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Fluor Canada’s team includes, from left, Adam MacKay, director of business development, Mariki MacKenzie, manager of engineering, Mark Brown, vice-president and general manager, and Lindsay Gusso, director of human resources.

Joel Schlesinger © Postmedia Network Inc.

Fluor Canada has been helping build the nation for 70 years.

In Alberta and elsewhere, the engineering and construction firm has been a key player in developing oil and gas projects — from pipelines to upgraders, refineries and oilsands developments.

“But we’re also working on a bridge project in Ontario, and for the mining and metal industry in British Columbia,” says Mark Brown, vice-president and general manager of operations in Calgary — home to the multinational’s largest presence in Canada.

Fluor Corporation — its parent company — is based in Texas and has a history stretching back more than a century. But the firm has also had a significant footprint in Calgary since the 1970s.

What’s more, its Calgary offices — which support its workforce of about 2,000 workers in Alberta — are increasingly involved in projects not just within the province.

“We have gone from working on predominantly Alberta-based projects to having our employees here designing and constructing projects everywhere in Canada,” says Adam MacKay, director of business development for Fluor Canada.

Among the more notable projects is the $40-billion liquified natural gas project on British Columbia’s coast.

“We have a phrase we like to use to describe our company’s abilities: Global reach with a local face,” Brown says.

A large focus regarding that “local face” in Calgary and Alberta is working with Indigenous communities to identify economic opportunities while acknowledging and honouring the fundamental treaty rights of First Nations.

Additionally, Fluor Canada is deeply committed to helping others through supporting United Way and other charities in Calgary.

As well its employees are perennial volunteers during the Calgary Stampede, serving free pancake breakfasts daily at Fluor Rope Square in downtown.

For all these reasons, MacKay adds Fluor is a top destination for talent in the city.

“We offer an environment focused on wellness and engagement, and that really helps attract a great number of different people from a variety of skillsets and backgrounds, at any stage of their career.”

 This feature was created by Content Works, Postmedia’s commercial content division, on behalf of Calgary Economic Development.

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