João Quintela

Good planning, great results.

João is an Engineer from Porto with a strong analytical mindset. His first job was in an emblematic construction company, Teixeira Duarte. His biggest achievement was to shift from project management at the office to project management at the construction site. An unusual step which led him to assume a greater responsibility in the company - the 110M€ power reinforcement of a large Portuguese dam. A 5 year-long project where João had the chance to test and perfect all his competencies. His strongest assets, planning and achieving, are a reflection of his Engineering background. João is now taking his career in a different direction, working as a consultant in a management and maintenance software start-up. Detail-oriented and balanced, he is keen on evaluating situations and solving problems.

An engineer with a natural inclination for strategy, to relax João loves to play Catan, a strategy board game. João’s anchor is his family and, whilst very dedicated to work, he loves playing with his daughter and hanging out with friends. João is a grounded person who believes that betting in family success is the best career move a man can make because, eventually, the rest will follow.


Nationality Portuguese
Languages Portuguese, English

Main skills

Critical thinking

Problem solving

Decision making

Logical & analytical reasoning

Deliberative

Planner

Disciplined

Projects

‘Aliados’ Underground Metro Station (Civil Engineering MSc Thesis)

Power reinforcement of Salamonde Dam” (Project Management)

Future Professional Interests

Strategic planning

Project management

Consulting

Facility management

Logistics

Career Goals

Achieve a successful and challenging career while keeping a healthy work-life balance. João likes waking up every day and feeling motivated to be at his very best performance and delivering a meaningful work.

Likes & Curiosities

Play cards

Attend soccer matches

Travelling

Cinema

Science

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Albert Einstein

Timeline
2016
Enrolment in the Executive MBA @ Porto Business School
2015
Birth of his daughter
2011
Managed a large dimension project - Barragem de Salamonde
2008
Master (Final Project Metro do Porto)
First job - Lisbon Project Department in Teixeira Duarte
2007
Degree in Civil Enginering
Achiever
Learner
Analytical
Deliberative
Discipline

Top 5
Strengths

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