I've seldom seen such ineffective group as the new HR leadership at Fluor. Seriously, who puts people in charge with no or very little project experience? They are utterly disconnected from how things are done in the field, which means that any advice or direction given by them can be immediately thrown into trash with other similarly valuable items. There's not a chance things will change, either. Everybody who gets promoted gets their new position thanks to likability and nepotism instead of knowledge and experience. With leadership like that, no wonder we have more and more layoffs.
The reason project experience is not important at Fluor is because the CEO has no personal experience doing engineering, design, or construction. Managing something you have never done is difficult.