The acquisition of WYG Engineering sees Amey secure 100 staff and a block of existing contracts and professional services frameworks.
The move boosts Amey’s rail consulting capability, where in just four years the staff headcount has mushroomed from 200 to nearly 1,000.
Last year Amey pulled off a major coup picking up all of Network Rail’s Civil Examination Framework Agreements in a deal worth up to £235m over the next five years.
The contract sees it take sole responsibility for all structural assessments across five regions after Network Rail opted to merge 21 existing contracts into five mega-frameworks.
In joint venture with Colas, Amey has also been named as preferred bidder for a new £250m contract to operate and maintain Nework Rail’s fleet of high-tech, high-output track renewal systems.