Employee Spotlight: Shams Khan
At KBD, our employees are the backbone of our business, allowing us to provide superior performance and excellent service to our clients. This month, we would like to shine the spotlight on Shams Khan.
Khan been employed at KBD for 29 years, starting as a Superintendent in 1987. He is now a Project Manager / Project Superintendent, responsible for running the day-to-day operations and managing the project on the construction site.
In an interview, Shams shares his 29 year experience with KBD:
Q:How long have you worked for KBD?
A:It will be 29 years in November 2016.
Q:What do you do when you're not at work? (Tell us about any activities or hobbies you enjoy.)
A:Travel, Watch TV and Movies, Read Technical/Trade Publications related to construction.
Q:What do you like most about KBD?
A:Work Ethics and our Workplace Culture - Working in KBD feels like working in a family business.
Q:What is your proudest moment at KBD?
A:Completing 25 years and getting a Rolex watch as a recognition.
Q:What has been your favorite project?
A:First/ Business Class Lounge Terminal One for Japan Airline at JFK, New York.
Q:What do you find the most challenging at KBD?
A:Starting construction on a very short notice.
Q:How has KBD helped you in your career development?
A:Trusting and assigning responsibilities on different kinds of projects, which provided opportunities to diversify my portfolio
Q:How do you balance your career at KBD and family?
A:My significant other chose to stay home and raise our offspring which provided me peace of mind to spend required time to complete my projects.
Q:What do you feel is the most important aspect of your job?
A:Maintaining pleasant relations with clients regarding budget and schedule.
Q:What advice do you have for prospective KBD candidates?
A:KBD is a company that greatly focuses on learning and personal development. They will always provide the necessary training and mentoring to hone or improve ones skills in their respective area. Working in KBD feels like working in a family business.