Hanson’s Lauren Schroedter, P.E., is one of 10 women who have been named to Railway Track & Structures magazine’s first Women in Railroad Engineering list. Profiles of each of the women who have made impacts in their fields and within the firms they work for are featured in the magazine’s July issue.
Lauren started her career at Hanson in 2006 as an intern. She became a full-time employee in 2009, began leading Hanson’s Seattle regional office in 2016, was named the company’s railway discipline manager in 2019 and was elected an assistant vice president in 2020.
“Based in our Seattle regional office, Lauren is an essential member of our railway team in the Pacific Northwest, helping us serve our railroad clients, including several Class I railroads, there and across the country,” Mat Fletcher, P.E., S.E., a senior vice president and Hanson’s railway market principal, said in the nomination.
She has worked on numerous track, bridge and telecommunication projects over the years for BNSF Railway Co., including a $130 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded capacity improvement project in Kelso and Kalama, the expansion of the Orillia Auto Yard in Renton and additional bridges to relieve rail traffic congestion in Sandpoint, Idaho, which includes a 4,800-foot-plus bridge over Lake Pend Oreille.