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Parametrix to Provide Project Control Services to Seattle Public Utilities

10.04.22

Seattle, WA – Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has selected Parametrix to provide on-call project control services for capital improvement projects over a three-year period. Project partners include minority and women-owned businesses Aquanti, Jimale Technical Services, MPM Consulting, and Ott-Sakai & Associates. Other project partners include Kennedy Jenks and Tanner Pacific. This project will be led by Parametrix’s new Strategic Advisory Services group, including support from Delivery Advisory Services professionals. Parametrix has been serving clients in the Puget Sound area for 50 years and has over 350 professionals located in the region.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We are comprised of 600 employee-owners serving our clients from locations across the Western United States. Parametrix has been named ...

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John Baker Joins Parametrix

09.27.22

Puyallup, WA – John Baker has joined Parametrix as a Senior Construction Manager based in Puyallup, WA. He has over 30 years of experience in construction management working with government, petroleum, aerospace, manufacturing, and pharmaceutical clients.Baker comes to Parametrix from Akana. He specializes in field project supervision, project management, regulatory compliance, and quality control for construction, environmental, and health and safety projects. His project experience includes serving as Construction Inspector for Metro’s Central Waste Transfer Facility Stormwater Treatment System project. At Parametrix, he joins the firm’s community building division, providing project and construction management services to public and private clients throughout the Puget Sound region.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmen...

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Parametrix Ranked #38 Design Firm in Southwest Region

09.26.22

Albuquerque, NM – Engineering News Record Southwest has released their 2022 list of top design firms based on revenue generated in 2021. Parametrix was ranked number 38, up one spot from 2021. This list includes firms in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Parametrix has 10 licensed professional engineers in the Southwest region, which includes offices in Albuquerque, NM and Las Vegas, NV. The firm’s largest project to break ground in the region in 2021 was the $24.5 million I-40 Reconstruction in Laguna, NM. In 2021, the firm’s Nevada and New Mexico offices generated over $7 million in design revenue. Nearly ninety percent of that revenue came from transportation projects. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We are comprised of over 600 employee-owners serving our clients from locations across the Western Uni...

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Parametrix Ranked #16 Design Firm in Intermountain Region

09.08.22

Boise, ID – Engineering News Record Intermountain has released their 2022 list of top design firms based on revenue generated in 2021. Parametrix was ranked number 16 out of all firms in Idaho, Utah, and Montana. This is up from the firm’s number 26 ranking in 2021.Parametrix also ranked number three in the Intermountain transportation sector and number six in the civil engineering sector. Parametrix has 19 licensed professional engineers in the Intermountain region, which includes offices in Boise and Coeur d’Alene, ID and Salt Lake City, UT. The firm’s largest project to break ground in the region in 2021 was the $109 million I-84 Franklin Road Interchange to Karcher Interchange in Nampa and Caldwell, ID. In 2021, the firm's Idaho and Utah offices generated over $18 million in design revenue. Eighty percent of that revenue came from transportation projects, fifteen percent from telecommunications, and two pe...

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Parametrix Ranked #6 Design Firm in Northwest for Second Year

09.01.22

Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record Northwest has released their 2022 list of top design firms based on revenue generated in 2021. For the second year in a row, Parametrix was ranked number six out of all firms in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Parametrix ranked number two in both the Northwest civil engineering and surveying/mapping sectors. In the transportation sector, the firm came in at number five. The list also ranks firms by state. In Washington, Parametrix was ranked number three and in Oregon, number seven.Parametrix has 156 licensed professional engineers in the Northwest region, which includes offices in Seattle, Puyallup, Tacoma, Bremerton, Mukilteo, Camas, and Spokane, WA; and Portland and Bend, OR. The firm’s largest project to break ground in the region in 2021 was the $16.6 million JBLM North Access Improvements in Lakewood, WA. In 2021, Parametrix’s Northwest offices generated over $108 million ...

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Kate Bradbury, PE Joins Parametrix

08.24.22

Seattle, WA – Kate Bradbury, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer based in Seattle, WA. She has 12 years of experience as an engineer working in transportation and traffic engineering, specializing in roadway safety and traffic operations. Bradbury comes to Parametrix from Jacobs where she served as a Transportation Engineer working on highway safety, traffic operations, and transit projects. She has conducted multiple American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) highway safety manual trainings across the country. She is also involved with the Women’s Transportation Seminar, Institute for Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Research Board.At Parametrix, she joins the firm’s transportation planning team, serving municipalities, counties, and transit agencies throughout the Puget Sound region. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing...

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Parametrix Ranked a Top Firm in Telecommunications by Engineering News Record

08.23.22

Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record has released its annual Top Design Firms Sourcebook, which provides market analysis and rankings of the largest United States-based architectural and engineering firms in eight major industry sectors. Parametrix was ranked number 49 in the telecommunications category. This is the first year that Parametrix has appeared on the list.Rankings are based on design revenue from telecommunications projects in 2021. Parametrix had $5.7 million in telecommunications revenue last year, the majority of which came from data center work. Parametrix provides due diligence, pre-engineering, master planning, entitlements, environmental sciences, civil engineering, site and utility design, survey, construction administration, site logistics support, and project management services for data centers owned by private clients in the technology sector in throughout the United States. In addition to site design, ...

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Maricris Eleno-Orama, EdD, PE Joins Parametrix

08.11.22

Puyallup, WA – Maricris Eleno-Orama, EdD, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer based in Puyallup, WA. She has 16 years of experience as an engineer working in government, consulting, and academia. Eleno-Orama comes to Parametrix from Murraysmith/CONSOR Engineers where she also served as a Consultant Project Manager for the City of Bellevue. Her recent project experience includes reservoir design, seismic assessment, and decommissioning projects, as well as resiliency and emergency response planning for various utilities. She was also Murraysmith’s Tacoma Office Lead and helped establish the company-wide Outreach Team that focused on equitable engagement as part of the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. In 2020, Eleno-Orama co-founded SCOPE (Supportive Community of Professional Engineers), which connects students with professionals “to empower and support future engineers in defining th...

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Justin Emery, PLS Joins Parametrix

08.09.22

Puyallup, WA – Justin Emery, PLS has joined Parametrix as a Surveying Supervisor based in Puyallup, WA. He has 17 years of experience as a surveyor, including serving as a Party Chief, Senior Survey Technician, Project Surveyor, and Survey Manager.Emery joins Parametrix from Huitt-Zollars, Inc. He specializes in boundary surveys and is experienced in all aspects of surveying, including researching and coordinating field work, writing legal descriptions for subdivisions and easements, preparing boundary and easement exhibits, reviewing title reports, and calculating boundaries and plotting easements. Emery is a licensed Professional Land Surveyor.At Parametrix he will lead the firm’s Puyallup survey practice, serving public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest including King County, Washington State Department of Transportation, Cascade Natural Gas, Lakehaven Utility District, and others.About ParametrixPar...

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Parametrix Ranked a Top 200 Environmental Firm

08.09.22

Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record has released its annual Top Environmental Firms list, which ranks firms based on revenue for environmental services performed in the previous year. This year, Parametrix ranked 128, up from 142 in 2021. Parametrix has appeared on the list every year since 2003.The top 200 firms’ combined environmental services revenue reached a new high of $112.7 billion this year.Environmental services accounted for 51% of Parametrix’s overall revenue. Of that environmental revenue, environmental science and wastewater treatment services made up over 85%. The remainder was generated by hazardous waste, water supply and treatment, and environmental management services. The majority of the firm’s environmental clients are state and local agencies.Parametrix’s environmental services offerings include biological sciences and Endangered Species Act, ecosystems, industrial compliance, inv...

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Claire Hoffman, PWS Rejoins Parametrix

07.27.22

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

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Parametrix Ranked a Top Transportation Firm by Engineering News Record

07.26.22

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

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

07.19.22

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

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Tad Schwager Joins Parametrix

07.14.22

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

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Governor Inslee Visits Montesano Wastewater Treatment Plant

07.13.22

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

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