Senior Vice President, MWH Global, Inc.
Skip Holland, Senior Vice President, MWH Global, Inc.
Mr. Holland’s entire 43-year career has been with MWH Global, Inc. MWH is recognized as the Global Leader in Wet Infrastructure and is one of the largest environmental program management, engineering and construction company in the world, specializing in protecting and purifying the world’s water supply. His experience includes the full range of project engineering and management responsibilities, including Project Engineer, Project Manager, Program Manager, Principal-In-Charge and Corporate Officer. The planning, design and construction of environmental projects constitute the majority of his experience. He has worked directly with many private sector industrial and commercial clients, federal and state government agencies, as well as local government commissions and councils to complete many complex projects. He has managed and supervised the design and construction of many projects ranging in size and complexity from $50,000 to over $10 billion.
As Program Manager of the Jordan Red Sea Project (JRSP), Mr. Holland has overseen one of the world’s largest water infrastructure and economic development projects. JRSP is designed to assist the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to establish water independence through a long-term and stable water supply. The core project involves the financing, planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of a water conveyance system from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea and to Amman with large scale desalination of seawater for Jordan and other regional interests. Excess seawater and desalination brine will be discharged to the Dead Sea. The JRSP will treat a total of 2.15 billion cubic meters of Red Sea water per year in two large reverse-osmosis desalination treatment plants to produce 930 million cubic meters of freshwater per year. In order to facilitate project financing, a broad based water infrastructure and economic development program will be integrated and implemented in Jordan.
Mr. Holland’s role as the Managing Executive of Program Management at MWH includes the executive management and coordination of 28 global clients and contractual engagements. These services are currently valued at over $500 million annually. Services in these programs include the planning, design, construction management, startup/commissioning and construction at risk of water and wastewater facilities, as well as the remediation of hazardous, toxic and radioactive materials associated with contaminated soils and water at government-owned facilities.
Mr. Holland holds a B.S., Civil Engineering, 1974, University of Utah and is a Registered Engineer in the state of Utah, Nevada, and Colorado.