parametrix inspired people blog

Meet Parametrix’s 2021 Employee-Owner of the Year: Anne Timmermans

11-19-2021

Each year, we select an employee-owner who exemplifies our core values of integrity, compassion, collaboration, fun, inclusion, client service, and employee-ownership. This individual is voted on by their fellow employee-owners and then selected by our regional and operations leadership teams. This year, Anne Timmermans, a Senior Consultant from our Seattle office, was selected as Employee-Owner of the Year! As such, she will serve as the employee-owner representative on the Parametrix Board of Directors for the next year.

Anne has been with Parametrix for four and a half years. She is a highly experienced construction manager whose project experience totals over $2 billion in capital construction in the Pacific Northwest. She was recently appointed to the Construction Management Association of America Board of Directors for 2019–2022. She is a recipient of the 2012 Building Design & Construction Magazine “40... (more)

 

Inspired People: Jackie Kuechenmeister Talks Transportation, Grants in Nevada

11-12-2021

In this new series, meet the Inspired People of Parametrix! We’ll chat with them about their role, what they’re currently working on, market trends, advice, and what they enjoy doing outside of work.

Today, meet Jackie Kuechenmeister, a Senior Planner with our Nevada Transportation team, working remotely from her home in Arizona. She has been with Parametrix for nearly 3 years and has 16 years of industry experience.

 

Tell us about your role at Parametrix.

I am a transportation planner, working for the Nevada office. I work on a range of projects, mostly for regional and statewide agencies, that set the foundation for future transportation investments. This ranges from high-level visioning, conducting data-driven analyses, and engaging with the community, to working with entities to apply for grant funding, prioritizing project lists for implementation, or communicating ... (more)

 

Meet Our New PE: Kallyse Crawford

10-25-2021

Kallyse Crawford is a transportation engineer based out of our Bremerton, WA office. She joined Parametrix in February 2020 and has 3 years of industry experience. She recently earned her Professional Engineer license. We asked her a few questions about her career, future goals, and advice for others pursuing their PE license.


Tell us about your professional background.

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and attended a very small school there. When it came time to choosing a college, I decided I wanted more of that small campus feel and ended up at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Something that drew me there was their 5 year Integrated Business & Engineering Honors Program, which is a special curriculum where students earn two bachelor’s degrees, one in their engineering track and one in business, which was geared towards engineering. Lucky for me, I... (more)

 

Spotlight on Transit: Alicia McIntire

9-09-2021

Transit systems improve livability, provide affordable mobility, manage congestion, and lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. From initial system planning and securing environmental approvals, through design and assistance with operations, Parametrix partners with agencies on all types of transit systems—commuter rail, light rail, heavy rail, bus rapid transit, streetcar, and ferry systems.

In this series, we’ll feature some of the employee-owners at Parametrix who are shaping our transit systems. Today, meet Alicia McIntire. Alicia is a Senior Planner based out of Seattle, WA. She has 25 years of experience in transit, including transit system planning and multimodal, pedestrian, and bicycle plans.

How did you become interested in transit and transportation?

I have loved transit ever since I ... (more)

 

Spotlight on Transit: Joel Theodore, PE

9-07-2021

Transit systems improve livability, provide affordable mobility, manage congestion, and lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. From initial system planning and securing environmental approvals, through design and assistance with operations, Parametrix partners with agencies on all types of transit systems—commuter rail, light rail, heavy rail, bus rapid transit, streetcar, and ferry systems.

In this series, we’ll feature some of the employee-owners at Parametrix who are shaping our transit systems. Today, meet Joel Theodore, PE. Joel is a Senior Consultant based out of Seattle, WA. He has over 20 years of experience and has been with Parametrix for over 3 years. He provides design, project management, and project controls services for major transportation projects with a specialization in transit.

How did you beco... (more)

 

Spotlight on Transit: Darby Watson, AICP

8-27-2021

Transit systems improve livability, provide affordable mobility, manage congestion, and lower energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. From initial system planning and securing environmental approvals, through design and assistance with operations, Parametrix partners with agencies on all types of transit systems—commuter rail, light rail, heavy rail, bus rapid transit, streetcar, and ferry systems.

In this series, we’ll feature some of the employee-owners at Parametrix who are shaping our transit systems. Today, meet Darby Watson, AICP. Darby leads our Puget Sound Transportation and Community Building divisions as Vice President. She has been with Parametrix for two years and has a total of 25 years of industry experience.

How did you get interested in transit and transportation?

I actually started out... (more)

 

Meet Our Summer 2021 Interns

7-20-2021

This year we are pleased to welcome nine interns to Parametrix for an immersive and educational experience. We asked each of them to share a little about themselves, their goals, and why they chose Parametrix for their internship. Read their responses below!

Matthew Hagen

Matthew Hagen | Bremerton, WA | Transportation

Education: George Fox University, 2022, Civil Engineering

Hometown: Gig Harbor, WA

Why Parametrix? I interned with the Washington State Department of Transportation last summer and worked on a project where Parametrix was the consultant. I developed a great relationship with some of the employees at Parametrix to where it now led into an internship ... (more)