The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Omaha District has awarded two contracts worth $80 million to the Omaha office of URS Corp. for environmental cleanup efforts at two military sites in Utah and Kansas.
URS, which has more than 100 employees working from its Omaha office, will clean up chlorinated and petroleum-related contaminants at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, Kan., and will perform “a full range of environmental remediation activities” at the Utah Test and Training Range and at Hill Air Force Base in Utah.
According to company spokesman Bruce Ross, the contracts have prompted URS to hire five people and there are plans to hire more as the projects progress.
Steve Cox, office manager of URS operations in Omaha, said the office has more than 25 years' experience working with the Corps.
URS, which provides services including construction, construction management and program management, reported revenues of $11 billion for fiscal 2013. Based in San Francisco, it has more than 50,000 employees in nearly 50 countries.