Production Engineer / NDT Ultrasonic inspector in Mota-Engil
MSc in Civil Engineering (expertise in transportation, transport infrastructures and systems)
Railway construction, renewal and maintenance
Why did you choose to work for the rail industry?
The rail industry is a world of opportunities taking into account the complexity and specificity of all systems that constitute this way of transportation.
What inspired you at the time and what influenced your choice?
It is fascinating that a way of transportation which in the past was used to separate countries in Europe, through the use of different gauges, now is a way of promoting connectivity between them and their people. Moreover, the rail industry has been achieving a remarkable development especially since the last forty years and is nowadays far from being a finished product. In fact, the innovation and the evolution to new systems and productive methods will for sure contribute to the growth and the affirmation of this transportation mode in the European and world contexts.
How does it feel to be in the rail industry? Are your expectations fulfilled?
It is always gratifying to work on what we like. When we are in the rail industry our expectations are never 100% fulfilled. This industry comprises a lot of complex systems and when we start to know more about them we realize that there is always much more to learn…
What are the challenges?
The major challenge is the continuation of the learning process with curiosity, patience and passion.
What is a talent? Why the rail industry should engage with talents?
In my opinion talent is the ability of applying all you learn in the creation of value. The rail industry should promote the interaction between all their members, from the youngest to the oldest. It is the only way to share knowledge and guarantee the future of the industry.