Jacobs Engineering's appointment as project representative follows wins by Bechtel and Transcend

A third American firm has won a role on the £15.9bn Crossrail scheme.

Jacobs Engineering was confirmed as project representative today, just weeks after Bechtel landed the £400m Crossrail delivery partner role.

Jacobs Engineering's UK arm has been brought on board to make sure the project is delivered on time and to budget. The firm, which will also be responsible for making sure the project is delivered to the agreed standard, is the third US company to win work on the scheme after Bechtel was appointed at the start of the month and Transcend, a joint venture between Aecom, CH2M Hill and Nichols Group, began work as the project's programme partner in March.

Andrew Adonis, the transport minister, said: "Jacobs will bring a wealth of experience and expertise and will help us ensure that Crossrail is delivered on time and within budget.”