EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: European Union


Sector: Professional services
Legal, accounting, management, architecture, engineering, technical testing and analysis activities
71.1 - Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy
Number Employed: 10000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-12-2011
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 200
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

On 19 December 2012 engineering consultancy group Grontmij (NL) announced that it will cut 150 to 200 jobs as part of a restructuring operation. The majority of the jobs will be lost in the Netherlands, where the company has its head office in De Bilt. According to its press release the company does not rule out forced redundancies.

Grontmij has started talks with the Dutch Works Council and the Trade Unions. The timeline for the implementation of the redundancies is not yet known.

Grontmij faces financial problems after several large takeovers. Recently, two supervisory board members were dismissed by the general meeting of shareholders and shortly after the CEO was replaced.

Currently, the company employs around 10,000 people in 300 EU and 50 global offices.