CIVIL engineer Nuttall is emerging as favourite to claim a share of an estimated £200 million-worth of clean-up work at the Olympic park site.
It is understood the firm is set to land a key berth as one of the Olympic Delivery Authority's Tier 1 remediation contractors, responsible for managing a host of demolition and clean-up jobs.
Industry sources said the authority was set to announce its two remediation partners within the next two weeks. May Gurney, Birse, Morrison, Kier and Mowlem have also pitched for the deal.
One insider said: 'The general consensus is that Nuttall is clearly ahead but there is nothing official coming out yet.
Kier and May Gurney have also been mentioned as contenders for the second spot.' The Tier 1 contracts will involve managing numerous projects on the Lower Lea Valley site. Last week the ODA completed its interviews for the Tier 2 roles, which will include more specialist techniques, such as bioremediation and soil washing.