Vitor Guimaraes

Meet Our People: Vitor Guimaraes Project Engineer (PC Monitoring)

Originally from Portugal, Vitor joined Plowman Craven’s PC Monitoring team in 2016 with more than 10 years’ industry experience. Currently a Project Engineer, Vitor's goal is to become a Project Manager.
So, what exactly do you do then?

I work for Plowman Craven’s PC Monitoring division, helping provide clients with highly-accurate monitoring and measurement of buildings or infrastructure that could be affected by construction activity.

What does a typical day look like?

Typically, it is a mixture of office and site work. So that involves collating and delivering our monitoring reports, as well as scheduling staff according to the project needs. I will also attend site for the installation and maintenance of automated, geotechnical and environmental equipment.

What do you like most about your job?

Starting a project, installing the equipment and seeing the project develop. I also enjoy verifying and cross-referencing monitoring movements with site works, before finally discussing the data with clients that appreciate the importance of monitoring data.

What’s your proudest achievement?

Probably the fact that having arrived in London from another country I have adapted and been able to increase my experience and knowledge in a different environment. I also hope that I have made a contribution to PC Monitoring being able to continue to push boundaries.

Why did you choose this field of work?

I am a Geological engineer by trade so I am very passionate about soil and structural movements. Monitoring is very good fit!

What are the most important attributes for your role?

Understanding monitoring and which types of activity would suit a particular project obviously help… but more generally it’s about attention to detail, good analytical skills and taking pride in delivering a report to a high standard that can stand up to scrutiny from the client.

What’s been your favourite project?

Fielden House was great. It’s in a very sensitive location next to the Shard and involved automated, manual and geotechnical monitoring, meaning that we were constantly cross-referencing data from different sources and contrasting it with site works development.

Property Fielden House Shard
What's so great about working for Plowman Craven?

I enjoy the feeling of not being just another employee – but actually being valued. The staff are all very approachable, we all get on well in the PC Monitoring team and it's a really relaxed working environment.

What are you like to work with?

I don’t really know… but I’d like to think am easy to approach, a team player and capable of listening to any concerns, observations or even criticisms.

What are your passions outside work?

Swimming, being outdoors, reading.

Do you have a favourite quote or saying?

It is what it is!

Staff Vitor Guimares
​I enjoy the feeling of not being just another employee – but actually being valued. The staff are all very approachable, we all get on well and it's a really relaxed working environment. Vitor Guimaraes, Project Engineer (PC Monitoring) - Plowman Craven

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