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Shelley Miller, PLA, AICP, PMP Joins Parametrix


Shelley Miller, PLA, AICP, PMP has joined Parametrix as a Senior Planner. She has over 15 years of experience providing public transportation planning services to agencies across the United States. Shelley comes to Parametrix from OAC Services where she served as a Senior Project Manager. She specializes in transit corridor asset project management and construction, including urban design, landscape, stations, and vehicles and their amenities. Her project experience includes work for King County Metro, the Port of Seattle, and TriMet.Shelley is a Professional Landscape Architect and Project Management Professional and is certified through the American Institute of Certified Planners. She holds master’s degrees in regional planning and landscape architecture. At Parametrix, she joins the firm’s Seattle Transportation team, providing planning services to clients throughout the Puget Sound region.

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Parametrix Promotes Katko and McCoy to Oregon/Idaho Leadership


Steve Katko, PE and Kristen McCoy have been selected for leadership positions within Parametrix’s Oregon/Idaho region.Steve has been selected to serve as Oregon/Idaho Vice President. He joined Parametrix in 2017 and most recently served as Oregon Transportation Division Manager. He is based out of Portland, OR and has 27 years of experience working with clients in the Pacific Northwest, leading multidisciplinary teams with a collaborative and inclusive leadership style that focuses on developing creative solutions to mitigate project challenges and improve overall delivery outcomes. His projects range from planning to final design plans, specifications, and engineers’ estimates for transportation projects.Kristen has been selected to serve as Oregon/Idaho Operations Manager. She joined Parametrix in 2006 and most recently served as Boise Operations Manager. She is based out of Boise, ID and has 18 years of experience in p...

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Parametrix Ranks Among Washington’s Best Companies to Work for in 2022


Parametrix ranked the number six best large company to work for in Washington by Seattle Business magazine. Parametrix has ranked in the top ten for large companies for the last four years. Large companies are those that have 150 or more employees in Washington and includes all industries.This annual program, created by Seattle Business magazine and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes, and honors the best employers in Washington. The ranking is based on employee survey responses as well as company policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. “Supporting our employee-owners and striving to be the best place to work is key to the excellent client service we provide. I am so proud to be a part of this employee-owned company!” said Darby Watson, Washington Senior Vice President at Parametrix.Parametrix has offices throughout Washington state including locations in Seattle, Puyallup, Tacoma, Mukilteo, B...

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Terry Doyle, PE Joins Parametrix as New Mexico Vice President


Terry Doyle, PE has joined Parametrix as Vice President leading our New Mexico operations, which includes 35 staff providing transportation, environmental, and land surveying services. Terry has 30 years of experience in the public transportation and transit sector, including leading public agencies, guiding regional transportation decisions, and successfully obtaining grant funding.He comes to Parametrix from Rio Metro Regional Transit District where he served as director, overseeing commuter rail and bus operations and maintenance, finance, planning, legal, and marketing departments. Terry managed a $170 million combined rail and bus budget. He was responsible for procuring and managing the Commuter Rail Operations and Maintenance Contract for the New Mexico Rail Runner Express (NMRX) and Rio Metro bus contracts. He also managed Positive Train Control implementation on the NMRX, including assembling project funding.Previously, Terr...

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Nathan Johnson, PhD, PE to Lead Southwest Region of Parametrix


Nathan Johnson, PhD, PE, Senior Vice President, has been selected to lead the Southwest region of Parametrix, which includes offices in New Mexico, Utah, and Nevada. He brings over two decades of experience building teams and delivering transportation needs including highways, roads, transit, and rail from planning and funding through environmental clearance, design, and construction.Nathan joined Parametrix in May 2022. He has previously held national architecture and engineering leadership roles focused on delivering structural transportation projects. He has supported cities, counties, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, and contractors across the Western United States, with particular focus in California and Nevada. Nathan has delivered high profile community-centered projects and multi-billion-dollar corridors. He also has expertise in urban, river, and coastal environments. Parametrix&rsqu...

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Layne McWilliams, PE, JD Rejoins Parametrix


Layne McWilliams, PE, JD has rejoined Parametrix as a Principal Consultant. He has over 20 years of experience designing and building projects in Washington, Oregon, and California. He specializes in helping existing facilities reduce their energy footprint through education and optimization programs.Layne comes to Parametrix from Cascade Energy where he served as the Water/Wastewater Lead and Customer Engagement Director, establishing a national practice in energy efficiency and strategic energy management for the water/wastewater industry. He was previously employed by Parametrix from 2001-2006, working on the design and startup of several wastewater facilities. Layne received his Juris Doctorate from Lewis & Clark Law and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At Parametrix, he joins the Climate Change and Resiliency team, working at the intersections of process optimizati...

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John Willis, PE Assumes Chief Executive Officer Role at Parametrix


Parametrix President, John Willis, has assumed the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role effective January 1, 2023. John was selected as President in June 2022, with the intent to transition into the CEO role.He succeeds Jeff Peacock, who led the firm as CEO for nearly 15 years. Jeff has been appointed as Chair of the Parametrix Board of Directors and will remain actively involved in the firm, focusing on strategic growth initiatives. John joined Parametrix in 2017 and served as Oregon and Southwest Washington Senior Vice President prior to being selected as President and CEO. He has over 28 years of experience in the architectural and engineering industry in a variety of leadership roles. John managed some of the region’s most significant infrastructure projects including the Interstate Bridge Replacement, TriMet’s Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail, and the Dreamlifter Operations Center for Boeing. John says ...

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Good Company Joins Parametrix, Expanding Climate Resiliency, Adaptation, and Sustainability Services


Seattle, WA – Parametrix, a 100-percent employee-owned engineering, planning, and environmental sciences firm headquartered in Seattle, has acquired Oregon-based Good Company, expanding the firm’s climate and sustainability service offerings nationwide. Good Company provides climate resiliency and sustainability consulting services for government and industry that serve human needs, including food, energy, water, transportation, shelter, materials management, clean tech, and finance. Service offerings include measurement and management of environmental and equity performance as well as public disclosures and supply chain management. Good Company has clients located across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with supply chains in Central and South America and Southeast Asia. “Together with Good Company, we continue to expand the depth of services we offer to the clients we serve, especially related to climate resi...

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Parametrix Selects Austin Fisher, PE as Puget Sound Vice President


Puyallup, WA – Austin Fisher, PE has been selected by Parametrix to serve as Vice President overseeing the Puget Sound region, which includes 330 staff providing multi-disciplinary engineering, planning, and environmental science services from offices in Seattle, Mukilteo, Bremerton, Puyallup, and Tacoma, WA.Fisher joined Parametrix in 2001 and has served in various roles from project engineer to project manager and most recently as Puget Sound Transportation Division Manager. He specializes in local agency transportation, pedestrian, and utility projects. Fisher has managed award-winning projects throughout the region and helped clients to secure grant funding.In his new role, he will provide operational, client service, and business development leadership.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We are comprised of 600 em...

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Parametrix Ranked Among Top Data Center and Engineering Firms


Seattle, WA – Building Design + Construction has released its Top 80 Engineering Firms and Top 60 Data Center Engineering Firms for 2022 with Parametrix appearing on both lists. The lists rank firms based on 2021 gross revenue.Parametrix ranked number 13 on the Engineering Firms list, with approximately $135 million in revenue in 2021.On the Data Center Engineering ranking, Parametrix came in at number 21 with $5.7 million in revenue generated during 2021. Parametrix works with private data center clients across the western United States providing engineering, survey, and construction management services.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 United States. Parametrix has been named one of Washington and Oregon’s 100 B...

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Ken Van Cleave Joins Parametrix


Puyallup, WA – Ken Van Cleave has joined Parametrix as a Senior Surveyor based in Puyallup, WA. He has 40 years of experience coordinating field crews, processing field work, and delivering final products. He has worked across Western and Eastern Washington.Van Cleave joins Parametrix from Huitt-Zollars. His experience includes preparing FEMA surveys, formal plats, short plats, boundary line adjustments, testamentary surveys, right-of-way, and ALTA surveys. He has worked for clients such as the Washington State Department of Corrections and Tacoma Metro Parks. His project experience includes municipal park sites, road widenings, sewage treatment plants, and a new ferry terminal.At Parametrix he joins the firm’s Puget Sound Surveying group, working for public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest including King County, Washington State Department of Transportation, Cascade Natural Gas, Lakehaven Utility Dist...

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Parametrix Promotes Roché and Watson to Senior Vice President


Seattle, WA – Richard Roché, RG, LHG and Darby Watson, AICP have been promoted to Senior Vice President at Parametrix assuming overall leadership responsibility of their respective regions and serving on the company wide Operations Leadership Team. Richard Roché, RG, LHG leads the Oregon and Southwest Washington region of the firm, which includes 120 staff with offices in Portland and Bend, OR and Vancouver, WA. He has been with Parametrix since 2002 and has over 30 years of experience as an environmental consultant providing project and program management for industrial, data center, and public clients.Darby Watson, AICP leads the Puget Sound region of the firm, which includes 330 staff with offices in Seattle, Mukilteo, Bremerton, Puyallup, and Tacoma, WA. She joined Parametrix in 2019 and has 26 years of experience overseeing transportation and urban planning programs.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent...

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Parametrix Adds Cultural Resources Staff in Boise


Boise, ID – Three cultural resources specialists have joined Parametrix’s Boise office, which includes 25 staff providing transportation planning and design, survey, environmental, and general engineering services.Jillian Martin joins Parametrix as a Senior Cultural Resources Specialist with 18 years of experience conducting archaeological and built resource investigations throughout Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.She is experienced in the administration and management of cultural resources projects, which includes compilation of cultural resource reports according to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Her experience also includes Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act of 1966 evaluations, precontact and historic site excavations, artifact recordation and preservation, geographic information systems mapping, supervision of intensive and reconnaissance pedestrian field surveys, and ...

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Hailey Brey Receives Washington State Trails Coalition Emerging Leader Award


Hailey Brey, Parametrix (Emerging Leader Award); Alan Carter Mortimer, Washington Trails Association (Lifetime Service Award); Yvonne Kraus, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance (Trail Leader Award); Canyon Creek Downhill (Outstanding Trail Award)Seattle, WA – Hailey Brey is a Transit/Active Transportation Planner based in Seattle, WA who joined Parametrix in 2020. Through her volunteer work with Leafline Trails Coalition over the last couple of years, she is making an impact to trails in the region. She helped launch a Map Vision and maintains the dataset that will help to cohesively connect Central Puget Sound through over 900 miles of trails. On October 28, 2022, Brey was recognized at the Washington State Trails Coalition Conference with the 2022 Emerging Leader Award. This award honors an emerging leader who has distinguished themselves with a significant, positive contribution to any aspect of Washington trails over the last ...

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Parametrix to Support Washington State Department of Transportation with Fish Barrier Removals


Seattle, WA – Parametrix has been selected as part of the team to review and assess the scope of upcoming fish barrier removals for the Washington State Department of Transportation. The team will complete field investigations to improve the collective understanding of each fish crossing, including hydraulics, geomorphology, biology, road and structure design, constructability, and complexity.This work will improve the planning of future phases as the Washington State Department of Transportation continues to deliver access for salmonids to critical spawning and rearing habitats. Parametrix will serve as a subconsultant to HDR, providing project management, transportation planning and design, environmental planning, and more. The team also includes HWA, Ott-Sakai, Natural System Design, Northwest Watersheds, EES, and Anchor QEA.This work is part of the 2013 injunction to open 90 percent of the target fish habitat in by 2030. Pa...

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