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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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04.20.18 Gig Harbor Welcome Plaza and Lift Station Receives APWA Washington Project of the Year Award

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Vancouver, WA – The City of Gig Harbor’s Welcome Plaza and Lift Station 4B project received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington Chapter’s Project of the Year Award in the Environmental $5 million to $25 million category. The awards recognize excellence in management and administration in successfully completing public works projects. The awards banquet was held yesterday evening in Vancouver, WA. The banquet is held annually during the APWA Washington Chapter Spring conference. David Dinkuhn from Parametrix, Jeff Langhelm, Gig Harbor Public Works Director, Darrell Winans, Gig Harbor Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent, and Clayton Thompson of Stellar J. Construction were at the banquet to accept the award. The new lift station improves resiliency, redundancy, and safety. The building foundation was raised above the 100-year floodplain to prevent flooding during wet weather events and extreme high tides. The...

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04.09.18 NM-159 Mogollon Project Receives Engineering Excellence Award

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Albuquerque, NM – Parametrix received an Engineering Excellence Award from the New Mexico Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for their work on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s NM-159 Drainage and Roadway Project in Mogollon, NM. Following a major flood in September 2013, NM-159 and associated drainage structures were heavily damaged, and in most areas completely washed out. As a result, access to the historic mining town and the surrounding Gila National Forest was severely limited and the roadway needed to be re-established to provide safe, permanent access for area residents, tourists, and the traveling public. Parametrix designed the improvements and provided right-of-way and survey, drainage, geotechnical analysis and reporting, environmental compliance, and public involvement. Due to federal Emergency Relief (ER) funding requirements, Parametrix had nine months to design the new roadway...

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04.06.18 Eleanor Allen, PE, BCEE Joins Parametrix Board of Directors

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Seattle, WA – Eleanor Allen, PE, BCEE joins the Board of Directors of Parametrix as the seventh member of the Board. Allen currently serves as CEO of Water for People, a global non-profit organization committed to providing access to reliable and safe water and sanitation services. Allen began her career as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. She then spent nearly 20 years as a consulting engineer with CH2M and ARCADIS. Her global career took her to all regions of the world, with a strong focus in Latin America where she lived for over half of her professional life. Allen, a former resident of Seattle, WA, currently resides in Denver, CO with her husband and two children. Allen will bring experience in the water and wastewater industry as well as knowledge of business management and local markets to the Parametrix Board of Directors. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providin...

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03.29.18 Parametrix Receives Outstanding Performance for Project Management Award from Bureau of Indian Affairs Northwest Regional Office

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Parametrix’s Susan Devine Accepts Award from Larry Burtness, Quileute Tribal Planner.Spokane, WA - In a first, The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Northwest Regional Office awarded the “Outstanding Performance for Project Management by a Contractor” to Parametrix for the Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation. This is the first time a consultant has received an award from the BIA Northwest Regional Office. The award comes after 5 years of planning work for the tribe, culminating in the transportation safety plan, long range transportation plan, inventory, and hours of meetings and outreach with the tribal community. The award was presented to Parametrix Project Manager Susan Devine at the BIA Northwest Regional Office Tribal Transportation Conference held in Spokane, WA this week. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100% employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior ...

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03.02.18 Parametrix Named one of Oregon’s Best Companies to Work for

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Portland, OR – Oregon Business held their 25th Annual Best Companies to Work for Awards yesterday evening at the Oregon Convention Center. One hundred firms were ranked based on the results of an employee survey. The competition included companies from around the state in various sectors. Parametrix ranked on the list as one of the top 25 medium-sized companies to work for in Oregon. Parametrix’s Oregon offices are in Portland and Bend with a total of 75 employee-owners. The firm is committed to improving as a best place to work and offers employee-owners an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, places an emphasis on work/life balance, provides opportunities for growth, and gives employee-owners the opportunity to work on award-winning projects within their community that make a difference. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences wit...

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02.23.18 Josh Channell, AICP Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR – Josh Channell, AICP has joined Parametrix as a Senior Transportation and Environmental Planner in the firm’s Portland office. He has 14 years of experience as an urban planner and multi-modal transportation specialist managing planning and environmental compliance work for transportation and economic development projects. Channell comes to Parametrix from ICF in Portland where he served as an Environmental and Transportation Planner. Prior to that, he served as Department Manager for Environmental Planning at HNTB in Northern California. Josh has been actively involved in all phases of transportation projects, moving them from initial constraints evaluations and alternatives selection, through environmental clearance and project approvals, to managing construction phase environmental performance. His project experience includes the California High-Speed Rail Project, the Presidio Parkway Public-Private Partnership, new...

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02.20.18 David Treadwell, PE Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR – David Treadwell, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer in the firm’s Portland office. He has 18 years of experience in transit design and construction, focused on light rail, streetcar, and commuter rail. Treadwell comes to Parametrix from HDR where he served as a Senior Rail Engineer and a Project Manager for freight and transit rail projects. Prior to that he was at CH2M where he served as Rail Engineer and Design Manager. His project experience includes projects for TriMet such as the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail, Westside Express Service, Southwest Corridor High Capacity Transit Study, and the Portland Union Station Preliminary Engineering project. He has also worked on Sound Transit projects including the Tacoma and Federal Way Link Extensions. At Parametrix, Treadwell will join the firm’s growing transit group in Portland to support project work such as the MAX Red Line Extension and Southwest Corrido...

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02.12.18 Parametrix to Complete Preliminary Design for MAX Red Line Extension

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Portland, OR – TriMet has selected Parametrix to perform preliminary design services for the MAX Red Line Extension and Reliability Improvements project. With the Red Line Extension project, TriMet will be able to increase capacity and improve Red Line ridership while decreasing system-wide delays. In a rapidly growing region these improvements are crucial to the future of MAX. The project will include station upgrades and improved wayfinding. This project will increase capacity by double-tracking current single-track sections and will improve system-wide reliability on other MAX lines because of how they share track through several key areas. Parametrix will serve as the prime consultant, manage the project, lead the track/civil design, NEPA process, and support structural design. John Willis will serve as the Parametrix team project manager. He has previously managed TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie West Segment. Parametrix’s team membe...

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01.25.18 Shawn Ellis, PE Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR – Shawn Ellis, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer in the firm’s Portland office. She has 24 years of experience in a broad range of civil engineering areas including utility design, stormwater management, and construction management. Ellis comes to Parametrix from BergerABAM. Her project experience includes the North Junction Sewer System Assessment in Ridgefield, WA, Centennial Industrial Park in Vancouver, WA, BNSF Portland Intermodal Yard Storm Drainage Repairs, and Port of Vancouver USA’s West Vancouver Freight Access Project. At Parametrix, Ellis will join the Portland water group. She will be providing storm design for TriMet, Washington County, and WSDOT transportation projects. She will also be involved in sanitary projects for the Pacific City Joint Water-Sanitary Authority. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and envir...

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01.25.18 Shoaib Akram Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Shoaib Akram has joined Parametrix as a Senior Construction Manager in the firm’s Seattle office. He has 18 years of diverse experience as a construction manager for heavy civil and public infrastructure projects. Shoaib comes to Parametrix from AECOM where he served in various resident engineering roles. His project experience includes a major utility relocation and undergrounding effort for the City of Tukwila, hydroelectric facilities for Puget Sound Energy and Avista, Kirkland Transit Station for Sound Transit, and extensive remediation in the South Lake Union area of Seattle. He works on projects from the planning phase, performing estimating and constructability reviews, to the construction phase where he provides construction oversight, commissioning, and closeout. At Parametrix he joins the Community Building group to work on significant infrastructure projects around the greater Puget Sound region for clien...

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01.23.18 Parametrix to Provide Design and Environmental Services for I-5 at Aurora Donald Interchange Project

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Portland, OR – Parametrix will have a significant role on the David Evans and Associates, Inc. team that was selected by the Oregon Department of Transportation for the I-5 at Aurora Donald Interchange project. Vehicles back up on the I-5 northbound and southbound interchange ramps daily during the morning and evening commutes, creating serious safety concerns with high-speed freeway vehicle traffic and stopped or slow-moving exit ramp traffic. The I-5 at Aurora Donald Interchange Phase 1 project will fix these safety issues and improve operations to keep people and freight moving efficiently through the area. The first stage will include integrated delivery of an interchange area management plan (IAMP), conceptual design, and environmental documentation. Parametrix’s Bill Ciz will serve as the IAMP Task Lead. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and e...

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01.23.18 Parametrix Receives Gold Award for Business Achievement from Environmental Business Journal

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Seattle, WA – Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ), a business research publication which provides high value strategic business intelligence to the environmental industry, has awarded Parametrix with the Gold Award for midsize firms for growing revenues by 32% from 2016 to 2017. The firm’s growth in 2017 was all organic, supported by acquisitions in prior years. The firm’s gross revenue grew from $66 million in 2016 to $87 million in 2017. Parametrix’s staff has also grown by 10%. Major increases in infrastructure spending throughout the western U.S. has fueled growth. The company has expanded revenues in all major services including planning, environmental studies, cultural resources, permitting, design, surveying, and construction management for highways and roads, light rail and transit, ports, water and wastewater treatment, stormwater, industrial, and land development. Among the firm’s top clients are the Washington, Oregon, U...

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01.22.18 Gig Harbor Welcome Plaza and Lift Station Receives ACEC Washington Engineering Excellence Award

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Gig Harbor, WA – The City of Gig Harbor’s Welcome Plaza and Lift Station 4B project received a Bronze Award for Unique or Innovation Applications. The project was also voted by attendees as the People’s Choice Award. ACEC Washington’s 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards were held Friday evening at the Westin Hotel in Bellevue. The awards competition recognizes projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. For more than 100 years, fishing and related industries have dominated the rhythm of life in Gig Harbor. That legacy is experienced as you stroll along the waterfront amongst modern amenities, restaurants, galleries, and shops. Located in the midst of this waterfront commercial area is Lift Station 4B, which handles approximately one-third of the City’s sewer flows. The existing lift station was built in 1989 and was under capacity, outdated, inefficient, and lacked redundancy. The ...

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01.22.18 Parametrix CEO Jeff Peacock, PE Named ACEC Washington Engineer of the Year

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Seattle, WA – Jeff Peacock, PE was awarded the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Washington’s prestigious Engineer of the Year Award at the 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards Gala. The Engineer of the Year Award recognizes the success, commitment, and contribution of an outstanding individual to the engineering profession. This was the 59th year of the Engineer of the Year Award. Peacock became Parametrix’s CEO in 2008. He joined Parametrix in 1990 as a Senior Transportation Engineer. His technical background is in the planning, environmental compliance, design, and management of transportation infrastructure projects, including some of the most complex projects in the Northwest. Since 1998, he has been a pivotal figure in the SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement and HOV Improvements program. He has also made significant contributions to the evolution and implementation of the Puget Sound’s regional transit system over t...

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01.18.18 Four Parametrix Projects Receive Engineering Excellence Awards

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Portland, OR – The Oregon Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) held their 2018 Engineering Excellence Awards yesterday evening at the Multnomah Athletic Club. The awards competition recognizes projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value. Four Parametrix projects received awards.The US 20 Barclay Roundabout project in Sisters, OR received the Best in Category – Transportation award. The roundabout at the intersection of US 20 and Barclay/McKinney Butte has improved safety for local traffic as well as tourists travelling to Sisters and Central Oregon. Previously, the intersection was only controlled by stop signs at the cross roads. Often, it was dangerous for drivers to cross the highway to access schools and businesses on the west side of the interchange. On busy weekends, traffic on the highway could back up for a few miles. Through an extensive public i...

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01.16.18 Parametrix to Create Safe Route to School for Kitsap Lake Elementary School Students

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The existing cross walk at Kitsap Lake Elementary School.Bremerton, WA – In an effort to encourage more kids to walk or bike to school, the City of Bremerton has prioritized Safe Routes to School Improvements for Kitsap Lake Elementary School. Recently, the City learned that they would receive grant funding for the project through the 2016 Safe Routes to School program. Parametrix helped to prepare the grant application and was recently selected to design the project. Parametrix is teamed with PH Consulting and Shannon & Wilson to provide engineering, stakeholder coordination, stormwater drainage design, survey, channelization and signing, electrical design, and geotechnical services for the project. The project will focus on pedestrian improvements along Harlow Drive from Kitsap Way to Osprey Circle. These improvements will include replacing a narrow 1-foot-wide roadway shoulder with a 10-foot wide sidewalk and ADA-compliant cu...

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01.11.18 Parametrix to Provide Planning and Environmental Services for Sound Transit’s Tacoma Dome Link Extension

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Seattle, WA – The team led by HDR with Parametrix as the major team partner will begin work to provide environmental and preliminary engineering services for Sound Transit’s Tacoma Dome Link Extension. The project, which will connect Pierce and South King County residents to the regional light rail network, includes 9.7 miles of light rail with four stations in South Federal Way, Fife, East Tacoma, and the Tacoma Dome, as well as a new operations and maintenance facility. This project is part of the first wave of the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) initiative approved by voters in November 2016 which will connect light rail service from Tacoma to Seattle and further north. Innovative delivery strategies will be used to meet the budget and schedules laid out in ST3. The Tacoma Dome Link Extension will open for service in 2030 and is projected to have an average of 27,000 – 37,000 daily riders by 2040. Parametrix’s John Perlic, PE will serve ...

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12.20.17 Sarah Touey, PE Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR – Sarah Touey, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer in the firm’s Portland office. She has 11 years of experience in the management of transportation and transit projects for public agencies. Prior to joining Parametrix, Touey worked for TriMet. She did civil design for the Division Bus Rapid Transit project, design and construction management of the MAX Track Rehabilitation project in downtown Portland, and management of a bridge inspections contract. As an engineer in the Maintenance of Way division at TriMet, Touey’s main focus was to improve reliability for the MAX by replacing the oldest track work under operations of a live system. Prior to that, she was with the Washington State Department of Transportation, designing hydraulics and ADA improvements for large interchange projects and culvert rehabilitations in the Columbia Gorge. At Parametrix, she will join the Portland transportation group and be involv...

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