News-Record.

2018

WSP acquires Louis Berger, a US-headquartered leading international professional services firm with approximately 5,000 employees.

2017

WSP acquires New Zealand based OPUS and completes its 100th acquisition since the IPO. The acquisition enables WSP to enhance its activities in the Australia/New Zealand region and strengthen its expertise in the water-related infrastructure sector and asset management.

2017

WSP acquires Concol, providing a leadership position in the Colombian market in a wide array of services and sectors, while solidifying the company’s presence in Chile, Peru and Mexico.

2017

WSP acquires Poch, providing the company with a leadership position in the Chilean market, while also strengthening WSP’s presence in Colombia, Peru and Mexico.

2017

WSP unites under one name, one brand and one vision across all geographies, cultures, specialties and backgrounds, anchored by its guiding principles and manifesto.

2016

Alexandre L'Heureux is appointed President and CEO, to lead WSP in the next phase of its evolution.

2016

WSP acquires Mouchel Consulting, a leading UK firm recognized for its broad expertise in the public transportation and infrastructure sectors.

2015

WSP acquires Canadian-based MMM group recognized for its expertise in transportation, and leadership position in public-private partnerships.

2015

WSP acquires leading Nordic project management firm Faveo Group, providing a strong entry-point in the Norwegian market, while strengthening the company’s position in Sweden.

2014

WSP acquires Focus, a Canadian-based Engineering and Geomatics firm, expanding the company’s platform in oil & gas engineering services, and strengthening its presence in western Canada.

2014

WSP acquires US-based Parsons Brinckerhoff, a premier infrastructure consultancy, and becomes one of the largest global pure-play professional services firms.

2014

GENIVAR and WSP reorganize as WSP Global Inc., and adopt WSP as the corporate brand

2012

GENIVAR acquires UK-based consultancy WSP, creating a world-class global professional services firm, with expertise in Building, Transport & Infrastructure and Industrial, Energy & Environment segments.

2009

Balfour Beatty acquires Parsons Brinckerhoff

2006

GENIVAR is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange as an income fund

1993

Three Montreal firms are acquired by Groupe-Conseil Solivar Inc. and the company’s name is changed to GENIVAR

1987

G.B.G.M. Ltd and Les Consultants Dupuis, Côté Inc. merge to become Groupe-Conseil Solivar Inc., based in Quebec

1969

Williams Sale Partnership Limited is established in Surrey, UK

1885

Parsons Brinckerhoff founded In New York City, USA.