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Mike Olsson

PCL Construction Vice President, Human Resources and Professional Development


As vice president of Human Resources and Professional Development for PCL Construction, Mike is responsible for all of the Human Resources and Professional development activities, services and products the team delivers. PCL is the 6th largest contracting organization is the United States and is the largest in Canada. PCL’s 4500+ staff professionals and 10,000+ hourly tradespeople are involved with more than 700 projects at any one time ranging in value from $20,000 to over 1 billion across the civil, heavy industrial and commercial buildings markets.

Mike has over 20 years of experience in the leadership, professional development, and human resources fields. He credits ‘terrible handwriting’ as the catalyst to a career with PCL that began in 2005 as a training consultant. Mike was quickly named the HRPD manager for Canadian Industrial and from 2005 to 2014, he helped triple the size of the Canadian Industrial professional and administrative salaried staff to almost 1200 people. With a passion for leadership development, Mike became an instructor of PCL’s flagship leadership course in 2010, and in 2012 took over governance of the initiative.

Current focuses for Mike include the launch of PCL newly established Leadership Academy, various performance management initiatives and the roll-out of a new HCM system.