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Meet an Engineer: Younis Mahmoodi

2-21-2020

Engineers Week 2020 is coming to a close, but first, we want to introduce you to Younis Mahmoodi. Younis is an engineer with our Puget Sound Region Water group, based out of Puyallup, WA. He has 16 years of industry experience.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

I chose to pursue engineering to move beyond formulas and solve open-ended problems and propose alternative design solutions. Moreover, I wanted to gain skills in project planning, analytical and logical thinking, attention to detail, communication, and teamwork.

What do you enjoy most about your career in engineering?

What I enjoy most is solving complex engineering problems by using my skills to provide an effective solution and deliver high-quality results.

What advice would you give to someone pursuing a career in engineering?

Learn to invest your time wisely.

 

Meet an Engineer: Harvin Flores

2-21-2020

We're wrapping up Engineers Week 2020 today by introducing you to Harvin Flores. Harvin is a transportation engineer based out of Boise. He has 17 years of industry experience.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

Growing up, I had an uncle that was a civil engineer and he was definitely a big influence for me. Engineering seemed like a fun job and I liked the idea of designing a project and having the opportunity to be out there inspecting it.

What do you enjoy most about your career in engineering?

There are many things that I truly enjoy about engineering. I enjoy the team work and collaboration that goes into successfully completing a project. I also enjoy the interaction with the public and local agencies to come up with the best solution for everybody.

I also really like how engineering allows you a ce... (more)

 

Meet an Engineer: Sheng-Wen Seow

2-20-2020

To celebrate Engineers Week 2020, we're introducing you to several engineers at Parametrix. They'll be sharing what inspired them to pursue a career in engineering, what they enjoy most about their career, and their advice for up and coming engineers.

Today, meet Sheng-Wen Seow. He is a transportation engineer based out of Southwest Washington. He has over 20 years of industry experience.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

I’ve always been interested in figuring out how things worked since I was young.  When I was a kid, I dreamt of being either an inventor or a mad scientist. Now that I am older and wiser, I realize that while being an engineer may not be as “glamorous” as being an inventor or mad scientist, but it is a career that is realistic, suits my abilities, and serves the greater good.  However, if you have the aptitude to b... (more)

 

Meet an Engineer: Elizabeth Healy

2-20-2020

We continue the celebration of Engineers Week by introducing you to several engineers at Parametrix. They'll be sharing what inspired them to pursue a career in engineering, what they enjoy most about their career, and their advice for up and coming engineers.

Today, which also happens to be Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, we're excited to introduce you to Elizabeth Healy. Elizabeth is a transportation engineer based out of our Salt Lake City office. She has 5 years of industry experience.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

I wanted a career that was both rewarding and challenging. That, plus my LOVE of math made engineering seem like the perfect field to specialize in!

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Meet an Engineer: Cameron Carlson

2-19-2020

To celebrate Engineers Week 2020, we're introducing you to several engineers at Parametrix. They'll be sharing what inspired them to pursue a career in engineering, what they enjoy most about their career, and their advice for up and coming engineers.

Today, meet Cameron Carlson. Cameron is an electrical engineer based out of our Seattle office. He has 5 years of industry experience.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

I was sitting in my parent’s basement failing to make ends meet as a musician, and I thought about the most challenging thing I could imagine doing to improve my life. Electrical engineering was the first thing that came to mind. I was inspired by how poor my grades were in physics and math and how little I understood electromagnetism; I figured the key to my prosperity was to turn my greatest weaknesses to my greatest strengths. I was also fired up about th... (more)

 

Meet an Engineer: Hiba Farag

2-19-2020

To celebrate Engineers Week 2020, we're introducing you to several engineers at Parametrix. They'll be sharing what inspired them to pursue a career in engineering, what they enjoy most about their career, and their advice for up and coming engineers.

Today, meet Hiba Farag. Hiba is currently completing at internship at Parametrix. She attends Seattle University and plans to graduate this June with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

I’ve always been drawn to math and science, but when I learned that engineers can apply their knowledge to the real world to help better communities, that’s when I decided to pursue engineering.

What do you enjoy most about engineering?

What I enjoy most about engineering is being able to take what I enjoy doing, solving problems, and impact the community for the be... (more)

 

Meet an Engineer: Seth Sokol

2-18-2020

For Engineers Week 2020, we're introducing you to a few engineers at Parametrix. They'll be sharing what inspired them to pursue a career in engineering, what they enjoy most about their career, and their advice for those pursuing a career in engineering.

Today, meet Seth Sokol. Seth is an engineer in our Portland Water group. He has 14 years of industry experience.

What do you enjoy most about your career in engineering?

For me, engineering is all about problem solving. This could be a simple calculation to determine the correct slope on a pipe or perhaps a consensus-building consultation with a municipal client to help them achieve their clean water goals. Either way, these and endless other problems are all waiting for the engineer’s judgement and hard work to solve.

What advice would you give to someone pursuing a career in engineering?

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Meet an Engineer: JC Hungerford

2-17-2020

For Engineers Week 2020, we're introducing you to a few engineers at Parametrix. They'll be sharing what inspired them to pursue a career in engineering, what they enjoy most about their career, and their advice for those pursuing a career in engineering.

Today, meet JC Hungerford. JC leads Parametrix's Puget Sound Water Division and has 13 years of industry experience.

What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering? I was a chemistry major in college hoping to get into med school and working as a survey intern during the summers. One LONG chemistry lab I was doing titrations as all of my friends were at the ski hill. It suddenly hit me that I likely didn’t have the grades to get into med school, and I didn’t want to be stuck in a chemistry lab for the rest of my life. I really enjoyed surveying and working with the engineers in the office. The next day, I talked to my advisor and cha... (more)