A Day in the Life with Eleanor Geary

We caught up with Assistant Transport Planner Eleanor Geary who joined us in July 2022 as part of Paul Basham Associates' Graduate intake for 2022-23. Here's what a typical day looks like for her.

"I joined Paul Basham Associates in July 2022 whilst finishing my Master’s degree at the University of Portsmouth. I was part of the Graduate Training Programme alongside three other graduates which provided me with key training tools for Transport Planning, as well as working on several projects across a variety of sectors; including Residential, Student Accommodation and Care Homes. On top of this I have since started to project manage and have aided on numerous Travel Plan Coordination (TPC) sites across the South Coast.

A normal day would start with making a list of work which I may have from the week or day before, followed by checking my emails for any new work or updates to current projects. I will then consolidate this into a list of tasks for the day and week, numbering them based on deadlines. I will also ensure I have checked our Travel Plan inbox for any emails which may have come in from residents for any of the TPC jobs I manage or assist on.            

As well as my work within the office, I enjoy attending site visits for both TPC and other projects, enabling me to grasp a better understanding of the site I am working on.

In January 2024 I was promoted to Assistant Transport Planner! This is an exciting next step in my career and I look forward to developing my skills and knowledge further."