Employee Spotlight

PCL has always known that people are its greatest asset. Construction is a complicated business and success requires the skills and efforts of a diverse group of people, engaged in a wide variety of activities. Read more about some of the company’s greatest assets.​​​
  • Thai Nguyen, Jeremy Voss, Lourdes Lopez, Eric Chavez, and Lucas Mallory

    5/16/2016

    What makes leaders stand out? Is it their pursuit of passions, mentorship to others, or their involvement in the community? It’s all of the above.

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  • Lourdes Lopez

    3/7/2016

    ​​“Try something that intimidates you—it has the potential to mold you into a better version of yourself.” This is the advice that Lourdes Lopez, project engineer for the Water Infrastructure Group in Phoenix, has for all women in the construction industry.

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  • Jamie Lesperance

    5/25/2015

    Construction is in Jamie Lesperance’s blood. His father Roger was a long-time PCL employee, and Jamie was eager to follow in his footsteps.

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  • Chad Kaldal

    4/7/2015

    PCL is a leader in the construction industry for attracting and retaining excellent employees and is known for offering a challenging and supportive work environment that promotes professional and personal growth.

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  • Anibal Valente

    3/26/2015

    Anibal Valente, corporate vice president, takes on the role of Chair of the Canadian Construction Association (CCA).

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  • Joe Richard

    4/7/2015

    Joe Richard, manager of Estimating, Engineering, and Business Development for TIG Tampa, joined PCL in 2008 and has close to 40 years of heavy civil construction experience.

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  • Alice Lee

    3/31/2015

    ​​Travelling the world, finding true love, and settling down in Australia sounds like a fairytale, but it’s a true story for Alice Lee, and it all started with an accounting designation.

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  • Vanessa Salazar

    3/31/2015

    ​​Plans for the future can change in an instant when you find something you are passionate about. That’s what happened to Vanessa Salazar, a Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) coordinator working for PCL in California.

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  • Kara Sand

    7/25/2014

    PCL corporate training consultant Kara Sand is here to lend a hand. “This is my dream job,” said Sand. “I help PCL employees develop their skills so we can better serve our clients, fellow employees, and our community.”

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  • Chris Gower

    6/26/2014

    When the recruitment firm Hays Canada contacted PCL executive vice president Chris Gower to be featured as part of its DNA Series profiling the career paths of Canadian business leaders, he welcomed the chance.

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  • Lilianne Dobbs

    6/9/2014

    Some twenty-six years in, Lilianne Dobbs’ career isn’t quite what she once thought it would be. As a matter of fact, it could hardly be more different.

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  • Bradley Leonard

    4/25/2014

    ​Bradley Leonard started his first student placement with PCL Industrial Management Inc. (PIMI) in 2011 after completing his first year of chemical engineering at the University of Alberta.

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  • Dave Espinosa

    3/20/2014

    ​Dave Espinosa started his PCL career a decade ago with the dream of working on exciting projects. His dream was quickly realized. “I joined PCL because I knew it came with opportunities that weren’t available at other companies,” said Espinosa.

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  • Shaun Yancey

    2/2/2014

    ​It’s been a 32-year road for PCL’s incoming US president and chief operating officer, Shaun Yancey, but from the looks of it, he is just hitting his stride.

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  • Brooke Shore

    9/4/2013

    Seattle project engineer Brooke Shore took a leave of absence to travel to Nicaragua to help build the Ducuale Grande pedestrian footbridge outside of Condega, Nicaragua.

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  • Scott Updegrave

    6/17/2013

    ​Construction manager Scott Updegrave began his career with PCL back in 1986 in Denver, Colorado. Looking back, Updegraves’s enthusiasm for taking on new challenges has proven to be a rewarding experience.

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  • Danny Dodds

    3/22/2013

    Danny Dodds is making a go of it in Australia…again. Dodds was relocated to Melbourne in 2012 to oversee PCL’s Australian operations in his role as a finance and administration manager for the region. Life, for Dodds, had come full circle.

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  • John Cahill

    3/12/2013

    ​John Cahill comes from a small town called Naas in the County of Kildare near Dublin. He was working for a company specializing in overseas recruitment when he learned that PCL, the number-one contractor in Canada, was coming over to recruit.

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  • DOUG STOLLERY

    6/22/2012

    ​​In 2012, Doug Stollery was awarded the Canadian General Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award. This is an annual award program designed to honor excellence in the In-House Counsel community.

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  • STEVE SCHMALZ

    3/23/2012

    Operations manager Steve Schmalz joined PCL in 1999 as a field engineer. In his first two years, he travelled to jobs in Sudbury, Ontario, and Flin Flon, Manitoba.

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  • Michael King

    3/12/2012

    ​For Michael King, the choice was clear—he was Australia bound. So how did he end up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada?

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