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.
Languages Portuguese, English
Logical & analytical reasoning
‘Aliados’ Underground Metro Station (Civil Engineering MSc Thesis)
Power reinforcement of Salamonde Dam” (Project Management)
Future Professional Interests
Career GoalsAchieve 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
Attend soccer matches
“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.”
First job - Lisbon Project Department in Teixeira Duarte