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Employee-Owner Spotlight: Carlos Licon, PE


Carlos Licon, Jr. joined Parametrix in April 2022 as a Transportation Engineer based in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2019, completing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering with a focus on Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design. In January 2023, he earned his professional engineer (PE) license.

He discusses his careers goals, experience earning a PE license, and advice for future PE’s!

What do you hope to achieve as a Professional Engineer?

I hope to continue expanding my knowledge and expertise on roadway design and traffic modeling. As a Professional Engineer, I look forward to working on infrastructure projects that both benefit the public and improve safety.

What was most difficult about earning your PE license?

I took the PE exam imm... (more)


Employee-Owner Spotlight: Jo Johnson, PE


Meet Jo Johnson, an engineer with our Bremerton Transportation team who recently officially became a professional engineer! Learn more about Jo's career, goals, and advice for others pursuing their PE license.

Tell us about your professional background. What is your area of expertise?

I started as a geotechnical consultant for construction services right after graduating with my bachelor’s in civil engineering at Saint Martin’s, then transitioned into a design role in the Parametrix Bremerton office transportation design group. At Parametrix, I do roadway, stormwater, and utility design for local agencies in the Puget Sound.

What is your next career goal now that you’ve earned your PE license? What is your ultimate career goal?

I’m not sure what my next move will be career-wise, and I think that’s okay. My PE license has opened ... (more)


Employee-Owner Spotlight: Kyle Goodman, PE


Meet Kyle Goodman, an engineer with our Spokane Transportation team who recently earned his professional engineer license. We asked him a few questions about his career, what inspires him, and advice for others.


Tell us about your professional background. What is your area of expertise?

I graduated from Washington State University in 2018 after interning at the Puyallup office of Parametrix in the summer of 2017. I loved Parametrix and wanted to live on the east side of Washington, so the Spokane office was a perfect fit for me. I have worked at the Spokane office since I started in June of 2018. 


What inspired you to pursue a career in engineering?

I was always much better at the math and science classes I took growing up than I was at the others like English or history, so I thought I would play to my strengths a... (more)


Employee-Owner Spotlight: Sarah Rife, PE


Meet Sarah Rife, an engineer with our Seattle Environmental Planning and Compliance team who recently earned her professional engineer license. Sarah has 8 years of industry experience and has been with Parametrix for 6 years. She specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, site stormwater characterization, and surface and groundwater sample collecting.

We asked her a few questions about her career, what inspires her, and advice for others.


Tell us about your professional background. What is your area of expertise?

I went to undergrad wanting to be an environmental engineer, but my school roped environmental in with civil and you could only have an emphasis in environmental, not an actual ... (more)