Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Professional Services
Scientific, Architectural And Engineering Technical Activities
Architectural And Engineering Activities; Technical Testing And Analysis
71.1 - Architectural and engineering activities and related technical consultancy

150 - 200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 December 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


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.


  • 21 December 2011: Het Financieele Dagblad
  • 19 December 2011: Grontmij - Press release
  • 21 December 2011: waterforum online


Eurofound (2011), Grontmij, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 72893, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72893.