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 Abley. Her particular interests lie in strategic planning.
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 in the office for me includes a mix of technical work, reviewing work and communicating with clients and colleagues.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I really enjoy the variety of work I get to be involved in, working across most transport services we offer. I also am very appreciative of the collaborative work environment / team culture!
What’s been your career highlight so far?
In my first year as a graduate I was offered the opportunity to prepare a conference presentation on a topic I knew nothing about – with only 3 days notice! However I embraced the challenge and the presentation went really well.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Netball is one of my major passions in life! I am involved on the administrative side in my capacity as the Club Captain of UC Netball Club and I also play and coach netball.