Managing Director, Engineering Delivery
Laura began her journey with Hatch as a co-op student. A lover of numbers, Laura had wanted to pursue a career in math but gave engineering a chance at the urging of her father, who was also an engineer, and she’s never looked back. Laura is a mechanical engineer and began her career at Hatch in the mechanical group before moving into more multidisciplinary roles. After moving to Mississauga, Canada from Texas, USA, Laura began focusing on engineering management, a function that she says she loved because it gave her the opportunity to work with all the engineering disciplines and interface with the other project functions. For over 20 years, she has worked in various leadership roles on metals, energy, and infrastructure EPCM projects all over the world.
These days, Laura is our managing director of Engineering Delivery, accountable for Hatch’s successful outcomes on projects. She is responsible for all aspects of engineering delivery at Hatch, providing guidance and leadership to our engineering teams and specifically focusing on engineering management and the coordination of our regional engineering teams.
What does positive change mean to you?
"To me, positive change means using our exceptional, diverse teams and combining our engineering and business knowledge to solve some of the most challenging problems facing society today. As engineers, we see the opportunity to use innovative, state-of-the-art digital project delivery tools and methods to transform the way we develop projects on behalf of our clients."
How are you working to change the world?
"By working with engineering teams throughout the world to design innovative, safe, practical, and environmentally sustainable projects that consider the broader impacts to the environment, communities, and all stakeholders, now and in the future. At Hatch we believe in leaving the communities in which we work and live better off than when we found them."
What do you think are the toughest challenges facing your clients?
"For our clients, often funding and scheduling pressures can be the biggest hurdle. As a global company, we have a team of diverse mindsets and skills and a variety of resources to tackle these challenges. We take a hands-on approach to all our projects, acting like owners so that our clients are never left to face a challenge alone."
What are you most proud of?
"I’m proud to work for a company that has the world’s experts in almost any technical field that comes to mind! I get to learn from these experts every day and I see every day that my colleagues truly believe and act upon the values in our manifesto."
What do you like most about working at Hatch? How do you think the Hatch culture is different from other companies?
"What I like most about working for Hatch is the variety of opportunities – project and corporate roles are always unique and so coming to work never seems repetitive. Hatch still feels like a small company – like a family – even as we have had significant growth."