TRANSEARCH Recruits CHRO for Golder Associates

April 18, 2016 – TRANSEARCH International has placed Nick Bizic as global chief human resources officer (CHRO) of Golder Associates. The search was led by managing director Chris Swan and consultant Dirk Stauthamer as part of the firm’s global practice in construction, design and real estate.

In his new role as CHRO, Mr. Bizic will be a business partner to the CEO and build a coordinated people development program in conjunction with Golder’s long term strategy. He will also serve as a member of the executive committee responsible for the global human resources function as well as all human resources programs.

He joins the Golder HR team from $2 billion multinational firm Fugro, one of the world leaders in integrated geotechnical and geoscience services. With more than 20 years of industry experience, he had been responsible for the global human resources operations of more than 5,000 employees and $1 billion in annual revenue. Earlier in his career, he served in various HR roles with Astorino.


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“Golder is a terrific company that has been working on the quality of its organization this past year,” said Mr. Swan. “We are excited to see them focus on human resources with the addition of Nick.”

Golder Associates is a $1.2 billion global environmental and geotechnical engineering company. The company helps its clients find sustainable solutions, including extraction of finite resources, energy and water supply management, waste management, urbanization, and climate change. Golder has more than 180 offices worldwide and over 8,000 employees.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Swan has worked with professional service and construction companies on complex leadership placements. Over the past five years, he has served as the TRANSEARCH global leader for construction, design & real estate, coordinating the efforts of dozens of search professionals. Specific areas of expertise have included consulting businesses such as engineers, architects, contractors, and environmental management or sustainability.

“The environmental, engineering and construction business is doing well despite some of the challenges in natural resources,” said Mr. Swan. “We are bullish on the domestic economy; companies across the sector are scrambling for the right talent.”

The most recent labor report found that construction employment rose by 37,000 during the month. Job gains occurred among residential specialty trade contractors (+12,000) and in heavy and civil engineering construction (+11,000). Over the year, construction has added 301,000 jobs.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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