parametrix inspired people blog

Intern Spotlight: Johnathan Tran

8-04-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Johnathan Tran, an intern with our Oregon Community Building team based in Portland. He is from Portland and recently graduated from Portland State University with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering. He is interning at Parametrix as part of the Multiple/Civil Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP) at Portland State University.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

Although I was not able to choose which company I was able to intern at, I was excited to hear that my first summer internship would be with Parametrix, a company that... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Ben Mellott

7-28-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Ben Mellott, an intern with our Bremerton Environmental Planning and Compliance team. He is from University Place, WA and is attending Georgia Tech and Covenant College as part of a five-year dual-degree program. He plans to graduate in Spring 2024 with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

Parametrix is a well-respected firm in the consulting world of the Puget Sound region and beyond, with wonderful people and an excellent work culture. Other consulting professionals... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Brea Jarrell

7-22-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Brea Jarrell, an intern with our Albuquerque Transportation division. She grew up in Albuquerque and is attending University of New Mexico with plans to graduate in the fall of 2024 as a civil engineering major.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

Even before I was considering an internship for this summer, I was in contact with a few of the engineers from the Albuquerque office. I just wanted to get to know a little bit about what they did and how that related back to my course work at UNM. Everything ... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Ryan Cooper

7-15-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Ryan Cooper, an intern with our Spokane Transportation division. He is from Cashmere, WA and is currently attending Gonzaga University, majoring in civil engineering.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

I chose to intern with Parametrix due to the variety of projects they work on and to gain skills and insights for the engineering profession I’m entering soon.

What would you like to accomplish during your internship?

During my time in this internship, I would like to hone my skills as an engineer an... (more)

 

Employee-Owner Spotlight: Omar Masood, PE

7-11-2022

Omar Masood is an engineer with Parametrix's Portland Community Building Team. He has nine years of industry experience and has worked at Parametrix for one year. He recently earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license. We asked him about his career, favorite project, and advice for others pursuing their PE license.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?             

I always loved math, physics, and earth science classes in high school, which led me to studying civil engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The idea that engineers assess important needs and provide efficient solutions across different facets of society made me want to become a civil engineer. Knowing the design effort that went into a roadway or sidewalk that people use all the time without realizing how much it takes to construct ... (more)

 

Intern Spotlight: Nicole Chen

7-08-2022

We're thrilled to have several interns joining us at Parametrix this summer! We strive to provide challenging, hands-on project experience to students entering our industry. Inspiring young professionals early in their career is critical for the future of our profession and for our purpose of restoring the health of the planet for future generations.

Meet Nicole Chen, an intern with our Puyallup Water division. She is from Mercer Island, WA and recently graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering with an emphasis in Environmental Engineering.

Why did you choose an internship at Parametrix?

I chose to intern at Parametrix because I have grown up in the Pacific Northwest learning about Lake Washington and the surrounding environment and I want to help leave a lasting impact on the place I’ve called home for the past 20+ years. ... (more)

 

Employee-Owner Spotlight: Michael Jones, PE

7-06-2022

Michael Jones is an engineer with the Salt Lake City Transportation team. He has four years of industry experience and has worked at Parametrix for nearly two years. He recently earned his Professional Engineer (PE) license. We asked him about his career, favorite project, and advice for others pursuing their PE license.

Tell us about your professional background.

I graduated with my Master’s with an emphasis in Hydraulics from Utah State University in 2019. I had an internship that switched to full-time status at another consulting firm where I did roadway engineering for several large freeway projects. In November 2020 I moved to Parametrix to help create vibrant, sustainable communities through engineering.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

I come from a family of blue-collar workers so the only professions I knew about ... (more)

 

Pride Month Employee-Owner Spotlight: Emily McKernan

6-29-2022

During Pride Month, we are sharing the stories of LGBTQ+ employee-owners at Parametrix. Today we wrap up the month with Emily McKernan, who is a Senior Administrative Assistant for Parametrix's Portland and Vancouver offices and is part of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She has worked at Parametrix for 4 years.

Tell us about your career. What do you do? Tell us about a project you’re working on currently or a project you have worked on that you’re proud of. 

My background is in English/Creative Writing and Theatre, but I have worked as an office professional for over 10 years. I’ve been at Parametrix for four of those years and am the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Portland and Vancouver offices. I do a little bit of everything, but I suppose the things I am most proud of in my time here were being involved in the 2020 Labor Day Fire Cleanup project with... (more)

 

Pride Month Employee-Owner Spotlight: Jo Johnson

6-28-2022

During Pride Month, we are sharing the stories of LGBTQ+ employee-owners at Parametrix. Meet Joanna (Jo) Johnson, a transportation engineer based in Bremerton, WA. Jo has worked at Parametrix for over 3 years.

Tell us about your career. What do you do? 

Born and raised in Washington, I have my bachelor’s in civil engineering from Saint Martin’s University in Lacey. I started my engineering career as a geotech field engineer and only lasted one construction season. Realizing the physical and travel demand of field work wasn’t for me, I applied for an entry level engineer position in the Parametrix Bremerton office.

Tell us about a project you’re working on currently or a project you have worked on that you’re proud of. <... (more)

 

Pride Month Employee-Owner Spotlight: Chloe Nichol

6-23-2022

During Pride Month we are sharing the stories of LGBTQ+ employee-owners at Parametrix. Meet Chloe Nichol, an engineer with the Bremerton, WA environmental planning and compliance team. She recently moved to the Puget Sound region from Portland, OR. She joined Parametrix in January 2021.

Tell us about your career. What do you do? Tell us about a project you’re working on currently or a project you have worked on that you’re proud of.

Parametrix is the first engineering company I have worked with out of college. I started in the Oregon water group during COVID and have since moved to the Bremerton EP&C group. Both groups have consistently provided me work for most of my time at Parametrix and I am always excited to get to think through new types of projects.

One of the most interesting projects I had the opportunity to assist with required the development of a... (more)