03.18.19 Waleed Khalid PE, SE Joins Parametrix as Oregon’s Bridge and Structures Group Lead

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Portland, OR – Waleed Khalid, PE, SE has joined Parametrix to lead the firm’s growing Oregon bridge and structures practice. He has 19 years of structural engineering experience, working on a variety of projects throughout the Western United States. Khalid comes to Parametrix from Wilson & Company, Inc. in Salt Lake City where he served as the Structures Manager. Prior to that, he worked for Sound Transit in Seattle. His recent project experience includes new and replacement structures for the Utah Department of Transportation’s design-build program including I-15 Point, Bangerter/600 West and Technology Corridor. He has also been a part of the the replacement of 17 rural bridges in central Idaho and Sound Transit’s East, South, Northgate, and Lynnwood Link Light Rail projects. “At Parametrix, Waleed will focus our Oregon region’s bridge and structures group to refine our vision, goals, and top business development pursuits, whil...

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03.08.19 Parametrix Contributes to Greenbelt Bridge Restoration in Idaho

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Boise, ID - This week, the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands announced that funding and permitting has been secured to replace the Plantation Island Bridge between Boise and Garden City. Two years ago, high flows on the Boise River threatened the bridge and it had to be removed. Once restored, the bridge will create much desired connectivity for the Boise River Greenbelt Pathway. The bridge site where the abutment remains. As part of the permitting and design process to repair the bridge abutments and restore the deteriorated pathway, employee-owners in Parametrix’s Boise Survey group donated professional services and survey equipment necessary to gather existing site conditions and prepare a topographic survey. Mike Celt, PLS, CFedS, Parametrix’s Boise Office Survey Manager, was excited to be a part of the restoration project, which was nearly entirely funded by private donations. Judy Peavey-Derr, a board member for the founda...

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03.05.19 Parametrix Hires John Phillips, ENV SP as Director of Integrated Watershed Management

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Seattle, WA - John Phillips, ENV SP has joined Parametrix as the firm’s Director of Integrated Watershed Management. At Parametrix, Phillips will guide the firm’s integrated approach to Infrastructure development and natural resources in watershed planning, management, restoration, and climate change adaptation. Phillips has 20 years of experience in environmental sciences and natural resources. He has served in a variety of roles including as a Submarine Sonar Technician in the United States Navy, the Executive Director of the Corvallis Environmental Center, and the Combined Sewer Overflow Program Manager in King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. In his most recent role at King County, Phillips was responsible for the development and implementation of a pilot program to test new technology for wet weather treatment. Phillips served on the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Executive Board from 2014 – 2018, including as ...

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02.28.19 Parametrix Portland Office Achieves Silver Status Sustainability at Work Certification

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Portland, OR – The City of Portland has awarded Parametrix Silver Status in the Sustainability at Work program. This status was achieved by implementing at least 25 actions to improve sustainability in the workplace such as composting food scraps, using alternative transportation modes, and having a social responsibility mission statement. The program matches Portland businesses with an advisor from the City who works directly with employees. According to the Sustainability at Work web page, advisors help with resources, cost efficiency, and help establish "a healthy and quality workspace for employees." The program includes different levels of certification based on “points” earned by creating sustainable practices in the workplace. Parametrix was awarded 38 points for their sustainable actions, just shy of the 45 needed for gold status. Emily McKernan, member of Parametrix’s Sustainability Committee stated that the team “is looking...

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02.27.19 Parametrix to Provide Engineering for Quincy Square Project in Downtown Bremerton

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Photo courtesy of Kitsap Daily News The Quincy Square project, named after 27-time Grammy award winning music producer Quincy Jones, will reshape the City of Bremerton’s downtown arts district. The project includes reconstructing a 760-foot-long block on 4th street between Washington Avenue and Pacific Avenue, just a couple blocks over from Parametrix’s Bremerton office. Quincy Jones spent part of his teenage years in Bremerton, his father being a shipyard worker. During an interview with Stephen Colbert, Jones spoke of finding his love for music in Bremerton. This interview sparked public interest to dedicate the reconstruction of the 200 block of 4th street in his honor. In a letter to the Bremerton City Council and residents, Jones stated “I would be honored and humbled to have my name grace the city’s new downtown district.”Architectural rendering of Quincy Square, City of Bremerton The project will contribute to the greater rev...

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02.20.19 Portland’s Top Engineering and Environmental Firms: Parametrix Ranked Among Top 10

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Portland, OR – The Portland Business Journal publishes annual lists ranking engineering and environmental firms by size. This year, Parametrix ranked number nine on the engineering list and number ten for environmental. Parametrix has 32 licensed engineers and 13 environmental professionals in the Portland metropolitan area. In total, there are 64 staff in the firm’s Portland office which specializes in transportation planning and design, environmental compliance and remediation, water and wastewater, and bridges and structures. Some of the firm’s recent local projects include Tri-Met’s MAX Red Line Extension, Metro’s Southwest Corridor Light Rail Extension, Multnomah County’s Burnside Bridge, and the City of Portland’s Broadway and 94th Pump Station. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm celebrating 50 years in business. We are comprised of 500 employee-owners providing inspired solutions in engineering, p...

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02.13.19 Parametrix to Provide Construction Administration for Sumner Interchange

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Puyallup, WA - The City of Sumner has selected Parametrix to provide construction administration for the State Route 410/Traffic Avenue Interchange improvements project. In recent decades, there has been tremendous growth in population and employment in the area surrounding the State Route 410/Traffic Avenue interchange. The two-lane bridge across State Route 410 has become a bottleneck, hampering the effectiveness of all the other transportation investments that have been made in the area. The completed project will include a new parallel bridge. The interchange capacity will increase while filling the missing link in the non-motorized transportation system. Parametrix has provided planning and design services for this project. The improvements are now fully funded and construction will begin this year. Parametrix has approximately 50 employee-owners in the Puget Sound region who provide construction administration services. Matt ...

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02.01.19 Prineville Airport Industrial Park Project Receives Engineering Excellence Award

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Pipe installation on a steep slope with air/vacuum release vault and upstream valves to protect pipeline from collapsing.Portland, OR – Parametrix has received an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon for their work on the City of Prineville’s Airport Industrial Park utility extension project. According to the awards organization, “The Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value.” The construction of several large data centers in Prineville had pushed the City’s existing water and sewer systems to near capacity. With another data center set to come online, the City needed to go from concept stage to operational water and sewer system in less than a year. Using a progressive design-build method, the team was able to go from design to completion in eight mont...

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01.24.19 Parametrix Selected for State Route 3 Freight Corridor New Alignment

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Bremerton, WA – The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently awarded Parametrix the State Route 3 (SR 3) Freight Corridor New Alignment Design contract. The contract includes an update to the traffic model and ultimately, the project will include design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of a bypass around Belfair. As a vital transportation link for communities on the Kitsap Peninsula and in Mason County, the SR 3 corridor links commuters in the cities of Belfair and Allyn in Mason County with employment centers in Kitsap County such as the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The corridor also serves as an important freight route moving goods to and from Bremerton, the naval shipyards, the South Kitsap Industrial Area, and ports in the south sound. As a vital transportation link for tourism, SR 3 connects destinations such as Hood Canal, Harstine Island, Mason Lake, and many other popular places in Kitsap and M...

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01.16.19 Transportation Engineer, Patrick Krych, PE Joins Parametrix

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Spokane, WA – Patrick Krych, PE has joined Parametrix’s Spokane office as a senior engineer. He has over 30 years of experience as a project manager and engineer on a wide range of transportation and site design projects. Krych comes to Parametrix from Jacobs, where he served as a civil engineer with the firm’s transportation business group in Spokane. His project experience includes Spokane’s Riverfront Park Redevelopment and the Howard Street and Post Street bridge projects. At Parametrix, Krych will support the firm’s work with the Washington State Department of Transportation Eastern Region. 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 la...

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12.18.18 Parametrix Spokane Office Moves into Wonder Building

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Spokane, WA – Formerly located on West Mission Avenue, Parametrix’s Spokane office has moved to the Wonder Building in downtown Spokane, located at 835 North Post. The firm occupies 8,000 square feet of space on the second floor. Parametrix is the first tenant of the newly renovated Wonder Building, which originally was the Wonder Bread Bakery building. Parametrix served as the civil engineer for the project. Parametrix established a Spokane office in 2016 when Taylor Engineering was acquired. The staff of approximately 35 provide services in general civil engineering, landscape architecture, and land surveying. Roger Flint, Parametrix’s Chief Operating Officer, who is based out of Spokane stated “this move has allowed us to improve our proximity to our clients and the downtown core while enhancing the overall work environment for our employees-owners. The Wonder Building offers the look and feel of a historic building while provi...

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12.06.18 Jared Smith Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Jared Smith has joined Parametrix as a Principal Consultant in the firm’s Seattle office. He has 34 years of experience with a focus on transportation and transit design projects ranging from interstate freeways and bridges to streetcar systems and major regional light rail systems. His experience also includes urban bikeways, ferry terminals, and arterial projects. Prior to joining Parametrix, Smith oversaw Parsons Brinckerhoff (now WSP) Northwest operations from 2001 to 2013. In addition to his business management role, he was actively engaged in a variety of high-profile projects including planning, design and construction management for a variety of Sound Transit projects, emergency design and construction of the I-5 Skagit River Bridge, the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program and the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program. He also served as Director of the City of Seattle Office of the Waterfront where he wa...

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11.14.18 Engineering News Record Northwest Publishes 2018 Top Design Firms List: Parametrix Ranked #5

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix has been ranked as the 5th largest design firm in the Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. This is up from number 8 in 2017. Engineering News Record Northwest’s top design firms list ranks publicly and privately held firms based on the previous year’s design-specific revenue in the region. The survey includes more than 30 firms that posted a combined $963.36 million in revenue. Parametrix has 114 licensed professional engineers in the Northwest region. The firm had over $73 million in revenue in the Northwest region in 2017, 50% of which came from transportation projects, 21% from general building, and 15% from sewerage/solid waste. 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...

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11.13.18 Land Surveying Added to Parametrix's Portland Office Service Offerings

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Portland, OR – Parametrix’s Portland office, which currently offers services in transportation, environmental planning and compliance, and water solutions will add a survey division. The firm currently offers land surveying services out of several of their other offices including Bend, OR; Seattle, Puyallup, Bremerton, Spokane, and Pullman, WA; Boise and Coeur d’Alene, ID; and Albuquerque, NM. Skye Thomas will lead the survey division in Portland. Thomas has been with Parametrix for 3 years and was formerly based out of the firm’s Seattle office. He has over 10 years of experience. Prior to joining Parametrix he worked for the Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife in Vancouver, WA and CESNW in Tigard, OR. 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...

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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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