12.06.18 Jared Smith Joins Parametrix
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 was responsible for implementing Waterfront Seattle, a multi-year program to rebuild Seattle’s waterfront following the removal of the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Previously, as the City of Seattle’s Regional Transit Manager, he was responsible for all aspects of the early phases of Sound Transit implementation within the City of Seattle and conceived and coordinated the Seattle Transit Initiative – a partnership between Washington State Ferries, Sound Transit, King County Metro Transit, Community Transit, and the City of Seattle.
Smith has served on a variety of boards including the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Seattle Association, Futurewise, American Public Works Association, and the American Council of Engineering Companies. He helped co-found the Transportation Partnership and Keep Washington Rolling, a coalition of statewide business, labor, and environmental organizations which has been instrumental in the passage of over $30 billion in new highway and transit funding since 2003. More recently, he helped establish Engineers Without Borders in Nepal in response to the 2015 earthquake and assisted in reconstruction of several remote mountainous villages and schools.
At Parametrix, Smith’s role will include working with clients on strategic initiatives and assisting project teams on a variety assignments.
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