URS is one of the largest engineering design services firms in the United States and a global, fully integrated engineering, construction and technical services firm with the capabilities to support the full project life cycle. It offers professional planning, design, environmental, construction, program and construction management, operations and maintenance, management and a wide range of specialized technical services. It provides services for transportation, power, industrial infrastructure and process, environmental and nuclear management, facilities, water/wastewater, mining, and defense and security programs.
With more than 47,000 employees in a network of offices in major cities in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe, our broad-based expertise is a valued resource for federal, state and local government agencies, as well as Fortune 500 and other private industry clients worldwide. As one of the largest engineering design services firms worldwide, and a leading U.S. federal government contractor, URS has an extensive network of approximately 370 offices and job sites across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries.
URS was previously organized into three divisions:
The URS Division provided planning, design and program and construction management services for all types of transportation and water resources infrastructure, as well as for health-care complexes, schools, courthouses and other public buildings. The URS Division also provided engineering and environmental services to Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Through the URS Division, URS also designs aircraft hangars and other military facilities, remediates hazardous waste sites at military installations and provides the full range of services for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) programs.
The EG&G Division primarily served U.S. federal government clients, including the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security. The Division provided systems engineering and technical assistance for the development of weapons systems, and maintains and repairs vehicles and other military equipment to extend their service life. The Division also provided logistics support and installation management services, trains military pilots and conducts homeland security preparedness exercises in communities throughout the United States. In 1931, Harold E. Edgerton and Kenneth J. Germeshausen, two MIT scientists, formed a partnership to study high-speed photographic and stroboscopic techniques and their applications. Herbert E. Grier joined them in 1934, and in 1947, EG&G was founded and incorporated as Edgerton, Germeshausen and Grier, Inc. EG&G was involved in nuclear test support activities in early years of AEC. In March 2002, EG&G consolidated with Lear Siegler Services, a leader in installations management, logistics support, military equipment maintenance and flight training for military pilots. In August 2002, EG&G was acquired, and became a division of URS Corporation. Clients include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Departments of Energy, Defense, Treasury, and Transportation, Defense Logistics Agency, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The Washington Division provided engineering, construction and management solutions for infrastructure, power, mining, oil and gas, industrial/process and defense projects. The Division specialized in design-build and design-build-operate-maintain services for transportation systems and provides engineering, construction, modification and maintenance expertise for every form of power-generating facility. Through the URS Washington Division, URS managed high-risk, technically complex programs and facilities for the U.S. Department of Energy, including nuclear waste management and disposal programs. As one of the Manhattan Project's original six industrial partners, the Washington Division has a heritage partnership with the DOE and its predecessor agencies that spans more than six decades. It helps manage and operate national laboratories, including the Idaho National Laboratory, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
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- Air and satellite operations
- Disaster preparedness
- Facilities and Infrastructure
- Weapons technology
- Naval operations
- Nuclear operations
- Specialized military operations
- Technical intelligence
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