Oliver Parris-Piper

Civil Graduate (Christchurch)

Although he only joined WSP Opus a short while ago, Oliver’s already started making the most of the graduate programme, receiving mentoring from senior level engineers.

However, he’s also noticed just how different full-time work is from studying at university – dealing with real clients and making sure you meet deadlines puts pressure on you to perform, but it also gives you a much better understanding of the work you are doing.

Working on the redevelopment of Scott Base in Antarctica has been a real highlight, especially given the range of engineering challenges and hurdles.

“Teamwork is crucial in real world engineering projects, so prepare yourself to work with a variety of different people.”

Oliver is constantly wowed by the great atmosphere in the office. He appreciates the balance of personalities at WSP Opus, from technical experts through to people in managerial roles.

 

Follow Oliver’s day in the life of a WSP Opus grad

7:30am

Got to work early this morning to go for a run around Hagley Park.

Awesome having an office so close to the park! The team recently ran the City 2 Surf Event in Christchurch together.

8:30am

Pushing on with the concept design for the redevelopment of Scott Base in Antarctica.

10:00am

Weekly resource meeting to discuss ongoing projects and upcoming deadlines.

11:00am

Catch up with Senior Engineer Chris Johnson to get his advice on a project.

Awesome to have Chris as a mentor in the team with 51 years of infrastructure experience at Opus.

12:00pm

Lunchtime.

I’m in the office staffroom playing a few games of pool.

1:30pm

Taking a WSP Opus vehicle out to a site this afternoon.

I’m going to do some construction monitoring for a project the team has been working on.

3:30pm

Helping out the Christchurch office social club.

I’m involved in organising a mountain biking event at Adventure Park during the weekend.

Here’s photo of us up the Port Hills!

4:15pm

Stoked to deliver a design project this afternoon!

Very satisfying ticking it off the team’s schedule planner.

6:00pm

End of a long day at work.

Catching up with a few workmates with a few drinks on the balcony of the top floor.

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Foram Mehta Mahida doesn't she looks like you?

Dia Lathiya Golakiya can you believe she just looks like me 🙄

Time for a break - and a little bit of friendly competition! Check-out what Oliver gets up to at lunchtime. https://bit.ly/2GLjfrp
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Were down in Christchurch today with Oliver, one of our Civil Graduates. Not one for sitting around, hes already been for a run! And right now, you could say hes working on something thatll cool him down. Curious? Head over to https://bit.ly/2qh4DcQ and see what hes up to.
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We're down in Christchurch today with Oliver, one of our Civil Graduates. Not one for sitting around, he's already been for a run! And right now, you could say he's working on something that'll cool him down. Curious? Head over to bit.ly/2qh4DcQ and see what he's up to.
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Big day out cheese!

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting a behind-the-scenes view of life as a WSP Opus grad this week! Is it getting you thinking about how good life really can be after Uni? Tomorrow we’ll meet Oliver, one of our Civil Graduates from Christchurch – he’s looking forward to sharing his Monday with us all! 
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#careersthatmatter

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting a behind-the-scenes view of life as a WSP Opus grad this week! Is it getting you thinking about how good life really can be after Uni? Tomorrow we’ll meet Oliver, one of our Civil Graduates from Christchurch – he’s looking forward to sharing his Monday with us all!
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beavo Oliver Parris-Piper

Looking forward to this!!

Is he available for a Q&A opportunity?

Hi WSP Opus Careers I’m unable to attend this event tomorrow but would like to ask Oliver where he gets his hair cut?

Impreza or lancer?

Oliver

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