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Parametrix Ranked #2 Best Large Company to Work for in Washington

11.30.21

Seattle, WA - Parametrix has been ranked the number two best large company to work for in Washington by Seattle Business magazine. In 2018 and 2019, Parametrix was ranked the number three best large company to work for in Washington. Large companies are those that have 150 or more employees in Washington and includes all industries.This annual program was created by Seattle Business magazine and Best Companies Group to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in Washington. The ranking is based upon employee survey responses as well as company policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. Parametrix is headquartered in Seattle and has offices throughout Washington state including locations in Puyallup, Tacoma, Mukilteo, Bremerton, Vancouver, and Spokane. As a 100% employee-owned firm, all employee-owners participate in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. The firm places an emphasis on work/life balance, provides ...

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First Continuous Flow Intersection in New Mexico Opens to Public

11.23.21

Albuquerque, NM - The US 550/NM 528 intersection in Bernalillo, NM opened to traffic on November 10, 2021. The Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) is the first of its kind in the state. Currently, 50,000 drivers pass through this intersection each day and that number is expected to increase.A CFI improves traffic flow and reduces delays by allowing left turns and through movements on opposite approaches to occur at the same time. Because it is the first intersection of its kind in the state, a driver education video and simulations were developed to help drivers understand how the intersection works.These videos were captured on the day the intersection opened to traffic.Parametrix worked with the New Mexico Department of Transportation to design this innovative solution and develop and implement the public engagement plan. Horrocks Engineers and Lee Engineering played key roles on our team by providing design and signal timing suppor...

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Parametrix Adds Two Senior Engineers in Central Oregon

11.22.21

Bend, OR – Parametrix has added two new staff to their Bend, Oregon office. Pete Bozin, PE and Dustin Elmore, PE join the firm as Senior Engineers supporting the firm’s site development and data center work. Pete Bozin, PE has 14 years of experience in design and construction, including data center and railway projects. He comes to Parametrix from Fortis Construction, Inc. where he served as a senior project engineer, assisting in the management of three data center projects. Dustin Elmore, PE has 15 years of experience in civil engineering, specializing in stormwater management, utility infrastructure, green street design, site planning and design, survey, and site grading. He comes to Parametrix from the City of Bend. Parametrix’s Bend office was established in 2015 and includes 30 staff providing general civil engineering and survey services in transportation, water and utility systems, and site development for r...

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Wesley Jones, PE Joins Parametrix

10.26.21

Puyallup, WA – Wesley Jones, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Water Engineer based out of the Puyallup and Bremerton offices. He has 18 years of experience in civil engineering, including the commercial, educational, and industrial sectors.Jones comes to Parametrix from Sitts & Hill Engineers, Inc. where he was a Civil Principal, leading design teams and providing quality control on a variety of private industrial and commercial projects. He is skilled in scheduling, cost estimating, permitting, and an assortment of civil-specific tasks such as pump stations, paving, stormwater management, rail, general site development, and utilities.His recent project experience includes stormwater treatment and site design for The Boeing Company, the Tacoma LNG Facility for Puget Sound Energy, a new manufacturing facility for James Hardie Building Products, and the Pierce County Skills Center for the Bethel School District.At Paramet...

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Parametrix to Design Next Phase of Spokane’s Division Street Bus Rapid Transit

10.22.21

Parametrix’s Darby Watson, Roger Flint, and Joel Theodore stop to speak with a Route 25 driver while riding the Division Corridor. Spokane, WA – Spokane Transit Authority has selected Parametrix to provide design and engineering services for the Division Street Bus Rapid Transit project, a 9-mile corridor serving over 10,000 riders per day. Design is expected to begin in 2022 and construction will start in 2025.Vice President Darby Watson, AICP will serve as Parametrix’s project manager. Watson has delivered planning and design services for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), LA Metro, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County Transit, Sound Transit, and the City of Seattle.Project partners include KPFF, Fehr and Peers, Iteris, HEWITT Architecture, S*Squared Marketing & Communications, SCJ Alliance, DCI Engineers, Budinger & Associates, Gannett Fleming, Archeological & Historical Service...

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Amy Cummings, AICP, LEED AP Joins Parametrix

10.21.21

Las Vegas, NV – Amy Cummings, AICP, LEED AP has joined Parametrix as Statewide Transportation Planning Manager. She has over 20 years of industry experience in both the public and private sectors.Cummings most recently served as Deputy Executive Director/Director of Planning for the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC). At RTC, she was responsible for all aspects of short- and long-range multimodal transportation planning, including integration of transit and roadway improvements and advancement of RTC’s Complete Streets program. She was instrumental in the successful completion of the Virginia Line and Lincoln Line bus rapid transit projects, both of which were made possible by U.S. Department of Transportation grants and finished under budget and ahead of schedule. She also led development of the agency’s award-winning Regional Transportation Plan in partnership with state, local, and federal ...

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John Phillips Receives Stormwater Professional Excellence Award

10.12.21

Seattle, WA – The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) presented Parametrix’s John Phillips with the Stormwater Professional Excellence Award during the annual conference in Boise, ID on September 15, 2021.The award recognizes individuals for outstanding performance, professionalism, and contributions to the stormwater profession. Recipients are recognized for outstanding achievements in stormwater design, stormwater management, watershed management, and green infrastructure.Phillips serves as Parametrix’s Director of Integrated Watershed Management. He is a past PNCWA Board Member and past President. He helped to form the organization’s Stormwater Committee. He is credited with managing King County’s evaluation of climate change on infrastructure. He also led green stormwater infrastructure implementation for the wastewater treatment division. At Parametrix, Phillips guides the firm’s...

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Wyn Folsome Joins Parametrix

10.08.21

Seattle, WA – Wyn Folsome has joined Parametrix as a Senior Construction Manager based out of Bremerton, WA. He has 31 years of experience working in both the public and private sector in various roles including construction inspector, resident engineer, and project manager. Folsome joins Parametrix from Red Barn Engineering where he served as a Senior Construction Manager and Inspector. He has worked for clients such as Sound Transit, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Public Utilities, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Folsome has diverse experience in light rail, shipyard work, high-voltage traction power systems, seismic retrofits, including carbon fiber and epoxy compounds, fiber optics, runway lighting, baggage handling systems, automated fare collection, and single and multi-family housing. His project experi...

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Jennifer Valentine Joins Parametrix

09.30.21

Las Vegas, NV – Jennifer Valentine has joined Parametrix as a Senior Transportation Planner. She has 17 years of industry experience in transportation and transit planning, regional transportation plan development, and public outreach. She holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree.Valentine comes to Parametrix from the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) in Arizona where she was a Transportation Planner and Project Manager. At MAG she managed several transit plans and studies, including regional bus rapid transit and commuter bus feasibility studies, and oversaw the scenario planning process for the organization’s long range transportation plan. She previously worked in consulting, and for several public sector agencies in Colorado, including the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, the Boulder County Transportation Department, and Routt County. Most of her previous work has focused on transit planning,...

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Anne Timmermans, CCM Elected to National Construction Management Association of America Executive Committee

09.29.21

Seattle, WA – The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) announced its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Executive Committee during the association’s national conference September 11 – 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anne Timmermans, CCM, a Senior Construction Manager at Parametrix, was elected as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee. She will be responsible for financial planning and committee oversight.Timmermans presents an award to the Southern California chapter with CMAA President & CEO Andrea Rutledge during the 2021 National CMAA Conference.Timmermans has been an active member of the Pacific Northwest CMAA Chapter since 2010 and has served as Secretary, Vice President, and then President from 2015 to 2018. She was elected Chapter Relations Chair on the National CMAA Board in 2019. In this role, she assisted all chapters nationwide, with a particular focus on Minnesota, Colorado, San Dieg...

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