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04.04.19 Parametrix Promotes Shane Phelps and Jen Murphy, PE, CSE to Lead Environmental, Water Practices in Oregon

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Portland, OR – Shane Phelps and Jen Murphy, PE, CSE have been promoted to leadership positions in Parametrix’s Oregon Environmental and Water practices, respectively. Phelps has 23 years of industry experience, 11 of which have been with Parametrix. Prior to being named Oregon Environmental Planning and Compliance Division Manager, he served as Planning Group Lead. His experience has been focused on helping clients throughout the Pacific Northwest navigate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes and other environmental regulatory requirements for a variety of project types including transportation and transit, water and wastewater infrastructure, and energy transmission and distribution. “Shane has been working with the team and other stakeholders to grow our business and make Parametrix a great place to work. His commitment to staff and clients is outstanding” stated Oregon Operations Manager, Richard Roché, RG, LHG. Mur...

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04.02.19 Parametrix Acquires Aptum, Establishing Presence in Southwest Washington

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Seattle, WA –Parametrix, a 100-percent employee-owned engineering, planning, and environmental sciences firm, has acquired Aptum, Inc., a civil and structural engineering firm based in Camas, Washington. This acquisition will create a permanent presence for Parametrix in Southwest Washington and expand the firm’s service offerings. Parametrix is headquartered in Seattle and has a nearby office in Portland, along with 11 other offices throughout the Western United States. Aptum, Inc. was founded in 2014 and has four staff. The firm provides services in management, design, and construction monitoring to public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. The firm’s expertise includes bridges, retaining walls, commercial and institutional facilities, seismic assessment, hydraulic structures, riverbank restoration, and stormwater management and treatment. Aptum’s founder, Matt Deml, PE, SE, has 20 years of experience in project...

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03.27.19 Parametrix to Conduct Feasibility Study for Oak Grove-Lake Oswego Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge

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Portland, OR – Clackamas County has selected Parametrix to conduct a feasibility study for the Oak Grove-Lake Oswego Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge. The bridge, referred to as the “OGLO” bridge, will extend across the Willamette River, connecting two high-density residential areas while closing a key gap in the regional trail system. This concept has been discussed for nearly a decade and the feasibility study will determine if it is possible and identify alternatives. “A pedestrian/bicycle bridge connecting Oak Grove and Lake Oswego provides long-term business and recreational benefits for the two communities” said Parametrix project manager Mike Pyszka, PE. In an article about the project featured on Lake Oswego Review, Lake Oswego City Councilor Jeff Gudman stated that the project is “probably the most significant active transportation project in the Metro region." The project team includes JLA Public Involvement and HDR Engineering. ...

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03.25.19 Darby Watson, AICP Joins Parametrix as Vice President of Transportation and Community Building

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Seattle, WA – Darby Watson, AICP has joined Parametrix as a Vice President, overseeing the firm’s Transportation and Community Building Divisions in the Puget Sound region. Watson has over 20 years of experience, specializing in managing transportation and urban planning programs. She comes to Parametrix from the City of Seattle’s Department of Transportation where she served as the Director of Project Development. Her role included leading the bicycle and pedestrian programs. Watson received the Seattle Design Commission Award for the King Street Station Hub and the Governor’s Smart Growth Award for the Newcastle Community Business Center. From 2013 to 2015, she served on the City of Berkeley Transportation Commission. Parametrix Chief Operating Officer, Roger Flint stated, “We are excited to have Darby join Parametrix. Her diverse experience in the public and private sectors will provide strategic leadership to our transportation a...

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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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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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05.11.18 Parametrix Ranked as a Top Southwest Design Firm

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Albuquerque, NM – Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest ranks firms based on revenue for design services performed in the previous year. This year Parametrix was ranked number 45 out of all firms who submitted in the Southwest region including New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada. Parametrix had $4.81 million in revenue from design projects in the Southwest region. 62% of that revenue came from transportation projects, 14% from hazardous waste projects, and 22% from other project types. The 65 companies that submitted had a combined annual revenue of $1.06 billion, up $112 million from 2016. Parametrix has 6 licensed engineers in the Southwest region. The largest project worked on in 2017 was the US 54 Widening and Overlay in Carrizozo, NM at a total value of $9 million. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client ...

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04.27.18 Parametrix Ranked as a Top 500 Design Firm

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Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record ranks firms based on revenue for design services performed in the previous year. This year Parametrix was ranked 164, up from 239 last year. The Top 500 firms had a record combined design revenue of $93.9 billion. The outlook for the market is positive for the foreseeable future. However, firms will have to continue to adapt and innovate to keep up with today’s changing technology. “We are seeing a rapid evolution in how technology is leading change in the planning and delivery of projects. What is now considered leading-edge technology in areas like augmented and virtual reality will become a basic expectation for many clients over the next 5-10 years, if it even takes that long,” says Jeff Peacock, PE, CEO of Parametrix. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. ...

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