Energy infrastructure-focused company CB&I will centralize and relocate a portion of its workforce to the company’s Government Solutions operating group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
. The project will retain 180 existing employees in its Government Solutions unit at the CB&I Plaza and add 400 additional employees, many from out of state.
The firm’s Government Solutions division delivers program management, design-build services for marine and transportation projects, and military base and facilities management. Other services include remediation and restoration of contaminated sites, emergency response and disaster recovery.
CB&I will complete the centralization of its employees in Baton Rouge by early 2014, Louisiana Economic Development said. Many positions will be filled by existing CB&I employees moving to Baton Rouge from locations outside Louisiana, but the project will also create new professional job opportunities. The 400 new direct jobs will cover a diverse set of corporate functions, such as health, safety and environment, engineering and procurement.
“With more than 1,500 employees in Baton Rouge, CB&I already has a major presence in Louisiana,” said Chip Ray, president of CB&I’s Government Solutions operating group. “Strengthening Government Solutions’ workforce in Baton Rouge allows us to create a more dynamic and competitive organization and offer new and exciting career paths for our employees. We believe Louisiana offers an exceptional business environment to further develop our business function professionals and engineers who manage projects throughout the world. Our Louisiana workforce is a critical component of CB&I’s overall business, and we are committed to growing our presence here.”