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Our future in engineering is bright: Supporting Canada's next gen engineers

For fourth-year University of Calgary student Austin Bercier, joining the Lauren Services team as an engineering intern for his work integrated learning term was almost too good to be true.   “I’ve had previous work experience over my summer breaks at some larger oil and gas companies, and I was always intrigued by the engineering […]

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Partners in Progress: Lauren Services awarded EPCM contract with PNG

We’re pleased to announce that Lauren Services has been awarded an EPCM Contract for PNG’s (Pacific Northern Gas) Salvus to Galloway project. This important project to conduct infrastructure maintenance to sections along an 80-kilometre segment of the Western Transmission pipeline will ensure the continued safe and reliable supply of natural gas to PNG’s residential, commercial, and […]

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Project management is quality management

For Lauren project engineer Nestor Ortiz, successful project management is about more than keeping schedules and tasks on time and on budget, it’s about ensuring the overall quality of every deliverable. And that attention to quality, he believes, is what sets Lauren Services apart.   “The philosophy at Lauren is that the project manager is […]

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Opportunity is in the eye of the beholder

Manuel Secher believes in making the most out of every opportunity in life, and a little bit of gratitude thrown in doesn’t hurt, either. Born and raised in France, Secher moved to Canada in 2005 almost immediately after graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.   “I spent the first year trying to find an […]

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Supporting energy diversification with Pinnacle Renewable Energy, part of Drax Group plc.

  Lauren Services is proud to support Pinnacle Renewable Energy, part of Drax Group plc. across a fleet of nine western Canadian facilities producing industrial wood pellets for the global market. These pellets are used to displace fossil fuels in the production of baseload electrical power in key markets around the world.   “Lauren is […]

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Finding practical solutions to everyday problems

While he was always drawn to math and physics in school, Theo Leung says it was his engineering education that helped him see how he could apply theory in tangible and practical ways. “The engineering field has practical solutions to problems,” says Theo, a Project Manager and Partner with Lauren Services in Vancouver for almost […]

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The value of stakeholder engagement in building successful projects

Graham Pavlik chose to become an engineer because he wanted “to have a positive impact on the public.” Just over three years into his role as a Project Manager with Lauren Services, Graham says the satisfaction of seeing the impact from his work in real life never gets old. In fact, every time he’s travelling […]

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Connections, timing, and the power of positivity

Erin Sullivan says she’s a big believer in the power of energy and connections, and she has a great example to back it up. In fact, it’s the story of how she ended up at Lauren Services in a job and a work environment she loves. Six or seven years ago, Sullivan and her mother […]

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Lauren Services: 100 per cent Canadian ownership

  The senior leadership team at Lauren Services has re-affirmed its 100 per cent Canadian independent ownership position in light of recent news that Lauren Engineers & Constructors Inc. (LEC) filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings in the U.S.   “I want to reassure our stakeholders that the LEC situation does not involve any joint […]

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Designing your work and life with purpose

Sometimes inspiration comes when you least expect it. For Christina Clark, the inspiration to switch majors partway through college came while she was on a drive with her father who happened to be a designer. “One day I was driving along with my dad and he was like well, what are you going to do […]

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Lauren earns Qualified Supplier status with BCOGC

Lauren Services is pleased to announce that we have been selected for BC Oil and Gas Commission’s List of Qualified Suppliers for Site Study Reviews and LNG Facility Permit Submission Design Reviews in partnership with Westmar Advisors Inc. “We’re proud to have our quality people and their depth of experience recognized through this process to […]

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How do you know where you're going if you don't have a map?

They say if you follow your passion, you’ll never work a day in your life. For Robin Glatley, following a lifelong passion for maps and geography has led to a fulfilling career in a highly specialized field. “If you ask either of my parents, I was obsessed with maps as a kid,” says Glatley, GIS […]

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The right place, the right time.

Sometimes the right places just find you. Sarschin Govender admits he took a big leap of faith a few years ago when he moved from South Africa to Canada in search of new adventures. He had no idea at the time exactly where he would end up. “Basically, I just packed two suitcases and headed […]

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Integrity and the pursuit of excellence.

Since the day he decided to leave the security of a larger corporation to venture out on his own, the core values of integrity and respect have successfully steered Rod Phipps through many ups and downs in his pursuit of excellence. Managing Partner at Lauren Services, Phipps says he listened to his entrepreneurial spirit after […]

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Solving problems through diverse perspectives.

Janna Gillick appreciates the value of diverse perspectives when it comes to solving problems. As a senior project manager who has worked in many different environments, she says diverse backgrounds and experiences among team members can help identify opportunities in completely new and different ways. “The way you solve problems is to look at it […]

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The power of team communications.

Dustin Edgren is optimistic about the growth and diversification plans that are gaining traction at Lauren Services, but it didn’t happen overnight. The key to pushing forward through major shifts in the market, economic turbulence and a global pandemic? Building a passionate team aligned to the same values and purpose. “Communications is number one,” says […]