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Two Fluor Leaders Recognized as Top Young Professionals by Engineering News-Record
Engineering News-Record, a leading engineering and construction industry publication, has recognized Project Manager Kevin Anderson and Project Director Heather Kassab as two of its 2019 Top Young Professionals. Annually, Engineering News-Record’s 10 regional editions select young professionals across the United States who are rising stars in the design and construction industry.
“Heather and Kevin exemplify Fluor's global project delivery focus on customer, execution, innovation and transformation,” said Mark Landry, executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Fluor. “Their recognition as Top Young Professionals is well earned and deserved.”
Kevin Anderson, project manager. Kevin is currently leading a data center construction project in Finland. With his personal motto to stay “intellectually curious,” Kevin is driving the implementation of lean project delivery for Fluor’s Life Sciences & Advanced Manufacturing business. Using lean principles, Kevin recently led a consumer care manufacturing project which was recognized with the Construction Users Roundtable Project Excellence Award.
With 14 years of experience, Kevin has worked on projects that span the globe and industries. He has managed infrastructure engineering and construction for a major mining project in Guinea, worked on an overseas embassy project and supported hurricane relief after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in Louisiana.
Heather Kassab, project director. Based in California, Heather is simultaneously managing refinery project programs in California and Washington. She has managed more than 100 global employees and has personally overseen more than $500 million in U.S. and international projects. She recently led the safe, on-time and on-schedule engineering and procurement for multiple turnaround projects for a West Coast refinery.
Since the start of her career, Heather has worked to improve business models to execute projects more efficiently. As a project manager, she implemented a cost savings program that saved nearly 20 percent from the original estimate through modular execution, global sourcing and other approaches. In her free time, she serves as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program.
Honorees were chosen by a panel of judges based on their industry experience and education, career and industry leadership, and community service and involvement. Kevin and Heather will be profiled in January and February issues of Engineering News-Record.