Laura Aiken


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Laura Aiken
Job Title: 
Turnover Manager, Pennsylvania Chemicals Project
Company or Organization: 
Bechtel
Originally from the UK, Laura Aiken joined Bechtel in 2011 after graduating from the University of Bath with a Masters of Chemical Engineering, and has worked across design engineering, construction, commissioning and startup, on gas processing, liquefied natural gas, and petrochemicals projects in the UK, USA, and Australia. As the Turnover Manager on the Pennsylvania Chemicals Project, Laura and her team drive work processes and automation to ensure complete, quality, and timely handover of construction and commissioning scope to Bechtel’s customer. Laura has held several Business Resource Group leadership positions, most recently the Global Chair of Women@Bechtel, and currently acts as a board advisor. She is passionate about empowering women and girls with the tools they need to navigate the challenges often faced in STEM fields. Alongside her work for Bechtel, Laura leads yoga and leadership retreats for women designed to empower them to thrive in work and in life. Laura is a registered Professional Engineer in Texas, a Chartered Chemical Engineer (CEng), and is a Professional Member of the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, and a Chartered member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.