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Five Fish Passage Barriers to be Removed Near Bremerton, WA


Bremerton, WA – The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Olympic Region has selected Parametrix for the removal of five fish passage barriers in the Gorst area south of Bremerton.This bundle of fish passage barrier removals is part of the 2013 injunction to remove 90 percent of fish barriers in Washington State by 2030. The bundle of crossings will be delivered through a pre-National Environmental Policy Act Design-Build process.Teaming partners include HDR, Art Anderson, HWA GeoSciences, Osborn Consulting, Ott-Sakai Associates, PRR, and Stell Environmental.Parametrix has been working with WSDOT on the removal of 24 fish passage barriers in the Olympic Region over the last two and a half years.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...

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Parametrix Hires Brent Diemer as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Seattle, WA – Brent Diemer has joined Parametrix as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry, specializing in financial management, business growth and expansion strategy, and organizational culture development. Diemer comes to Parametrix from KLJ Engineering. Prior to that, he spent 22 years with CH2M (now Jacobs). He has served in a variety of financial and business management leadership positions as well as project delivery and business development roles across the industry. “Parametrix’s commitment to employee-ownership and collaboration provides the optimal setting to evolve innovative client solutions. I look forward to partnering with all our employee-owners on this journey,” said Diemer.“We’re thrilled to have Brent’s leadership at Parametrix,” said Parametrix CEO Jeff Peacock, PE.Abou...

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Parametrix Ranked a 2022 Top Design Firm


Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record has released its annual Top Design Firms list, which ranks firms based on revenue for design services performed in the previous year. This year Parametrix was ranked number 140. Parametrix has been ranked in the top 500 design firms since 1998. For the sixth consecutive year, total revenue for the top 500 listed firms increased, rising 2.2% to $107.11 billion in 2021. Median firm revenue also rebounded after a dip last year, rising 3.8%, to $67.45 million.The transportation market continued to be Parametrix’s largest source of revenue. The firm also generated significant revenue in water, sewer and waste, and general building markets. Some of the firm’s largest projects in 2021 were Twenty-four Fish Passage Improvement Projects for the Olympic Region of Washington State Department of Transportation; the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program for the Washington State and Oregon De...

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Samantha Erickson Joins Parametrix


Portland, OR – Samantha Erickson has joined Parametrix as a Senior Planner based in Portland, OR. She has 20 years of experience providing transportation planning services to public agencies across the United States.Erickson comes to Parametrix from Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates where she served as a Senior Planner. Her experience includes transit planning and service implementation projects that improve mobility for people. She has worked with clients such as San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, LinkedIn, and Microsoft.At Parametrix, she joins the firm’s Portland transportation team, providing planning services to clients such as the Oregon Department of Transportation, TriMet, and others. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and ...

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Parametrix Hires National Director of Strategic Advisory Services, Greg Brink


Seattle, WA – Greg Brink, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-PBA, CVS, CCEA, ENV SP has joined Parametrix as National Director of Strategic Advisory Services. He will lead the company’s growing Strategic Advisory Services practice.Brink has 20 years of experience in management and strategy consulting. His experience includes capital project, program, and portfolio planning and delivery using management consulting for engineering management, project controls, and capital program/project delivery.He comes to Parametrix from Value Management Strategies, Inc. where he served as Executive Vice President. He has worked with clients such as King County Wastewater Treatment Division, Seattle Public Utilities, Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Sound Transit, Oregon Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Overseas Building Operations, among others, providing consulting and advisory services to support proje...

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Adam Pocock, PE Joins Parametrix


Salt Lake City, UT – Adam Pocock, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer based in Salt Lake City, UT. He has over 13 years of industry experience providing design and engineering services for transportation projects throughout Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. Pocock comes to Parametrix from Jacobs. He has delivered projects of varying sizes, from pavement preservation projects to major highway reconstruction for the Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority, and municipalities. Recently, he was a Roadway Lead on Utah Transportation Authority’s Ogden Express (OGX) Bus Rapid Transit team, as well as the Utah Department of Transportation’s Bear Lake Marina Access Improvements. At Parametrix, he joins the firm’s transportation team in Salt Lake City, which provides transportation and environmental planning, urban design, and traffic engineering services to the Utah Department ...

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Bryan Kardos Rejoins Parametrix


Seattle, WA – Bryan Kardos has rejoined Parametrix as a Senior Construction Manager based in Seattle, WA. He has 29 years of industry experience in public works inspection, quality assurance, zoning administration, plan reviews and planning meetings, landscape design, and construction.Kardos comes to Parametrix most recently from O’Neill Service Group where he served as Lead Construction Inspector. He was previously with Parametrix in 2013. His project experience includes overseeing bridges, roundabouts, construction of community parks, community centers, subdivision infrastructure installations, roadways, streetscapes, and water treatment plants.At Parametrix, he will provide construction management services in support the Washington State Department of Transportation’s SR 520 project.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environme...

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Mitch Romero, AIA, LEED AP, CCM Joins Parametrix


Puyallup, WA – Mitch Romero, AIA, LEED AP, CCM has joined Parametrix as a Senior Construction Manager based in Puyallup, WA. He has 30 years of experience in architecture, project management, and construction management.Romero comes to Parametrix from OAC Services where he was a Senior Director. His recent project experience includes serving as primary manager for a biotech manufacturing company in Wilsonville, OR and project manager for the Tokeland, WA Tsunami Tower. He is highly experienced in Washington State alternative delivery methods. His general contractor/construction manager (GCCM) projects include major renovation and infrastructure upgrades for the Spokane International Airport. He has also delivered 13 public school projects using GCCM. Previously, Romero served as Foreign Service Construction Engineer for the United States Department of State. He used traditional design build to deliver diplomatic facilities in B...

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City of Lakewood’s Veterans Drive Southwest Receives Engineering Excellence Award


Seattle, WA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington hosted their annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on Friday, March 25, in Bellevue, WA. The City of Lakewood’s Veterans Drive Southwest Improvements Project project, submitted by Parametrix, received the Bronze Award in the Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design category. Veterans Drive Southwest is a 1.9-mile residential arterial that was rebuilt from Gravelly Lake Drive to the Veteran’s Administration American Lake Medical Center. The roadway was limited to two lanes with active transportation facilities added, including a shared-use path and sidewalk to provide safe connections to local businesses, direct access to American Lake Park, and connections to public transit and job centers beyond. Roundabouts replaced intersections along the corridor to improve safety and calm traffic as it enters the commercial core. The project beautifie...

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Michael Romero, LEED AP Joins Parametrix


Seattle, WA – Michael Romero, LEED AP has joined Parametrix as a Senior Construction Manager based in Seattle, WA. He has over 25 years of industry experience in landscape architecture, project, and construction management. He has spent the last 15 years providing construction and project management services for K-12 schools and other public sector clients.Romero comes to Parametrix from the Shoreline School District where he served as a Construction Manager. He managed the budget, programming, schedule, consultants, design, permitting, and construction for a four-school $250 million bond program. His project experience also includes work for the Lake Washington School District, Seattle Public Schools, State of Washington, City of Bainbridge Island, Pierce Transit, and King County Metro. At Parametrix, he joins the firm’s community building division, providing project and construction management services to public and pri...

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Parametrix to Provide Engineering Services for King County Transit System Electrification


Seattle, WA – King County Metro Transit (Metro) has selected Parametrix to provide engineering and related services for the agency’s transit system electrification plan. Metro operates the seventh largest fleet in the United States, consisting of nearly 1,500 diesel-hybrid, battery electric, and trolley buses. The agency plans to have a zero-emission fleet no later than 2040. Metro will formalize their transit electrification plan to provide more inclusive and equitable transit access and ensure consensus within the organization and between agency partners throughout the entire service area.From 2016 to 2020, Parametrix worked with Metro to begin implementation of a battery electric bus program, which was a fundamental effort toward realizing the county’s zero-emission fleet goals. Project partners include Coffman Engineers, Concord Engineering, DKS Associates, Glumac, HDR, HWA GeoSciences, Integrated Design Enginee...

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Jun Audar Rejoins Parametrix


Seattle, WA – Jun Audar has rejoined Parametrix as a Senior Designer based in Seattle, WA. He has over 20 years of engineering experience specializing in CADD support for roadway, rail, bridges, and wastewater treatment projects.Audar rejoins Parametrix from WSP USA where he served as a Senior Supervising CADD Designer. He was previously with Parametrix from 2004 to 2007. His project experience includes the Sound Transit’s Central Link Light Rail, Washington State Department of Transportation’s SR 520 Bridge Program, and the City of Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct and Seawall Replacement Program.At Parametrix, Audar joins the firm’s Puget Sound region transportation team, working on projects for the Washington State Department of Transportation and other public agencies.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental s...

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Parametrix Ranked #6 Best Company to Work for in Oregon


Portland, OR – Engineering, Planning, and Environmental Sciences firm, Parametrix, has been ranked the number six best large company to work for in Oregon by Oregon Business. Large companies are those that have 100 or more employees in Oregon. 285 companies participated in this year’s survey.The ranking is based upon employee survey responses, which includes questions about work environment, management and communications, decision-making and trust, career development and learning, and benefits and compensation.Parametrix has Oregon offices in Portland and Bend, which consist of over 100 employee-owners providing services in transportation, environmental science, water, community building, and land surveying. 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 opportunities for growth, and gives employee-owners the ch...

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Parametrix and LYT Partner to Provide Smart Technology Solutions for More Livable Communities


Seattle, WA – Parametrix, an established planning, engineering, technology, and management consultancy company based in Seattle, entered into an agreement to deliver smart technology solutions for more livable communities using LYT’s cloud-based smart traffic solutions. LYT’s traffic management platform, called LYT.speed, works with existing infrastructure and algorithms to efficiently manage traffic flow in the cloud. The platform will complement Parametrix’s approach to smart and livable communities through emergency vehicle preemption, transit signal priority, and real-time signal status. The LYT.speed platform comprises LYT.emergency, the next-generation Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP), and LYT.transit, the next-generation Transit Signal Priority (TSP) solutions. Both solutions produce a consistent and reliable green light for every transit or emergency vehicle more affordably than other products on the...

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Fred Young Joins Parametrix


Seattle, WA – Fred Young has joined Parametrix as a Senior Planner based in Seattle, WA. He has over 20 years of experience working on public projects that enhance the livability of communities.Fred comes to Parametrix from Alta Planning + Design where he recently served as Managing Director for Southeast Asia. Based in Vietnam for the past four years, his clients included Singapore Land Transport Authority, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and government agencies in Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. Prior to his assignment in Asia, Fred led Alta’s office in Seattle and worked throughout the Puget Sound region, the Midwest, Alaska, and western Canada. His work focuses on active transportation and spans a range of project types including city-wide planning, complete streets planning and design, access to transit, trails, wayfinding, bike share, and developing context appropriate design guidelines.Fred r...

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