Railway Inspection Engineer
M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, UIUC (USA)
I have started my career at a young firm offering track inspection services to the railway industry in Brazil. Additionally, I manage a platform for technical knowledge about the Brazilian railway industry www.UniversidadeFerroviaria.com.br
Why did you choose to work for the rail industry?
I strongly believe in a prosper future for my country. A more robust railway system is the first step to alleviate traffic in highly congested roadways and increase logistics efficiency.
What inspired you at the time and what influenced your choice?
A relentless search for a worthwhile field of work/study where I could make the difference for the next generations.
How does it feel to be in the rail industry? Are your expectations fulfilled?
Not yet. I still have a long way to go to get where I want to be.
What are the challenges?
In terms of Brazil, historical burden, different gauges, highly degraded infrastructure, unprofitable lines, lack of skilled workers, among others.
What is a talent? Why the rail industry should engage with talents?
Talent is… someone with passion to improve the current state of its working field. A person capable of achieving high goals with limited resources.