Bridget Southey-Jensen

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Bridget Southey-Jensen

Transportation Engineer

About Bridget:

Bridget completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Hons) at the University of Canterbury. Bridget is currently learning a broad range of skills and is thoroughly enjoying the opportunities given to her whilst working at Ableys. Her particular interests lie in strategic planning. 

What Bridget had to say:

What made you decide to become a Transportation Engineer?

I am a practical person who loves problem solving. I think that the transportation industry appealed because the issue of how we move from place to place is a problem that everyone tackles every day. Choices made when travelling are affected by behavioural and cultural factors which means that even the most straightforward problems have a degree of complexity.

What did you do before joining Abley?

Before joining Abley I was at the University of Canterbury completing my degree in Civil Engineering. As a part of my degree I completed work experience at roading contractors in the Wairarapa and Wellington.

What does a typical day in the office include?

A typical day includes a mix of technical work and report write up, lending a hand to people whenever I can.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Being surrounded by such a great group of people. The team are very supportive and there is also some hilarious office chat!

What’s the most challenging thing about your job?

As a graduate, I’m constantly being thrown new challenges which often means a lot of learning! It can be a lot to process but it’s also great to learn new skills.

What’s been your career highlight so far?

Completing my degree on time with quality work despite a number of challenges in my personal life at the time.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

In my spare time I play, umpire and coach netball. I also enjoy cooking/baking and am a volunteer with my local civil defence welfare team.