Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure
Heidrick & Struggles’ Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Practice has extensive experience working with clients within these industries, while strategically leveraging the firm’s diverse knowledge and global presence. Our goal is to help clients find the best solutions whether from inside or outside a specific sector.
The engineering, construction and infrastructure sectors account for around 11% of the world’s gross domestic product – with projected growth to 13.2% by 2020. These sectors have a profound impact on our daily lives: the buildings we live and work in, the roads and bridges we drive on, and the railways and harbors we travel and trade from, are all products of these vital markets. The construction industry is also a key indicator and driver of economic activity and wealth creation.
In addition, over the past fifteen to twenty years, the infrastructure world has undergone a fundamental change driven by the desire of governments to transfer investment and operational risk from the public to the private sector. As a consequence, the value chain has become more complex, and the necessary competencies and skill sets of senior management in the sector have similarly become more sophisticated.
The industry’s future prosperity will depend on its capacity to evolve on global project management capabilities, and on technological and environmental fronts. We understand these challenges and of the types of leaders that excel in this dynamic environment. Our ability to attract the highest caliber external talent while partnering with and supporting clients develop and grow their existing internal talent, allows our Practice experts to add true value to our clients’ short, medium and long term goals.
Beyond search, we deliver value to our clients by providing leadership counsel in the areas of benchmarking, best practices and business development. We also help clients navigate emerging trends in the industry like the rise in private equity capital, through leadership consulting services such as board review, board recruitment and coaching.