Priya Thakur

Transportation Graduate (Invercargill)

Venturing out into the field – now that’s a way to liven up a day in the office!

Priya’s main role in the Invercargill office is to plan the alteration or modification of existing transportation structures to improve their safety or function, so she often gets out and about.

Priya is confident that a large variety of work is what yields the most growth for an individual – making WSP Opus just the right place to be.

“Happy employees provide better customer service – so it’s a win-win situation.”

Priya did her research before joining WSP Opus – she was encouraged to join the firm by our approach to employee wholeness, and our commitment to putting employees’ happiness first.

The really great part? That people here celebrate the achievements of the firm and its employees, and that everyone is willing to support one another.

 

 

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

8:00am

Biking or walking to work makes me happier and healthier!

My commute involves a walk along the river.  I feel very lucky to live on a beautiful river which is in walking distance to the WSP Opus office.

10:00am

I'm out of the office now, checking the dimensions of one of our bridges.

WSP Opus offers a complete range of bridge design & has unrivaled experience working with bridges in NZ. I love going out for inspections – I get to see around beautiful Southland!

11:00am

Onsite now completing the traffic count summary report for a client meeting.

This is undertaken automatically by detecting passing vehicles. Metro counts offer a larger product range of traffic counters for monitoring vehicles, bikes and pedestrians.

It’s great being able to put my degree into practice!

12:00pm

Out for team lunch today!

I love getting to meet people from different disciplines and working with colleagues in far-flung departments. Today I’m having lunch with my team – it’s great to foster deeper work relationships and boost productivity.

1:30pm

Time to process overweight permit applications.

WSP Opus processes overweight permit applications  for our clients which means understanding general mass weight limits on our roads. This is to protect our road network, if your vehicle exceeds the load limits you need to apply for an overweight permit before you travel. Maximum weight limits for vehicles are set out in the land transport rule.

2:00pm

Catching up with my manager for a coffee meeting!

Today were talking about industry insights and ideas for the company. My team at WSP Opus use specific techniques to make sure everyone in the group meets the defined goals, nobody gets to slack off!

4:00pm

Now I've got the opportunity to work with Laurence Harrow from WSP Opus Research.

Lawrence has 40 years’ of experience and knowledge. Today we’re looking at the forward work programme.

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6:00pm

My Dad used to tell me “You never regret playing sports”!

Time for a game of netball with my WSP Opus netball team. It’s great to make new friends and win some matches. Playing with my team mates gives me self-confidence and determination. And I’ve learnt about teamwork – there really is no ‘I’ in team and success is definitely a dish best shared with others!

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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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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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