SNC-Lavalin names Rivard EVP infrastructure engineering

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

SNC-Lavalin Group appointed Marc Rivard to the role of executive vice president infrastructure engineering, within the company's Infrastructure Group. SNC-Lavalin's Infrastructure Group addresses the full life cycle of infrastructure and includes its infrastructure concession investment, engineering, construction and operations and maintenance businesses.


Based in Montreal, QB, Canada, Rivard will lead the global infrastructure engineering business unit, which provides consulting, planning and engineering services in a variety of sectors, including mass transit, railways, roads, bridges, ports and harbors, facilities, buildings, as well as water and wastewater infrastructure.

Rivard has more than 27 years of experience in the industry and joins SNC-Lavalin after eight and half years with WSP, where he was president of the company’s operations in Canada, the Caribbean and France, which included more than 5,000 personnel in more than 100 offices. He also played a key role in the development, execution and integration of the firm’s acquisition strategy.

Rivard worked for Stantec for 19 years, where he was a managing principal and primary lead for the firm’s building engineering segment in Canada’s National Capital Region. Over the course of his career, he has also successfully led a number of municipal infrastructure, transportation, industrial, power and environmental projects.

“Marc’s strong track record in value creation, and in leading and growing large, diverse engineering businesses, makes him a great addition to our team,” said Hisham Mahmoud, president infrastructure. “The infrastructure engineering business is vital to our growth strategy, and central to our demonstrated strength in addressing the full life cycle of infrastructure.”

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