Puyallup, WA – Tom Swartout, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer based out of the firm’s Puyallup office. He has over 20 years of experience as a process engineer specializing in municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment processes and infrastructure.
Swartout comes to Parametrix from the City of Olympia where he provided technical planning and engineering support to the City’s wastewater and drinking water utilities for more than five years. In this role he served as Project Owner of capital facilities projects, author of annual capital facilities plans, and primary technical resource for vertical assets. Swartout co-authored the City of Olympia Water System Plan and Wastewater Management Plan. Additionally, he championed the piloting and implementation of an ozone-based odor control system for a problematic sewer and lift station, saving the City over $100,000 annually in eliminated chemical and media costs.
Prior to his recent municipal service, Swartout spent 13 years in the private sector, working for Brown and Caldwell, CH2M HILL OMI, and CH2M HILL, providing environmental engineering and operations and maintenance consulting services to local and federal government, sanitation authorities, and private industry. His experience includes process design and modeling, bid-phase support, construction services, process checkout and startup, process control, optimization and troubleshooting, and operator training.
At Parametrix, Swartout joins the firm’s water solutions facilities group and will be providing engineering services to public and private clients throughout Washington state.
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