Becky completed an honours degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Canterbury at the end of 2017. During her studies she became really interested in transport and is enjoying having the opportunity to develop her transportation engineering skills.
What made you decide to become a Transportation Engineer?
Transportation engineering stood out to me because of its complexity and incorporation of both human and technical factors. Having had the opportunity to travel and live overseas really emphasised how transportation and society shape each other. I am excited to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s daily lives. In particular, I want to enable people to use more sustainable transport choices.
What did you do before joining Abley?
This is my first permanent full-time role. Throughout university I had various student roles involving traffic surveys, structural design and project management.
What does a typical day in the office include?
There isn’t really a ‘typical’ day! Each day has a different mix of work, whether its attending meetings with clients, technical design work or report writing.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I really enjoy the variety of projects and the supportive and collaborative work environment. There’s always someone who is keen to teach me something new!
What’s the most challenging thing about your job?
Being a recent graduate means that the office is full of knowledge, techniques and skills for me to learn. I enjoy knowing that everyday will have a fresh challenge for me.
What’s been your career highlight so far?
A real highlight so far was doing a semester of my degree on exchange in Sweden. Studying courses such as Integrated Design opened my eyes to the broader aspects of engineering projects and inspired me to follow the Transportation path. It was also great to experience living in Sweden for several months!
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love giving new things a go, catching up with friends and exploring new places whenever I can. At the moment a lot of my spare time is taken up by rowing, which I really enjoy.