Ruby Kim

Senior Transportation Engineer
ME BE (Hons)
Direct: +64 9 320 5011

About Ruby

Ruby is a Transportation Engineer and studied her undergraduate degree in Auckland and Masters Degree abroad in Munich, Germany. She began her career in in our Christchurch office in 2013 and moved to Auckland a year later. Ruby is specifically experienced in development planning, local and regional Planning and also transport and land use modelling. She is motivated to do good work and help clients by providing best engineering practice.

What Ruby has to say:

What made you decide to become a Transportation Engineer?

My interest in transport sparked while completing my BE(Hons) degree at the University of Auckland. Having lived across a lot of Auckland, both suburban and central, I developed an interest for anything related to mobility and accessibility.

What did you do before joining Abley?

I joined Abley as a graduate back in 2013, left do to my Masters’ and OE in Germany and then came back again very recently! So -  as to what I’ve been doing before joining Abley again, is experiencing the world and learning from it.

What does a typical day in the office include?

It is always a mix and never quiet. Since I have been back I have already been juggling a few projects involving a bit of regional transport plan reviewing, assessing transport effects of developments and deciding where to place bus stops for new public transport networks.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I love that everything I do helps people one way or another. Whether it’s looking at short-term and long-term plans, reviewing a development or putting down new bus stops and shelters.

What’s the most challenging thing about your job?

Making time to do everything to perfection. I am aware that my analysis, assessment and decision on something can have a butterfly effect! So, having confidence in what I do and doing it right is always where most of my brainpower and energy goes.

What’s been your career highlight so far?

Starting a career in my desired field (transport, obviously), going away to complete a Masters’ degree, and being able to come back to my old desk and hit the ground running, has been great.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I intended to kill off my travel bug only to realise that every time I travel I have in actual fact been feeding it - so yes, a cliché but…travelling. My other day to day hobbies are swimming and trying new foods.