Title: Senior Project Manager
Company: Rosendin Electric, Inc., Arlington, Va
Kevin Clement, who has several family members in the electrical industry, has always been interested in engineering and construction. Prior to working full-time, his interest in the electrical industry was validated by two internships with electrical contractors.
Born in Rochester, N.Y., he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University. At Penn State, the architectural engineering program focused on team projects requiring members to solve problems. Now at Rosendin, he was selected to be a part of the Rosendin Leadership Academy to further grow his skill set.
“I believe what sets me apart from young professionals in the electrical trade is constantly listening to others,” he says. “I also look at challenges and failures as opportunities to further develop personally as well as a team.”
On a typical day, he starts out on the job site interacting with the field leadership team. Some of his other key responsibilities include negotiating contracts and change orders, working with the BIM/field team to organize the installation, and coordinating the electrical construction activities with the customer and field team.
“My responsibilities have changed from being more task-oriented to managing multiple people to successfully complete projects,” he says.
As a senior project manager, he enjoys working with customers to develop and improve the electrical design and prefabricate more components of the electrical work. Currently, he is finishing up a 430,000-sq-ft data center while starting two other data center projects.
In the future, he sees himself as a leader in the industry who is continuously pushing the boundaries of the electrical contracting industry.
“I plan to reach this goal by continuing to be a hard worker with a focus on building the people on our team while delivering value to our customers,” he says.