Fatima Campbell | Project Administrator
The Construction Field Does Not Have One Face, but Takes on a Multitude of Dimensions.
Meet Fatima Campbell a Project Administrator at Kensington Glass Arts. Fatima has been working at KGa for the last year and was kind enough to share with us what her duties are as a Project Administrator and how she got into the construction field. Thanks Fatima!
1. What does a day in the life of a Project Administrator for KGa look like?
I like to get into the office and start to check the piles of emails before my Project Manager and team starts to contact me. A lot of my focus is on the outcomes of our projects. This means making sure orders are entered, vendors are followed-up on and my team having the support and tools they need for success. Additionally, I assist my Project Manager with change orders, pre-billing work and overall aiding in tracking our jobs. I make sure that we are staying on budget, watching for price changed and ultimately being the glue that holds it all together.
2. Why did you choose a career in construction?
The career path chose me. I previously worked in technology and biosciences that dealt with manufacturing, process and project management. Although it was a heavy chemistry and electrical background, the life cycle of a project is eventually the same despite the components varying.
3. How many women work in your department?
We have only 1 female Project Manager, 1 Executive Project Administrator and additionally 2 other female Project Administrators.
4. What do you love about working at Kensington Glass Arts, Inc.?
I love working in an environment that strives for amazing goals and one that cheers on the success of their employees.
5. What advice do you have for women who want to get started with a career in construction?
I think women should not fear doing what is perceived to be a male dominated field. Statistically, the National Association of Women in Construction cites that at least 45% of Sales & Office employees are women and another 31% are in Professional Management. The construction field does not have one face, but takes on a multitude of dimensions.