This month, we spoke with Kingsley Fixon, Contracts Manager. Kingsley joined Bouygues over 19 years ago as an apprentice, moving to Canada in 2016. Kingsley is an asset to the team, and currently manages operational activities in Eastern Canada.

Who are you and what do you do?

I am currently a Contracts Manager. I manage a number of FM contracts in Ontario, where we work hand in hand with our sister company Plan Group. I also work with our Business Development team to help develop and conceive new business  in the Ontario market.

What led you to your current role?

I began my career in the UK as a mechanical apprentice. I was a 16 year old looking towards an career in the Engineering sector, as I always had a passion for this field. The Bouygues Apprenticeship gave me the ability to grow not only in the technical/ theoretical knowledge of Electro-Mechanical Engineering but also provided valuable experience working as part of a team; meeting deadlines in a fast pasted environment.

After 14 years in the UK, I was given the opportunity to transfer to Canada, where I worked as the Contract Manager at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre in BC (western Canada). Three and a half years later I transferred to Toronto (eastern Canada) where I now manage multiple FM contracts.

What challenges have you faced this year?

The pandemic has affected everyone; it has been a challenging year for us all. I’m grateful to be supported by a team that truly understands and works in partnership with our staff and clients during these difficult times.

What are you most proud of since working at Bouygues?

This year is my 19th year with Bouygues, and in that time I’ve worked in two continents across a varied range of positions. In all of these, I have had the opportunity work across a number of different business groups, as we work to further develop our north American presence.

What are the benefits of career mobility?

One of the key features of working for a global company such as Bouygues, is the opportunity to work across a wide spectrum of business sectors in different countries. I have been extremely fortunate to have been able to be part of a group that has allowed me the grow within the company and experience living/working in different countries.