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11.01.18 James Shamrell, PE Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR – James Shamrell, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer in the firm’s Portland office. He has 13 years of experience with an emphasis in multi-modal transportation design. Shamrell comes to Parametrix from CH2M (now Jacobs) where he practiced a wide array of design including roadway, bicycle, pedestrian, bus rapid transit, and rail facilities for both small and large projects. His experience includes projects for TriMet, Multnomah County, as well as the Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Department of Transportation. At Parametrix, Shamrell joins the firm’s Portland transportation team, supporting projects such as TriMet’s Southwest Corridor Light Rail Project. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix now has offices in Washington,...

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10.30.18 Rebecca Parker, PE Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Rebecca Parker, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer in the firm’s Seattle office. She has 12 years of experience in transportation project management and design for both urban and rural freeway, roadway, and municipal projects. Parker comes to Parametrix from CH2M (now Jacobs) where she served as a civil design engineer, providing transportation engineering and Civil3D expertise. She was a member of the Seattle Waterfront Program and located in the Seattle Department of Transportation office. Prior to that, Parker worked for CH2M in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Parametrix, Parker joins the firm’s Seattle transportation design team, managing and supporting projects such as Canyon Road East Northerly Extension for Pierce County and the SR 305 Improvement project for WSDOT. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences...

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10.08.18 Parametrix Moves Utah Office to Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City, UT – Parametrix’s Utah office, formerly located in Midvale, has moved to a new location in Salt Lake City. The new, larger space is located at 4179 Riverboat Road, Suite 130. Parametrix’s Utah office specializes in transportation planning, transportation and traffic engineering, and environmental planning and compliance. Parametrix established a presence in Utah in 2015 when InterPlan was acquired. David Pennington, Parametrix Vice President overseeing Utah operations stated, “We are excited to continue providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental services from our new location. This larger space will also allow us to expand our services in order to better serve clients throughout the region.” About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing engineering, planning, and environmental services. Founded in 1969, Parametrix has 500 employee-owners based out of offices in Utah, New ...

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09.27.18 Parametrix Named #5 Best Large Company to Work for in the Inland Northwest

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Spokane, WA – The Spokane Journal of Business and Best Companies Group honored the Best Places to Work in the Inland Northwest award winners with a breakfast at the Davenport Grand Hotel. Parametrix was named the #5 Best Place to Work in the Inland Northwest for the Large Companies category. A total of 35 companies were included in the rankings. Rankings were determined by a survey conducted earlier this Summer to all employees in the Inland Northwest. Questions measured overall experience, workplace policies, practices, philosophy, system, and demographics. The program has been designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the Inland Northwest, including Spokane, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties in Washington State; and Kootenai and Bonner counties in Idaho. The rankings were published in the Spokane Journal of Business. Parametrix’s offices within the survey region included Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID. T...

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09.13.18 Bardia Nezhati, PE, PTOE Joins Parametrix

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Las Vegas, NV - Bardia Nezhati, PE, PTOE has joined Parametrix as Senior Vice President for the firm’s new operations in Las Vegas. Nezhati previously served as the Transportation Market Strategist and Client Account Manager for the Southwest Region at CH2M (now Jacobs). His 34-year professional experience includes a unique blend of transportation planning and engineering, delivering large-scale projects and programs as project manager, principal-in-charge, and in key advisory roles. A sampling of those projects includes:-Nevada Department of Transportation’s Multistate I-15 Corridor System Master Plan and I-15 Mobility Alliance Program Management (Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah)-Nevada Department of Transportation’s Statewide Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Policy Framework Program -Nevada and Arizona Departments of Transportation’s I-11 and Intermountain West Corridor Study from Mexico to Canada-Nevada Department of Transpor...

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09.06.18 Surveyor Randy Hewitt, PS Joins Parametrix

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Albuquerque, NM – Randy Hewitt has joined Parametrix’s Albuquerque office as a Surveying Supervisor. He comes to Parametrix from Cobb, Fendley & Associates. He is experienced in boundary and control surveys, topographic design surveys, right-of-way map production to NMDOT standards, survey control reports, construction plan computations and staking, as well as legal descriptions and easements. His project experience includes:-Establishment of geodetic control networks for the City of Carlsbad, NM and the Pueblo of Acoma, NM along with several New Mexico and Texas Department of Transportation roadway projects-U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects including dam deformation surveys at Abiquiu Reservoir, NM and aerial control surveys for Reaches 7 and 8 of the Rio Grande River basin -Multiple projects for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority including design/utility surveys at the water/wastewater treatment plant...

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08.20.18 Best Places to Work Inland Northwest: Parametrix Ranked Among the Best

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Spokane, WA – Parametrix has been named one of the Best Places to Work Inland Northwest. The third annual list was created by the Spokane Journal of Business and Best Companies Group. The list includes 35 companies. The competition consists of a survey to all employees within a company's Inland Northwest region which measure overall experience, workplace policies, practices, philosophy, system, and demographics. This program is designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best employers in the Inland Northwest, including Spokane, Pend Oreille, and Stevens counties in Washington State; and Kootenai and Bonner counties in Idaho. Parametrix’s offices within the survey region include Spokane, WA and Coeur d’Alene, ID. These offices, along with an office in Pullman, WA and Boise, ID comprised Parametrix’s Intermountain region. The four offices consist of over 60 professionals providing multidisciplinary services in transportation, wat...

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08.16.18 Senior Marketing Coordinator, Dana Rivera, Joins Parametrix

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Spokane, WA – Dana Rivera has joined Parametrix’s Spokane office as a Senior Marketing Coordinator. She comes to Spokane from Phoenix where she was responsible for marketing and business development at CORE Construction Services of Arizona, Inc. She brings over 10 years of experience in professional services marketing. At Parametrix, Rivera will be responsible for general business development, coordinating proposal efforts, and tradeshow/conference management. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing engineering, planning, and environmental services. Founded in Sumner, WA in 1969, Parametrix now has 500 employee-owners based out of offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. In 2018, Seattle Business Magazine named Parametrix one of the top three large companies to work for in Washington. Connect with Parametrix at www.parametrix.com, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Become an employe...

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08.10.18 Parametrix Ranked as a Top 200 Environmental Firm

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Seattle, WA - Parametrix has ranked number 169 on Engineering News Record’s 2018 list of the top 200 environmental firms. That’s up four spots from 173 in 2017. Firms are ranked based on their gross revenue generated from environmental services in 2017. Environmental services include water treatment/supply, wastewater treatment, environmental management, environmental science, and more.Revenue generated in 2017 for the top 200 environmental firms fell by 2% from the previous year, at $53 billion. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm comprised of 500 professionals dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Parametrix has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Connect with Parametrix at www.parametrix.com, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Interested in becoming an employee-owner at Parametrix? Check out our available op...

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07.24.18 Parametrix Named a Top 25 Wastewater Treatment Plant Design Services Provider

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix was named one of the top 25 wastewater treatment plant design service providers nationally. This is according to Environmental News Record (ENR), which ranks firms based on revenue each year, both in categories and overall. Parametrix was also ranked 164 out of the top 500 design firms overall. Some of the firm’s recent wastewater projects include the Nisqually Wastewater System Improvements and the Cowlitz Casino Development and Water Reclamation Plant. Parametrix got its start in the wastewater industry in 1969 when the firm was founded. The company now provides multi-disciplinary services in transportation, community building, water solutions, and environmental engineering and science. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm comprised of 500 professionals dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Parametrix has of...

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07.09.18 Adam Erlandson, PE Joins Parametrix

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Bend, OR – Adam Erlandson, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer in the firm’s Bend office. He has 14 years of experience in general civil engineering and land development. Erlandson comes to Parametrix from HHPR Inc. where he served as a project manager. His project experience in the Central Oregon region includes the Obsidian Trails and Maple Meadows Planned Unit Developments, Deschutes Brewery Cellar 4 and Warehouse Expansion Project, and the recently constructed Highway 126 at 35th Street Channelization Project. At Parametrix, Erlandson will join the firm’s community building division in Bend and work on a variety of land development and transportation corridor improvement projects in the region. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix now has offices in Washin...

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06.29.18 Parametrix Named one of Washington’s Top Three Best Companies to Work For

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Seattle, WA – Seattle Business held their 29th Annual Best Companies to Work for Awards yesterday evening at the Washington State Convention Center. 100 firms were ranked based on the results of an employee survey that included questions focused on work environment, rewards and recognition, benefits, communications, responsibility and decision-making, executive leadership and more. The competition included companies from around the state in various sectors. Parametrix ranked on the list as one of the top three large-sized companies to work for in Washington. “Everyone has a shared stake in our success. As a result, we end up with people who are inspired and engaged with what they are doing and excited about making a difference” said Parametrix CEO Jeff Peacock, PE. Parametrix has offices throughout Washington state including several in the Puget Sound region and Eastern Washington. As a 100% employee-owned firm, all employee-owners ...

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06.28.18 City of Albuquerque Selects Parametrix to Provide Design Services for Alameda Drain Trail

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Albuquerque, NM – Parametrix has been selected by the City of Albuquerque for the Alameda Drain Trail project. Parametrix will be the technical lead for trail design and will provide public involvement, agency coordination, and overall design coordination. The Alameda Drain Trail project will enhance the corridor by creating a shared use path that provides multi-modal connectivity in the North Valley, while supporting and promoting the important function served by the Alameda Drain. The City's portion of Alameda Drain Trail covered by this project will connect the existing Matthew Avenue trail on the south with the County's portion of the Alameda Drain Trail project starting at Montano Road, which will ultimately be extended to Paseo del Norte. This will result in a six-mile long trail segment that will be part of a 13-mile pedestrian and bicycle friendly loop around the North Valley. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent em...

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06.18.18 Parametrix Ranked as a Top Intermountain Design Firm

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Boise, ID – Engineering News Record Mountain States ranks firms annually based on revenue for design services performed in the previous year. This year Parametrix was ranked number 25 on the Intermountain Top Design Firms list. Parametrix had $7.45 million in revenue from design projects in the Intermountain region. 92% of that revenue came from transportation projects. The firm’s largest project to break ground in the region in 2017 was the I-90, Northwest Boulevard to Sherman project in Coeur d’Alene, ID. Parametrix has 15 licensed engineers in the Intermountain region. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of 500 professionals providing multi-disciplinary services in transportat...

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06.12.18 Joel Theodore, PE Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Joel Theodore, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Consultant in the firm’s Seattle office. He has more than 20 years of experience in engineering design, project management, and construction management. Theodore comes to Parametrix from Sound Transit where he served as the Lynnwood Link Extension Corridor Design Manager. His responsibilities there included project and design management for the civil aspects of this 8.5 mile, 4 station Link Light Rail project. Previously at Sound Transit, he managed the design of the Angle Lake Link Extension during the construction phase, and served as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer on other Sound Transit projects. Prior to that, he was an Operations Leader and Senior Geotechnical Engineer at CH2M. At Parametrix, Theodore joins the Transit group in the Puget Sound Region and will be working on major infrastructure programs for clients such as King County Metro, TriMet, and the Washing...

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06.04.18 Jim Buckman, PE Joins Parametrix

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Albuquerque, NM – Jim Buckman, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer in the firm’s Albuquerque office. He has 26 years of experience in civil engineering and project management. He specializes in bridge and structural engineering as well as roadway, drainage, and utilities. Buckman comes to Parametrix from WSP, where he served as the local Structures Group Manager. His experience includes work for the New Mexico Department of Transportation on projects such as the NM 6 Rio Grande Bridge. He has also worked on projects for the City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. At Parametrix, Buckman will enhance the firm’s transportation capabilities in New Mexico and Utah with his structural engineering expertise. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix now has offices in ...

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05.31.18 Parametrix Named a 2018 Hot Firm

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Seattle, WA – The Zweig Hot Firm List honors the fastest growing firms in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industry. Firms are ranked on three-year growth in revenue, by both dollar amount and percentage. Parametrix was ranked number 46 on the list for 2018. “It is important for us to celebrate growth and success in this industry,” said Zweig Group CEO Chad Clinehens. “This list recognizes those firms that are achieving a real metric of business success: growth, which fuels job creation and builds the communities they serve.” The complete list of winners can be accessed here. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix now has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of 500 professionals providing multi-disc...

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05.23.18 Parametrix Named Employer of the Year by Women’s Transportation Seminar Portland Chapter

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Portland, OR – Each year Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Portland Chapter recognizes a firm that demonstrates a strong commitment to recruiting, retaining, and advancing women in transportation with the Employer of the Year Award. The award was presented to Parametrix at the Spring event held yesterday evening at the Oregon Zoo. Parametrix entered the transportation industry in the early 1990s and has included women in leadership roles since the beginning: starting with two women in leadership roles on the Washington Coastal Corridor Scenic Byway project. The firm has played a role in developing some of the region’s most high-profile transportation infrastructure, from Portland’s and Seattle’s light rail systems to roadway projects like the Newberg-Dundee Bypass to major bridges like the SR 520 Floating Bridge across Seattle’s Lake Washington. The local leadership team includes four women who are responsible for helping to deve...

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05.16.18 Stephen Story Joins Parametrix

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Tacoma, WA – Stephen Story has joined Parametrix as a Senior Consultant in the firm’s Tacoma office. He has nearly 20 years of experience managing educational facilities projects and has been responsible for large capital improvement programs. Story comes to Parametrix from Tacoma Public Schools where he served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of Maintenance and Operations. He was responsible for planning and directing the overall operations of the Buildings and Grounds, Custodial, Facilities Planning and Construction, Safety, Security, Environmental Health, and Food Services Departments. He also managed the development of all bond issues and capital fund projects. Prior to that, Story served as Director of Facilities for Bethel School District. At Parametrix, Story joins the Owner’s Representative group and will manage projects for local school districts. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned f...

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