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Jeffrey S. England, PE, PMP Joins Parametrix


Jeff England, PE, PMP has joined Parametrix as a Senior Consultant. He has over 30 years of experience in municipal planning, engineering, project and program management, and land development. Jeff comes to Parametrix from WSP where he served as a Senior Project Manager. Prior to that, he owned CIP Consulting. He has also served as Director of Engineering and Infrastructure Planning at the City of Bend where he was proactive in initiating alternative project delivery methods and served as project and/or program manager for a variety of transportation, water, sanitary sewer, and storm water projects. He is a certified project management professional and a licensed professional engineer in Oregon, Idaho, and Hawaii.At Parametrix, he joins the Community Building team in Bend, serving public and private sector clients including the City of Bend and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.

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Parametrix Ranked Among 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon


Oregon Business has released their 2023 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon list. Parametrix ranked #82. This is the second year in a row that Parametrix has appeared on the list, ranking #89 in 2022.The award was presented on June 1, 2023 at the Corporate Social Responsibility Seminar hosted by Oregon Business in Portland. Oregon/Idaho Senior Vice President Richard Roché and Business Manager Ann Harrison accepted the award on behalf of Parametrix.The list showcases companies and nonprofits whose employees rate their employers' sustainability efforts highly. Parametrix has 144 Oregon employees based in offices in Portland, Bend, and Eugene.“As a 100% employee-owned company working to restore the health of the planet for future generations we’re honored to be named one of the Best Green Companies in Oregon,” said Parametrix Chief Executive Officer John Willis, PE.Our Portland office is in a LEED Platinum compl...

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January Tavel Joins Parametrix


January Tavel has joined Parametrix as a Senior Cultural Resources Specialist. January brings more than 14 years of experience providing professional cultural resource management and historic preservation services throughout the Western United States. She comes to Parametrix from ICF where she served as Senior Manager of Historic Preservation. She has worked for a variety of clients including the Washington State Department of Transportation; Sound Transit; King County Metro; California High Speed Rail Authority; City of San Francisco Department of Public Works; Ports of Bellingham, Portland, and San Francisco; Vale Oregon Irrigation District; Seattle City Light; Seattle Public Utilities; Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management; Bureau of Land Management; Oregon Department of Forestry; as well as private clients. She specializes in proving program-level support for agency compliance with National Environmental Policy Act, Section 106 ...

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Parametrix Ranked #36 Design Firm in Southwest Region


Engineering News Record Southwest has released their 2023 list of top design firms based on revenue generated in 2022. Parametrix was ranked number 36, up two spots from 2022. This list includes firms in Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico. Parametrix has 15 licensed professional engineers in the Southwest region, which includes offices in Albuquerque, NM; Reno, and Las Vegas, NV. The firm’s largest project to break ground in the region in 2022 was the $3.3 million Alemeda Drain Trail in Albuquerque, NM. In 2022, the firm’s Nevada and New Mexico offices generated over $10 million in design revenue, 88% from transportation projects.

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Parametrix Receives Corporate Award from Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs


Parametrix received the Corporate Award of the Year from the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) during the Annual Tradeshow and Luncheon at the Oregon Convention Center on May 11, 2023. This award is given to businesses that demonstrate a commitment to supporting minority- and women-owned small businesses.OAME was formed in 1987 with the mission to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Parametrix has supported OAME for over a decade and Sheila Muckridge has served on the OAME advisory board since 2018. “We’re proud to partner with OAME and are honored to receive the Corporate Award of the Year,” said Parametrix Chief Executive Officer John Willis. Parametrix CEO John Willis with OAME Founder and Chairman of the Board Sam Brooks.

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Parametrix Ranked a 2023 Top Design Firm


Engineering News Record has released its annual Top Design Firms list, which ranks firms based on revenue for design services performed in the previous year. This year Parametrix was ranked number 152. Parametrix has been ranked in the top 500 design firms for 25 years. In 2022, Parametrix generated nearly $145 million in design revenue, the largest share of which was in the transportation sector, followed by sewer/waste, water supply, and telecommunications.Some of our most significant projects in 2022 were the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program at the Washington/Oregon border; Interbay Steel Forcemain Replacement for King County, WA; Fish Passage Improvements for the Washington State Department of Transportation; I-40 Corridor Study for the New Mexico Department of Transportation; and the I-84 Centennial Interchange to Franklin Interchange for the Idaho Transportation Department.“Thank you to our clients and partners for t...

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Kelly Irving, PE Joins Parametrix


Kelly Irving, PE has joined Parametrix as a Principal Consultant in Program Services. He brings over three decades of experience in the water industry specializing in wastewater treatment and program and project management. Kelly comes to Parametrix from Jacobs where he served as a project delivery manager overseeing program and project managers in water, transportation, built environment, and environmental markets. He also served as a Senior Project Manager for large utility clients such as City of Spokane, Washington; City of San Mateo, California; and Salt Lake City, Utah. At Parametrix, he joins the corporate management team in support of the company’s overall project delivery program and water division, which provides electrical and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), flood control, stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water services to cities, counties, water districts, and others throughout the Western Unit...

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Kitsap County Washington Boulevard Named Project of the Year


The American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington Chapter presented the annual Project of the Year award in the Disaster/Emergency Relief under $5 million category to Kitsap County Public Works for the Washington Boulevard Landslide Stabilization project. The road, located along the eastern shoreline in Kingston, WA, crosses a large deep-seated landslide complex. For several decades, this stretch of roadway suffered frequent damage when the landslide mass periodically reactivated after heavy rains and storm events creating road closures, requiring emergency repairs, and frequently cutting off homes from access to the town and emergency services. Roadway damage from landslide movement in 2012The primary objective of this project was to restore a functional roadway for the 22 homes served solely by Washington Boulevard. A stabilization approach was designed and constructed that includes a horizontal drain system to dewater the bo...

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Darlene Siegel Joins Parametrix


Darlene Siegel has joined Parametrix as a Principal Consultant. She brings over two decades of experience managing ecosystem restoration and surface water infrastructure projects in the Western United States with a focus in the Pacific Northwest. Darlene comes to Parametrix from Wolf Water Resources where she served as Director of Ecological Resources. She has vast experience leading multidisciplinary teams, managing projects from planning and feasibility through design, permitting, and construction of nature based and climate resilient solutions to complex problems. Darlene served in a leadership role on the recently completed levee setback at the Steigerwald Floodplain Reconnection Project on the Columbia River. She is currently serving as an agency lead on the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program. In addition to expertise in federal, state, and local environmental regulations, she brings specialized knowledge in compliance with t...

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Cole Mortensen, PE to Lead Nevada Region at Parametrix


Cole Mortensen, PE has joined Parametrix as Nevada Region Manager. In his new role he will lead the firm’s growing Nevada offices, which provide planning, environmental, engineering, and visualization services to public and private clients across the state. Cole comes to Parametrix with over two decades of experience leading teams and delivering complex transportation projects across the state. He most recently served as Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Deputy Director over Planning and Administration, including Communications, Safety, External Civil Rights, Contract Compliance, and Agreement Services. He also served as Assistant Director of Engineering and Chief Engineer leading NDOT’s project delivery program and managing the Engineering disciplines, including Roadway Design, Project Management, Structures, Hydraulics, Location, and Right of Way. Previously, he served as Project Management Division Chief, Assi...

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Linda Gehrke Joins Parametrix


Linda Gehrke has joined Parametrix as a Principal Consultant based in Seattle. She has over three decades of experience working in the public transportation industry, providing planning, environmental, and cartography services across Alaska, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Linda is the former Regional Administrator for Region 10 of the Federal Transit Administration and spent over 15 years working for the United States Department of Transportation as a Community Planner and Deputy Regional Administrator.She holds a Master of Public Administration and a degree in geography with a concentration in cartography, environmental sciences, and planning. At Parametrix, she joins our strategic advisory services practice with an emphasis on transit clients, Tribal nations, and other public agencies throughout the Western United States.

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Tope Aderiye, PMP Joins Parametrix


Tope Aderiye, PMP has joined Parametrix as a Senior Planner. He has over 15 years of project management experience working in telecommunications, information technology, civil infrastructure, construction, and public utility environments. He comes to Parametrix from Program Management & Controls Services. Tope is a Certified Project Management Professional and holds a master’s certificate in project management. He has worked with clients such as the Chicago Transit Authority and the Chicago Department of Aviation.At Parametrix, he joins the firm’s Strategic Advisory Services group which offers business advisory, owner’s advisory, and delivery advisory services to clients across the Western United States.

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Tait Elder, RPA Joins Parametrix


Tait Elder, RPA has joined Parametrix as a Senior Consultant. He is a Secretary of the Interior qualified archaeologist with almost two decades of cultural resources experience spanning across the Western United States.Tait comes to Parametrix from ICF where he most recently served as Principal Archaeologist and Pacific Northwest Transportation Sector Lead. He is highly experienced at developing customized cultural resources deliverables and work programs in compliance with federal, state, and local cultural resources regulations. He also has experience leading multi-company cultural resources teams in support of large and complex infrastructure projects. He places particular emphasis on working with agencies and partners to developing thoughtful, defensible, and cost-conscious cultural resources work products. He has served as principal investigator on over 150 cultural resources studies in the Pacific Northwest since 2012 for agenc...

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Michael Dang, PE Joins Parametrix


Michael Dang, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer. He has over a decade of experience working on water, utilities, site development, and transportation projects in the Puget Sound region.Michael comes to Parametrix from HDR where he served as a Utilities/Civil Engineer. He specializes in planning, utility design, coordination, and report writing. He has a civil and environmental degree with an emphasis on water and hydrology. He has worked with agencies such Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Public Utilities, Sound Transit, City of Kirkland, King County Parks, and King County Solid Waste Division.At Parametrix, he joins the Greater Washington water division, which provides electrical and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), flood control, stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water services to cities, counties, water districts, and others throughout the state.

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Peter Geiger, ENV SP Joins Parametrix


Peter Geiger, ENV SP has joined Parametrix as a Senior Planner based in Portland. He has over 30 years of experience providing environmental evaluations for energy, port, transit, transportation, military, and telecommunication projects across the Western United States. Peter comes to Parametrix from WSP. His work includes alternative contract delivery, environmental compliance for multiple sectors, bridges, quality control and management, hazardous materials corridor studies, electrical transmission corridor studies, permitting, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis. He has worked with agencies such as the Western Federal Lands Highway Division, Bonneville Power Administration, Oregon and Washington Departments of Transportation, City of Portland, TriMet, Lane Transit District, Pierce County Transit District, and Sound Transit.At Parametrix, he joins the Oregon/Idaho region Environmental Planning and Compliance team,...

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