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Six Fluor Employees Recognized as Top Young Professionals by Engineering News-Record
Engineering News-Record has honored six Fluor employees as Top Young Professionals for 2018. Annually,Engineering News-Record’s 10 regional editions each recognize the top 20 emerging leaders who are the future of the engineering and construction industry.
“Our 60,000 employees are the best in the engineering and construction industry,” said Mark Landry, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Fluor. “Kyle, Ashly, Jayme, Chris, David and Matt exemplify the innovative mindset and leadership that Fluor brings to our clients’ projects across the globe. I am proud thatEngineering News-Record has recognized their accomplishments.”
Honorees were selected by independent panels of judges based on their professional accomplishments, industry leadership and community involvement. Honorees will be profiled in January and February issues ofEngineering News-Record.
Fluor’s 2018 honorees span the United States and market sectors:
Kyle Burgett, Project Director, Georgia. With 16 years in the power industry with Fluor, Kyle serves as an alliance manager for one of Fluor's largest operations and maintenance alliances. He has responsibility for 1.25 million work hours covering six power generation stations across three states.
Committed to development, Kyle serves as a trustee on multiple labor apprenticeship boards in Alabama, where he is able to influence the training and skills development that workers need to support today’s power projects. In 2017 he was awarded the Fluor Corporate HSE Award of Excellence for his leadership in promoting safety awareness and proactive employee engagement.
Ashly Coggins, Construction Area Manager, North Carolina. With 12 years of industry experience, Ashly is a construction area manager on a major pharmaceutical project. After pioneering Fluor’s business information modelling work process, she is leading implementation of Safety Pin, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive safety planning application across Fluor.
Ashly began her construction career volunteering with the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps Program. She is committed to developing future female construction leaders and serves as a Girl Scout troop leader. On her current project, she helped launch Movers and Makers, an after-school club to introduce elementary school girls to construction.
Jayme Connors, Area Project Manager, California.Jayme’s 11-year career at Fluor has taken her from Alaska to France, serving on high-profile projects ranging in value from $6 million to $17 billion.
Jayme is currently working on Fluor’s largest project in California with extensive public interfaces. Under her leadership, her area has met all of its safety, schedule, cost and quality expectations. She is as an adjunct professor in the University of Houston’s construction management department. Part of a global team that developed an innovative approach to improve revamp projects, she is leading its implementation on her current project.
Chris Farrell, Construction Engineer, Texas.Chris has served on project management teams for oil and gas megaprojects in Russia, Texas and Ohio. After working for a project cargo shipper, Chris oversaw module fabrication at a U.S. Gulf Coast fabrication yard and then supported module installation at the project site in northern Russia.
Chris currently leads construction planning on a major chemicals project. Passionate about safety, he is part of a safety-in-design initiative to reduce or eliminate safety risk exposure in construction. Chris serves as president of the Emerging Leaders Group in Houston, Fluor’s mid-career professional organization.
David Junco, Senior Sales Manager, California.With more than 10 years of industry experience, David is a sales lead in Fluor’s Energy & Chemicals business and has responsibility for the western United States.
David seeks out opportunities to drive innovation. He created a subcontractor change order and schedule integration system on one project that helped deliver millions in cost savings. He also developed a real-time progress management tool for engineering deliverables that has been implemented on multiple projects. David has served as a loaned executive for the Orange County United Way and led Fluor’s employee giving campaign in Southern California.
Matt Segert, Site Construction Manager, Ohio. Matt currently leads engineering and construction management activities for Fluor’s work on a major pipeline project.
With 13 years of industry experience, he has worked on some of the largest and most complex cross-country pipeline and compression projects across the United States. Serving in project and company leadership positions, he has managed multiple large-scale projects simultaneously with profit and loss responsibility for each. He actively mentors employees in various disciplines. Under his leadership, multiple construction teams have achieved more than four million work hours without a lost-time incident.