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Claire Hoffman, PWS Rejoins Parametrix

07.27.22

Seattle, WA – Claire Hoffman, PWS has rejoined Parametrix as a Senior Scientist based in Seattle, WA. She has over 20 years of experience as a biologist and environmental planner in Washington State. Hoffman comes to Parametrix from Environmental Science Associates where she served as a Project Scientist. She was previously with Parametrix from 2008 to 2014. She specializes in conservation, wetland ecosystems, and environmental planning. Hoffman is a Professional Wetland Scientist and holds a master’s in environmental sciences with a major in ecology and evolution. Her project experience includes work for Sound Transit, Washington State Department of Ecology, Washington State Department of Transportation, King County, Tulalip Tribes, and cities throughout Western Washington.At Parametrix, she joins the Seattle Environmental Planning and Compliance team, supporting environmental compliance and permitting for agencies acro...

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Parametrix Ranked a Top Transportation Firm by Engineering News Record

07.26.22

Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record has released its annual Top Design Firms Sourcebook, which provides market analysis and rankings of the largest United States-based architectural and engineering firms in eight major industry sectors. Parametrix was ranked number 48 in the transportation category. This is the first year that Parametrix has appeared on the list.Rankings are based on design revenue from transportation projects in 2021. Parametrix had $85.9 million in transportation design revenue last year, including from highway, transit, bridge, and airport projects. The firm’s top transportation projects last year included the Washington State Department of Transportation Olympic Region Fish Passage Barrier Removal, the Oregon and Washington State Departments of Transportation Interstate Bridge Replacement Program, the Idaho Department of Transportation SH-16 Phase 2 South project, and Portland TriMet’s Red Lin...

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Parametrix Selects Amy Cummings, AICP, LEED AP as Director of Transit

07.19.22

Seattle, WA – Amy Cummings, AICP, LEED AP has been selected to lead Parametrix’s transit practice companywide. Cummings is based in Reno, NV and joined Parametrix in 2021 as a Senior Consultant with the firm’s Nevada Transportation Division. Prior to joining Parametrix, she was the Deputy Executive Director/Director of Planning at the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County, where she oversaw the completion of the Virginia and Lincoln Line Bus Rapid Transit projects.Parametrix’s transit practice provides planning, environmental, and design services for all types of public transit to support public agencies across the western United States.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We are comprised of 600 employee-owners serving our clients from locations across the Western United States. Connect ...

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Tad Schwager Joins Parametrix

07.14.22

Seattle, WA – Tad Schwager has joined Parametrix as a Senior Scientist based in Seattle, WA. He has over 15 years of experience working in the marine, estuarine, and freshwater ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest and across North America. Schwager joins Parametrix from Tetra Tech where he served as a Senior Fisheries Scientist. His expertise includes salmonid ecology, natural resource management, stream restoration, instream flow studies, and environmental permitting. He has worked with clients such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), United States Forest Service, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Port of Everett, City of Edmonds, King County, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and other public agencies throughout the Pacific Northwest. At Parametrix he joins the firm’s Puget Sound environmental planning and compliance team and will support the firm’s salmon re...

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Governor Inslee Visits Montesano Wastewater Treatment Plant

07.13.22

Puyallup, WA – On Thursday, July 7, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee visited the City of Montesano’s Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of a tour of clean energy and habitat restoration projects in Grays Harbor County, WA. The visit included presentations by Montesano Mayor Vini Samuel and representatives from the Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority.Governor Inslee and Mayor Samuel stand overlooking the Wynoochee River.Flooding and erosion have threatened the treatment plant, putting residents at risk of being exposed to millions of gallons of raw sewage. Parametrix worked with the City of Montesano to implement bioengineered protections, such as log jacks, to slow erosion and protect from flood damage.“What made this project unique was the urgent need for a viable solution and the innovative approach our team identified to effectively protect the treatment plant,” said Parametrix Project Manager, Matt Ka...

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Parametrix Ranked Among 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon

06.16.22

Portland, OR – Oregon Business has released their 2022 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon list. Parametrix ranked #89. The list showcases companies and nonprofits whose employees rate their employers' sustainability efforts highly. Parametrix has 107 Oregon employee working remotely and from offices in Portland and Bend.“As a 100% employee-owned company working to restore the health of the planet for future generations we’re honored to be named one of the Best Green Companies in Oregon. We believe that equity and environmental stewardship go hand in hand,” said Parametrix President John Willis, PE.The firm’s Portland office is in a LEED Platinum complex which conducts regular energy audits. Bamboo flooring, carpet made from recycled materials, and blackout curtains were installed. The property installed an on‑site system to treat 100 percent of gray and black water and store it for flushing and irrigati...

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Parametrix Selects John Willis, PE as President

06.16.22

Seattle, WA – Parametrix has selected John Willis, PE as President, transitioning into the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role in early 2023. Willis is succeeding the current CEO, Jeff Peacock, PE who has served in the capacity since 2008. Willis joined Parametrix in 2017 and has served as the senior vice president overseeing the operations in Oregon and Southwest Washington prior to being appointed as President. Under his leadership, the Oregon and Southwest Washington regions of the firm have grown significantly. He has over 25 years of experience in the A&E industry in a variety of leadership roles and has managed some of the region’s most significant infrastructure projects including the Interstate Bridge Replacement, TriMet’s Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail, and the Dreamlifter Operations Center for Boeing. “I am honored to lead Parametrix and continue the firm’s legacy and commitment to employ...

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Craig Grandstrom, PE Joins Parametrix

06.13.22

Seattle, WA – Craig Grandstrom, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Consultant based in Seattle, WA. He has over 20 years of experience providing transportation and transit engineering and planning services to municipalities and agencies throughout the Puget Sound region.Grandstrom joins Parametrix from Jacobs Engineering where he served as a Senior Transportation Manager. His experience includes bus and light rapid transit, multi-modal corridor studies and design, highway and interchange studies, traffic analysis and forecasting, and providing guidance on Federal Transit Administration-funded projects. He has worked with clients such as Sound Transit, the City of Seattle, King County Metro, and the Washington State Department of Transportation. At Parametrix he joins the firm’s transportation team providing engineering and planning services to clients throughout the Puget Sound region. About ParametrixParametrix is a 10...

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Parametrix Named a “Hot Firm” by Zweig Group

06.10.22

Seattle, WA – The Zweig Group has released their 2021 Hot Firm List, a two-decade-old awards program honoring the 100 fastest growing companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry in the United States and Canada. Parametrix ranked number 49 on this year’s list. Rankings are based on three-year growth in revenue, both by dollar and percent. Parametrix’s revenue grew by 30% between 2018 and 2021. This is the fifth year in a row that Parametrix has made the list. “Demand for services and expertise on the client side and meaningful career growth on the employee side has made it fundamentally important that every AEC firm has growth embedded into their strategy,” said Jamie Claire Kiser, Managing Principal and Director of Advisory Services at Zweig Group.About Zweig GroupZweig Group, three times on the Inc. 500/5000 list, is the industry leader and premiere authority in AEC firm manage...

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Sielen Namdar, PE Joins Parametrix Board of Directors

06.09.22

Seattle, WA – Sielen Namdar, PE has been appointed to the Parametrix Board of Directors as the eighth member. Namdar currently serves as Global Sustainability Lead for Industries and Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Cisco.Prior to joining Cisco in 2018, Sielen spent 20 years at Jacobs where she co-founded the Smart Cities Initiative serving as the Global Strategic Sales Director and led Global Strategic Sales for key programs in water, transportation, and energy markets.Namdar brings her experience across multiple industries implementing sustainable and innovative technologies to Parametrix.“We are excited to add Sielen’s expertise and perspective to the Parametrix Board of Directors,” said Parametrix CEO Jeff Peacock, PE.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We are comprised of 600 employee-own...

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